On April 30 an international conference-round table discussion entitled ‘“The White Pages” of the Everyday Life of Soviet Armenia” was held in the conference hall of “Writers House” in Tsaghkadzor. The conference was organized with the funding of the Science Committee of the MESCS, within the framework of the scientific topic under the code 21T-6A274 implemented at the Institute of History (supervisor: Dr. Sci., Professor Karen Khachatryan).
The presentation of the regular 13th volume (“Disaster”) of the renowned public figure, freedom fighter glorified in all Artsakh wars, reserve lieutenant colonel MartikBaghdasaryan was held at the NAS RA Institute of History.
In his opening speech, Director of the Institute of History, Academician A. Melkonyanhighlighted the significance of M. Baghdasaryan’s current and previous books in terms of conveying the patriotic lessons and charges of history to future generations. He wished the author new creative success.
Aghabek Khachatryan – the commander of “Kajari (Courageous)” detachment, Albert Kharatyan – correspondent member of the NAS RA, Armen Karapetyan – senior researcher of the NAS RA Institute of History, Colonel Aramayis Davtyan of the RA Armed Forces, platoon commander Sargis Sargsyan, Tigran Marukhyan – parent of the fallen freedom fighter and others gave speeches on the preparatory process of the book “Disaster” and the patriotic educational functions.
At the end of the event kanun ensemble “Zvartnots” of the Armenian State Pedagogical University performed some piece of national music.
Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of History on the specialization of “History of Armenia” 07.00.01.
The Defense of the Dissertation will be held on May 30, 2023, at 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).
On March 2, the conference entitled “The Armenian socio-political thought in the late 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century: History and Modernity” was held at the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan. It was organized with the support of the Armenian Educational and Cultural Association of Armenia. Dr. of Phil. Sci. David Gasparyan, Cd. of Hist. Sci. Armen Karapetyan and Cd. of Phil. Sci. Mariam Hovsepyan.
Dissertation for the degree of candidate of sciences in History, with specialization of “History of Armenia” 07.00.01
The defense of the dissertation will be held on April 4, 2023, at 1400 at the session of the specialized council 004 on Armenian History of SCC of RA by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of RA (0019 Yerevan, M. Baghramyan ave., 24/4).
On November 3, 2023, the NAS RA Institute of History is organizing an international online conference entitled “Historical Sources about Armenian Colonies”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of sourceologist, historian, Cd. of Hist. Sci. Suren Kolanjyan.
By August 31 of this year, participants should submit the theses of the report to the “History of Armenian Colonies and Diaspora” Department within the limit of 1 page, including the topic of the report, the name and surname of the participant, as well as the institution that the reporter represents (independent researchers can also participate). Authors will be notified of their topic selection within 10 days.
The topics that will receive a positive opinion from the organizing committee will be presented at the conference.
The working languages of the conference: Armenian, English, Russian.
15 minutes will be allotted for reports.
The materials presented at the scientific session will be published in the collection of articles entitled “Historical Sources about Armenian Colonies”.
Accommodation and food expenses are covered by the participants or the sending organizations.
“History” Scopus e-magazine of the Russian Federation has published the article “Problematic Issues in Armenian History School Textbooks” by Academician Ashot Melkonyan, in which the blatant distortions of Armenian and Russian history in Azerbaijani school textbooks are also presented.
On December 19, the NAS RA Institute of History hosted the Director of the Institute of History and International Relations of the Southern Federal University (SFU) of the Russian Federation, Professor Maria Ponamaryova and Associate Professor of the Department of History and International Relations of Foreign Countries Oksana Karnaukhova. A cooperation agreement was signed between the NAS RA Institute of History and the SFU.
On December 5, the annual reporting meeting of the NAS RA Institute of History took place. Director A. Melkonyan presented the work implemented by the Institute for 2022. He noted that the efficiency of work is steadily growing despite the reduction in the number of employees. During the meeting, it was also mentioned that there are more than 220 publications per year, which has already become a tradition for the Institute. In turn, the number of scientific papers in foreign languages has increased over 10 years from 11% to 32%. Scientific cooperation with other countries and Armenian scientific and educational institutions has largely expanded. The Institute was one of the organizers of three scientific conferences that have taken place this year in different cities of the Russian Federation. This year, cooperation agreements have been signed with three scientific and educational institutions of Georgia and Russia. 35 employees work part-time in 36 public institutions. Deputy Director K. Khachatryan, Heads of Departments A. Kharatyan, R. Sahakyan, G. Vardumyan, A. Marukyan, G. Stepanyan, Dr. of Sci. in Hist. G. Makhmuryan, Chairman of the Council of Young Historians V. Sargsyan and Academician-Secretary of the NAS RA Department of Armenian Studies of Yu. Suvaryan, delivered speeches and highly appreciated the work realized by the Institute for the year. Criticism was also voiced regarding the government program on joining the NAS RA institutes to universities.
On November 29, international conference “The Centenary of the Formation of the USSR; New Interpretations and Approaches” commenced its work in Moscow, which was organized by the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Historical Society.