Ethnomusicological Research in Armenia from the Past to Present

ARISC Armenia invites you to participate in the virtual lecture

By Elen Grigoryan

Date: July 19, 2022 at 7pm Yerevan time

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The lecture is presented as part of the Experience the South Caucasus Fellowship Program of the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC).

The lecture will be focused on the history of ethnomusicological research in Armenia starting from Armenian composer and ethnomusicologist Komitas and his work of collecting and analyzing Armenian folk music, to some of the current ethnomusicological research in Armenia. The presentation seeks to shed light to the evolution of ethnomusicological research in Armenia, while also introducing the audience to a large range of genres and categories of the so called “Armenian music” in their social and cultural contexts.

Elen Grigoryan holds an MA in Advanced International and European Studies from the European Institute of CIFE (Centre International de Formation Européenne) in Istanbul, Nice, and Berlin, with a thesis on the Eurovision Song Contest as a stage for performing identities, nationalism and politics. She has been actively involved in ethnomusicological research, and her academic interests include music, identity, nationalism and ethnic conflicts.

This event is sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). 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).

The lectures are free and open to the public. ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

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