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Institute of Oriental Studies
Institute of Oriental Studies
Division of Armenology and Social Sciences
Specialisation: History and Philology of the Near and Middle East
Founded year: 1971
Director: Academician, Dr. of Hist. Sci., Professor
Ruben А. Safrastyan
Address: 24g Marshal Baghramian Ave., Yerevan 0019, Republic of Armenia
Phone number: (+374 10) 583382
Fax: (+374 10) 505075
E-mail: rsafrastyan {[ at ]} sci.am
Website: http://orient.sci.am/
Main Fields of Activity

- History, culture of the Middle East, and Eastern Asia and contemporary regional problems;
- Studies on history, internal and foreign policy, socio-economic situation, ideological streams, policy of Genocide and other principal issues of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic;
- Studies on history of national liberation movements in Arabic countries, the trends of their socio-political and spiritual-cultural development, inter-Arabic, as well as Armenian-Arabic historical and political relations, the role of Islam and research of history of Armenian communities in Arabic countries;
- Studies on history of Iran, internal and foreign policy, Iranian philology and Armenian-Iranian historical and cultural relations;
- Studies on the Kurds, their history, folklore, Armenian-Kurdish relations;
- The main problems of the history of Christian Orient and Caucasus, Caucasian Albania, Armenian-Byzantine political-confessional relations and Armenian-Georgian relations;
- Studies on the main issues of history and culture of cuneiform and Hellenistic civilizations;
- Տtudy of Eastern sources, documents and their translation into Armenian. 

Main Results

Main scientific achievements:
- The Institute of Oriental Studies published more than 450 books and collections of papers, as well as several thousands of scientific articles;
- Several works published by the Institute are due of mention, them being "Turkish Sources about Armenia and the Armenians" (4 volumes), "Arabic Sources about Armenia and Neighboring Countries", "The Documents of the Matenadaran in Persian" (4 volumes), "History of Arabic Countries" (4 volumes), "History of Iran", etc.
- The Institute publishes various collections of articles, namely "Countries and Peoples of the Near and Middle East", "Turkic and Ottoman Studies", "Middle East", "Caucasia and Byzantium", "Ancient Orient", "Eastern Asian Studies", "Contemporary Eurasia"

Latest Announcements
In the framework of BSH project National Academy of Sciences of RA announces 3rd call for networking grants for participation in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 as well as in Preparatory Meetings for the development of concrete project proposals for selected thematic calls within H2020

International Scientific-Educatioanl Cente of NAS RA announces admission to master programs for 2017-2018

In the framework of EaP Plus project National Academy of Sciences of RA announces call for networking grants for participation in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 as well as in Preparatory Meetings for the development of concrete project proposals for selected thematic calls within H2020

L. Orbeli Institute of Physiology of NAS RA announces the beginning of Hands-on Course on Tissue Engineering which will be organized during FALL SEMESTER (September -December 2017) every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.00pm until 5.00pm

С 12-го по 18-oe сентября 2017г. Институт геологических наук НАН РА организует 42 симпозиум Международной комиссии по истории геологических наук (INHIGEO) в Ереване. С подробностями можно ознакомиться на сайте: http://www.geology.am/en/conference

At the initiative of the Union of young scientists and specialists of Artsakh and with the support of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the 2nd International Youth Conference entitled "Problems and Prospects of Artsakh's International Recognition” will be held on 14-17 September, 2017, in Stepanakert

On 18-22 September, 2017, Department of Physics and Astrophysics of NAS RA and Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory after V.A. Ambartsumian of NAS RA organize International Symposium "Star formation and star formation regions" in Byurakan. For more information see: http://www.bao.am

On 19-22 September, 2017, Department of Physics and Astrophysics of NAS RA and the Institute for Physical Research of NAS RA organize

VI international conference "Modern problems of plants soilless (hydroponics) and tissue in vitro cultures" will take place in the Institute of Hydroponics Problems after G.S. Davtyan NAS RA (Yerevan, Noragyugh 108) on 21-23 September, 2017

On 25-28 September, 2017, Institute for Informatics and Automation problems of NAS RA organizes 11th International Conference on "Computer Science and Information Technologies - CSIT-2017" (Yerevan, Armenia). For more information see: http://www.csit.am

On 25-29 September, 2017, the V International Conference on "Chemistry and Chemical Technologies" will be held in Yerevan, organized by the M.G. Manvelyan Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry NAS RA and Division of Chemistry and Earth Sciences NAS RA

On 28-30 September, 2017, the IV International Scientific Conference of Young Researchers "Biotechnology: Science and Practice" organized by the Scientific&Production Center "Armbiotechnology" NAS RA will be held in Yerevan

In September, 2017, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA organizes the International Young Scientists School

On 2-6 October, 2017, the Institute of Mechanics of NAS RA, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Armenia, Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, Goris State University organize 5th International Conference on "Topical problems of Continuum Mechanics" (Goris, Armenia).Fo

On 3-7 October, 2017 the V Symposium of Armenian Chemical Society (with international participation)

On 8-14 October 2017 the 5th IGCP 630 Field Workshop

2018թ. փետրվարին Թեհրանում կայանալու է Khwarizmi միջազգային մրցանակաբաշխությունը, որը կազմակերպում է Իրանի Իսլամական Հանրապետության Գիտության, հետազոտության և տեխնոլոգիայի նախարարության Իրանի գիտության և տեխնոլոգիայի հետազոտական կազմակերպությունը: Մրցանակաբաշխությանը մասնակցելու համար անհրաժեշտ է մինչև 2017թ. հոկտեմբերի 10-ը գրանցվել և ներկայացնել պահանջվող փաստաթղթերն առցանց՝ http://khwarizmi.ir/fakia/ էլեկտրոնային հասցեով

On October 11-13, 2017 H. Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry of NAS RA and the Armenian Association of Biochemists organize the 2nd International conference "Armenian Women Achievements in Biological Sciences" supported by the State committee of science of MES RA

On 16-22 October, 2017, Department of Physics and astrophysics of NAS RA and Institute of Applied Problems of Physics NAS RA is organizing the traditional International conference on

The Institute of Biochemistry after H. Buniatyan of the NAS RA is pleased to announce the International Young Scientists Conference "The Past, Present and Future" dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the founder of the Institute academician H. Buniatian, which will be held on 7-8 of November, 2017 in Yerevan

The Institute of Literature after M. Abeghyan of the National Academy of Sciences of RA organizes a republican scientific session for the Young literary theorists, which will take place in Yerevan from 14-15, December, 2017

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