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Martyred Armenia By Rev. S. S. Yenovkian Friday, November 26, 2010

A brief description of the recent horrible massacres of the Christian Armenians in Turkey

Published 1896 by The Britton ptg. co. in Cleveland. Written in English.

A land appropriation conflict that reveals and produces borders: the case of Anjar (Lebanon, Bekaa plain) Friday, November 05, 2010

In French: Un conflit d'appropriation de la terre, révélateur et producteur de frontières: le cas d'Anjar (Liban, plaine de la Békaa).

Language: French

Author: BENNAFLA, Karine

Source: Cultures et Conflits; printemtps 2009, Issue 73, p84-106, 22p

Publication Year: 2009

Geographic Terms: LEBANON and SYRIA

Abstract (English): The town of Anjar (5000 inhabitants) is located in a border zone in the Bekaa plain, on the Beirut - Damascus road. It used to be the headquarters of the Syrian forces in Lebanon, from 1984 to 2005. Initially created in 1939 from a refugee camp of Armenian Christians originally from the sandjak of Alexandretta, the town is the site of a land appropriation conflict since the end of the 1990s. The conflict pits the municipality against the Islamic instances (awqaf) of Barr Elias, over the property of a hill. The dispute highlights the transcription on the ground of communitarian frictions and identity strategies, and, as a corollary, the establishment of a local border and a conflict of memories, those of the disputed locale. The way the conflict has been managed emphasises the complexity of the Lebanese political game and of the relations between Lebanon and Syria. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

The Armenian Community and the State in Contemporary Syria Friday, November 05, 2010

Author: Migliorino, Nicola

Source: Revue du Monde Musulman et de la Méditerrannée; December 2006, Issue 115/116, p97-115, 19p

Historical Period: 1920 to 2005

Document Type: Article

Geographic Terms: SYRIA

Abstract: Following a brief overview of the Armenian experience in Syria since the 1920's (post-genocide mass resettlement), shows that the emergence of centralizing, authoritarian regimes in the 1950's-60's substantially restricted the communal autonomy of the Armenians, hampering their strategy of cultural self-preservation.

Since Hafiz al-Assad's seizure of power in 1970, the position of the Armenian community has partially recovered. While officially denying their relevance, the Syrian regime has continued to use ethnic and subethnic channels to connect with components of Armenian society. This has created for the Armenians some protected spaces where the community could continue to preserve - within certain limits and among increasing economic difficulties - its diversity.

The Armenian Refugee Camp in Aleppo (1922-1936) Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A 92 pages photo album - booklet, prepared by Dr. Robert Jebejian and published in 1986 by Violette Jebejian Library in Sebil, Aleppo, Syria.

Text by Dr. Robert Jebejian. English translation by K. Mazloumian, Arabic translation by M. Hretani.

Photos taken by Vartan Derounian, except for photos taken by A. Shahinian (68-71) and H. Isgenian (85-87).

PDF format (7 MB)

Request to confirm the election of Kevork Efendi Bayramian to the post of Court member in Kilis Thursday, September 24, 2009

Typed version (Western Armenian)

Letter number 1/552 (issued on 19/07/1888, the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople), by Patriarchal representative Simeon Meferents, addressed to V. Rev Movses Gyoumrougjian, Prelate of Aleppo, asking him to approach the governor of Kilis in a friendly way, in order to confirm Kevork Efendi Bayramian in the position of member of the court, for which he was elected five months ago, but did not yet receive the final consent of the Ottoman authorities.

The Patriarchal representative expresses concern, that if this step is not taken, then someone else (a Catholic), who has received less number of votes, might be appointed to the position. 

Introducing Azad-Hye Research Center Saturday, August 29, 2009

Azad-Hye Research Center is the first Armenian research center in the Gulf region. Established in August 2009 it will try to sponsor, foster and develop research topics related to the Armenians in the Gulf region or elsewhere in the world. It will cover historical and current subjects.

Researchers are welcome to send their works. We will highlight their contribution, promote their scientific / academic work and make it accessible to the Armenian and foreign readers in a comprehensive language.

We can provide advise and contact resources to those who need to study certain topics.

Another domain we can be useful at is in creating bridges between the Armenians in communities worldwide and Armenia, without forgetting also to involve foreign researchers in our efforts.

The Research Center will be able to post all works presented to it and will try to develop certain research topics such as the history of the Armenians in the Middle East. It will also recommend works for hard copy publication and distribution.  

Your contribution as a researcher is important. You are invited to share your work with the readers. If your work is in Armenian, we can post it with a synopsis in English.

There are so many things to do together in this context, so let us hope that this message will be read and appreciated by colleagues who appreciate the significance of introducing an Armenian research center in Dubai  

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