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British Film Best Review Competition in Armenia

Source: SERUND

Within the framework of the 11th Edition of the British Film Festival, we announce a competition for the brightest film review.

From 6 to 17 March, 2013 you can write a review on any of the films from the programme of the Festival and receive a chance to win one of our valuable prizes.
The author of the best review will be awarded an Apple iPad 3! Additionally, there will be other prizes!
1. Write a review of a film you liked from the programme of British Film Festival 2013
2. Publish it on www.britfilms.am website relevant section and share the link on your Facebook wall
3. Put the link of your review under this post on the British Council Armenia Facebook page
Please note
Every participant may submit several reviews, but not more than one for each film
Reviews can be submitted either in English or Armenian
There is no word count
Deadline for submissions is 17 March
Entries unrelated to the British Film Festival review competition will not be considered
The contents of reviews are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the British Council.
The best reviews will be selected by the members of the Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists. The winners of the competition will be announced on 27 March, 2012.
Join the British Film Festival, share your impressions with us and win!
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Since When Did Turkey have an Ancient Past Under the Name of Turkey?- Sign Petition!

The British Museum is misinforming visitors about the artifacts found within room 54, claiming they originated from Ancient Turkey and Ancient Anatolia. This is absolutely ridiculous and beyond inaccurate because there is no such thing as Ancient Turkey or Ancient Anatolia! This is a discrimination of Armenian heritage and shall not be tolerated. They refer to artifacts dated from 5500-300 BC from Kingdom of Ararat, known as “Urartu”, present day Armenia, as “eastern Turkey.” They are trying to validate their point by stating that “most visitors use modern geographical references to decide which parts of the collection they wish to see.” As an educational institution they should be educating their visitors about the origins of the art and the culture it was created by, not manipulating them to “decide which parts of the museum they wish to see.” Other museums around the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum, acknowledge and respect the Armenian culture by properly naming their collections. Why is the British Museum trying to change history by giving the Ottoman Empire credit for art they never created? By deceiving visitors the British Museum is losing credibility as an institution that conserves historical importance.
 

Scholarships for 12-month Stay in Berlin

Deadline: December 15, 2012
Open to: Applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union
Scholarship: 770 EUR per month for undergraduates and graduates, 1,300 EUR per month for post-docs

Description

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union. Applicants should be working on research projects that require a 12 months stay in Berlin.

Scholarship

Undergraduates and graduates receive 770 EUR, postdocs 1,300 EUR per month. The scholarship includes travel costs to and from Berlin and free lodging in the International Study Center Berlin. The maximum age is 35 for postdocs and 25 years for undergraduates.

Application process

If you want to apply, please fill-in the application form. The completed application form has to be sent to studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de. Please, fill-in the German language certificate too and send it to the same email address. The application deadline is December 15, 2012. The scholarship will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on September 30, 2014.

Contact information

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
Niederkirchnerstr. 5
D-10111 Berlin
Tel. 0049 30 23252005
Fax: 0049 30 23252008
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de

Visit the official website (Quicklink: Studienstiftung)

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/11/13/scholarships-for-12-month-stay-in-berlin/#ixzz2DQcOHGTf

source: ARMACAD

The Armenian Origin of Basques

Stephen Oppenheimer, a medical geneticist at the University of Oxford, published a new book «The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story» (http://www.amazon.com/Origins-British-Genetic-Detective-Story/sim/0786718900/1?ie=UTF8&pf=book). He claims that the historians are wrong in almost every aspect. In Dr. Oppenheimer’s restoration of events based on Y-chromosome and mtDNA analysis, three-quarters of the ancestors of the modern British arrived on what became the British Isles between 15,000 and 7,500 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, when Britain was still attached to the mainland of Europe. They shared a genetic heritage with the Basques and spoke a language related to Basque language. The British Isles were not populated then, the new arrivals in the British Isles found an empty territory. Thus both Britain and Ireland have been inhabited for thousands of years by a single people that have remained in the majority, with only minor additions from later invaders like Celts, Romans, Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Normans. But these incursions had little effect on the basic Basque genetic heritage. That heritage is strongest in Ireland, where only 12 percent of the population descends from migrants who came after the Basques. In southern and eastern England, nearer the Continent, the figure is about one third. The Anglo ¬ Saxons and the Celts were small immigrant groups. «Neither group had much more impact on the British Isles gene pool than the Vikings, the Normans or, indeed, immigrants of the past 50 years,» he writes.

«…So the question comes where Basques originated from? The Basques are unique ethnic group, that inhabit parts of northwestern Spain and southwestern France. There have been several hypothesis regarding origin of those people. But lets refer to the founders of Basque national historiography Esteban de Garibay, Andres de Posa and Baltasar de Echave. All of them considered Armenia as homeland of Basques. Esteban de Garibay thought that Iberia was populated by descendants of Tubal, Noah’s grandson, who went to Iberia thirty-five years after the Flood subsided. Garibay observed that Basque place-names bore a resemblance to those in Armenia (http://www.gipuzkoakultura.net/ediciones/versus/estevez-es.htm).

Baltasar de Echave writes: «the first settlers arrived to Iberia after the Universal deluge with the children of Noah from «ours loved mother country Armenia» (http://www.ingeba.euskalnet.net/lurralde/lurranet/lur22/ore22/22ore. htm).

Interestingly legendary ancestor of the Basques had a name Aitor, which in Armenian means Grandson of an Armenian. The Armenian origin of Basques was strongly supported by several prominent researchers, such as Gaspar Eskolano, Edward Spencer Johnson, Joseph Karst, Bernardo Estornes Lasa, Nikolay Marr.

In conclusion, there was a genetic study done in different regions of Armenia, that detected that the characteristic genetic code prevalent in Welsh, Basques and Irish, called the Atlantic Modal Haplotype, is also present in Armenian population of Syunik and Karabakh. These are two Armenian provinces predominantly isolated in the mountains, which precluded genetic admixture with neighboring ethnic groups and nations».

Scholarship program of the Berlin House of Representatives

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union. Applicants should be working on research projects that require a 12 months stay in Berlin.
Undergraduates and graduates receive 770 EUR, postdocs 1,300 EUR per month. The scholarship includes travel costs to and from Berlin and free lodging in the International Study Center Berlin. The maximum age is 35 for postdocs and 25 years for undergraduates.

The application deadline is December 15, 2012. The scholarship will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on September 30, 2014.

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
Niederkirchnerstr. 5
D-10111 Berlin
Tel. 0049 30 23252005
Fax: 0049 30 23252008
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de
Visit the website at http://www.parlament-berlin.de (Quicklink: Studienstiftung)