On Thursday the 14th of May 2009, Haigazian University Armenological Review?s 29th volume was launched, in the presence of University President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, Lebanese Member of Parliament, Dr. Yeghia Jerejian, and a number of community intellectuals.
The program opened with the welcoming words of the Review?s Editorial Board member Mr. Armen Urneshlian, who highlighted the important role of this yearly gathering of Armenian intellectuals to celebrate the new release of the Haigazian University Armenological Review, and to discuss matters that concern Armenian studies.
Keynote speaker, MP Dr. Yeghia Jerejian, highlighted on the pivotal role the Ministry of Diaspora in Armenia is playing regarding Armenian Studies, and surveyed the basic prospective problems and the means of addressing these problems.
Editor in Chief, Father Antranig Granian took pride in the 29th volume, considering it as a major achievement in its scientific approach and content, and the seriousness of the research papers.
In his concluding remarks, President Haidostian considered the Armenological Review as a major accomplishment of the University, and the work of its editorial board as ?monumental?. Haidostian also considered the Ministry of the Diaspora as a blessing in establishing a bridge between the Armenian citizens in Armenia and the Armenians in the Diaspora.
Finally President Haidostian, MP Dr. Yeghia Jerejian, Father Granian, and the editorial board members, cut the traditional celebratory cake.
The 29th volume of the Haigazian University Armenological Review is composed of 484 pages, and includes 7 research articles, 3 briefings, 2 unpublished documents, 3 book reviews, 4 scrutanies, 13 necrologies, and a list of books and periodical acquisitions of the University?s Derian Armenian Library.
Source: Mira Yardemian, Public Relations Director, 29 May 2009
Picture: Old issue of Haigazian Armenological Review
Haigazian Armenological Review (From Wikipedia)
The Haigazian Armenological Review is a respected academic publication specializing in Armenology and published annually since 1970 by the Department of Armenian Studies at Haigazian University. It is a multilingual publication which allows its authors to publish mainly in one of four languages (Armenian, English, French and Arabic). Articles have also been published occasionally in other languages. Haigazian Armenological Review provides an invaluable service of offering an annual forum for Armenologists from around the world. The Haigazian Armenological Review is a bridge specifically between Armenologists in Armenia and abroad.
Haigazian Armenological Review is devoted to studies concerning Armenia and the Armenians. These may include works dealing with history, archaeology, geography, philology, religion, linguistics, literature, ethnography, culture (education, theatre, cinema, music, dance, architecture, plastic arts, mass media, etc.), economics, philosophy, politics, natural, and social sciences, previously unpublished documents, memoirs, reviews, briefings, bibliographical lists and obituaries.
Its aim includes the promotion of original and unpublished research and scientific work in linguistics, literature, bibliography, history, culture, arts, medieval studies, Christianity and international relations. Its international contributors hail from France, UK, North and South America, Armenia and the Middle East and have included numerous important academics in the field.