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On May 11, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted a republican conference dedicated to Hovhannes Tumanyan’s 150th anniversary organized by the Armenian Language and Literature Department.
First, the guests enjoyed the works of students of the Faculty of Applied Arts of YSUIB, then the solemn opening of the conference took place.
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of different spheres of the region, provincial and urban authorities, the Primate of Tavush diocese, Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, deputy governor of Tavush Tatul Stepanyan, guests from Great Britain, representatives of administrative and professorial staff of YSUIB and students, directors and teachers of schools, art, banking, NGO, mas media representatives, and citizens.
The conference was attended by researchers, professors, associate professors from YSU and Ijevan Branch of YSU, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Shirak Center for Armenian Studies, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Vanadzor State University.
The Head of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, PhD, Associate Professor Vachagan Avagyan, Primate of Tavush Diocese, Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Acting Director of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, PhD, Associate Professor Artak Tsutsulyan, Director of the Institute of Literature after M. Abeghyan, NAS RA Vardan Devrikyan made an opening speech. They warmly welcomed the participants of the conference, conveyed gratitude for organising such jubilee event and wished good luck to the work of the conference.
Then, at the Faculty of Applied Arts, reports were delivered by
- Hovhannes Hovhannisyan Institute of Literature of NAS RA Head of the Tumanyan Chronicles of Life and Work, PhD Vladimir Kirakosyan (“Modern Problems of Tumanyan Studies”),
- Head of YSU Department of Armenian Philology after Tamrazyan, Professor Samvel Muradyan ( Tumanyan Studies of a Folk Material)
- PhD, Associate Professor Khachatur Vardanyan (“Endless Beauty of Friendship (Levon Shant-Hovhannes Tumanyan)”),
- President of “Tavush” Compatriotic Union, PhD, Professor Lavrenti Mirzoyan (Scientific Report).
- Devrikyan and L. Mirzoyan also donated their books to YSUIB Library.
Then the work of the conference continued in classrooms, in three departments.
The following reports were delivered at the first Department (Vachagan Avagyan, Head of the Department):
- “No week without Tumanyan. The new format of presenting Tumanyan’s life and writing “(YSU Faculty of Armenian Philology, Department of History of Armenian Literature named after H. Tamrazyan, PhD. Hayk Hambardzumyan)
- “Hovhannes Tumanyan’s plays in Time Story” (Eva Mnatsakanyan, senior researcher at the M. Abeghyan Institute of Literature of NAS RA),
- “Tumanyan’s” Edem flower in the context of national and international versions of tale”, Nvard Vardanyan, docent of the Faculty of Armenian Philology, Department of the Armenian Literature after H. Tamrazyan.
- “The theme of a foolish man in Hovhannes Tumanyan’s tales” (senior researchers of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Ester Khemchyan, PhD Marine Khemchyan)
- “Tumanyan translation of Russian fairy tales” (Assistant of the Department of English Language and Literature of the Faculty of Humanities of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, Kristine Dadyan),
- “Tumanyan’s works as an exclusive lore of folklore “(researcher at Shirak Center for Armenian Studies NAS RA Hasmik Matikyan),
- “Similarities of Tumanyan and Chopanyan” Vachagan Avagyan, Associate Professor at the Department of History of Armenian Philology, YSUIB Faculty of Armenian Philology, Acting head of YSUIB Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Department of Humanities.
The second Department (Head of the Department, Vahan Aghababyan)
- Academician of YSU Faculty of Armenian Philology named after Tamrazyan, Associate Professor, PhD Arshaluys Galstyan (“Tumanyan in the” Mshak “(1870-1890) ratings)
- Nune Mkrtchyan, senior researcher at the Literature Institute named after M. Abeghyan (Hovhannes Tumanyan as a public figure)
- Kristine Najaryan, researcher at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, a head of educational programs department (Hovhannes Tumanyan’s orphan work)
- Associate Professor of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, YSU Ijevan Branch Vahan Aghababyan (“The Great Thinkers about the Greatest”),
- Assistant Professor, Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch Alisa Hasanyan (“The Artistic Peculiarities of H. Tumanyan’s Sasuntsi Davit”),
- Assistant Professor, Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch Mushegh Sarukhanyan (“1915 and H. Tumanyan”).
The third Department (Headed by Lusine Tumanyan)
- Lilit Petrosyan, lecturer of the Department of Armenian Language at Vanadzor State University (“The Expressions of Grigor Narekatsi’s Narrative in Hovhannes Tumanyan’s Works”),
- Associate Professor of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, PhD. Karine Poghosyan (“Links in H. Tumanyan’s Work”),
- Associate Professor of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch, PhD. Aida Sarhatyan (“The literary structures in H. Tumanyan’s work”),
- Associate Professor of the Department of Printed and Broadcasting Media at YSU Faculty of Journalism, PhD. Anahit Brutyan (“The All-Armenian Poet about the Creation of the Armenian University”),
- Hasmik Grigoryan, Teacher of the Basic School N3 in Ijevan (Tumanyan “The Brave Nazar” Fairy Tales),
- Siranush Ghushchyan, a teacher of the Armenian language and literature at the school N 5 after M. Martirosyan in Ijevan (“Tumanyan in his letters”),
- Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Language and Literature of the Faculty of Humanities of Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch, Emma Temrazyan (“About Tumanyan Paraphrase”).
