“The Foundation of Patriotic Armenian women (Azganuēr hayuheats‛ ĕnkerut‛iwn)”

It was created in April 11, 1879 in Constantinople. Its purpose was to expand the education and enlightenment among the Armenian women. Since the day of its creation this foundation was supported by Armenian patriarchate of Constantinople, but the initiators of the foundation were exceptionally Continue Reading

Brabion Copier (1750-1835)

Brabion was a teacher. She was born in Constantinople, she was of unique educated women of her time, she was known as the first Armenian woman teacher. She always assisted her brother Matt‛os Palatetsi (of Balad), who was a famous intellectual figure. The brother and Continue Reading

The First Schools for Girls in the Armenia

The first schools for girls in the Armenian reality are the Hripsimiantz school of Smyrna   (Hṛip’simyeants’ varzharan, 1840), Yerevan’s Hripsimiantz school (Hṛip’simyants’ dprots’, 1850), but these schools began to multiply from the middle of the 19th century. The Armenian writer Perch Proshyan was especially noteworthy Continue Reading

Gayane Hovhannisyan- Matakyan (1852-1900)

Gayane was born in Tbilisi in 1852. At age of 18 she engaged in translation acivities, translating both from French and from Russian. She has worked as a surveyor at the Mariamian Girl’s School. Gayane studied pedagogy in Switzerland. Returning to the Caucasus, she dedicates Continue Reading

Mariam Khatisyan (1845-1914)

Mariam Khatisyan (1845-1914) was born in Tbilisi, she studied at the Tbilisi Women’s Institute. Mariam organized a special literary salon at her home, where the Armenian intellectuals of Tbilisi were gathering. She studied Armenian in that environment and engaged in cultural activities. Mariam Khatisyan was Continue Reading