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The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), an independent not-for-profit organization, supports research in and about the three countries of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  Current activities are featured on the blog roll below and resources for the study of these countries and grant opportunities to work there are linked above.

*** For information about the ARISC funding opportunities see http://arisc.org/?page_id=70 ***

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ARISC is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Illinois and has been accorded tax-exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service.Our Branches:ARISC Georgia Branch, located at 3/5 Chavchavadze Ave., Ilia State University E Campus, Room E236, offers its services to US visiting scholars while researching or just traveling to the region, provides access to online facilities as well as scientific and cultural activities. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=108

The ARISC Armenia Branch serves as a hub where visiting scholars to Armenia can meet, seek logistical support, have access to a computer with internet and printing facility. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=110

ARISC in Azerbaijan offers support to US scholars interested in researching and visiting the country by providing information on lodging, transportation in Baku and regions, information for visa application, orientation for libraries and archives, etc., as well as organizing various activities. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=112

 

 

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Funding Opportunity: Research Fellowships

ARISC announces the availability of fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia).  The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, and all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Priority will be given to projects proposing research on entrepreneurship, science and technology, youth leadership, or higher education. Research awards will be made for $2,500 to $6,500, for a maximum of 3 months each to help cover transportation, room, board, incidental expenses, and other expenses needed to support scholar’s research in the South Caucasus.

See the full call on our website. All information must be received by Friday, January 18, 2019.

Funding for this fellowship is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

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Funding Opportunity: Stipends for Lectures and Workshops

ARISC invites applications for U.S. scholars to conduct lectures and/or workshops in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. All topics in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible, and a list of preferred topics is included on our website. Selected applicants will be given a $200 stipend for a lecture, or $500 for an all-day workshop. See the full call on our website . All information must be received by Friday, November 23, 2018, in order for the applicant to be considered for the priority deadline.

Funding for this opportunity is made possible through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

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Funding Opportunity: ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships

ARISC announces the availability of graduate/postdoctoral fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. Due date: Friday, December 28, 2018.

For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit our website!

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Lecture: “We, the Scholarly Subjects: Theory as Daily (Political) Practice”

Nelli Sargsyan, Ph.D., Marlboro College (USA)

Date & Time:    August 21, 12:00-13:30
Location:    CRRC-Armenia office, Rm 602, 6th floor, YSU Library bldg, 1 Alex Manoogian st.
Language:    English (discussions following the lecture may be held in Armenian)

OVERVIEW
Where do our theoretical approaches and daily lives meet? How do the socioeconomic and political circumstances in which we live and work as scholars animate our research and vice versa? What would it mean to live in our daily lives the theories we value in our analyses? How do various systems of power operate in our own scholarly work? And how can we do research without reproducing them? These are some of the questions which will be covered in this interactive lecture. Participants are invited to reflect on their theoretical and methodological work as social scientists.

For more information, see our Events page

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After the Revolution: Baku and its Oil – 1918-1927

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites to to the presentation in Baku.

Speaker: Jonathan Sicotte
People’s Friendship University of Russia, Georgetown University, ARISC Fellow

Venue: Baku Idea Lab, 44 Jafar Jabbarly street, Caspian Plaza III, 3rd floor
Date: 18 July, 2018
Time: 7 pm

This event is co-organized by American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, European Partnership Foundation and CRRC Azerbaijan.

For more information please see our Events page.

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Syllabus design for a democratic classroom

Eurasia International University and ARISC invite to a Workshop
How to Develop New Courses that Work
Syllabus design for a democratic classroom
Speaker: Professor Anna Ohanyan
Date: June 27th, Wednesday 12 AM- 5 PM
Place: Eurasia International University Azatutyan 24/2 Yerevan
Registration DEADLINE: June 20
More information is available here.

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Home country engagement: some early results from the Armenian Diaspora Survey

CRRC-Armenia and ARISC invite to a public presentation on “Home country engagement: some early results from the Armenian Diaspora Survey”

to be delivered by Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Ph.D., St. John’s University

Date & Time: June 19, 12:00-13:30
Location: CRRC-Armenia office, Room 602, 6th floor, YSU Library building, 1 Alex Manoogian street
Language: English

More information is available here.

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“Imperial Battlegrounds: The Second Russo-Persian War (1826-28) in Regional Context.”

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites you to a presentation by ARISC fellow Stephen Riegg:
“Imperial Battlegrounds: The Second Russo-Persian War (1826-28) in Regional Context.”

LOCATION: 42 Tumanyan St, Yerevan 0002, Armenia; Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS) Central building, 2nd floor, Small Hall
DATE: June 8, 2018
TIME: 14:00

For more information please visit here.

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The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) presents:

Infinite Armenias: Digital Storytelling as Cultural Heritage Preservation

LOCATION: 15 Charents Str., 0025, Yerevan, Armenia; 3rd floor, Library
DATE: June 2, 2018
TIME: 10:00-17:00

Facilitators:

Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Central Florida and ARISC Fellow, Arthur Petrosyan, Researcher and Archaeologist, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and ARISC Fellow, and Travis Corwin, Archaeologist and Film Maker

More information available here:

 

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