On December 5, 2022, the 11th lecture of the interdisciplinary course of Georgian studies - "Georgia at the Crossroads of Civilizations" - was held at the University of Bern, which was dedicated to the Georgian monumental painting and icons of the Middle Ages.
The lecture was led by Prof. Dr. Manuela Studer-Karlen (University of Bern). Swiss Professor introduced the students to some of the most important and outstanding examples of Georgian frescoes and icons. Prof. Dr. Manuela Studer-Karlen spoke about monuments such as the Monastery Complex of Davit Gareji, the Sioni Church of Ateni, Vardzia, the Church of the Assumption of Mary, the Gelati Cathedral, Kintsvisi, Timotesubani, Ubisi, Zarzma and the Savior Church of Tsalenjikha.
The interdisciplinary course is a joint unique project of the Embassy of Georgia to the Swiss Confederation, the Humanities Faculties of the Universities of Bern and Fribourg, within the framework of which Georgian and foreign Professors give lectures on Georgian history, culture, art, Georgian language and writing.
The next lecture will take place on Monday, December 12, at 2:15 p.m. at the University of Bern, Auditorium 023, at Unitobler, Lerchenweg 16, 3012 Bern. "The Translation Tradition of Georgia in the Middle Ages" will be the topic of the lecture, which will be held by Dr. Manana Topadze Gäumann, linguist and lecturer of the Universities of Bern and Fribourg.