Roin Metreveli

Education:

  • 1957-1962 Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History, Tbilisi
  • 1962-1965 Postgraduate student. Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History
  • 1965 - Ph D in History, Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History
  • 1965 - Senior lecturer of Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History
  • 1972 - Deputy of Editor- in-chief of the Georgian Encyclopedia (12 volumes)
  • 1974 - Doctor of Sciences in History, Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History
  • 1977 - Professor of Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History
  • 1985- up to now - Head of Commission of Georgian Historical Sources of Georgian National Academy of Sciences 
  • 1986-1988 - Rector of A. Pushkin State Pedagogical Institute
  • 1988-1991 - Academician -Secretary of Social Sciences Department of Georgian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1988 - Corresponding-member of Georgian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1992-2005 - Head of scientific –research laboratory of history of diplomacy
  • 1991-2004 - Rector of Tbilisi State University (was elected thrice) 
  • 1993 - Academician of Georgian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1996 - Head of Georgian national committee of historians
  • 1988 - Member of Presidium of Georgian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996- 2004 - Chairman of the Board of University Rectors 
  • 2008 - up to now - Head of Commission for study of Georgian Historical sources of Georgian National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 - up to now - Academician –secretary, Department of Social sciences of Georgian National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 - up to now - Member of Council of Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

Awards:  

  • 1998  - Cavalier of the Order of  Honor
  • 1999  - Honorary citizen of Tbilisi 
  • 1999 -  Iv. Javakhishvili’s prize
  • 1999 -  Iv. Javakhishvili’s medal
  • 2000 -  Ak. Tsereteli’s prize
  • 2000 -  F. Nansen’s  medal
  • 2001 -  Golden Cross (the highest award of the Georgian Orthodox church)                   
  • 2003 -  St. George’s  medal
  • 2003 -  E. Takaishvili’s  medal
  • 2003 - “Golden Fortune” (The International Academic rating of Popularity and Quality)
  • 2005 - prize of Intergovernmental TV and Radio Company “MIR

Membership

  • 1994 - Central Committee of the General Assembly of the Eurasian Universities
  • 1996 - 2004 - President of National Committee of Historians of Georgia 
  • 1996 - The International Academy of Arts, Science and Education, Los-Angeles, USA
  • 1997 - The  International Academy of Higher School, Moscow, Russia
  • 1998 - Georgian Association for the Club of Rome
  • 1998 - Honorary professor of Kutaisi State University
  • 2001 - Honorary professor of the Gyumri Pedagogical Institute, Armenia
  • 2002 - President of the “Georgia – Israel Society”
  • 2004 - Active member of the International Academy of National and Social relations, Georgia
  • 2007 - Member of board of the International charity foundation of the catholicon - Patriarch of Georgia
  • 2007 - Vice-president of the Georgian Association for the Club of Rome
  • 2008 - Member of Editorial board of the Georgian Encyclopedia
  • 2008 - Ambassador of The International Committee of Citizen Diplomacy.
  • 2008 - Member of Council of Georgian National Academy of Sciences

Participation in Congresses, symposiums and sessions:

  • 1989 – Frankfurt. International Symposium of historians.
  • 1990  - Madrid. The World Congress of Historians.
  • 1992  -  Munich . The International Symposium of historians.
  • 1992 -  Seul. The International Symposium of historians.
  • 1992 – London. The International Symposium of historians
  • 1996 – Tbilisi. The International Conference: The Caucasus in the context of World History
  • 1997 – Tbilisi. Caucasus in the context of World history
  • 1999 – Zaltsburg. The International seminar ”The urgent problems of Higher Education”
  • 2000 – Oslo. The World Congress of Historians.
  • 2000 – Paris. Colloque International de Paris
  • 2000 – Tbilisi. Caucasus on the edge of Millennium.
  • 2000 – Moscow. The International Conference of Universities of the former Soviet Union and Baltic countries.
  • 2000 - Moscow. The International Scientific-Practical Conference: “University and Society”.
  • 2001 – Tbilisi. The International Conference: “2000 of Christianity in Georgia”
  • 2002 – Tbilisi. The International Conference” Historical sources: theoretical, methodological and computer aspects.
  • 2003 - Moscow. The International Symposium: “University in the XXI century”
  • 2005 – Tbilisi. The International Symposium “Christianity in our Life: the past, present and future  
  • 2007 – Beijing-Shanghai. “The World Congress of Historians” (preparatory conference).
  • 2007 – Tbilisi. Scientific Conference” Georgia and outer World 
  • 2007 – Kiev. The International conference of the European Academy Associations 
  • 2008 – Kishinev. The International Conference of scientists of Baltic, Balkan and Caucasus countries
  • 2009 – Erevan. Conference of the Armenian Academy of sciences

