In 2018, a democratic breakthrough via mass-scale nonviolent disobedience campaign brought down Armenia’s competitive, soft authoritarian system headed by then President-turned-Prime Minister Serj Sargsyan. Since then, the country continues to face challenges to consolidate its still fragile democracy.
Dr. Utijian's recent publications include the volumes They Who Imbibed the Effusions of the Spirit: The Art of the Armenian Book through the Ages (Mervart, 2016),Treasures of the Earliest Christian Nation: Spirituality, Art and Music in Mediaeval Armenian Manuscripts (Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov in Prague, 2018) and Tntesean and the Music of the Armenian Hymnal (Mervart, 2018). He is currently preparing his monograph entitled “Sweet in melody and voice: Words, neumes and music in the odes of St. Gregory of Narek," for publication.
Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 ~ Rolfe Hall 1200, UCLA Society for Armenian Studies 45th Anniversary Conference Diaspora and 'Stateless Power': Social Discipline and Identity Formation Across the Armenian Diaspora during the Long Twentieth Century ~ A Conference in Honor of Khachig Tololyan Click here for the full program