This round-table discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict which is one of the most complex and protracted ethno-territorial conflicts in the post-Soviet space. It focused on the role of historical narrative in the political discourse of all parties involved in the conflict. The round-table gathered together scholars and policy-makers with a lengthy empirical and political experience of this turbulent region.


Ambassador Jacques Faure (Paris, ex- co-chair of the Minsk Group) International Mediation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Does History Matter?

Joanne Laycock (Sheffield Hallam University) Karabakh: Histories and Narratives of Displacement

Laurence Broers (SOAS, London) Heritage History, Territorial Palimpsests and the Persisting Ambiguity of Place in the Armenian-Azerbaijan Space

Kamala Imranli-Lowe (CREES/POLSIS,University of Birmingham) Western Historical Discourse of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Chair: Galina Yemelianova (CREES/POLSIS, University of Birmingham)

Recorded: Wednesday 26 November 2014 (16:00-18:00)

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The round-table is organised by The University of Birmingham Research Group on the Caucasus in collaboration with the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Studies of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.