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The Annual Summary Meeting of the Institute of History was held

On December 4, the Annual Summary Meeting of the Institute of History was held. Director of the Institute A. Melkonyan presented the scientific and scientific-organizational activities in 2017. Before summarizing the results he touched upon the course of personnel changes of the Institute during 2012-2017. Consequently, Academician Melkonyan presented the most important achievements recorded in the given year; in total, during the current year, the Institute published 238 works, of which 32 are books, and 206 articles both in Armenian and foreign languages. Melkonyan also spoke about the republican and international conferences organized by the Institute, the participation of researchers in them and their trips, financial report was presented, too.

Visit to the Military Units of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army

On October 28-29, 2017, a group of Armenian researchers of science and culture, as well as lecturers conducted regular visits to the military units of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army and delivered lectures within the framework of the "Pages of History and Culture" program. The visit-lecture was organized with the support of Gegham Harutyunyan, the Head of Public Council under the RA Minister of Defense. The lectures were dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the Artsakh Republic.

A. Melkonyan: "The Armenian people are the owner of the Mkhitarist Congregation, its spiritual and moreover, its material heritage". The International Conference "Mkhitarist Congregation of Venice-300" summed up its works

On October 25, "The Mkhitarist Congregation in Historical Science", "The Contribution of Mkhitarists in the Philology", "The Arts and Culture in the Mkhitarist Activities" thematic sections of "The Mkhitarist Congregation of Venice -300" International Conference continued. During the two-day conference, both the senior and the younger generation of scientific institutions presented their reports with new approaches on the activities of the Mkhitarists and touched upon their rich scientific heritage.

The Pontifical Delegate of the Venice Mkhitarist Congregation, Primate of the Armenian Catholic Diocese in Turkey, a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Archbishop Levon Ter-Zekiyan delivered a speech. He thanked the organizers of the Conference for its proper organization. Zekiyan highly assessed as well the work done by the conference participants, particularly stressing that in their reports they were not satisfied with a limited number of sources and tried to carry out a comprehensive study of the Mkhitarist activities.

Kristine Petros Kostikyan «The Persian Documents of the Matenadaran as Sources of the History of Armenians (Second Half of 17th Century – First Half of 19th Century)»

Dissertation for the degree of the Doctor of History on the specialization of “Historiography, sources study” 07.00.05

The defense of the dissertation will be held on December 19, 2017, 1400 at the session of the Specialized Council 004 on Armenian History of SQC RA by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of RA (0019, Yerevan, Marshal Baghramyan Ave 24/4).

“The exchange of opinions, consolidation should contribute to making a step further, and the activities of the Mkhitarist Congregation will be more clearly formulated and perceived”: Levon Arch. Zekiyan

On October 24, 2017, “The Venice Mkhitarist Congregation-300” two-day International Conference opened at the National Academy’s Presidency Conference Hall. The Conference was organized by the initiative of the RA Ministry of Diaspora, the Department of Armenology and Social Sciences of the NAS RA, Yerevan State University, the Mkhitarist Congregation of Venice and with the support of the State Committee for Science of the Ministry of Education and Science.

On the Events Dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Academician V. Barkhudaryan: Report

Academician Vladimir Barkhudaryan would turn 90 years old on September 22, 2017.

On this occasion the Presidency of the NAS RA Academy of Sciences and the Institute of History held events dedicated to the memory of the honored historian. In the morning, after visiting his tomb, at the NAS RA Institute of History, in the presence of V. Barkhudaryan’s family members and numerous guests, the department called “History of the Armenian Colonies and Diaspora” was named after Academician V. B. Barkhudaryan.

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE, ACADEMICIAN A. MELKONYAN AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DOCTOR OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES, PROF. K. KHACHATRYAN PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE AND REGULAR CONSULTATION OF HEADS OF INSTITUTES OF HISTORY OF POST-SOVIET COUNTRIE

On September 27-28, 2017, Moscow hosted the International Conference entitled “The 1917 Revolution and its Place in the History of the 20th Century”. The solemn opening and plenary session took place at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and the work continued in the building of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE A. MELKONYAN AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR K. KHACHATRYAN PARTICIPATED IN THE WORKS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD COMMITTEE OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES INVITED IN MOSCOW WITHIN THE OFFICIAL DELEGATION OF THE UNION OF ARMENIAN HISTORIANS

On September 29-30, at the “President” Hotel in Moscow, the General Assembly of the World Committee of Historical Sciences held its work, where the Union of Armenian Historians was unanimously elected as an official member of the Committee.

