30. 10. 2017
The opening speech was made by Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography Pavel Avetisyan, who presented the problem of the transformation of the family in the 21st century, its consequences and how it relates to the problems of the Armenian family.
The theme of the first meeting was "Issues of the Armenian family: conceptual approaches".
The first to present the report was the head of the Department of Studies of the Armenian Diaspora of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography Ruben Karapetyan, the topic of the report was "Problems of the Armenian family in their native and foreign environment". In his speech, he raised the issue of the Armenian family in other countries - how they retain their identity in a foreign environment and what are the main challenges that the Armenian family can face in stranger environment.
The second study was carried out by the director of the Center for the Study of the Armenian Diaspora of the Beirut Institute of Haykazyan, Dr. Andranik Tagesian, who, however, could not attend the conference, and Khoren Grigoryan spoke instead. The work was entitled "A Centenary Family of Lebanese Armenians". Here, the fate of Armenians living in Lebanon was considered, since the catastrophic events of the early 20th century and internal clashes in Lebanon to the present day. Which way was the Armenian family and with what difficulties faced.
The next work was presented by Svetlana Pogosyan, candidate of historical sciences, senior researcher of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, deputy director for science of the Armenian Museum of Ethnography. The title of the work is "The History of the Study of the Armenian Family: Emma Karapetyan's Contribution". This study tells about the life and work of the famous Armenian ethnographer Emma Karapetyan, as an example of an Armenian female scientist of the Soviet period.
The second session was entitled "Migration and the Armenian Family".
The head of the ethnosociology department of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography Dr. Mihran Galstyan presented the work "Modern manifestations of changing functions in the Armenian family in the context of women's labor migration". Within the framework of this work, the issue of working migration of Armenian women is considered depending on their marital status, age, place of residence, etc.
The next was Kristin Sargsyan from the institution of Garakeozyan, Beirut, with the theme "The difficulties with which the Syrian Armenians met in Lebanon". This work tells about the fate of the Syrian Armenians in Lebanon, about their way of life and about the difficulties they encountered while living in Lebanon.
The researcher of the Center for Migration Studies of the YSU Sociology Department Shushan Harimyan and sociologist Anna Atoyan presented a work on the topic "Family Exclusion in the Context of Labor Migration: A Comparative Analysis of the Shirak and Vayots Dzor Regions."
The third session was devoted to the issue "Family and ethno-cultural values".
Senior Researcher of the Department of Ethnosociology of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, head. Chair of History and Theory of YSU Religion, Dr. Samvel Mkrtchyan made a presentation on the theme "Armenian Ritual and Festive Culture in the Context of Family Traditions". In this work, the issue of interaction of Armenian ritual and festive culture and family values as components of Armenian identity was considered, and how they relate.
The senior researcher of the department of ethnosociology of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, candidate of historical sciences Ruben Ohanjanyan spoke on the theme "Changing the images of the ideal husband and wife in the values system of the modern Armenian family". Within the framework of this report, it was considered how the images of both ideal husband and wife changed along with changes in the value system, and what development they have now received.
Sona Nersisyan, a researcher at the Armenian Diaspora Studies Department of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, made a presentation on the topic "Family in the values of the Armenian Diaspora: the example of the Armenian community of Tehran". This work examined how the values of the Armenian family are reflected in the Armenian community of Tehran how much they change, and what features are preserved, and what role it plays in the life of Tehran.
Gayane Hakobyan, Scientific researcher of the Department of Ethnosociology of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, delivered a lecture "The Armenian Family Model in Representation of Syrian Armenians". The issue of the model of the Armenian family of the Syrian diaspora and what it is in the representation of the Armenian diaspora was discussed here.
The theme of the fourth meeting was "Family and ethnicity."
Svetlana Pogosyan, Ph.D. in History, Senior Researcher of the Department of Ethnology of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, Deputy Director for Research of the Armenian Ethnographic Museum, delivered a presentation on "Trends of Interethnic and Intra-national Marriage of Armenian Women in the 21st Century." Here we are talking about inter-ethnic marriages and problems of Armenian women in the 21st century, about how they have changed and what are the development trends.
Lusine Tanadzhyan, a researcher at the Department of Studies of the Armenian Diaspora at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, made a presentation on the topic "Attitudes towards inter-ethnic marriages in the Armenian community of Los Angeles." In this speech, the issue of inter-ethnic marriages in the Armenian community of Los Angeles and the attitude of the community to them was considered.
Alex Galajyan, researcher of the diaspora department of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, presented the topic "mixed and internal marriages in the Armenian community of Turkey." Continuing the topic of previous reports, he described the problem of mixed and internal marriages in the Armenian community of Turkey.
Janine Danielyan-Margaryan from Garakeozyan Foundation, Beirut, delivered a report "Social Armenian-Lebanese families and other worries". In this work, the issue of the Lebanese-Armenian family in Lebanon and the problems faced by the Lebanese family are being considered.
The post-graduate student of the Department of Anthropology at the European University in St. Petersburg, Evia Hovhannisyan, spoke about "The Practices of Preserving National Identity and Ideology in Armenian Families in the Region Territory". In this work, the issue of preserving the identity of the Armenian family by the example of the families of the Stavropol Region of the Russian Federation is considered.
Angela Amirkhanyan, a researcher at the department of traditional ethnography of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, presented the topic "Gathering as a family business".