Conferences and Exhibitions

"The Soviet Experience in Armenia and Its Legacy" International Conference

October 2022 conference

Initially planned for November 13-15, 2020, the ARC’s “The Soviet Experience in Armenia and Its Legacy” multidisciplinary international academic conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions on travel. The new dates of the Conference are October 28-30, 2022. The selection of papers and presenters has been completed.

The conference will seek to analyze the impact of seventy years of Soviet rule in Armenia between 1920 and 1991. It will explore the trajectory of Soviet Armenian society, including but not restricted to critical developments and turning points in politics, the economy, and culture.

The invited speakers will tackle key theoretical and methodological concepts that help elucidate the Soviet experience in Armenia. The overall aim of the conference will be to analyze dynamics within Soviet Armenia, using applicable theoretical tools and methodologies devised by specialists of the broader Soviet world. At the same time, the analysis of the Soviet Armenian experience will be used to critique and challenge these frameworks. The papers will also explore in the same manner the ways with which Armenian society in the homeland and the Diaspora is handling the legacy of the Soviet era since Armenia regained its political sovereignty and independence in 1991.