Boghos Levon Zekiyan

Ca' Foscari University, Venice


Boghos Levon Zekiyan heads the Chair of Armenian Language and Literature at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, and is Professor of the Armenian Church Institutions at the Pontifical Oriental Institute of Rome.


Since 1986, he is the founder and director of Ca' Foscari University's Summer Intensive Course in Armenian language and culture.


He is the author of numerous books, monographs and of more than one hundred fifty scholarly articles; among them: The first steps of modern Armenian Theatre and the movement of Armenian Rebirth. A synthetical approach, 1975 (in Arm.); Mekhitar of Sebaste, New illuminator and Precursor, 1977 (in Arm.); An ecumenical dialogue in the 12th century. The negotiations between Saint Nerses ?norhali and the Imperial Legate Theorianos in view of the union of the Armenian and Byzantine Churches, 1978 (in Arm.); Humanism. Conceptual contents and historical roots, 1981 (in Turkish); The Armenian Way to Modernity. Armenian Identity Between Tradition and Innovation, Speicificity and Universality, 1997; The Mosaic of Identity, 2001 (in Arm.); At the Search of Spirituality and of Roots, 2001 (in Arm.); Armenian History and Identity. Comments between the Lines, 2001 (in Arm.).

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