Church, Society and Politics in Armenia
Lecture: Հայ եկեղեցին, հասարակութիւն և քաղաքականութիւն. Խորհրդային ժառանգութեան ազդեցութիւնն ու մարտահրաւէրները», Երևանի Պետական Համալսարան, Մշակութաբանության ամբիոն, Yerevan State University, Dept. of Cultural Studies.
17 November 2016, Yerevan.
European Identity in the Times of Post-Truth Politics
Panel speaker: "European Identity in the Times of Post-Truth Politics", held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, organised by LSESU European Society and The Youth Association for a Greater Europe.
23 February 2017, LSE
European Identity in the Times of Post-Truth Politics
... for a panel discussion on 'European Identity in the Times of Post-Truth Politics' at the LSE. Our speakers – Roger Casale, founder of New Europeans and former MP for Wimbledon, and Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, ...
Սփիւռքի խնդիրներ - Contemporary issues in the Diaspora
Religious Communities in the Holy Land
Invited participant: Workshop on "Religious Communities in the Holy Land during the era of the Great War", organised by Prof. Adrian Gregory, History Faculty, University of Oxford.
5 May 2016, Pembroke College, Oxford
Արարատ 10 Յունիս 2016
«Ազգային Մարտահրաւէրներ» Հանդիպում զրոյց Դոկտ. Հրաչ Չիլինկիրեանի հետ
L’Eglise arménienne pendant la guerre froide
Hratch Tchilingirian (2016) “L’Eglise arménienne pendant la guerre froide : la crise Etchmiadzine-Antelias”, NH Hebdo, 9 Juin.
l’Eglise Arménienne, en tant qu’institution religieuse, a été affectée à des fonctions « laïques » ou civiles pour « conduire la nation », alors que le clergé était devenu un agent et un médiateur mandatés par l’Etat entre les dirigeants, les gouvernements et les intérêts politiques. Dans le même temps, la société arménienne, en Arménie comme dans la diaspora, avait traversé un processus de sécularisation du fait d’un rationalisme et d’une modernité émergents, ce qui s’est traduit par le capitalisme, l’industrialisation et l’Etat-Nation. Ces développements historiques ont conduit l’Eglise arménienne à une sécularisation.
Discussant: Modern Armenian Diaspora
Invited discussant: "Negotiating Communal Spaces: Institutions and Politics in Modern Armenian Diaspora" at “Within and Beyond Ethnicity: Negotiating Identities in Modern Armenian Diaspora,” conference hosted by Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe (Leipzig University).
9-10 May 2016, Leipzig University
Conference program News report (in Russian)
Society for Armenian Studies Holds 41st Annual Meeting and International Conferene
... Institute of Technology), “When History Became Destiny: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey”; Sossie Kasbarian (University of Lancaster, United Kingdom), “The Politics of Memory and Activism: The Armenian ...
Lecture: Military conflicts, religious extremism and future challenges facing Eastern Christianity in the Middle East
Lecture: “Military conflicts, religious extremism and future challenges facing Eastern Christianity in the Middle East today”, organised by Politics and International Relations Society.
3 December 2015, Royal Holloway (University of London).
Lecture: Religion and Politics
Paper: Armenian Christianity in the Middle East
Lecture Series: The Armenian Church, Society and Politics
Heythrop College, University of London, Centre for Eastern Christianity
Michaelmas Term Lecture Series
The Armenian Church, Society and Politics. The costs and challenges of the Soviet legacy in Armenia and the Diaspora
Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Dates and Topics
04 November: Introduction to the Armenian Church: Past and Present
11 November: The Soviet Regime and the Decline of the Church and Religion
18 November: The Soviet Regime and the 'Secularisation' of the Church
25 November: Post-Soviet Social and Political Dislocation and the 'Return' of Religion
The Bellarmine Room, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
Topics and synopsis
Christians in Iraq and Syria Today
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
19 May 2014
The Centre of World Christianity, Dept for the Study of Religions, SOAS hosted on Monday 28th April, 2014 a Workshop, ‘Christians in Syria and Iraq today: facing the challenges’ to explore the realities of the Christian communities in Syria and Iraq. Six speakers presented a rich spread of papers, chaired by Dr. Erica C. D. Hunter.
