A major part of the area that is called the Armenian Plateau by the historians now remains within the borders of today’s Republic of Turkey.
The seeds of Armenian Press have been originally planted, grown and bore fruit in this area. When the Armenian alphabet takes its final shape in 405, Armenian Press enters upon a critical phase with the use of manuscripts. For centuries, Armenians keep not only the records of their own history, but also chronicle the history of other communities. Besides translating works from foreign languages to Armenian, they also translate Armenian works to other languages. Today, these documents are among the most important references for scientists who study on the fields of history, geography, archeology, religion, ethnography, medicine, law, art and agriculture.
Just after the invention of the printing press in 1450, the first Armenian book is published in 1512. In a short time, Armenian Publishing houses have been established all around the world and thousands of various books have been published.
Armenian periodicals form a special category in the history of Armenian press.
Between the years 1794-1980, 3095 Armenian periodicals have been published in 253 cities of 42 world countries.
Hundreds of newspapers and magazines have been published in Ottoman provinces, in Armenian and Turkish (with Armenian letters).
Between the years 1832-1980, 613 Armenian periodicals have been published in 42 centers of today’s borders of the Republic. However, this figure has decreased to 3 only, in 2012.
Zakarya Mildanoğlu invites us to a presentation about “History of the Armenian Press and Periodicals”.
LOCATION : Armenian Culture and Solidarity Association
DATE : 11 June 2012, Monday
TIME : 19:30
Note: There will be live broadcast of the presentation in Nor Radyo. Asking questions and exchange of ideas will be possible via twitter and facebook pages of the radio.
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