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October 14, 2014

A communication from our President about Tbilisi President's Communication

Dear colleagues,

Our ICLM Annual Conference in Irkutsk and on Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia) on July 26-31, 2014 was a great success. I thank everyone for coming and participating. I am now looking forward to receiving your papers for our Book of Proceedings of the Irkutsk Conference.

I am happy to confirm that our next annual Conference will take place on September 25-29th, 2015 at the National Literary Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia). We have scheduled the Conference for late September to coincide with the Georgian festivities of the grape harvest.

The Ministry of Culture of Georgia together with ICOM Georgia will cover all hotel, meals, transportation within Georgia and post conference cultural programme expenses.

The registration fee will be 270 euro for ICLM members and 300 euro for non-members. In February we will inform you of the bank account number to which to transfer our registration fees.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you will participate in the
2015 Conference. Our Georgian hosts need this preliminary information to develop the Conference budget and for booking the hotels and buses.

The conference will include an hour and a half round table discussion of our definition of what constitutes a “Literary Museum” open to all participants. This was prompted by a recent inquiry from a graduate student working on the thesis. To be up to date this subject should be revisited from time to time.

Our Conference theme will be “Literature, Music, and Cultural Heritage”. Please send your applications to participate with a paper to Dr. Galina Alekseeva ( and Dr. Bernhard Lauer ( The dead line for your applications to present a paper is July 31st, 2015.

Best wishes,


Dr. Galina Alekseeva,

ICLM President