Armenian Research Center Occasional Papers Series
The Armenian Research Center is pleased to announce the launch of its Occasional Papers Series. The first paper in this series is Dr. Waltraud Bayer's Sammeln für Armenien: Private Kunstkollektionen in Erevan, 1920-1991, which presents the results of a 2002 research trip to Armenia concerning private art collections in the Armenian SSR. Dr. Bayer is a professor of history at the Karl-Franzens-University, Graz (Austria).
The paper can also be obtained in hardcopy form from the Armenian Research Center for a small fee.
Sammeln fur Armenien: Private Kunskollektionen in Erevan, 1920-1991
Links Around the Net
As it says in the syllabus of Prof. Papazian's Hist 301 class, Armenian history is derivative. One must study the history of neighboring countries since neighboring countries have usually helped determine the course of Armenia's history.
Links to other historical material on the net.
- Association Internationale des Etudes Arméniennes
- Armenian Portal Page of the Library of Congress
- Dr. Robert Bedrosian's home page contains various articles of his, plus his doctoral dissertation, as well as all the translated texts in his Sources of the Armenian Tradition series (Ghazar Parpetsi, Pawstos Buzand, Sebeos, John Mamikonean's History of Taron, Aristakes Lastiverttsi, the Georgian Chronicle, Kirakos Gandzaketsi, and Tovma Metsobetsi).
- The Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation on Genocide has physical offices in metropolitan Toronto and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and one unified website.
- Armenian House has various books and articles available online, in English, Armenian, and Russian, on the Armenian Genocide, the Hamidian massacres, and on Armenian literature
- Classics server in Ann Arbor
- The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
Despite the name, the Kennan Institute encompasses the whole CIS.
- Home page of the Middle East Studies Association
- Byzantine Studies Page
- Vatican Exhibit at the Library of Congress (Some Armenian manuscripts).
- Art History Department of the Australian National University (with various materials on classical sites in Turkey).
- Maximov On-line (Russia, FSU). Political and economic news for Russia, as well as a telephone directory for Russian government officials, and an internet directory for the states of the Former Soviet Union.
- The Armenian Library and Museum of America has varied and valuable collection of documents and artifacts.
- The Armenian National Institute.
The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research has a research library and a large number of English-language (and other languages) Armenian studies titles for sale in its bookstore.
- The Armenian Genealogical Society.
We get quite a few inquiries about researching family history. I've always referred them to Genealogy for Armenians, a book published by the Armenian Genealogical Society, so I'm pleased that they have a web site now.
- Immigration records from Ellis Island online.
Also useful for genealogical research is this online database of 22 million records of arrivals to the U.S. through Ellis Island from 1982-1924 (according to the article in the April 17, 2001 issue of the Detroit News; I haven't been able to gain access to check it).
- St. Nersess Armenian Seminary.
- Haigazian University in Beirut
Publisher of the Haigazian Armenological Review.
- The Library of Congress (main home page).
From this page is a link to access the Library of Congress itself.
- The British Library (public catalog page)
- The Armenian Library Consortium has a link to what will be a union catalog of libraries in Armenia
- The Vatican Library
I'm not sure if the whole Vatican Library is on-line, but they do have some Armenian books. Type "opac" at the login.
- The Cleveland Public Library has 900 books in Armenian, as well as additional materials (such as the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies) in other languages. Nearly all are available through interlibrary loan.
- The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library on the campus of St. John's Abbey and the University of Collegeville near St. Cloud, Minnesota has microfilm of 1,500 Armenian manscripts in their collection. Their catalog is partially online (index information for 55,000 of 90,000 manuscripts is searchable online).
- The Library of the United States Holocaust Museum has a surprisingly good collection of books on the Armenian Genocide (we sent them a bibliography back in 1992, and they have acquisitions with more recent dates as well).
- Facing History and Ourselves is about teaching the Holocaust, as well as the Armenian Genocide.
- The World Statesmen webpage lists the heads of state and heads of government for Armenia (and all the other countries of the world) and Nagorno-Karabagh, as well as the former Communist Party heads of the Armenian SSR and the Catholicoi of the Armenian Church. Their website is best for its coverage of the past 100 years.
- LibDex (which replaced webCATS)
This web site has links to a great many publically available web-based library catalogs world-wide.
- The Armenian-related manuscript holdings of the The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
- Foreign Affairs (influential journal on foreign relations)
- U.S. National Archives
- Public Record Office / The National Archives (British National Archives)
- Australian National Archives
- Repositories of Primary Sources (Metalist of various archives around the world)
- Armenian House is partially a collection of historical documents and essays and partially a collection of literary materials.
- A list of museums in Armenia.
Armenians in Turkey Today: A Critical Assessment of the Situation of the Armenian Minority in the Turkish Republic, a report by Dr. Tessa Hofmann.
This particular pdf edition is from the website of the Armenians of Switzerland.
Links to University Libraries with strong Armenian studies programs.
- The University of California, Los Angeles
Home to 2 Armenian Chairs, a thriving Armenian Studies Program,, and the largest U.S. University library collection of Armenian books.
Home to the oldest Armenian Chair in the United States.
Home to an Armenian Chair.
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Home to 2 Armenian Chairs.
- California State University, Fresno Type "remote" at the login prompt.
Home to an Armenian Chair and a thriving undergraduate Armenian Studies program.
