DOI: 10.3138/gsi-2023-0001 ISSN: 2291-1847

Armenian Genocide Studies: Development as a Field, Historiographic Appraisal, and the Road Ahead

Stephan H. Astourian
  • Law
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science

This essay is a survey of the field of Armenian Genocide studies, which outlines its academic development over the past sixty years and the conditions of its production. The latter refers to the state-sponsored denial of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey, and to the collusion, or at least acquiescence, of some Middle East studies scholars or organizations with such a denial. The essay assesses the state of the current historiography and the issue of access to the main relevant archival sources. Finally, it points to some of the current debates and gaps in the existing literature, and possibly to the road that lies ahead. 1

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