The Zoryan Institute & AUA Center for Oral History

The Zoryan Institute makes its collections and analyses available, and provides research assistance to scholars, writers, journalists, film-makers, government agencies and other organizations. In keeping with this mission, in 2019, the ZIA and the American University of Armenia (AUA) officially opened the Zoryan Institute and AUA Center for Oral History located at the AGBU Papazian Library of the American University of Armenia.

This center will house Zoryan Institute’s renowned Armenian Genocide Oral History Collection, which contains upwards of 750 interviews of genocide survivors. In addition to this collection, the center will now house the interviews from the 44-Day Artsakh War Oral History Project. AUA students will transcribe the video recordings of the collection, making these invaluable resources readily available and accessible to a broader audience of scholars and researchers.

“Housing the copies of the Zoryan Institute’s renowned Oral History Archive at the AGBU Papazian Library at AUA is a great honor for us. I am proud to say that AUA students will be involved in transcribing and translating the Armenian video interviews making the resources available to the English-speaking community,” – Karin Markides, AUA President 

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Watch the video below to learn more about the Zoryan Institute – AUA Center for Oral History!