Born in Lebanon, Vahe Tachjian 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, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, refugee problems in the Middle East, and Kurdish-Armenian relations. He is now the chief editor of the houshamdyan website (based in Berlin), a scientific project whose aim is to reconstruct the Ottoman Armenians’ local history and the memory of their lives. His major publications include La France en Cilicie et en Haute-Mésopotamie. Aux confins de la Turquie, de la Syrie et de l’Irak, Paris, 2004; Les Arméniens, 1917-1939. La quête d’un refuge, Paris, 2007 (co-editor); Les Arméniens de Cilicie: habitat, mémoire et identité, Beirut, 2012 (co-editor); Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society, Vol 1, Berlin, 2014 (editor), Daily Life in the Abyss: Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918, Berghahn Books, NY/London, 2017.