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LECTURE- Rouben Galichian - Historical Cartography of Armenia, Yerevan, Oct. 19

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LECTURE- Rouben Galichian - Historical Cartography of Armenia, Yerevan, Oct. 19

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How have foreign cartographers (map-makers) delineated Armenian
borders over the centuries?

Today, why and to what (political?) end is there incorrect use of some
geographical terms?

London-based author Rouben Galichian, a possessor of an extensive
collection of maps, opens a new approach to discovering this question,
taking his audience on a journey to explore the way map-makers viewed
Armenia throughout the ages, from ancient times to the modern era.

Rouben Galichian was born in Tabriz, Iran, to a family of immigrant
Armenians who had fled Van in 1915 and arrived in Iran via Armenia,
Georgia and France. After attending school in Tehran he received a
scholarship to study in the UK and graduated from the University of
Aston, Birmingham, in engineering.

His experience is in Electrical, as well as Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
Industries as project director.

His interest in geography and cartography started early in life but he
began seriously studying this subject in 1970's. In 1981 he moved to
London with his family, where he had access to a huge variety of
cartographic materials.

His first book entitled "Historic Maps of Armenia. The Cartographic
Heritage" became a bestseller in its kind. (I. B Tauris, London,
2004). His second book "Countries South of the Caucasus in Medieval
Maps" was released on 20 September, 2007 in Yerevan, published jointly
by Pritinfo in Yerevan and Gomidas Institute of London.

Join us at Common Ground on Friday, October 19 at 7pm. to hear this
informative presentation.

Common Ground
Tpagrichner 9
Republic of Armenia
Tel.: +374 10 56 84 50

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