On the initiative of Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Director of Armenian Studies, California State University, Fresno, for the third time, AGMI researchers were awarded in the best article, monograph, and collection of articles, book chapters and other nominations. This year, the author of the initiative, Barlow Der Mugrdechian, personally handed out the awards in the conference hall of AGMI.
AGMI Director, Dr. Harutyun Marutyan thanked Barlow Der Mugrdechian for being by the side and supporting AGMI.
The third “Scholars for Scholars” Der Mugrdechian Awards were presented in four categories.
In the “Best Journal Article” category, a prize was awarded to the senior researcher of the Department for the Study of the Repressions of the Armenians in Artsakh, Nakhichevan and the Armenian-populated regions of Azerbaijan, Naira Sahakyan for her two articles in the journals indexed in international scientific databases (WOS, Scopus) - “The Rhetorical Face of Enmity: the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Dehumanization of Armenians in the Speeches by Ilham Aliyev,” Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (2022), DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2022.2153402; “Black Garden Aflame: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press,” Journal of Contemporary European Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2022. 2132037.
Prizes were awarded in the category of “Books Certified by the Scientific Council of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Foundation.” In this category, the awards were given to:
Robert Tatoyan and Narine Hakobyan - Artashes Khachatryan, memoir. Editor: Emma Khachatryan (Enokyan), compiler, author of foreword and notes: Robert Tatoyan. Levon Ashpahyan, About My Life, ed., author of foreword and notes: Narine Hakobyan. Memoirs of Armenian Genocide Survivors, 6 (Yerevan, AGMI, 2022, 248 pages).
Regina Galustyan and Robert Tatoyan - Aram Mantashyan, Aram could not be Seito, editor, author of the preface and references Regina Galustyan; Sokrat Mkrtchyan, Memoirs. Editor, author of the preface and references Robert Tatoyan (Memoirs of Survivors of the Armenian Genocide, 7) (Yerevan: AGMI, 2022, 164 pp.)
Mihran Minassian - Garnik Poturyan, Deportee Memoir, 1915-1917 / ed., author of foreword and notes Mihran Minassian. “Memoirs of Armenian Genocide Survivors”, 8 (Yerevan, AGMI, 2022, 528 pp.).
Tehmine Martoyan - Mikael Bartikyan, Bloody Izmir and Ohanes (Onik) Ghazeryan, Biographical notes, ed., author of forewords and notes Tehmine Martoyan. “Memoirs of Armenian Genocide Survivors”, 9 (Yerevan, AGMI, 2022, 320 pp.).
Edita Gzoyan, Regina Galustyan, Shushan Khachatryan, Elina Mirzoyan, and Narine Margaryan - Edita Gzoyan, Regina Galustyan, Shushan Khachatryan, Elina Mirzoyan, foreword by Narine Margaryan Turkification of Armenian children during the Armenian Genocide (collective monograph) (Yerevan, AGMI, 2022, 252 pp.).
Robert Tatoyan - Robert Tatoyan, The Armenian Population of the Pitlis Province of Western Armenia on the Eve of the Great Genocide (Beirut: Chirak Printing & Publishing, 2022, 208 pp.).
Incentive awards were given to Seda Parsamyan and Kristine Vardanyan for the organization of temporary exhibitions during 2022 - “Tracing the Armenian Schools in the Ottoman Empire: An Enlighted Nation’s Certificates” (20 April 2022, up to the date); "The horrors suffered by the Armenians as seen through Dutch eyes" (29 April – 15 September 2022); “Smyrna in the context of the Armenian and Greek Genocides: Annihilation, Arson and Deportation (September 1922)” (14 September 2022, up to the date); “People with the Same Fate: Genocides of Greeks and Assyrians” and “After all, who is talking about the extermination of Armenians today...” Genocides of XX-XXI centuries" (permanent exhibition of HCTI, December 13, 2022 - today).
Incentive awards were given to Gohar Khanumyan, Seda Parsamyan, Suren Manukyan, Regina Galustyan, Shushan Khachatryan, Edita Gzoyan, Tehmine Martoyan, Gayane Hovhannisyan, Narine Margaryan, Kristine Najarian and Harutyun Marutyan for giving 48 lectures to the schoolchildren visiting AGMI (2022).
After the ceremony, AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, awarded Barlow Der Mugrdechian with the Aurora Mardiganian Memorial Medal for his continuous support to the researchers of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute through “Scholars for Scholars” award. Barlow Der Mugrdechian thanked and wished further success to the AGMI staff.