The volume Armenian Philology in the Modern Era: From Manuscript to Digital Text, published in 2014, was the first of a series sponsored by the International Association for Armenian Studies (Association Internationale des Études Arméniennes – AIEA), in the framework of the “Armenian Studies 2000” project. Launched at the turn of the 20th century, this AIEA project has two chief aims: 1) to present an in-depth state of the art in the main fields of Armenology; and 2) to indicate new perspectives and desiderata for further research.
The “Armenian Studies 2000” project is organized so as to produce seven volumes dedicated to the major fields of Armenian Studies, i.e. Philology, Linguistics, Literature, History (both Ancient and Medieval Eras as well as Modern and Contemporary Eras), Religious and Intellectual history, Art and Architecture.
With this scientific and editorial enterprise, the AIEA committee wishes to foster new methodological approaches and to promote new interest for Armenian Studies. It is our hope that these volumes will pave the way for new directions and new fields of research. As scholarly reference works, these volumes are addressed not only to the Armenological readership, but also to scholars and students from broader areas of the Oriental Studies.
The volumes are addressed to the Armenological readership, but also to scholars and students from broader areas of the Oriental Studies.