The Centre’s second seminar, which addressed internal matters, was devoted to discussing the directions of research undertaken within the Centre and in cooperation with other institutions. Of the several group projects, the greatest importance is to be attached to further work on the Monuments of the History of the Polish Armenians series, which is proceeding in cooperation with the Foundation for the Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians in Warsaw and with the support of a grant from the National Humanities Development Programme. Other priorities include editing the “Lehahayer” yearbook (with the assistance of the Lanckoroński Foundation), devising and developing a set of electronic research tools, and scanning sources relevant to the history of the Polish Armenians in the collections held in Lviv and Venice, and at the Vatican.
Individual research is being done on the following topics: the history of the Armenians in Lublin (Marcin Łukasz Majewski) and Kraków (Andrzej A. Zięba), ennoblement as a means of social advancement for the Polish Armenians (Andrzej A. Zięba), the history of the Armenian Church in Poland from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century (Krzysztof Stopka, Tomasz Krzyżowski), Armenian communities in small towns in Galicia (Franciszek Wasyl), and Polish-Armenian relations in the twentieth century (Jakub Osiecki). The organization of the Centre was also discussed, including the division of tasks between individual employees and the timetable for implementing them.