The Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI), in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the American University of Armenia, is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Program. This year’s topic will be “Challenges of Studying Homo Sovieticus,” and it will involve an intensive look into archival research methods through the lenses of a variety of fields. The program will take place from July 11 to July 22, 2016 at the American University of Armenia, and it is open to graduate and post-graduate students of social sciences (students of ethnography/cultural anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and history are particularly encouraged to apply).
Already in its fifth year, the AHEI has proven to be a leading forum for the country’s leading young scholars to explore timely and critical subjects in a lively, interactive environment alongside leading experts in participants’ fields. Program participants create links with AHEI staff members, lecturers, and previous program alumni. They have the opportunity to join the organization’s active online network that allows for the sharing of opportunities and experiences among many interested groups.