- Tufts University
Home to an Armenian Chair. Type "tulips" at the Username prompt.
- Leiden University
Home of an Armenian Chair, and a library with some unusual holdings (such as the Duodecim Prophetae, which I could not find anywhere else).
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The National Library and the Mount Scopus Library are probably the best ones to access. Home of an Armenian Chair and a strong underg raduate and graduate Armenian Studies program.
- Also see the Armenian Assembly's Financial Aid Directory for Students of Armenian Descent.
Links to governmental and intergovernmental websites.
- White House
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. House of Representatives.
- U.S. Senate
- United Nations
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE, formerly the CSCE)
Links to secular Armenian home pages (the church pages are below).
- Embassy of the Republic of Armenia (Washington, D.C.)
- The official website of the President of Armenia
- International Foundation for Election Systems-Armenia.
They have a wealth of material on the recent presidential election in Armenia, as well as Armenia's constitution, laws on electing the President, Parliament, and local governing bodies on-line, in Armenian and in English translation.
- Armenian Diaspora.com. Run by Armenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this website also features "chat" areas with dignitaries such as the Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan and Alvina Gyulumyan, one of the judges on Armenia's Constitutional Court. They have several nice maps of Armenia and Karabakh on their site and links to additional maps as well.
- Armenian Freedom Network has essays about various aspects of modern Armenia.
- Hamo Vassilian's Armenian Reference Books Co. website no longer is active, but the Armenian Yellow Pages are now online. The section about Armenian organizations is here.
- The home page of the Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul in the Detroit area
- The Land and Culture Organization is an NGO that helps preserve Armenian cultural heritage sites. Volunteers are encouraged to help with the work, and they have summer programs available.
- Armenia Energy Efficiency, Demand-Side Management and Renewable Energy Program (sponsored by USAID)
- Deutsch-Armenischen Gesellschaft (German-Armenian Society
- Armenian Youth Federation (Dashnak youth organization)
This page also has links to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Hairenik Association, and the Armenian National Committee.
- Armenian Youth Federation of the Western United States
- The Armenian Hntchagian Party (United States)
- Poster campaign for recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Note: in order to display the full-sized posters properly, you should probably reset your monitor to at least 1024x768.
- An on-line Armenian music shop
- Armenian International Women's Association
- The Armenian Lectionary
This page is maintained by Michael Fraser.
- The National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
- Armenian Diasporan Archives of John L. Gueriguian.
- Armenian Assembly of America. They have a new (October 2001) Financial Aid Directory for Students of Armenian Descent online.
- Armenian National Committee of America
- Raffi Kojian's home page, which has a wealth of information, including on-line versions of Lord Bryce's Blue Book and Ambassador Morgenthau's Story.
- Uniarts The Armenian Directory Yellow Pages.
- A directory of websites in Armenia organized by category
- A directory of websites in Karabakh organized by category
- Artsakh On-Line (This is online from Stepanakert)
Artsakh On-Line's mirror
- One World Multimedia
They have projects dealing with Armenia, Karabakh, and Kurdistan.
- Narbey's page
His page has many links to other Armenian home pages.
- Arzo Electronics
Arzo Electronics created the TrueType Armenian fonts we used in the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies
- A useful collection of links about Armenia's economy can be found here.
- Ani and Narod Memorial Foundation.
Warning: this site loads slowly.
- Aram Kerovpyan's personal musicology website. He is also director of the AKN Center for Armenian Liturgical Chant Studies
- Armenian-related links page of Calvary Armenian Congregational Church
- The Jerry Tarkanian (the college basketball coach) web page
Information on how to pre-order Respected Citizens: The History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia can be found on the website of Amassia Publishing
- A website dedicated to the work of the poet Zareh Khrakhouni
- Asbarez Armenian Daily Newspaper
- Armenian Volunteer Corps
- Virtual Museum of the composer Aram Khachaturian
Armenian Church pages and pages of other religious organizations
- The Catholicosate of All Armenians (Etchmiadzin)
The regular Etchmiadzin website isn't working at this time (April 2003), but their 1700th Anniversary website is still available.
- The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia (Antelias)
- The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Also related is the Armenians of the Holy Land website.
- The Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul
- The Patriarchate of the Armenian Catholic Church
- The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
- St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (yes, I've listed it twice)
- The Mekhitarist Congregation. (This website is often down)
- Gandzasar Theological Center (mirror site in Cupertino, CA).
- St. Leon's Armenian Apostolic Church
- The Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern United States and Canada)
- Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA)
- St. Andrew's Information Network (Cupertino, CA)
- St. Nareg Armenian Church of Montebello, California
Some Greek pages are listed below.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece (the Hellenic Republic)
- Home page for Greek civilization
- Eleftherotypia (an Athens-based journal)
- A Greek Diaspora Newsletter
- The Greek Association of Internet Users
- The Boston Globe
- CBC Newsworld Online
- Chicago Tribune
- The Christian Science Monitor
- EINnews Central Europe Online
- EINnews Russia Today
- The Financial Times
- The Globe and Mail
- The Guardian and The Observer
- Jerusalem Post
- Los Angeles Times
- The New York Times
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
- The Times of London
- The Washington Post
- The Washington Times
General University pages.
- http://www.college-lists.com/ is a collection of links to various institutions of higher learning in the U.S. and around the world, and to specific university-related topics as well.
Do you know of an Armenian-related link I don't have on the page? Send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org