Posted on 20/04/2011
The first winner of the Raphael Lemkin annual scholarship announced on 19 April 2011 by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute is Rebecca Jinks, a PhD student in the History Department at Royal Holloway. Rebecca is working on representations of the Armenian, Cambodian and Rwandan genocides within the broader framework of Holocaust studies. In September 2010 the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI) (National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia) announced its new scholarship programme for foreign students and PhD candidates. The Raphael Lemkin scholarship is intended to enable foreign students, who specialise in genocide studies, especially in the Armenian Genocide, to visit Armenia for a month to conduct research in local scientific institutions and libraries. The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute will provide researchers with necessary research materials and consultation, as well as access to universities, archives and libraries located in Armenia.