|On October 6-8, 2016, the XV International academic conference «Brusov Readings-2016» to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of «The Anthology of Armenian Poetry» is to be held in Yerevan. The conference is initiated by the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences with the support of the Graduates Association of the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Yerevan, the Union of Armenians of Russia and «Antares» holding. The opening ceremony of the conference will be held on October 6, at 10 a.m., at the Conference Hall of the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences.
The famous academicians and young specialists from 9 countries – Armenia, Russia (about 10 cities), Ukraine, the U.S., Japan, Georgia, France, Czech Republic and Poland – will participate in the conference. In the course of the opening ceremony Gayane Gasparyan, the YSULS rector, the representatives of the RA Ministry of Education and Science, RA Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Russian Federation in Armenia, the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Yerevan and the Union of Armenians of Russia will address the audience. Sergey Gindin, a distinguished academician, Professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities, will open the plenary session. The following events are to be held within the framework of the conference: the presentation of the facsimile publication of «The Anthology of Armenian Poetry» and the official site of the Brusov Science Center, as well as a concert program. The participants of the conference will go on a sightseeing tour; they will visit Martiros Saryan
| House-Museum, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex, and Oshakan (the guests will visit Mesrop Mashtots’s grave on October 8, within the framework of the celebration of the Holy Translators’ Day).The tradition of the «Brusov Readings» goes back to 1962. During 50 years the conference was held not only in Armenia, where the center of Brusov Studies – Brusov Science Center at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages – is situated, but also in Russia. The «Readings» are usually arranged for the anniversary data. The current year’s date is crucial not only from the viewpoint of Brusov’s creative activities, but of the historical destiny of the whole Armenian nation as well. The matter concerns the publication of the monumental work – «The Anthology of Armenian Poetry from the Ancient Times till Today». Brusov was the first to unveil the ample poetry of Armenia and to disclose the enormous richness of multi-centennial Armenian poetry – a really challenging task. «The Anthology of Armenian Poetry» was published in 1916. 2016 is marked by the resurgence of the epoch-making publication. Its presentation will also be held within the frames of the conference. 9 joint and specialized sessions are to be held during the conference:
VALERY BRUSOV AND THE ARMENIAN CULTURE
VALERY BRUSOV AND THE WORLD CULTURE
THE PROBLEMATIC ISSUES OF VALERY BRUSOV’S CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
In 2013 Valery Brusov’s museum was included in a booklet
| In 2013 Valery Brusov’s museum was included in a booklet on the objects on the CIS territory which were of great historical and memorial importance for Russia. The book
||was published in cooperation with ICOM Russia as an initial stage of «The Map of the Russian Diaspora» – a new project being realized by the Federal Agency.