PRESENTATION OF 14 VOLUMES OF SERIES “WESTERN ARMENIA AND CILICIA COMMEMORATIVE BOOK SERIES” DEDICATED TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE WAS HELD

At the initiative of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, with the support of the RA Ministry of Diaspora, the presentation of 14 volumes of the series “Western Armenia and Cilicia Commemorative Book Series” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide took place at the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

The presentation was attended by RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, Primate of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia Khachik Dedeyan, Director of the RA National Academy of Sciences Institute Ashot Melkonyan, Editor of the series Jirayr Danielyan, scholars, intellectuals and guests.

The International Conference in Bucharest

The International Conference “The Armenian Genocide: History, Memory, Responsibility” organized by Union of Armenians of Romania, Lepsiushaus Potsdam, Bucharest City Museum, Orbis Tertius Association   took place in Bucharest in October, 13-14, 2017.

Among 16 participants of the conference - representatives of 7 countries were Sorin Antohi (Bucharest), Yair Auron (Neve Shalom, Israel), Halil Berktay (Istanbul), Gérard Dédéyan (Montpellier), Bedros Horasangian (Bucharest), Rolf Hosfeld (Potsdam), Carol Iancu (Montpellier), Raymond Kévorkian (Paris), Cătălin Mamali (Dubuque, Iowa, US), Suren Manukyan (Yerevan), Hakob Matevosyan (Leipzig), Varujan Vosganian (Bucharest), Felicia Waldman (Bucharest).

The Director of the Institute of History Academician, professor Ashot Melkonian  with the report “The International Recognition Process of the Armenian Genocide in the Context of the Reparation Issue”  and senior researcher at the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the R A Armenuhi Ghambaryan with the report “Reflections of the Armenian Genocide in US Congressmen’s Speeches and Statements (1918-1919) introduced the National Academy of Sciences  of RA at the Conference.

YOUNG HISTORIANS OF THE INSTITUTE PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HELD IN MOSCOW

From September 22-28, 2017, the regular International School of Young Historians on "The Complex Problems of the XX Century History" organized by the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS IWH) and the State Academic University of Humanities (SAUH) was held with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

This year, participants of the School were selected on a competitive basis. Among 36 young scientists, our Institute's staff members Nineta Adamyan and Jenny Tamaryan took part in the School's activities.

Harutyunyan Vrezh K. "The activity of charity organizations and beneficiaries in Shushi in the second half of XIX - early XX centuries"

Dissertation for the degree of the of Doctor of History on the specialization of “History of Armenia” 07.00.01.


The defense of the dissertation was held on November 14, 2017, 1400 at the session of the Specialized Council 004 on Armenian History of SQC RA by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of RA (0019, RA, Yerevan, Marshal Baghramyan Ave. 24/4).

On July 8-9, 2017, the XXXVIII regular scientific session of young researchers of the Institute of History of NAS RA was held in the conference hall of Arzakan's NAS RA.

Representatives from the Institute of History NAS RA, the Center of Armenian Studies of Shirak, the International Scientific-Educational Center, the Armenian State Pedagogical University, the Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran (Institute of Ancient Manuscripts), the National Archives of Armenia, and the Moscow State University participated in the conference.

Problems of Syrian Armenians. History and Modernity

Republican scientific conference entitled "Problems of Syrian Armenians. History and Modernity" held on June 26 in the presidential conference hall of the NAS RA. The conference was divided into two sections: historical and modern problems.
Prominent  doctors, candidates and researchers gave reports during the conference.

International conference dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Mekhitarist Congregation in Venetian island of St Lazarus.

On October 24-25, 2017, by the initiative of the Department of Armenian and Social Studies of NAS RA an International conference dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Mekhitarist Congregation in Venetian island of St Lazarus will be organized.

The scientific reports to be presented to the conference will be divided into the following thematic groups: 

The delegation of the Institute of History participated in the regular international summer school of young scholars-historians of the CIS countries in Saint-Petersburg

On June 4-10, 2017, the regular international summer school of young scholars of the CIS countries entitled "Revolution of 1917. New Visions and New Approaches", sponsored by the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State University of Saint-Petersburg, the Russian Scientific Fund, and the Humanitarian Fund for Intercultural Cooperation of CIS countries was held in Saint-Petersburg.