Current Situation in the Armenian Community of Tbilisi



   On November 16 of the present year the presentation of the 38th volume

    of Beirut Haigazian Armenological review took place at the Matenadaran named

     after Mesrop Mashtots. The review includes 40 authors’ articles. The 38th volume

      is devoted to Father, Supreme Archimandrite Andranik Kranean, the senior responsible

      editor of the previous volumes of the Armenological Review. The Review also included

                                      an article by researchers of the Department of Diaspora studies of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography

                                       NAS RA Sona Nersisyan and Lusine Tanajyan on the "Current Situation in the Armenian Community of Tbilisi".




This year, May 30-31, researchers of the Department of Diaspora Studies

Sona Nersisyan and Lusine Tanajyan, have participated in the conference

on “Armenians of Greece and Cyprus” which took place in HaigazianUniversity of Lebanon.

They presented the following reports`: Sona Nersisyan “The Role of Armenian Organizations in Greece in Organizing the Local Armenian Community”.

Lusine Tanajyan “The Socio-cultural Characteristics of the Cypriot Armenian Life.”











On May 23 of the current year, the Department of Diaspora Studies hosted Ukrainian Ambassador Kulik Mikhailovich in Armenia.

Issues related to establishing an Armenian Studies Chair at the International University of Kiev, the establishment of a regional

center for studying Armenian in the Armenian Cultural Relations Association, as well as cooperation with the Institute of

Archeology and Ethnography and cooperation with the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences were discussed during the meeting.

The meeting ended with discussion of the problems of scientific cooperation between Ukraine and Armenia.










  On November 12 of the current year, in the institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA,

the seminar on the Priority issues of Armenian  Diaspora Studies was held, which was organized by the department of Diaspora Studies

and the Diaspora research center Haigazian university in Beirut.

The seminar was attended by Pavel Avetisyan- Head of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography,

Rouber Karapetyan-Head of the department of Diaspora Studies, Sona Nersisyan – researcher of the department of Diaspora Studies,

Andranik Daqesyan – director of Haykazyan university`s ``Armenian diaspora studies center`` of Beirut, Reverend Paul Haydostian.

Rouben Karapetyan, Head of the department of Diaspora Studies, was the main reporter. He spoke on `` The Main Problems and Methodological Principles of Modern Diaspora Studies``.  

Andranik Daqesyan, Paul Haydostian, Pavel Avetisyan and Mihran Galstyan attended the discussinon on the report. At the end of the seminar the participants mentioned the need of

coordinating the efforts of Armenian research centers and scientists of Armenia and Diaspora in the development of research projects in the Armenian diaspora.



On November 13, 2018 YSU faculty of Sociology hosted its annual youth conference,

which was attended by researchers from the department of the Diaspora Studies Sona Nersisyan and Lusine Tanajyan.

The reports had the following headings:

Sona Nersisyan: Building identities in the context of self-organization by the example of Kaliningrad Armenians.
Lusine Tanajyan: Social and cultural integration challenges in Syrian Armenians in Armenia



From July of this year, the Department of Diaspora Studies started cooperation

with the Armenian-Czech Cooperation Center, within which a corresponding memorandum was signed.

"Armenian-Czech Cooperation Center" foundation was established in 2017 with the mission of strengthening

and deepening the Armenia-Czechia relationship and establishing cultural and business bridges between the two capitals.





On June 22-24, 2018 The members of the Department

(Suzanna Barseghyan, Sona Nersisyan and Lusine Tanajyan) 

have participated on the international conference “Armenia: Realities and Perspectives” . 

They have presented report on topic "Homeland Perception In The Diaspoa".