Armenian Review Revamps Web Site, Co-sponsors Panel Discussions

The cover of the most recent edition of the Armenian Review

The cover of the most recent edition of the Armenian Review

WATERTOWN—The Armenian Review, an academic, peer-reviewed journal featuring articles by highly acclaimed academicians, has revamped its Web site to include indexes of past issues, including those from the first published volumes.  The Review has also been active in co-sponsoring panel discussions with participants from various academic institutions.

The Armenian Review editorial staff has been compiling a full index of its issues since the first volume, which was published in 1948. Each index listing breaks down the volume summaries by issue and includes the article name as well as name of the author. While there are some issues missing from the index list, the complete list will be completed by the end of this year.

“It is essential that the full index of all of the Armenian Review’s volumes be made available online in order to generate a renewed interest in the enlightening scholarly papers that have revealed countless important aspects of Armenian long, often turbulent history, Armenia’s geopolitical standing and more importantly, the Armenian psyche,” said Dr. Asbed Kotchikian, who is the editor in chief of the Armenian Review and is also a lecturer in political science at Bentley University.

“We also aim to digitize the Armenian Review archives as soon as possible with the goal of preserving them for future generations, the logistics of which we are still evaluating,” he said.

Deals have already been signed to make future issues of the Armenian Review made available online from the educational printing services and research databases such as Ebsco and Gale. This will allow researchers almost immediate access to scholarly articles published in the Review from virtually any location where an Internet connection is provided.

Since the start of 2009, the Armenian Review has co-sponsored two panel discussions, one of which, “Subjects and Citizens: (Un)Even Relations between Turks, Kurds, Armenians,” was organized in partnership with the Global Studies Department of Bentley University and took place in April 2009. The panel’s participants discussed various relevant issues related to historic and modern relations between Armenians, Turks and Kurds.

Most recently, on August 6, a panel discussion titled “Armenia’s Foreign Policy on Two Fronts: Recent Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh and Turkey-Armenia Relations” was held at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center. The panelists discussed recent developments related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution and Armenia’s relations with Turkey in geopolitical contexts. NAASR co-sponsored the event with the Armenian Review. The panelists included Dr. Levon Chorbajian, Dr. Asbed Kotchikian and Dr. Henry Theriault.

Several more panel discussions and forums will be co-sponsored by the Armenian Review in the months to come.

The next issue of the Armenian Review, scheduled for publishing in September 2009, will be entirely dedicated to topics related to civil society. There are two more issues planned for publishing during the next six months one of which will be a special issue reflecting on the 60th anniversary of the journal.

The Armenian Review was first published in 1948 by Hairenik Press and soon became a leading quarterly journal featuring mainly academic papers written by some of the most respected scholars and experts on Armenian historical, social, political, and cultural affairs. The publication currently prints issues twice a year.

While the newly revamped website of the Armenian Review (www.armenianreview.org) is still undergoing changes and upgrades, it is possible for interested individuals to purchase subscriptions or pay for back issues by utilizing PayPal.

Dr. Kotchikian can be contacted by e-mail at editor@armenianreview.org. For subscriptions and back issues, please write to orders@armenianreview.org.

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