Council of the Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland

 

Chair:

Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Stopka
Krzysztof Stopka is a historian by profession. He is head of the Faculty of the History of Culture and History Teaching in the Institute of History of the Jagiellonian University, director of the Jagiellonian University Museum, chair of the Eastern European Commission of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, editor-in-chief of the journal Lehahayer, chair of the Council of the Foundation for the Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians in Warsaw, and the author or co-author of a number of books, including Ormianie w Polsce dawnej i dzisiejszej (2000) [Armenians in past and present Poland]; Armenia christiana. Unionistyczna polityka Konstantynopola i Rzymu a tożsamość chrześcijaństwa ormiańskiego (2002) [Eng. trans. (2016): Armenian Religious Identity and the Churches of Constantinople and Rome (4th-15th century)]; Ormiańska Warszawa (2012) [Armenian Warsaw], Języki oswajane pismem. Alografia kipczacko-ormiańska i polsko-ormiańska w kulturze dawnej Polski (2013) [Languages Tamed by Writing: Armeno-Kipchak and Polish-Armenian Allography in the Culture of Old Poland], and Ormiańska Polska (2018) [Armenian Poland].

fot. Dominik Paszliński / www.gdansk.pl

 

Members:

Monika Agopsowicz
Monika Agopsowicz is a member of the Council of the Foundation for the Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians in Warsaw and the author of Kresy Pokucie. Rzeczpospolita ormiańska (2014) [Interwar Poland’s Border Region of Pokucie: An Armenian Commonwealth].

fot. Władysław Deńca

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr George A. Bournoutian
Professor Bournoutian is a historian whose specialist fields include Armenia and Iran. Though now retired from lecturing, he has taught at Iona College, University of California Los Angeles, Columbia University, Tufts University, New York University and Rutgers University. His publications include: A History of the Armenian People Vol. II: 1500 to the Present, third edition (1998); Russia and the Armenians of Transcaucasia: A Documentary Record, 1797-1889 (1998); Armenians and Russia: A Documentary Record, 1626-1796 (2001); The Travel Accounts of Simeon of Poland (2007); A Concise History of the Armenian People, seventh edition (2018). Armenia and Imperial Decline: the Yerevan Province, 1900-1914 (2018); The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province: A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of Karabagh in the Early 19th Century, second printing (2012).

fot. Władysław Deńca

 

 

Armen W. Checzojan
historian, journalist and author of many social and academic international projects in the field of armenology; co-founder and editorial coordinator of the Armenian journal Aniw (2005–2013); director general and co-founder of the Aniw Foundation for the Promotion and Development of Armenian Studies (Minsk-Moscow-Yerevan).

 

fot. Bogdan Zimowski

 

 

Prof. dr Armenuhi Drost-Abgarjan
Professor Drost-Abgarjan is an orientalist and armenologist. She lectures at the Oriental Institute at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Seminar: Oriental Christianity and Byzantium) and is director of the Mesrop Centre for Armenian Studies in the same institution. The publications she has written, co-authored, or edited include: Cudik halleakan: kleine Sammlung armenologischer Untersuchungen (1995); Sprache, Mythen, Mythizismen: Festschrift für Walter Beltz zum 65. Geburtstag (2000); Die armenischen Kanones von Astowacayaytnowtiwn. Philologisch-literaturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung zum Saraknoc (2003); Armenologie in Deutschland: Beiträge zum Ersten Deutschen Armenologen-Tag (2005); Catalogue of the Armenian Library in Elisabethopolis (2011); Logos im Dialogos: Auf der Suche nach der Orthodoxie. Gedenkschrift für Hermann Goltz (2011); Schriftkunst und Bilderzauber Eine deutsch-armenische Festgabe zum 500. Jubiläum des armenischen Buchdrucks (2012); Sehnsucht nach der Hölle? Höllen- und Unterweltsvorstellungen in Orient und Okzident: Beiträge des Leucorea-Kolloquiums 2010 (2013).

fot. Bogdan Zimowski

 

Prof. dr hab. Armen Edigarian
Professor Edigarian is a mathematician and lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematical Analysis of the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of Mathematics. In 2003-2016 he was head of the Department of Financial Mathematics at that institute and, in 2008-2011, its director. In 2011-2016 he was dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Jagiellonian University and, since 2016, he has been a vice-rector of that university.

