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AGBU New England Artsakh Hravard Hakobyan Matenadaran/Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts NAASR Sona Baloyan Tamara Minasyan Utik Vahan Ter-Ghevondian Vahe Torosyan

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 12:00pm (Noon) Eastern / 9:00am Pacific
On Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies.

DR. VAHAN TER-GHEVONDIAN, Director, Matenadaran

In this webinar, Dr. Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, the Director of the Matenadaran/Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, presents the recent Matenadaran publication Manuscript Heritage of Artsakh and Utik, co-authored by Dr. Hravard Hakobyan, Dr. Tamara Minasyan, and Dr. Vahe Torosyan. The publication was made possible by a grant from the Lawrence Terzian Fund of the AGBU within the framework of the AGBU Artsakh Research Grants.

The volume consists of three parts and reflects the history of Artsakh and Utik, presents the scriptoria and educational centers of these regions that operated adjacent to the large monasteries, as well as reveals the iconographic peculiarities of illuminated manuscripts created between the 13th and the 18th centuries. More than hundred images of the illuminated manuscripts are included in the book, aimed at propagating the rich and, at the same time, little known written culture of Artsakh and Utik.

Vahan Ter-Ghevondian has served as the Director of the Matenadaran since 2018, having been the acting Director since 2016. He is the author of L'Arménie Cilicienne et les Pays Arabes du Proche-Orient (1990), Kilikyan Hayastaně ev Ayyubyan petutʻyunnerě (1171-1260) (Cilician Armenia and the Ayyubid States, 1171-1260), and co-editor of Catalogue of the Qurʼan Manuscripts of the Matenadaran (2017), among numerous other publications.


AGBU New England
Matenadaran / Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

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