After the discussions, the participants moved to YSUIB consultation room to pass the certificates and close the conference.
Summing up the results of the conference, Mr. Tsutsulyan conveyed his contentment and gratitude to the organizers of the conference, all the participants and especially researchers and professors from Yerevan, who not only made a major contribution to the fulfilment of the conference, but also greatly inspired the students from the border region, away from the center (capital Yerevan).
The conference ended with a reception.
The conference program is available here.
The Photos of the conference are available in the gallery..
The Acting Director of YSUIB, PhD, Artak Tsutsulyan welcomed the students. “I’m so excited and pleased that such events take place in the Branch and I hope it will become a tradition. Few know that this year is also jubilee for the Branch. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Branch and this event isdedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Branch”.
The Acting Head of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature of YSU Ijevan Branch, Associate Professor Vachagan Avagyan presented the background of the event.
“Months ago when we returned to Yerevan after meeting with Vardanank military-patriotic club in Ijevan Branch, we noticed that one of the students, forgetting about the academic-student environment, began to speak in his dialect and when he realized it, he apologized. So sweet was his dialect that I advised to bring the dialect into a lively environment. At that time we decided to speak in our dialects until the end of the trip, “said Vachagan Avagyan.
“Immediately the idea came to bring this all to the classroom environment and to give it a scientific content, as most students are living bearers of dialects, and this is a great opportunity for dialectical research,” he added.
The students of the Faculty of Armenian Philology and students of the Branch prepared the dialect versions of famous works. By comparing literary Armenian and other dialects, students were given the opportunity to a wide range of studies.
Similar events are a great opportunity for students to study the dialects, as the conversations with them, and the discussions with them, move the theoretical knowledge to the practical field.
By the way, owing to the program “Dialectical Research and Comparative Dialectic” initiated by the Faculty of SSS Chairman Samvel Yeghiazaryan, the faculty is restoring the beautiful traditions of dialects.
It should also be mentioned that the first dialectical journey was to Shirak region. This time, in collaboration with YSU Ijevan Branch Department of Armenian Language and Literature, students had the opportunity to listen and get acquainted with the dialects of Tavush region.
All the photos are available in the gallery.
On May 12 of 2018, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted republican scientific conference entitled “1918 Heroic Battles of May and Foundation of First Republic of Armenia” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First Republic.
More than 50 representatives of scientific-educational institutions of the Republic (not only lecturers, scholars, but also students and graduates) took part in the conference.
1.Armenian History, Economics, Social Science and Art Department (Head of Department, David F. Tinoyan / Natella Grigoryan / (in charge of Educational Program).
2. Armenian Language and Literature Department (co-chairs: Vachagan V. Avagyan (head of department), Aida A. Sarhatyan (in charge of Educational program)
4. “The English Language and Literature” Department (Co-Chairs, Harutyunyan Kristine M. / Head of Department, Astghik V. Simonyan / in charge of Educational Program).
First, a session took place and YSU Ijevan Branch Director, PhD, Associate Professor Samvel Arakelyan made an opening speech. He welcomed all the organizers, the participants, the invited and especially the youth, expressing conviction that in a very short time our youth would have the Armenia that has been a dream for all of us. Mr. Arakelyan considered it symbolic that the conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and the other events were taking place under these conditions in new Armenia with new thinking, new consciousness and new youth. He highlighted the importance and purpose of the conference and presented the main points of “1918 heroic battles of May” and first Republic Foundation emphasizing the historical truth of building our free-independent state with our own struggle.
“Do not you think that other nations receive everything so easily but we, on the contrary, have to struggle to build our freedom, and in a small corner of this planet, we have to fight for the right to live freely?
This is the fate of our Armenian, and we must admit that this is ours, and we should not complain of that destiny because perhaps God loves us very much, so he gives us such a fate and sees whether we can do that in reality. To succeed and to win … It is impossible to explain the victories of Sardarabad, Bash-Aparan, Echmiadzin and Shushi. We can not explain how the Armenian can beat the Turkish army, or a well-armed army, with stones, sticks. It is difficult to explain what is spiritually. This is the power of our people. I am proud that I am a child of a nation who has created a state, which has won such victories, we should boast of it, and never say that this country is not a country. This country is a country (this is recently said) a mighty country, people living in this country are wonderful people, a great people who won in Sardarapat, Bash-Aparan and liberated Shushi. Congratulations to all of us, to be a child of such a nation, and each of us is obliged to maintain the values of this state, we must fight for every little thing that we have acquired during our statehood, to love our state (homeland is another idea, state: another … »
Then the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, PhD, associate professor Ashot Nersisyan delivered a speech and presented the concept of the conference committee’s approach, namely, the main topic of the conference should be to encourage the participants to address problems faced by the people, its statehood, its development processes, people’s lived and living years, present their views on the different fields of science, the best of which would be published. During the session Mr. Nersisyan also made a report, introducing the history of the First Republic, its development and decline, drawing parallels with the current political developments in Armenia.
