Vahé Tachjian

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Vahé Tachjian is a historian. Born in Lebanon, he earned his Ph.D. in History and Civilization at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His research covers the period of the French occupation of Cilicia, Syria and Lebanon between the two World Wars, the last years of the Ottoman Empire, refugee problems in the Middle East, and Kurdish-Armenian relations. He has carrried out extensive research in archives in Paris, Nantes, London, Cairo, Beirut, Aleppo, and Yerevan. Among his publications are “The Prince”: The Life and Political Activity of Ishkhan of Van, Yerevan, 1994, 210 pages (in Armenian); La France en Cilicie et en Haute-Mésopotamie. Aux confins de la Turquie, de la Syrie et de l’Irak, Karthala Editions, Paris, 2004, 465 pages; (with co-editors Raymond Kévorkian and Michel Paboudjian), Introduction and Notes to Ohannès Pacha Kouyoumdjian, Le Liban à la veille et au début de la guerre. Mémoires d’un gouverneur, 1913-1915, Beirut, 2003; (with co-editors Raymond Kévorkian and Lévon Nordiguian), Les Arméniens, 1917-1939. La quête d’un refuge, Presses de l’Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut, 2006, 320 pages. He was one of the organizers of the photographic exhibition held in Beirut in 2006: The Armenians, 1917-1939: The Quest for a Shelter in the Near East. He is currently employed as a research associate in the Nubarian Library, Paris.

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