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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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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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ARISC presentation in Baku

ARISC invites you to the presentation
“Hounds and Jackals and Fifty-Eight Holes: Ancient Mesopotamian Board Games in Azerbaijan?”

Speaker: Walter Crist
Arizona State University, American Museum of Natural History, ARISC member

Date: April 16, 2018, 11 AM
Venue: 115 Huseyn Javid Ave, Archaeology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

This event is sponsored by ARISC and hosted by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of ANAS.
For more information please see our Events page.

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Workshop on Academic Writing and Publishing in the New Digital Environment

Institute for Gender Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University invite faculty, MA and doctoral students to participate in the workshop on “Academic Writing and Publishing in the New Digital Environment” organized on June 4, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The workshop is co-sponsored by ARISC.

For additional details, please visit our Call for Papers section.

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WiP: Some Reflections on the Historiographical Materials of Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (gov. 1685-1707), Or: How to Legitimize India’s most Controversial King?

By Tilmann Kulke, Ilia State University

Date: April 11, 2018, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information please, visit our events page.

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The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites you to a presentation by ARISC Fellows:

Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Karnut Cemetery

SPEAKERS: Ruben Badalyan, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography
LOCATION: 15 Charents Str., 0025, Yerevan, Armenia; 3rd floor, Library
DATE: March 21, 2018
TIME: 11:00-12:00

This project contributed to Armenia’s cultural heritage by preserving endangered materials and remains of an Early Bronze Age cemetery in the village of Karnut, located on the eastern edge of the Shirak plain. Three burials were excavated, revealing the remains of multiple successive interments in two tombs dating to the Kura-Araxes I and II periods. In the process of excavating burials, we also revealed a previously unknown part of the Early Bronze Age settlement at Karnut. The project has thus already changed the understanding of the Early Bronze Age occupation at Karnut and contributed to an emerging picture of Early Bronze Age mortuary ritual.  Meanwhile the on-going study of materials and human remains will provide an unprecedented view into Early Bronze Age life. The CHM grant has been instrumental in raising awareness of the importance of the cultural preservation of the site for the local residents as well as the scholarly community.
More information is available here.

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CfP: International conference and summer school “Remembering the Georgian Democratic Republic 100 Years On: A Model for Europe?”

ARISC in conjunction with Georgian partner organizations invites interested scholars to participate in the international conference and summer school “Remembering the Georgian Democratic Republic 100 Years On: A Model for Europe?”

For detailed information, please follow the link.

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ARISC Internship Opportunity

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is looking to fill an Internship position in Yerevan.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Duties include updating our country guides and contact lists, creating information materials, helping organize talks and events, and assisting US scholars with the logistics of their research.

Please visit here for more information.

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