Lead by the Principal Investigator Zara Pogossian, this project is funded through a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (Grant number 865067). It seeks to establish a new framework for studying the Armenian plateau and the wider area around it stretching from the south of the Caucasus mountain range to Anatolia and northern Mesopotamia (henceforth CAM) as a space of cultural entanglements between the 9th to 14th centuries.
The project is based on the premise that this region is key to understanding the history of medieval Eurasia but has so far been largely neglected by the burgeoning field of Global Middle Ages. The CAM was on the crossroads of expanding Eurasian empires and population movements, but was removed from major hubs of power, like Baghdad, Cairo, Constantinople, or Qara Qorum. Poly-centrism, political, ethno-linguistic, and religious heterogeneity, and frequently shifting hegemonic hierarchies were crucial aspects of its, nevertheless, inter-connected landscape. This fluidity and complexity left its mark on the cultural products – textual and material – created in the CAM. Exploring this production is at the centre of the project ArmEn.
ERC ArmEn project organizes in Florence a conference that aims to promote a further comprehension of the cultural and trade/economic relations in the CAM, on the spotlight of written and material sources.
Organizers of the conference are the team members Elisa Pruno, Michele Nucciotti, Zaroui Pogossian. Over the two days of the event, some 20 scholars will be present to discuss the themes of the conference, central to the development of the project.
The Second Armenian-Italian joint expedition to Dvin. A brief report of the last archaeological mission.
ArmEn researches at International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan. Elisa Pruno presented an interesting paper on glazed pottery.
Armine Melkonyan at the second MARK16 online conference. An Armenian commentary on the Gospel of Mark as a source for studying the social relations and moral values in the Middle ages
A Presentation at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (Dallas, Texas, USA). On 19 May 2022 ArmEn team member Armine Melkonyan presented a paper at the Text & Manuscript Conference hosted by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) near Dallas, Texas (https://conference.csntm.org/Schedule).
ArmEn at the Armenian National Academy of Sciences (Yerevan). On 8th of October 2021, a round table and presentation of the project will be held at the prestigious Hall of the Presidium
ArmEn PI Pogossian presents the project at the XV General Conference of AIEA . Tomorrow the XV General Conference of the Association Internationale des Études Arméniennes will takes place in Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
New collaboration with Matenadaran! SAGAS Department signed an agreement with this great Armenian Institution
University of Bochum welcomes ArmEn. Ruhr Universitat Bochum (RUB) dedicated an article to ArmEn Project.
La Prof.ssa Zara Pogossian (PI) presenta il progetto ArmEn in occasione della Notte europea delle Ricercatrici e dei Ricercatori, la manifestazione ideata dalla Commissione Europea con l'obiettivo di diffondere la cultura scientifica al pubblico.