26.09.2014 | 
Science
CONFERENCE, DEDICATED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEPAN MELIK-BAKHSHYAN
CONFERENCE, DEDICATED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEPAN MELIK-BAKHSHYAN
Today, YSU Faculty of History hosted the conference “From the toponym to history”, which was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Stepan Bakhshyan.

The conference was attended by YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, Director of the Institute of History of NAS RA Ashot Melkonyan, Leiden University lecturer Hrach Martirosyan, Dean of the Faculty of History Edik Minasyan, Head of Chair of Armenian History of Armenian State Pedagogical University Ashot Piliposyan, representatives of NAS RA Archeology and Ethnography Institute, Matenadaran and different faculties of the university, as well as students.

 

YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, speaking about Stepan Melik-Bakhshyan, noted that this historian had devoted his whole life to the development of science and education, Faculty of History, his students and colleagues. Rector also stated that he was one of those rare individuals who could combine the best sides of a teacher and scientist, as well as man and patriot.

 

“Stepan Melik-Bakhshyan’s legacy will remain in our history forever, and our dear professor’s books have become a handbook for all historians, especially for students. I remember him as one of the best professors at the Chair of Armenian History, whose speech was often spiced with humor, too. He was very pedant in his undertakings. And the best evidence of his consistent work is the monumental dictionary, prepared by him in cooperation with his two colleagues – “The Dictionary of Toponyms”, - said YSU Rector.

 

Director of the Institute of History of NAS RA Ashot Melkonyan, Leiden University lecturer Hrach Martirosyan, Dean of the Faculty of History Edik Minasyan, Head of Chair of Armenian History of Armenian State Pedagogical University Ashot Piliposyan also spoke about the activities and life of the outstanding scientist.

 

Dean of the Faculty of History Edik Minasyan, recalling his student years and his teacher, said: “The professor was a patriotic and sincere person. His researches related to the disclosure of issues of the medieval Armenian history are especially invaluable.”

 

Then 9 speakers of the conference made reports, which related to the Armenian toponyms, etc.

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