Minorities of Armenia

In August 2012 the project Minorities of Armenia a sociolinguistic and sociocultural survey has  started under the direction of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulze at the Institut für Allgemeine und Typologische Sprachwissenschaft of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. This 3-year research project which is funded by the VolksWagen Foundation aims at an interdisciplinary documentation of the present-day situation of the minorities in Armenia, emphasizing the individual groups' self-perception and the parameters which these groups refer to for the construction of their identity.

Under construction

This site is currently under construction. Sections will be continuously updated. The site presents research results in a very condensed way, including information on:   

  • Outlines and the goals of the project.
  • General data of Armenia and the legal framework touching minority issues.
  • Methods of data collection employed.
  • Basic data related to the minorities at issue and research results - data will be continuously updated.  
  • Aspects of history, politics etc. that are supposed to have influenced the present-day situation.

Detailed research results will be published at the end of the project in terms of a "Handbook of Minorities in Armenia".