Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University



I am currently a doctoral student at Tbilisi State University, specialising in the Greek colonisation of the Black Sea coast in the Antique Period.  My work is funded by the Shota Rustaveli national scholarship.  I also lecture at TSU and excavate on a variety of international field projects.  Most recently I have been working with Oxford University at the Medieval city of Barda in Azerbaijan and the 'Persia and its Neighbours' project in collaboration the the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham.  Fieldwork for this project has taken me to Iran, Oman and Dariali in northern Georgia