Selected Publications:   

  • 12 monographs in addition to 50 books and text –books  in Georgian, English, Russian, Spanish, Persian, Azerbaijan Armenian and more than 200 articles, editor of about 100 volumes.

Monographs and books

  • Inner- classes struggle in medieval Georgia, Tbilisi, 1973 - The author analyzed the social-political processes in XI-XII century Georgia and Caucasus and role of feudal Georgia in the world historical processes based on dates of archeology, epigraphy, numismatics and Georgian, Russian, European and Oriental narrative sources. 
  • David IV the Builder, Tbilisi, 1986 - This fundamental work is dedicated to the greatest and most successful Georgian ruler in the history from the House of Bagrationi - David the Builder (XI-XII cent), who ruled the whole Caucasus and bring most Caucasian land under Georgia’s control, who stretched the borders of Georgia, succeeded in driving the Seljuk Turks out of the country, free the capital city, Tbilisi, from the enemy, built monasteries and  churches, found Gelati Academy – a Centre of literary and scientific activity and education.
  • State reforms in feudal Georgia, Tbilisi, 1965 - The author studied economic, military, church and law reform in XII century Georgia and concludes that the carried out reforms reunited Georgian state and provided its strengthening. 
  • The lowest classes in feudal Georgia, Tbilisi, 1976 - The monograph considers the place and role of the lowest classes of Georgia and their relation with king and Georgian kingdom.
  • Shota Meskhia, Tbilisi, 1976 - The work is dedicated to well-known medievalist Shota Meskhia and his role as an educator of generations of historians.
  • Georgian Society of History and Ethnography, Tbilisi, 1982 - The book is dedicated to Ekvtime Takaishvili, outstanding scientist, public figure and founder of Georgian Society of History and Ethnography.
  • Queen Tamar, Tbilisi, 1991 - The author monographically studied history of Queen of Queens Tamar’s epoch, her role in history of the Caucasus and Georgia.
  • Georgia, Neshwil, USA, 1995 - The book considers the History of Georgia from the beginning to the XXI century
  • Foreign Policy of Georgia in the middle Ages. Tbilisi. 1997 - The book considers the basic trends and tendencies of Georgia’s foreign policy of the 12-13th centuries and highlights the role of diplomacy in the rise of the country.
  • Россия и Грузия на пороге нового тысячелетия(Georgia and Russia on the edge of new Millennium), Tbilisi, 1999 - The book considers History of Russian –Georgian relations.
  • History of Gurgistan, Teheran, 2000 - History of Georgia from the ancient time to the twenty –first century.
  • The Caucasian civilization in the globalization context. Stockholm, 2009 - This study takes a look at the Caucasian civilization in the globalization context, illustrates the region’s place and role in the geohistory of the Eurasian mainland, justifies the need for preserving the Caucasian civilization, and shows the development of the cultural heritage of the Caucasian peoples 
  • Kartlis Tskhovreba (History of Georgia), Tbilisi, 2009 - R. Metreveli’s new comprehensive critical edition of Kartlis Tskhovreba “the book of honor” is the official history of Georgian past, based upon archival evidence, and the earliest Georgian manuscripts.
  • Istoria Gruzii (Kartlis Tskhovreba), Tbilisi, 2009 - This is Russian edition of History of Georgia
  • 1991 - Editor in chief of “Matsne” (Herald), series of History. Journal of Georgian Academy of Sciences
  • 1991 - Editor in chief of annuals “Kartuli diplomatia” (Georgian Diplomacy), 13 vol.
  • 1997 - Editor in chief of Journal “Kavkasika”, 7 vol.
  • 1997 - Member of the editorial board of the Journal “Giorgica”