2nd International conference on Talishi Studies
The 2nd international conference on Talishi Studies will be held in Yerevan, 11-12 November, 2011. This conference is a sequential gathering in the series of academic events held by the international journal Iran and the Caucasus (BRILL, Leiden-Boston, Editor-in-chief Prof. Dr. Garnik Asatrian) on the occasion of its 15thanniversary. The co-organizers of the event are Modus Vivendi center (Yerevan, president Ara Papyan), Caucasian Center for Iranian Studies (Yerevan), International Society for Turkic, Iranian and Caucasian Studies and ARMACAD (Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support, President Khachik Gevorgyan). The sponsor of the event is the Hyksos foundation, presided by Hrach Gabrielian.
To remind, the 1st international conference on Talishi Studies was held in Tsakhkadzor (Armenia), in May 2005 and was actually organized by the same group of scholars in the framework of the Department of Iranian Studies, Yerevan State University and Caucasian Center for Iranian Studies.
Apart from Armenian scholars, Academicians from Russia, Iran, Georgia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, USA and Canada will take part in the forthcoming conference. The conference will undoubtedly become a significant event not only in the Oriental Studies but also in the contemporary Talishi history. It has already boosted great interest among Iranologists and received the most positive feedbacks from the Talishi intellectual elites of deferent countries.
The conference on the Zaza history and culture, which was recently organized by the same group and successfully held in Yerevan, the forthcoming gathering on the Talishi Studies, as well as the interest of the international academic community towards the activities of the Armenian scholars prove the highest academic standards of the Armenian school of Iranian Studies.
The opening ceremony of the conference will take place at the conference hall of the Congress Hotel in Yerevan, 10:00, 12th November, 2011.
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