Then the work of the conference took place in the departments.
The topic of the reports was free.
Ara Azatyan, Arpine Yeganyan, Alikhan Baldryan, Shirak Gasparyan, Larisa Ghazumyan, Tsovinar Karapetyan, Tigran Ghushchyan, Hrant Gharagyozyan, Nona Begnazaryan, Sose Khachatryan, Asya Sargsyan and Nara Tadevosyan delivered speeches at the Department of Armenian History, Economics, Social Science and Art.
Vachagan Avagyan, Aida Sarhatyan, Vahan Aghababyan, Hasmik Vanyan, Zaruhi Yaylayan also made reports at the “Armenian Language and Literature” Department.
Knarik Asmaryan and Arevik Khugeyan, Marianna Avagyan, Anna Simonyan and Tamara Nalbandyan, Anna Kamalyan, Taguhi Barsamyan, Irina Ponomarenko and Gayane Khachatryan, Victoria Meliksetyan, Nelli Ayvazyan, Siranush Ghushchyan, Gohar Gasparyan and Tatevik Kirakosyan, Irina Ponomarenko, Knarik Asmaryan and Mane Ghazaryan, Marianna Amiraghyan and Vanuhi Harutyunyan made reports at the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology.
Astghik Chubaryan and Astghik Simonyan, Gayane Muradyan, Kristine Harutyunyan, Narine Gasparyan, Gohar Madoyan, Zaruhi Antonyan, Anahit Galstyan, Anna Karapetyan, Mariam Khajakyan, Anna Khachatryan, Nuarda Yernjakyan, Sona Gulyan, Naira Gasparyan and Artavazd Darbinyan, Shushanik Grigoryan, Emma Temrazyan, Hasmik Mkhitaryan, Hasmik Mkrtchyan, Markuhi Voskanyan, Narine Yetimyan, Naira Martirosyan and Zaruhi Vartanyan presented their reports at the Department of English Language and Literature.
At the end of the conference, the participants received certificates.
The works approved by the conference Certifying Commission for publication of thesis, will be published in a separate collection.
On April 16-20 of 2018 the fifth international scientific conference of YSU Student Scientific Society was held, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Armenian First Republic.
The aim of the conference was to provide students, post-graduate students and scholars with the opportunity to share their academic research results with the academic audience, to improve their professional skills, as well as to establish contacts with young Armenian and foreign researchers.
Over 400 representatives of about 50 scientific-educational institutions from more than a dozen countries took part in the conference.
The opening ceremony was attended by YSU Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan, YSU SSS Chairman Mher Hakobyan, lecturers, members of the Student Scientific Society (SSS), and participants of the conference.
Mher Hakobyan made a welcoming speech. He thanked all the participants for their interest, the whole team of SSS, for their work, for YSU Directorate support.
Ruben Markosyan mentioned in his speech that Student scientific Society (SSS) events were distinguished by the high organizational level and thanked the SSS team on behalf of YSU Administration.
The work of the conference was held at 20 faculties and institutes of YSU, which lasted until April 20.
During the closing ceremony, Mher Hakobyan mentioned: “This conference differs from the previous one. We can prove that we have stepped forward and improved our most important event. This conference is one of the most significant scientific events organized in the recent years from the point of view of the number of participants, members of the organizing committee, the support staff, and the number of sections”.
The conference was attended by 6 representatives of YSU Ijevan branch.
On April 18, Suzanne Shahnazaryan, a third- year student of English Language and Literature, reported on the topic “The Old English Vocabulary and Word-Formation” at the Linguistics Department.
The other representatives took part in the conference on April 19.
Hakob S. Davtyan, a fourth-year student of “Cartography and Cadastral Business”, delivered a speech at the Department of Geography and Geology. He reported on “Recycling, Recording and Mapping of Tourism Resources in Sevkar Village and Adjacent Areas of Tavush Region”.
The third- year student of the History Department Irina A. Safaryan presented John Kennedy’s role in the Caribbean crisis.
Slavik S. Alaverdyan, lecturer of the Department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences, delivered a speech at the Pedagogy Department. He presented the role of Chess in developing students’ understanding of mathematical concepts.
Second- year students of “Armenian Language and Literature” Department Astghik A. Ghazaryan and Roza A. Melkumyan took part in the work of the Department of Armenian and Foreign Literature.
Astghik A. Ghazaryan reported on “Mythological and Epic Motives in Khachatur Abovyan’s “Wounds of Armenia” novel.
Roza A. Melkumyan reported on the “Detection of the Thunderstorm hero’s Operations in the name of Twin Brothers of Eraund and Eraus “.
The presidents and attendants of all departments highly appreciated the quality of the work of the branch representatives and welcomed the participation of the second- year students in the International Conference.
After the conference, YSU IB representatives visited Khachatur Abovyan Museum.
Selected reviewed papers will be published in the scientific journal “YSU SSS Collection of Scientific Articles”.