On 9th February 2024, the presentation of “Caucasian Albania: An International Handbook” took place at the Armenian Embassy in Austria. The handbook was co-edited by Austrian Armenologist Dr. Jasmine Dum-Tragut and German Caucasiologist Dr. Jost Gippert.
In his opening speech, H.E. Armen Papikyan, Ambassador of Armenia to Austria, expressed gratitude to the authors of the book for their dedication to countering Azerbaijan's efforts to erase the rich Armenian cultural heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh, to misappropriate it as “Caucasian Albanian”. He emphasized the importance of resisting historical revisionism and falsification attempts.
Following the book presentation, a panel discussion ensued regarding the endangered Armenian cultural heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh. The panel included Dr. Jasmine Dum-Tragut, Dr. Jost Gippert, Dr. Friedrich Schipper (Executive Vice President of Blue Shield Austria), and Anna Puhr (Board Member of the Blue Shield International).
++ Photos & Source: Embassy of Armenia to Austria ++