YEREVAN (Armradio)–A recently launched Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence dealing with crimes against Humanity and genocide during and after the 19th century has chronicled the Armenian Genocide in its database of articles, independent correspondent Jean Eckian informed from France.
The encyclopedia, which covers the Armenian Genocide in many of its sections, aims to create a regularly updated electronic database focusing on the massacres and genocides of the 20th century. Currently, there is no tool available that documen’s and classifies such information by continent, country and historical period.
The Encyclopedia’s first objective is to fill this gap by offering reliable historical description and interdisciplinary analysis of both well-documented and less well-known 20th century massacres.
The database will provide scholars, NGOs, international legal experts, policy makers and journalists with valuable and hard-to-find information, said a spokesperson for the encyclopedia.
The encyclopedia provides information to anyone seeking a reliable account regarding a specific case of massacre, in a particular country or on an exact date.
The encyclopedia, described as an ongoing work in progress on its website, also provides chronological indexes, case studies, analytical contributions on socio-political violence in a given country, a glossary of the terms most often used in genocide studies as well as theoretical papers written by experts in the field.
To visit the encyclopedia please visit: http://www.massviolence.org.