The 850th anniversary of the death of great medieval thinker, poet and theologian Nerses Shnorhali (Patriarch Nerses IV Clayetsi (1166-1173)) has been included in UNESCO 2022-2023 calendar commemorating historic events and anniversaries of eminent personalities.
The Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran, as the most important center of medieval Armenian written culture, is planning a number of events on this anniversary, including an international Armenological conference, entitled Nerses Shnorhali. The Gracious Patriarch. It aims to re-evaluate Nerses Shnorhali’s unique role and significance in Armenian medieval literature and culture.
The conference will be an effective platform to gather prominent Armenian and foreign Armenologists, young and experienced scholars, to reflect on Shnorhali’s diverse and multi-layered literary heritage, pan-Christian and universal ideas, to evaluate the achievements of the field, as well as to set new directions.
The conference will be held on June 21-23, 2023 at the Matenadaran (Yerevan, Armenia).
Applications and abstracts of the papers are accepted until January 31, 2023.
Each presenter will be allocated 15-20 minutes for the paper presentation.
The main working languages of the conference are: Armenian, Russian, English.
Directorship of the Matenadaran