Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and its Public Perceptions: Preliminary Observations

The amount of materials regarding the perceptions of various Genocide commemoration initiatives by different social groups in Armenia is huge in terms of quantity, diversity and ever-changing quality. The variety of initiatives, their scope and coverage spanning from one-time grassroots events, ongoing regular activities and all-encompassing government interventions to internal political and social debates, in addition to cultural undertakings and worldwide campaigns for Armenian Genocide recognition by different states and prominent individuals. Public sentiment constantly evolves under the growing pressure of commemoration activities.

By Lusine Kharatyan