The books of the gospel as sacred objects”

Konrad Siekiersky

The Center for Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center will present a webinar with Konrad Siekierski on “The Materiality of Armenian Christianity : the Gospel books as sacred objects”. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7 p.m. (Eastern) / 4 p.m. (Pacific).

The webinar will be available live on Zoom (registration required) and on the NAASR YouTube channel.

Konrad Siekierski is a PhD candidate in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London. Based on 10 years of ethnographic research, his doctoral thesis, A Vow to Go: Religion, Reunion, and Roots in the Armenian Pilgrimage, examines the different forms that pilgrimage takes in Armenian culture today.

In 2021, he conducted a research project The Gospel Books as Home Saints: Between Vernacular Christianity and Armenian National Heritage, funded by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies. He is currently the recipient of the NEH Postgraduate Fellowship in Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. Konrad has edited two collective volumes and is the author of several articles in academic journals.

For more information, contact NAASR at [email protected].


Founded in 1955, NAASR is one of the world’s leading resources for advancing Armenian studies, supporting scholars, and building a global community to preserve and enrich Armenian culture, history, and identity for future generations.


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