How should we safeguard our identity in times when we are constantly bombarded with information and ideas which often act to erode the sense of one’s identity? How can Armenians persevere in the current geopolitical conditions? We offer the means. Learn more about the history of Armenia, our heritage, our language, our traditions, and values during the radio program “Akunk” (Source).
The phrases “national identity” and “historical memory” are often used in our oral or written speech. They are deeply related to each other and are conditioned by each other. During the national revival of any people, when the society awakes from its long numbness, the driving power is, of course, the memory of the past. That is, the realization of the notions “national identity” and “historical memory” forms the life environment that is aimed at national preservation. In other words, the historical memory reawakens when national identity becomes endangered.
- Harutyun Marutyan