Seta B. Dadoyan

Prof. Dr. Seta B. Dadoyan (née Satenik Barsoumian) is a prominent Armenian scholar, author, educator and artist. She is a Doctor of Philosophical Sciences (in philosophy). Her extensive research and many publications focus on the medieval and modern Armenian political, cultural and intellectual experiences in their interactive aspects within the Near Eastern, and the Islamic world. She is considered a trailblazer and leading specialist in a novel discipline of Islamic-Armenian interactive history, initiated by her and to which she has dedicated six of her twelve volumes and many groundbreaking studies. She was professor of cultural studies, philosophy and art history at the American University of Beirut. After moving to the US in 2005, she was visiting professor of Armenian and Near Eastern Studies at Columbia University, St. Nersess Seminary, the University of Chicago, and the State University of Yerevan. For her exceptional scholarly contributions to Armenian studies and intellectual culture, in September 2021 the Society of Armenian Studies honored her by the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Earlier on, in September of 2015, she was granted the “St. Mesrop Mashtots‘” Medal, and on Jan. 1999, the highest “Medal and Diploma of David Invictus/Anhaght” of the Philosophical Academy of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

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