Armenian Studies Summer School, 15 Jul - 5 Aug, 2016, Yerevan, Armenia

Posted on April 22, 2016

Deadline: March 21, 2016

Event Start: July 15, 2016

Event End: August 05, 2016

Discipline: Armenian Studies


ARMACAD is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language and Culture Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 15, 2016 to August 5, 2016.

This 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in Armenian Literature, History and Arts. During the summer school we also offer cultural trips, visits and meetings, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

The program will be launched in Geghard Monastery (12th century), famous for the religious relics kept inside its walls. The most important of such items is the spear, which wounded Christ on the Cross. Afterwards, visiting the pagan temple of Garni, the group will travel to Yerevan, and visit Ejmiatsin on the next day to take part in the Divine Liturgy. Classes will start on July 18th and will include lectures, guided site visits, thematic explorations and seminar presentations. Everyday two classes of Armenian language will be followed by one or two lectures on different topics of Armenian literature, history, anthropology, arts and culture, linguistics, political issues, etc.

This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who not only want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Eastern Armenian language, but also to deepen their knowledge of Armenian Studies and Armenia. It offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 45 hours, divided into 15 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Another 24 hours is devoted to lectures on Armenian literature, history, anthropology, arts and culture, linguistics, etc.

The summer school will be accompanied by 6 days of tours to Tatev Monastery, Jermuk, Echmiadzin, Garni pagan temple, lake Sevan, Ijevan, Dilijan and Tsaghkadzor, as well as daily visits to Museums, cultural and academic establishments in Yerevan.

Our courses are open to anyone with elementary or intermediate knowledge of the Armenian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as post-docs and professors who work in Armenian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.

Our teachers of Armenian are all native speakers who have experience of teaching Armenian as a foreign language.

Our lecturers are well-known professionals in their respective fields and will present the most interesting and intriguing topics within the field.

Prof. Levon Abrahamian is a corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Head of the Contemporary Anthropological Studies, Institute of Ethnography and Archaeology, NAS RA. He will deliver two lectures on Armenian and Caucasian identities.

Prof. Vahram Danielyan is an assistant professor at Yerevan State University, Department of Modern Armenian Literature. He will teach the whole course on Armenian literature at the summer school.

Mr. Merujan Karapetyan, who is the founder of will deliver a lecture about the history of Armenian printing.

Mr. Richard Giragossian, who is the Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC) in Yerevan will introduce the modern political issues of the Republic of Armenia to the participants of the summer school.

Prof. Rouben Galichian will deliver a lecture about maps of Armenia. 

Lectures will be held in Armenian and/or English.

All participants will receive the necessary readings in Armenian and English prior to the summer school dates.

- Participants may inform the organizers about their particular interests in Armenian Studies and the organizers will find a supervisor of that particular topic during the days of the summer school. - Each participant will be encouraged to write a paper on a topic of interest and consult the supervisor. - The school gives an opportunity for networking with important scholars in Armenian studies.

Participation fee is 2850 USD

Application deadline is March 21, 2016.
For Travel Grants Please Check Such Opportunities from Gulbenkian Foundation

This price includes accommodation, all transportation costs in Armenia including from and to the airport, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks), reading and writing materials, tours.

We will not cover: Visa costs, travel costs to Armenia and from Armenia, any costs of accompanying friends or family members.

Participants will be housed in comfortable double rooms, with free wireless internet service and bathroom facilities.

For registration please send the following information to and with Summer school in the subject. 

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Registered participants should send 50% of the participation fee before May 05, 2016 via a wire transfer. The remaining amount should be paid on the first day of your arrival or before via another wire transfer. 

For questions and inquiries please contact or call
Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan +374-91-557978