Vahan Teryan

A poet, who turned the process of the development of Armenian literature. Vahan Teryan is a great reformer of the Armenian poetry, one of the apexes of the Armenian literature. He brought new topics, language and means of expression. The questions of the peotic methods of Vahan Teryan, his literary views, the national essence of his poems are still subject of discusssions. 

State Language Committee: From Fines to Developing Love to Language

The issues of the status of Armenian language, the need for protection, the prevention of language abuse and other related issues have been raised for many years but never received answers. What has changed in the new, post-revolutionary reality: is it the general atmosphere in the country, the new state policy that creates more favorable conditions for solving language development issues? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with linguist, the Chairman of the State Language Committee of the RA Ministry of Education and Science - David Gyurjinyan.

Genocide Studies and Politics

Today, as we speak about the Armenian Genocide, first of all its political component, that being its international recognition, adoption of laws against denial, etc become vital. At the same time, in the public consciousness the solution of these issues is in the first play connected with the international political agenda and relations with Turkey. This is natural since genocide is a political crime. However, the genocide studies is much less addressed, which had and still has important role in the international recognition of the genocide and the prevention of similar crimes. 
Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about the problems, directions and significance of modern genocide with genocide expert Suren Manukyan.

Literary-cultural life from the inside and outside

Many intellectuals, who settle abroad, do not cut their ties with the homeland, but create cultural foundations, charitable organizations, organize events, make translations, trying to participate also in Armenian cultural and public events. How does our cultural-social life look from outside? What are the important issues that our compatriots abroad can take part in solving? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked to translator Maro Madoyan-Alajajyan about these issues.

Gretert: writings of independence

The film tells about the ten years of the activity of the literary-youth newspaper "Gretert", about the attitudes of the new generation of writers towards reality, their literary views, the problems and peculiarities of the development of modern Armenian literature.

From Tavush to Tahuys (Ta huys – give hope)

Many socio-economic, educational and spiritual-cultural projects are being implemented in the Diocese of Tavush. What role does “Arevik” social-educational center of Ijevan or the production of jams on the territory of the Haghartsin monastery complex play in the  life of Tavush? How people of Tavush live, create and defend the borders? Our film crew visited the Diocese of Tavush.

Armenian Rock: Sources and Messages of Inspiration

“Feel the Music, Feel the Drive”: three-day international Music Drive Festival was launched in Yerevan under this motto. The festival will feature some twenty local and foreign bands performing in vatious music genres. Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about the festival and the current issues and messages of the Armenian rock music with Vardan Grigoryan, Chairman of Armenian Rock Association. 

Charents – of the Museum

Modern museum-house is not only a venue of preservation and exhibition of artifacts, but also a multifaceted cultural environment with museum, scientific, cognitive and entertainment functions. This week Yeghishe Charents turned 120. Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about the presentation and proclamation of poet’s compositions with Anahit Asatryan, the Director of Yeghishe Charents Museum-House. 

Isahakyan in Letters

The letters of writers usually published in the final volumes of the complete collections of their writings, and more seldom – in separate collectiosn, can interest not only literary critics- text specialists, but also wider circles of society. The letters allow observing the author in the real life and cross-check his/her literature against his/her biography and the opposite. However, we’re often confronted with the question of how decent is it to publish intimate letters, and how does it contribute to getting to know the writer? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with journalist Lilit Avagyan. 

Current Issues related to the Study and Publication of Monuscripts

The rich manuscript heritage reserved in Matenadaran (Manuscript Library) and other collections is not only something to exhibit and be proud of, but also in need of new studies and publishing. What studies of manuscripts are currently underway, how are the results of these studies used in Armenian studies, what are the current issues in the publication of scientific research originals? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with the Head of Department of Manuscript Studies and Depositories, PhD in History Gevorg Ter-Vardanyan. 

Stalin Repressions in Armenia

Few families can be found in Armenia who didn’t suffer this way or another from Stalin repressions, yet not many studies exist on these issues, especially such important issue as the moral-psychological atmosphere then, the attitude of those repressed toward the persons involved in political persecution and the system itself. Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about these issues with ethnographer Harutyun Marutyan. 

Armenian Woman in Modern Public Perceptions

On the Women’s and Mothers’ Days congratulations and beautiful words are said on the role of Armenian woman. At the same time, concerns are raised about violation of women’s rights in our society, domestic violence, gender discrimination. How compatible are the toasts and concerns, does discrimination actually exist and how is it expressed? Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke about these issues with Anna Gevorgyan, researcher at YSU Center for Civilization and Cultural Studies.