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Investing in Our Children’s Future is Investing in Their Armenian School

Investing in Our Children’s Future is Investing in Their Armenian School   “Where Are We Coming from, What Are We, Where Are We Going?” (the title of the famous canvas by French Post-Impressionist Paul Gaugin) K.Tahta Armenian Community Sunday School of London held its Annual Christmas Party last Sunday for their youngest pupils in Acton, […]

Jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the YSU Faculties of History and Armenian Philology at Yerevan State University

Jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the YSU Faculties of History and Armenian Philology at Yerevan State University

Jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the YSU Faculties of History and Armenian Philology at Yerevan State University 10.09.2014 President of the Republic of Armenian and the Chairmen of the Yerevan State University Board Serzh Sargsyan took part in the jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation […]

For the First Time an Armenian Pavilion at the London Book Fair.

The London Book Fair is opening its doors on 15 April, 2013 in Earl’s Court, London. The Pavilion will provide a valuable platform, which has never been made available in this format before for the exhibitors and visitors from around the world, allowing them to network with global publishing communities. The Armenian Community and Church […]

Winning Move: Chess Reigns as Kingly Pursuit in Armenia

Winning Move: Chess Reigns as Kingly Pursuit in Armenia

No One Is Bored With Board Game in Nation That Adores Grandmasters YEREVAN, Armenia—Reporters stake out Tigran Petrosian’s home. Fans seek his autograph. His image is splashed across magazine covers, and his youthful face beams from posters on teenagers’ walls. The sturdy 28-year-old isn’t a star athlete or a movie star. He is a chess […]

ALMA Appoints Susan Pattie as Director

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) this week announced the appointment of Dr. Susan Pattie as its new director. Pattie comes to ALMA after a long residence in London, where she was co-founder and director of the Armenian Institute. She is a senior research fellow at University College London and taught courses […]

Turks Counter High School Genocide Classes

Just when you think life has dealt you a pat hand, along comes a conniver to steal your pot. For the past four years, members of our Armenian Genocide Education Committee of Merrimack Valley have filtered in and out of high schools north of Boston. We have also expanded our reach to include schools around […]

Controversial text book about Armenians sparks stir in Turkey

The Ministry of Education has defended a school text book that includes slurs about Armenians as well as a number of Turkish writers, saying the book was “written with the sense of national reflex and humorous criticism.” Penned by Yunus Zeyrek, the book, titled “Bu Dosyayı Kaldırıyorum: Ermeni Meselesi” (“Closing this File: The Armenian Issue”) […]

Armenian teenagers (and their parents) prepare for first end-of-school parties in two years

After a two-year break caused by Armenia’s switching to a new secondary education system, the country’s 1,400 schools are going to ring again the “Last Bell” on May 25 to usher in a new stage in the lives of some 40,000 teenagers leaving their years of secondary schooling behind. Unlike last year, when Armenia had […]

Knowing the neighbors: Armenia to raise the level of Caucasus studies

The Yerevan State University (YSU) says in the next academic year Caucasus studies will become available for undergraduate students. In launching the course the Caucasus Studies Department of the Faculty of History at YSU considers the importance of studying the language, history and culture of Armenia’s neighboring countries, including Azerbaijan. Dean of the Faculty of […]

Chelmsford Students Come to Grips with Genocide

Chelmsford Students Come to Grips with Genocide

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Busra Cetin is an exchange student from Antalya, Turkey. She sat with 250 students inside an auditorium at Chelmsford High School, perhaps squirming a bit while listening to Weekly editor and doctoral candidate Khatchig Mouradian talk about denial of the Armenian Genocide. The more she listened, the more she heard. “It’s good to hear […]

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

In her first book, “Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity”, author Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian suggests that in addition to the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust and subsequent genocides, these tragic events should be forever remembered in the annals of history. Despite this dark period, we can be inspired in knowing that one can still find […]

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