The Foundation of Philomath Women (Dprotsʿaser tiknantsʿ ěnkerutʿiwn)

It was created on May 1, 1879 in Constantinople to educate poor girls. During the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II the Foundation was closed, but after the armistice in 1908 the Foundation was opened again. After the armistice in 1918 about 500 orphan girls Continue Reading

Ellen Byuzand (Eghisabet Stamboltsyan) 1895-1970

Ellen was born in Alexandropol (Gyumri). She received education at the Hovnanian School in Tbilisi, and later she studied law in Rostov. Ellen joined the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun from the very young age, she was the secretary of the parliament of Armenia and held 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

Pertchuhi Partizpanian-Barseghian (1886 – 1940)

Image from Pertchuhi is an Armenian public figure, pedagogue, writer. The wife of Sargis Barseghian (military, political figure). Pertchuhi was born in 1886 in Edirne. She graduated from High School in Plovdiv, then she studied literature and pedagogy in Geneva. At the age of Continue Reading

Hripsime (Lola) Metsaturian-Sasuni (1893 – 1969)

Image from Lola Sassouni (Hripsime Metsaturian) was born in 1893, in Akn. She was the niece of Misak Metsarents, Armenian well-known poet. In 1908, her family made their way to Constantinople. From the very young age she was deeply involved in the national-Armenian activities. Continue Reading

Iskuhi Emirian-Davtian

Iskuhi was born in the village of Talas in Turkey. She attended the local Vard Patrikyan School, participated in the literary group opened by the efforts of Vahan Kurkchian, which became the basis of her literary taste. After graduating from the college, she worked as Continue Reading

Doctor Heghush Yeghiazaryan (Papazyan)

Doctor Heghush was born in Yerevan. Their house was originally a meeting place for revolutionary youth. After completing her education at the Russian gymnasium, she was absorbed by Russian rich culture. In 1905-1906, when Heghush was a member of the Dashnaktsutyun Student Association, she devoted Continue Reading

Heghine Metspayian

Heghine was born in New Nakhichevan. After graduating from Gymnasium, Heghine was involved in teaching, then she left for Tabriz, where she started working at Haigazian School, while continuing her efforts to increase women’s involvement in public activities. She was working closely with women and Continue Reading

Tiruhi Missakian – Azarian (1891 – 1964)

Tiruhi was born in Constantinople in 1891, she studied at the Esayan School and later started teaching at the same school. The Armenian press was also in the frma of Tiruhi’s interests. She took the administrative responsibility of the “Tchakatamart” (Battle) daily (1918-24), which was Continue Reading

Mariam Tumanyan (July 21(28), 1870, Tbilisi-1947, Tbilisi), Armenian cultural figure

Mariam had great respect for Armenian cultural figures whom she was always helping materially and ideologically. She was deputy chairman of the Tiflis Armenian Charity Company and even led the Theatrical Union for several years. Mariam co-worked in several translated publications by Hovhannes Tumanyan. In Continue Reading