On January 19, the 2 books of the 42na quantity of the Haigazian Armenological Assessment (HAR) had been introduced within the auditorium of the college, within the presence of Haigazian College president Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, Diaspora member of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, historian and Honorary Physician Zaven Messerlian, Rev. Nishan Bakalian, seminarians of the Mekhitarist Congregation, the editorial board of the Opinionsand numerous book-loving Lebanese Armenian people.
Dr. Armen Urneshlian welcomed the general public and requested for a second of silence honoring the reminiscence of former member of the editorial board and advisory committee, Hon. Dr. Jirayr Tanielian. Dr. Urneshlian famous that beginning with the 42na quantity, the evaluation will launch two books yearly and numbered the novelties the 22na quantity had, particularly, the mission assertion, the colophon on the finish of the second e-book, and the interview part pertaining to a present crucial concern of Armenian Research that concerned 4 scientists/consultants of the stated crucial problem.
Editorial board member Silva Papazian learn the message of Dr. Hagop Cholakian because of the latter’s absence. Dr. Cholakian described HAR as “the one presently revealed Armenian Research periodical within the Diaspora that prints the analysis papers in classical Armenian dictation. That is necessary from the angle of sustaining the Western Armenian legacy of Armenian Research.” Dr. Cholakian raised numerous points regarding the usage of overseas languages in disseminating Armenological supplies, soliciting non-Armenian students, collaborating and cooperating with different Armenian Research facilities within the Diaspora, and enumerated the plurality of the areas of the papers revealed, like historical past, literary criticism, linguistics, economics, arts and crafts, sociology, church historical past and philosophy, ethnography and folklore. He discovered the publication of hitherto unpublished paperwork extraordinarily necessary and emphasised the necessity for shedding mild on totally different features of the Armenian Diaspora. He discovered that one of many distinctive factors of the Opinions was the obituary part devoted to students of Armenian Research who had handed away the earlier yr. Dr. Cholakian appreciated as nicely the summaries of the contributors revealed in every quantity.
HAR editor-in-chief Dr. Antranik Dakessian confused that the Opinions has been instrumental in redefining the sphere of Armenian Research and increasing it past the classical definitions of philology, linguistics and historiography. Dr. Dakessian confused that papers pertaining to present points in addition to different fields of humanities are welcome and have been flowing in fairly systematically. Finally he known as on the students to return out of self-deceptive consolation zones and act in response to redefined ideas.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Haidostian targeted on the need of working arduous within the colleges “with the intention to have vigorous younger generations who would make additional efforts in the direction of their progress and improvement” and known as for producing extra Armenian-related analysis articles in various languages and providing them abundantly on the social and tutorial media. Dr. Haidostian famous that there are a number of examples of Armenian setbacks, nevertheless, “we additionally have to acknowledge the successes Armenians are having all through the world, which increase our morale and dedication.” He hailed “the besieged Opinions contributors of Artsakh, and all the opposite students of Armenian Research who’re toiling alone or in analysis facilities;” he remembered the passing away of Dr. Tanielian, thanked the editorial board of the Opinions and all of the contributors and wished to satisfy and rejoice “in 2023 with renewed imaginative and prescient and energy on the event of the to-be-published two books of quantity 43.”
The 2 books of the 42na quantity of the Haigazian Armenological Assessment embrace 67 analysis papers, scrutiny articles, briefings, unpublished supplies, e-book critiques and a few 30 obituaries. The contributors of the 2 books come from Argentina, Armenia, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and america.
The pdf model of the books and all of the earlier volumes of the Opinions may be accessed on the web sites of the Nationwide Library of Armenia, the Nationwide Academy of Sciences Library of the Republic of Armenia, in addition to the Haigazian College.