The closed workshop was attended by Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian (University of Oxford), Mar Polycarpus (Metropolitan and Arch Vicar of the Netherlands, Syrian Orthodox Church), Dr. Naures Atto (University of Cambridge), Father Dr. Behnam Sony (St. Ephrem’s Seminary, Karakoche, Iraq), Dr. Suha Rassam (Iraqi Christians in Need), and Dr. Anthony O’Mahony (Heythrop College). All participants presented and openly discussed papers pertaining to the current situation of Christians in Iraq and Syria under present conditions.
A detailed summary of the presented papers and the workshop can be found in the Report of Workshop Christians in Syria and Irac Today: Facing the Challenges.
Lecture: The Soviet Regime and Decline of the Church and Religion
The Soviet Regime and Decline of the Armenian Church and Religion
Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, 5 November 2013, Oriental Institute, Room 1
This lecture will discuss the establishment of Soviet rule in Armenia and the near extinction of the institutional church, especially in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40's. The Church suffered heavily under decades of Soviet rule, anti-religious propaganda and was stripped bare to its liturgical functions. This process furthered the "secularisation" of the church that had started in the 19th century. Particular focus will be on the relationship between the Armenian Church and the Soviet-State in the context of the 'Repatriation' of Armenians from the Diaspora to Soviet Armenia in the mid-1940s.
(synopsis of series)
Lecture Series: Religion, Society, Politics
Michaelmas Term 2013 - Hilary Term 2014
Armenian Religion, Society, Politics Seminar Lecture Series
Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, 22 October to 11 March 2014, Oriental Institute, Room 1
This lecture series will explore the contemporary crossroads where religion, society and politics intersect in Armenia and the Diaspora.
New York Times
Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN - New York Times - October 4, 2013 - p.A6
ECHMIADZIN, Armenia - In this ancient city, tucked in a valley that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, King Tiridates III converted to Christianity and declared Armenia to be the world's first Christian state. The year was 301, more than a decade before the Emperor Constantine put Rome on a similar path.
"... [the] agenda seemed to ignore tough issues in favor of safe topics," said Hratch Tchilingirian, an expert on the church who teaches at Oxford University's Oriental Institute.
Total Politics Magazine
Anoosh Chakelian examines the struggles of an emerging player in the Caucasian circle as it takes its first steps into western markets
"... Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, Associate Faculty at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute, who organises these events, infers that Armenia’s status..."
Prelacy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Clergy Conference
Armenian Prelacy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Annual Sts. Ghevontiants Clergy Conference
Armenian Reporter International [Paramus] 01 Apr 2000: 14.
Twenty-five years ago, in February of 1975, the Prelate Archbishop Karekin Sarkissian of blessed memory (later Catholicos of Cilicia and, even later, of All Armenians), conceived and organized a gathering of clergy from throughout the Prelacy to observe the Feast Day of Sts. Ghevontiank. This very first gathering of its kind took place at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. For twenty-five years, this annual event has been observed in various communities throughout the Prelacy. This year, by arrangement of His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Eastern United States and Canada, this observance was again held in the parish where it all began twenty-five years ago.
The keynote speaker for the conference was Mr. Hratch Tchilingirian, who has been involved in many church-related and national organizations. His topic was "The Challenges Facing the Armenian Apostolic Church in the Twenty-first Century," focusing on what the church's mission should be in today's world.
An exercise in disinformation: linking Kurds to NKR
... Mr. Halacoglu's comment appeared to have been motivated primarily by politics.
In an interview with Uluslararasi Haber Dergisi in October 2007, Mr. Halacoglu said many "people" who think they are Kurds ...