Welcome!

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.

Funding for most of our programs comes from a grant from the US Department of Education.

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

ARISC Armenia Branch (located at 7 Mkhitar Heratsi Street, 3rd floor, Yerevan, Armenia) 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 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 travelling 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

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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Reading Group in Yerevan

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus is pleased to invite you to attend the Reading Group in Yerevan, which will kindly be hosted by AEON on April 28, at 18:00

We will read “Through the Rainbow”, written by Marine Khachadour.

More information is available here .

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Connection without Engagement: The Paradoxes of North American Armenian Return Migration

Public Presentation by ARISC Fellow Daniel Fittante
Connection without Engagement: The Paradoxes of North American Armenian Return Migration

Date: April 26, 2016
Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm

More information is available here.

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WiP in Tbilisi: Surfing the post-Soviet web with style. Text mining post-Soviet de facto states

By Giorgio Comai, Dublin City University

Date: April 6, 2016, at 18:30
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=49#Georgia

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Reading Group in Yerevan

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus is pleased to invite you to attend the Reading Group in Yerevan, which will kindly be hosted by AEON on April 8, at 18:00. More information is available here:

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WiP: The Deportation of the Balkars in 1944 and the Effects of this Narrative on the Current Socio-Political Situation in Kabardino-Balkaria

By Frederico Salvati, Liaison Officer, European Caucasus House (EUCASA)

Date: March 23, 2016, at 18:30
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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Deadline Extended: ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant

Date Due: Rolling (all annual funds will be distributed by August 31, 2016)

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery! and private donations, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.

For further information, application form, and eligibility, please see the full call at http://arisc.org/?page_id=70#CHM

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Reading Group in Yerevan

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus is pleased to invite you to attend the Reading Group in Yerevan, which will kindly be hosted by AEON on March 17, at 17:00.
We will read “Gaston”, written by William Saroyan. More information is available here.

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