• Military tower and sacred shrines. Highlands of Georgia, Photos by V. Chikovani.
  • View of Old Tbilisi and Mtkvari River, Photo by V. Chikovani

Selected Publications and Fieldwork Data


BookCover ვახტანგ ჩიქოვანი, შინაურული პოპური ანუ ის რაც ტელეფონით საუბრის დროს არ გვითქვამს, ბერკლი, 2019.

Familial Potpourri, or The Stories that Have not been Told during the Phone Conversations, by Vakhtang Chikovani, Berkeley, 2019 (in Georgian).


Georgian Myths and Folktales, Translated from Georgian by Shorena Kurtsikidze, Introduction by Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani, Munich: Lincom Europa, 2019.

Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani, "Georgian Tales," Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World, 2nd Edition, Edited by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D., Donald Haase Ph.D., Helen J. Callow, ABC-CLEO. LLC, 2016.

BookCover Shorena Kurtsikidze, Advanced Georgian Reader, Dunwoody Press, 2014.

BookCover Shorena Kurtsikidze, Essentials of Georgian Grammar with Conjugation Tables of 250 Most Commonly Used Verbs and Answer Key to Exercises, Munich: Lincom Europa, 2014.

BookCoverShorena Kurtsikidze & Vakhtang Chikovani, Ethnography and Folklore of the Georgia-Chechnya Border: Images, Customs, Myths & Folk Tales of the Peripheries, Munich: Lincom Europa, 2008.

BookCoverShorena Kurtsikidze, Essentials of Georgian Grammar with Conjugation Tables of 250 Most Commonly Used Verbs, Munich: Lincom Europa, 2006.


Ryan K. Shosted and Vakhtang Chikovani, "Standard Georgian: Illustrations of the IPA," Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 2006, 36: 255-264.

BookCoverGeorgian Folklore; Reader, Parts 1-2, Compiled by Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani; Anthropology 162, Spring 2oo5, University of California, Berkeley. Content and Suggested Readings.

BookCoverShorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani, Georgia's Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey, Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies,University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2002.

Shorena Kurtsikidze, Survivals of Zoroastrianism in the Traditional Life and Culture of the Eastern Georgian Highlanders, Tbilisi, 1994 (in Georgian).

BookCoverGeorgian Magic Tales, Vol. 1-2; Selected and Edited by Mikheil Chikovani and Vakhtang Chikovani, Ganatleba Publ., Tbilisi, 1993-94 (in Georgian).


BookCoverGeorgian Jews in Georgia, by Zacharia Chichinadze (1854-1931), Edited and Introduction by Vakhtang Chikovani, Metsniereba Academic Press, Tbilisi, 1990 (in Georgian).

BookCoverVakhtang Chikovani, Fighting Against Negative Traditions according to the Georgian Press of the Second Half of the 19th Century, Metsniereba Academic Press, 1979 (in Georgian). Sections of the publication in PDF (in Russian).

VideoClip"Satave" Festival in the Imerkhevi Province of Turkey, August 6, 2006, Video 1:32, Camera: Shorena Kurtsikidze