S. Peter Cowe
S. Peter Cowe, is a Professor of Armenian Language and Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cowe is a founding member of the Association internationale des Etudes Arméniennes (1983) and the Society for the Study of Caucasia (1986). From 1987 he served as a member of the executive council of the Society for Armenian Studies, in 1997 Dr. Cowe became the secretary, and in 2001, the vice president of SAS. Dr. Cowe completed the Fraserburgh Academy of Scotland in 1971. In 1975 he received his M.A. in Classics with first class honours. In 1983 he received M.A. in Armenology and subsidiary Theology from the University of Oxford, Mansfield College. From 1980-81 as part of his studies at Yerevan State University, he conducted manuscript research at the Matenadaran Institute for the Preservation and Study of Ancient Manuscripts. In 1983 Dr. Cowe received Ph.D. in Armenology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1983-84 he was a lecturer in Armenian Studies at HUJ. From 1984 to 1996 he lectured Armenian Studies at the Columbia University, New York. In 1996 Dr. Cowe became Professor of Armenian Studies at UCLA. In 2000 he was appointed as the holder of the Grigor Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Language and Culture at UCLA.
Dr. Cowe is the author of Commentary on the Divine Liturgy by Xosrov Anjewatsi (1991); The Armenian Version of Daniel (1992); Mxitar Sasnetsi's Theological Discourses (1993); The Armenian Manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library (1994); Modern Armenian Drama: An Anthology (2001); has edited, translated and contributed to The Deaconess in the Armenian Church (1994); Pilgrimage to Jerusalem by the Eastern Churches (1984); Armenian as a Pluricentric Language (1991); The Armenian Version of the Epistle of Jeremiah (1991); Text and Context: Studies in the Armenian New Testament (1994); New Approaches to Middle Armenian Language and Literature (1995); Generic and Methodological Developments in Theology in Caucasia From the Fourth to Eleventh Centuries Within an East Christian Context (1996); The Glory of Byzantium (1997); Medieval Armenian Literary and Cultural Trends in The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times volume 2 (1997); Relations between the Kingdoms of Vaspurakan and Ani in Armenian Van/Vaspurakan (2000) and has also published numerous articles.