Lessons from the past

By Rouben Indjikian, Professor at Webster University Geneva

On September 25, 2013 the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia marked the 100th anniversary of its founder Hovhannes Indjikian, a well-known historian. Why should a former colleague who passed away in 1990 be still so honored? Above all because of the heritage of scientific and exemplary human and patriotic values and acts, which he bequeathed to his younger colleagues and all of us.


The Photographic Eye of the Beholder

Documentary photography often calls people's attention to issues that tend to get swept under the rug, avoided or purposefully forgotten. Time and again, photographers appeal to our conscience to help nudge us out of shells and comfort zones and into unedited reality.


Syrian Armenians: Unsung Heroes Who Saved Lives

By Khatchig Mouradian
The city of Aleppo constituted a major hub for deportation routes during the Armenian Genocide. Convoys that survived the treacherous journey began to reach the area in May 1915. In a report dated June 5, the U.S. Consul in Aleppo Jesse Jackson explained: “There is a living stream of Armenians pouring into Aleppo from the surrounding towns and villages…No animals are provided by the government, and those who are not fortunate enough to have means of transport are forced to make the journey on foot.”

Going Down Fighting

By Harutyun Marutyan
Most of the initiatives and events to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial were mainly aimed at the world at large and at Turkey specifically, which was to be expected. The Genocide Centennial, however, is a milestone and a starting point for addressing a myriad of national issues as well.


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Armenian Genocide at a Glance

A brief timeline of the Armenian Genocide with key dates and facts


Still Alive: Genocide Survivors Today

According to official statistics there are 33 Genocide survivors living in Armenia today. They are, of course, very old and memory mostly fails them, but they remain beautiful and strong at heart. Most of them have children, grand children and even great grandchildren and live with their families, who owe their lives to these elders’ struggle and ultimate survival.


Facing Historical Truth: A Turkey Historian’s Perspective on Genocide

By Erik-Jan Zürcher

On the occasion of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, someone like me, who sees himself as a historian of Turkey in the 20th century, has to speak out.



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