 

fot. Milena Kalczyńska

 

Zbigniew Manugiewicz
Zbigniew Manugiewicz is a member and former chair of the supervisory board of PMP Group. He is also co-author of U podnóża Owidiusza. Rozkwit i zagłada wspólnoty kuckiej nad Czeremoszem (2017) [At the foot of Owidiusz: the Flowering and Extermination of the Community of Kuty on the Cheremosh River].

 

fot. Bogdan Zimowski

 

 

Prof. dr hab. Lidia Matynian
Professor Matynian is a choirmaster. In 1999-2012 she was sub-dean, dean and vice-rector for student affairs at the Kraków Academy of Music, whose Institute of Choral Conducting, Music Education and Rhythmics she now directs. She is also conductor and leader of the boys’ choir at the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków.

 

fot. Milena Kalczyńska

 

 

Edward Mier-Jędrzejowicz
representative of the Armenian minority on the Joint Commission of the Government of the Republic of Poland and the National and Ethnic Minorities; ambassador of the Order of Malta to the Republic of Cyprus; president of the Roman and Natalia Gumiński Foundation in Warsaw; professionally associated with the telecommunications sector; graduate of Brunel University London (engineering); MBA from Cranfield School of Management; came to Poland following the political changes in 1989 to lead, as president, Poland’s first mobile telecommunications operator: PTK Centertel-Idea; president of Investment Fund/Venture Capital and ICL Polska; strategic advisor at Vivendi and Telia Sonera; Chair of the Supervisory Board at TTcomm S.A.; involved in many other telecommunications projects in Europe.


fot. Władysław Deńca

 

Prof. dr Claude Mutafian
Professor Mutafian is a historian, armenologist and mathematician. He lectures at Université Paris XIII and is an overseas member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Armenian Republic. The publications he has written or co-written include: La Cilicie au carrefour des empires, 1-2 (1988); Zareh Mutafian, 1907-1980 (1990); The Caucasian Knot: The History and Geopolitics of Nagorno-Karabagh (1994); Roma-Armenia (1999); Atlas historique et culturel de l’Arménie: Proche-Orient et Sud-Caucase du 8e au 20e siècle (2001); Le Royaume Arménien de Cilicie, XIIe-XIVe siècle (2002); Les yeux brûlants – Mémoire des Arménien (2006); Arménie: La magie de l’écrit (2007); Les douze capitales d’Arménie (2010); L’ Arménie du Levant (2012); La Saga Des Armeniens de l’Ararat Aux Carpates (2018).

fot. Pharos Arts Foundation

 

Ks. prof. dr hab. Józef Naumowicz
Father Józef Naumowicz is a historian of early Christian literature whose expertise embraces the Byzantine Empire and the writings of the Church Fathers. He is head of the Department of Ancient History at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and vice-chair of the Byzantine Commission. He is also a member of the Committee for the History Disciplines at the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and editor-in-chief of the Studia Antiquitatis Christianae and Biblioteka Ojców Kościoła [Library of the Church Fathers] series of publications. He is furthermore parish priest of the Armenian Catholic central parish of św. Grzegorz z Nareku (St. Gregory of Neka) in Warsaw and administrator of the Armenian-Catholic southern Parish of św. Grzegorz Oświeciciel (Gregory the Illuminator) in Gliwice. His publications include: Wczesnochrześcijańscy pisarze aleksandryjscy w Bibliotece Focjusza (1995) [Early Christian writers of Alexandria in the Bibliotheca of Photius]; Geneza chrześcijańskiej rachuby lat. Historyczno-teologiczne podstawy systemu Dionizego Mniejszego (2000) [The Origins of Christian Year-Counting: the Historical and Theological Background of the System Devised by Dionisius Exiguus]; Dwie są drogi. Przewodnik wczesnochrześcijański (2005) [Two are the ways: a Guide to Early Christianity]; Narodziny Bożego Narodzenia (2016) [The Birth of Christmas].

