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Armenian Genealogy Conference announces preliminary agenda

YEREVAN—The Armenian Genealogy Conference has announced the preliminary agenda for its fifth conference to be held, for the first time, in Armenia from September 23-25. The conference is co-sponsored by the Hamazkayin Cultural Association and the American University of Armenia (AAU).

Recently added to the list of speakers at the conference is Dr. Tigran Matosyan, who holds a Kandidatskaya degree in history from the Armenian National Academy of Sciences for his comparative study of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. He has been teaching at AAU since 2015. Dr. Matosyan’s current research interests are in the field of social and cultural phenomena in the history of Armenia. His presentation will expose the patterns of Armenian children’s names given by their parents in the city of Van in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The preliminary conference agenda includes a welcome reception, as well as presentations and multiple workshops on individual research questions throughout the weekend.

Other presenters include Dr. Haroutune Armenian on “Epidemics and Mortality in Armenian Church Parish Records Over 300 Years”; Dr. Rafael Abrahamyan on “The Genealogy of Artsakh: Sources, Methodology and History of its Study”; Dr. Sonya Mirzoyan on “Armenian National Archives as a Resource for Genealogical Research;” George Aghjayan on “Ottoman population records, their use and value in Armenian genealogical research” and “DNA testing as an important resource in Armenian genealogical research”; Dr. Hayk Hakobyan on “The role of lithographs and memoirs in the field of Armenian genealogical studies;” Dr. Panov Dmitry Arkadievich on “Survey of Armenian Genealogical Research Sources Available in Russian Archives;” and Andranik Nahapetyan on “Genealogy and origins of Simon Vratsian and resources available for researching Armenian genealogies from Nor Nakhitchevan (Crimea)”.

More information is available on the conference websitewhere individuals can also register to attend.

Conference agenda (subject to change)

Day 1: Friday, September 23, 2022

5:30 p.m. Welcome reception
Details to come

Day 2: Saturday September 24, 2022

Room 106 PAB, Manoogian Pavilion
Paramaz Avedisian building
American University of Armenia

9:30-9:45 a.m.: Registration
9:45-10:00 a.m.: Welcome – Opening speech
10:00-10:45: Presentation – Armenian Dr. Haroutune – Epidemics and Mortality in Armenian Church Parish Records Over 300 Years
11h00-11h45: Presentation – Dr. Rafael Abrahamyan – The genealogy of Artsakh: sources, methodology and history of its study
11.45am-12.15pm: Coffee break
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Presentation – Dr. Sonya Mirzoyan – The Armenian National Archives as a resource for genealogical research
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Lunch break – Participants alone, AUA Cafeteria
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Presentation – Dr. Hayk Hakobyan – The role of lithographs and memoirs in the field of Armenian genealogical studies
3:30-4:15 p.m.: Presentation – George Aghjayan – Ottoman population records and their use and value in Armenian genealogical research
4:30-5:15 p.m.: Panel – Workshop on individualized research questions

Day 3: Sunday, September 25, 2022

Room 106 PAB, Manoogian Pavilion
Paramaz Avedisian Building
American University of Armenia

9:30-10:15 a.m.: Presentation – Dr. Panov Dmitri Arkadievich – Survey of Armenian genealogical research sources available in Russian archives
10:30-11:15: Presentation – Dr. Tigran Matosyan – Patterns of naming children by Armenian parents in the city of Van in the late 19th and early 20th century
11:15-11:45 a.m.: Coffee break
12h00-12h45: Presentation – Andranik Nahapetyan – Genealogy and origins of Simon Vratsian and the resources available for researching Armenian genealogies from Nor Nakhitchevan (Crimea)
12:45-1:30 p.m.: Lunch break – Participants alone, AUA Cafeteria
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Presentation – George Aghjayan – DNA testing as an important resource in Armenian genealogical research
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Panel – Workshop on individualized research questions
3:15-4:00 p.m.: Closing

American University of Armenia

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AAU) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AAU provides local and international students with a Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and promotes democratic values.

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