Presentation of the Conference Proceedings Titled “Personality in History”
The presentation of the publication of conference proceedings titled “Personality in History” took place at faculty of history of Yerevan State University, on February 5, 2015.
On June 28, 2014 the “Armenian Association of World History” and faculty of History of Yerevan State University organized an inter-university conference entitled as “Personality in History”. Among the represented papers only 21 high quality papers have been chosen to contribute to the conference proceedings.
The role and influence of an individual on the course of history are among the pivotal tasks of humanities and social sciences. The projects – devised and tested by individuals and their supporting social and political forces during different periods of history – are manifesting with various potentials and with different level of influence on the course of history. During transitive ages, when a community faces challenges in choosing its future path, the role of individuals comes to be highly decisive. This turns out to be more than crucial within context of (modern) globalization.
The articles of the conference proceeding, being organized in accordance with multidisciplinary principles, are dedicated to investigate the abovementioned problems. During his welcome speech, the editor-in-chief of the conference proceedings, doctor Albert Stepanyan argued:
“The study of history has (at least) dialogical character. To decipher the profound semantic and semiotic scopes of history, a researcher, with a modern coexistive value system, dialogues with great individuals possessing value system of the past, present and visionary future. Such comprehension brought our early career researcher together to navigate through different ages of history, from early ages to modernity. A new generation of researcher is coming, who are determined to establish a new dialogue with outstanding individuals of the past. I think this is the pivotal idea and mission of this conference proceeding. And despite its substantial retrospection, it is leans toward future”.
The dean of the faculty of History, Edik Minasyan arged that articles are written with high academic quality. Further, he went on to say that the articles are very applicable in the sphere of history. The editorial board members, Lilit Minasyan, David Tinoyan and Julieta Ktshhanyan congratulated the authors and hoped that the initiative by laying foundation in providing new quality joint research will be continuous.