Alla Ter-Sarkisiants

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Alla Yervandovna "Yervandi" Ter-Sarkisiants (Ալլա Երվանդի Տեր-Սարգսյանց; Russian: Алла Ервандовна Тер-Саркисянц) is a preeminent historian and ethnographer of Armenia,[1] doctor of historical sciences, leading specialist of the Caucasus department of N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.[2]

She finished her degree in history at Moscow State University in 1959. In 1968 she received her PhD from the N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, and in 1998 she received Doctor of Historical Sciences title for her "The Armenians. History and ethno-cultural traditions" research. In 1978-1989 she was the secretary for science affairs of the N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology. Deputy chairman of Russian Humanitary Science Fund expert's council on history, archeology and ethnography.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]


She is an author of more than 150 academic publications, including:

  • The modern family in Armenia. Moscow, Nauka, 1972. 208 p.
  • Ethnocultural characteristics of Armenians of the North Caucasus // Studia Pontocaucasica. 2. Krasnodar, 1995. p. 5-31.
  • The Armenians. History and ethno-cultural processes. Moscow, Vostochnaya literatura RAN, 1998. 397 p.
  • The history and culture of Armenian People from the ancient times to the 19th century. Moscow, Vostochnaya literatura RAN, 2005. 686 p.


  1. ^ Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia, Volume 46, Number 1 / Summer 2007, P. 3, Editor's Introduction by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
  2. ^ Biography at Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology official Site
  3. ^ Экспертный совет по истории, археологии и этнографии, Российский гуманитарный научный фонд