Innes Merabishvili


Based in Tbilisi, Georgia, Innes Merabishvili regularly visits the United Kingdom.

Academician of Georgian National Academy of Sciences; Professor of English Studies; President of the Byron Society of Georgia; Member of the Board of Directors of International Byron Society; Principal of the Byron School of Tbilisi; Head of the Chair of Translatology at the Tbilisi State University with MA and PhD programmes.

 

EDUCATION

1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002, Summer stay at the University of Nottingham and the British Byron Society

1998, Awarded the degree of a Doctor of Philological Sciences

1980 to 1984, Conducted the Doctoral Research in Moscow (supervisor – Professor Ilia Galperin)

1978, Awarded the Degree of a Candidate of Philological Sciences (supervisor – Professor Mary Iankoshvili

1973 to 1976, Postgraduate course in linguistics and stylistics at Tbilisi State University and Moscow Pedagogical Institute

1967 to 1972, Tbilisi State University, Department of West European Languages and Literature (Diploma with Honours)

1957 to 1964, School of Music

1957 to 1967, Russian secondary school No.6 in Gori (with medal)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2006 onwards, Head of the Chair of Translatology at the Tbilisi State University (MA and PhD programmes)

1996 onwards, Principal of the Byron School of Tbilisi

1995 onwards, Member of the Board of Directors (among 15 professors) of International Byron Society

1988 onwards, Organiser of the annual conference on Lord Byron at the Tbilisi State University

1988 onwards, President of the Byron Society of Georgia

1988, Established the Georgian Byron Society

1988, Organiser of the Lord Byron's Bicentenary Conference at the Tbilisi State University

2014, Organiser of the 40th International Byron Conference in Tbilisi (Georgia); among other guests, Lord Byron's direct descendants attended the event

2011, Organiser of the 120th anniversary of Galaktion Tabidze (1891-1959), the great Georgian poet, with a new book presentation, brief concert, and reception at Canning House, Belgrave Square in London (England); distinguished academics and diplomats attended the event

2003, One of the organisers of chamber music concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Lord Byron, and the exhibition of documents about Lord Byron's life and work, Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall

2002, Organiser of the lectures on Business Administration, by Visiting Professor Dirk Flessing, Department of Arts at the Tbilisi State University in collaboration with the University of Duisburg

2001, Organiser of the lectures on English Romanticism, by Visiting Professor Richard Cardwell, at the Tbilisi State University in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and the International Byron Society

2001, Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society

1998, Organiser of the Byron Seminar in collaboration with the Nikoloz Baratashvili Museum; presenter of a plenary session

1997, Organiser of the Byron Seminar in collaboration with the Ilia Chavchavadze Museum; presenter of a plenary session

1996, Established the Byron School of Tbilisi, the school of English and Cultural Studies

1996, Organiser of the Byron Seminar in collaboration with the British Embassy in Georgia; presenter of speech about Byron and Georgia

1990 to 2006, Head of Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, Faculty of Arts, Tbilisi State University

1990, Established the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation at the Faculty of Arts, Tbilisi State University

1978 to 1990, Senior Teacher of English, Department of International Relations at Tbilisi State University

1972 to 1978, Teacher of English, the Chair of Foreign Languages at Gori Pedagogical Institute

 

PUBLICATIONS

1973 onwards, Publishes books and articles on Linguistics, Theory of Translation, Byron, English and Georgian Literature, also, Georgian translations of Byron, Shakespeare and other authors (over 100 publications)

 

AWARDS

2016, Honorary Citizen of Gori

2014, Gold Quill, by Union of Journalists of Georgia

2014, Gold Art, by Academy of Arts

2014, Machabeli Prize, by Union of Writers of Georgia

2005, The title of the International Ambassador, H.E., by the International Biographical Institute of the USA, recommended by the International Byron Society