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HOMAGE TO THE MEMORY OF THE SCIENTIST

A solemn session took place at NAS RA Institute of History on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of renowned scientist Suren Eremyan - a researcher of history of ancient and medieval Armenia, the founder academician of the Armenian classical cartography.

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

On March 21-23, under the auspices of Catholicos of the Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, His Holiness ARAM I, an international conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia was held in Beirut, Lebanon. A delegation of 11 scholars from NAS RA Institute of History was among more than 50 speechmakers and participants from different countries. President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan, Academician-Secretary of the Division of Armenology and Social Sciences Yuri Suvaryan, Vice President of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic Prof. Vahram Balayan, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academician Ruben Safrastyan, Director of the Institute of Literature Vardan Devrikyan, Director of the National Archives Amatuni Virabyan, Dean of YSU Faculty of History Prof. Edik Minasyan, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations Prof. Gegham Petrosyan, Chair of the Department of Iranian Studies Vardan Voskanyan, scholars from other Armenian and Diaspora institutions were present at the Conference.

International Scientific Conference ‘From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Armenians in Cultural, Economic and Political Processes’

Foundation for Development and Support of Armenian Studies ‘ANIV’

Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia

Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus

Polish Academy of Learning

Yerevan State University

State Institute for Art Studies, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Faculty of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Faculty of History, Belarusian State University

 

Information Letter

 

The International Scientific Conference ‘From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Armenians in Cultural, Economic and Political Processes’ will be held on 15–18 October 2018 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Taking into account a broad historical and geographical context of the Conference, its participants will have an excellent opportunity to study the experience of interaction between Armenians and the other peoples in the region and to evaluate the contribution of the Armenian communities into the history of the region in the past and the present times.

WITH A PERSPECTIVE OF SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION

On March 7, the Minister of National Policy, Foreign Relations, Press and Information of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation Jambulat Umarov visited the Institute of History. Upon discussion with Director A. Melkonyan, Chair of the Middle Ages History Department A. Shahnazaryan, Chair of the New History Department R. Sahakyan it was decided to conclude a scientific cooperation agreement between the parties in the near future.

BAKO SAHAKYAN AWARDED THE ACTIVISTS OF ARTSAKH MOVEMENT

On February 19, 2018, Bako Sahakyan, the President of the Republic of Artsakh awarded a group of Artsakh movement activists to medals and honors on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Movement and for their services to the homeland. Academician Ashot Melkonyan, Director of the NAS RA Institute of History, was awarded the Medal of Vachagan the Pious (Vachagan Barepasht).

REMEMBRANCE EVENT DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTORATE OF THE NEEDY ARMENIANS

On January 13, a cultural event was held in Los Angeles under the auspices of the Western American Regional Board of the Armenian Relief Society to commemorate the Protectorate of the Needy Armenians in Iraq. Seda Ohanyan, a researcher at the Institute of History of the RA National Academy of Sciences, also participated in the event, speaking on the “Benevolent Activities of Iraqi-Armenian Women”.

ZATIKYAN HOVHANNES GEVORG «KARIN (ERZURUM) STATE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY»

Dissertation for degree of the Doctor of Sciences (History), on the specialization of “History of Armenia” 07.00.01.

The defense of the dissertation was held on 2018, march 9 at the session of the Specialized Council 004 on Armenian History of SCC RA by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of RA (0019, Yerevan, Marshal Baghramyan Avenue 24/4)․

STEPANYAN KHACHATUR ROSTOM «THE PROBLEM OF ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOVIET POWER IN ARMENIA BY THE SOCIAL-POLITICAL THOUGHT OF THE ARMENIAN DIASPORA (1920-1930s)»

Dissertation for degree of Doctor of Science (History), on the specialization of “History of Armenia” 07.00.01. 

The defense of the dissertation was held on February 27, 2018 at the session of the Specialized Council 004 on Armenian History of SCC RA by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of RA (0019, Yerevan, Marshal Baghramyan Avenue 24/4)․

 

Year-End Visit to the Defense Army of the Republic of Artsakh

On December 16-17, 2017, the Public Council under the RA Ministry of Defense (President Gegham Harutyunyan, Adviser to the Minister) organized the year-end visit to the AR Defense Army’s military units. In the morning of December 17, lecturers from the Defense Army’s headquarters left for different military units in almost every direction.

The Year-End Sessions of the Institute of History Took Place

The personnel of different departments presented reports on the work carried out towards their 2017 thematic plans to the Directorate.

Together with the Chairs, the theme directions and work plans for the coming year were also clarified. Joint proposals on both departmental and scientific-organizational activities of the Institute were discussed.

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 was 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.