Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Armenian studies at the Hebrew University

A PROFILE OF ARMENIAN STUDIES at the Hebrew University:

from Arthur Hagopian (

Jerusalem, Aug 18 - The language of the Armenian people and their culture, literature and history have always provided a fascinating field of study among "odar" (foreigner) scholars.

Chief among the center of such scholarship
in this part of the world stands the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with its Armenian Studies department.

Besides the ongoing course of lectures and seminars it pursues, the department also supports the publication of a wide range of books on Armeniana.
The studies program, which had been suspended for a year in the wake of the departure of Dr. Sergio La Porta, is now resuming with Prof Jasmine Dum-Tragut of Salzburg, in place.

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem is one of the program's chief supporters and beneficiaries: it has seen several members of its priestly Brotherhood of St James, achieve distinction at the university, the latest Father Pakrad Bourjekian, who has been awarded a Masters Degree.