V International Conference „Batumi – Past and Present“


Over 50 papers have been presented at the fifth International Conference -‘Batumi – Past and Present’ which was dedicated to the  public festival “Batumoba”, celebrating anniversary of the city. Researches from Georgia, US and Turkey came together to discuss cultural and social life of Batumi during the overlapping days in between XIX c and XX c. The panels discussed documented materials concerning Batumi and preserved in the Ottoman Archives. More topics included regional economic policy specifics and leverage for its realization in Batumi, natural resources of Batumi as seen by foreign investors etc. The international conference was organized by Niko Berdzenishvili Research Institute and held with the support of the City Municipality of Batumi.