fot. Bogdan Zimowski

 

Prof. dr Pál Judit
Professor Pál studies the history, and especially the ethnic history, of Transylvania and has written on the history of the Armenians there. She lectures in the Faculty of History, in Hungarian, at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Her works include Armeni în Transilvania: contribuţii la procesul de urbanizare şi dezvoltare în a provinciei (2005) [Armenians in Transylvania: their Contribution to the Urbanization and Economic Development of the Province].

 

fot. Władysław Deńca

 

 

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Pisowicz
Professor Pisowicz is an orientalist specialising in Armenia and Iran and a member of Collegium Invisibile. In 1976-1994 he was head of the Department of Iranian Studies at the Jagiellonian University and, in 1989-1994, deputy director of the Institute of Oriental Philology. He served as advisor to the Polish embassy in Tehran in 1994-1995. He is editor of the Bulletin of the Armenian Cultural Society and a member of Komisja Standaryzacji Nazw Geograficznych poza Granicami Polski [Commission for the Standardization of Geographic Names Abroad]. His publications include, Le développement du consonantisme arménien (1976); Origins of the New and Middle Persian Phonological Systems (1985); Słownik pisarzy radzieckiej Armenii (1992); [Dictionary of Soviet Armenian Writers]; Gramatyka ormiańska. Grabar-Aszcharabar (2 wyd. 2012) [Armenian Grammar: Grabar-Aszcharabar (classical Armenian-eastern Armenian), second edition]; Fârsi: materiały do nauki języka perskiego (3 wyd. 1993) [Fârsi: materials for learning Persian, third edition] and Mały słownik ormiańsko-polski, polsko-ormiański (2 wyd. 2012); [A Concise Armenian-Polish and Polish-Armenian dictionary, second edition]. He has also translated Rafajel Iszchanian’s Książka ormiańska w latach 1512–1920 (1994) [History of Armenian Books and Printing 1512-1920] into Polish.

 

Dr hab. inż. Marderos Ara Sayegh
Marderos Ara Sayegh lectures in Wrocław University of Science and Technology’s Faculty of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Air Conditioning, Heating, Gas Engineering and Air Quality. He is president of the Armenian National Committee of Poland and works with the Armenian diaspora media. He has been active in the Armenian community and done research in Aleppo (Syria) as a visiting fellow.

 

fot. Bogdan Zimowski

 

 

Prof. dr hab. Ewa Siemieniec-Gołaś
Professor Siemieniec-Gołaś, who is a linguist, is head of the Department of Turkology at the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of Oriental Studies. She also sits on the Committee for Oriental Studies at the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and is vice-president of the Polish Orientalist Society. She has written, or co-written, the following: The Formation of Substantives in eighteenth-century Ottoman Turkish (1997); Karachay-Balkar Vocabulary of Proto-Turkic Origin (2000); Turkish Lexical Content in Dittionario della lingua Italiana, Turchesca, by Giovanni Molino, 1641 (2005); Wsród jarłyków i fermanów (2004) [Among Jarligs and Firmans]; Studia Turcologica Cracoviensia (10, 2005); Od Anatolii po Syberię. Świat turecki w oczach badaczy (2010) [The Turkish World from Anatolia to Siberia: a Researchers’ Perspective]; The Mosques of Istanbul. Names, history and legends (2014); Anonymous Italian-Turkish dictionary (2015); Obraz osiemnastowiecznej Turcji w “Obserwacjach politycznych Państwa Tureckiego” Józefa Mikoszy, 1787 (2018) Impressions of Eighteenth-Century Turkey in Józef Mikosz’s Political Observations of the Turkish State, 1787 (2018).

 

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