Arpine Haroyan currently studies English and Communication at the American University of Armenia. She studied musicology at Komitas State Conservatory, has an Associate's Degree in Culture and Tour Management and worked as the foreign affair’s manager for the Little Singers of Armenia. Arpine also contributed to various cultural events and projects as organizer and content manager.
After centuries of being stateless, Armenia declared independence on May 28, 1918. Institutions needed to be built from the ground up including the creation of the symbols of statehood. Here are the stories behind those national symbols as remembered by the First Republic's last Prime Minister Simon Vratsian.
Mariam Tumanyan was a member of Tbilisi’s Armenian elite at the end of the 19th and turn of the 20th centuries. Her patronage of Armenian intellectuals and then her care of orphans from the Armenian Genocide have largely been forgotten. Here are some excerpts from her memoirs.
Arpine Haroyan looks back at how an avant-garde art movement called Futurism impacted the work of a number of young Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople, Tbilisi and Yerevan at the turn of the 20th century.