|Born||April 11, 1923|
|Alma mater||Bryn Mawr College (BA), Columbia University (MA, PhD)|
|Fields||Armenian history, Byzantine history|
|Institutions||Princeton University, Columbia University, Smith College|
|Dean of |
Princeton University Graduate School
|Preceded by||Alvin Kernan|
|Succeeded by||Theodore Ziolkowski|
Nina G. Garsoïan (born April 11, 1923) is an American historian specializing in Armenian and Byzantine history. In 1969 she became the first female historian to get tenure at Columbia University and, subsequently, became the first holder of Gevork M. Avedissian Chair in Armenian History and Civilization at Columbia. In 1977–79 she served as dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University.
Garsoïan was born in Paris on April 11, 1923 to Armenian parents from Russia, originally from Nakhichevan-on-Don (Rostov-on-Don) and Tbilisi. She moved to New York in 1933. She received a BA in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College in 1943 and both MA and PhD from Columbia University in Byzantine, Near Eastern and Armenian History. She received Fulbright Fellowship to study at the Mekhitarist monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice.
Garsoïan began teaching at Smith College in 1956 and Columbia in 1962. In 1969 she became the female professor to receive tenure at Columbia's Department of History. Garsoïan became the first female dean of the Princeton University Graduate School when she was appointed to the position in 1977. She served in that position until 1979.
In 1979 she became the first holder of Gevork M. Avedissian Chair in Armenian History and Civilization at Columbia University. She retired in 1993 and is currently Professor Emerita of Armenian History and Civilization.
Garsoïan is the director of the Paris-based Revue des Études Arméniennes and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. She has participated in Byzantine Studies Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, twice serving as a co-director.
Garsoïan has published numerous books, journal and encyclopedia articles on Armenian, Byzantine and Sassanian history. In her publications she has emphasized the Iranian/Persian influence on Armenian history.
- The Paulician Heresy. Mouton, 1968.
- Armenia between Byzantium and the Sasanians. Variorum Publishing. 1985.
- The Epic Histories Attributed to Pʻawstos Buzand: (Buzandaran Patmutʻiwnkʻ). Harvard University Press, 1989.
- L'Église arménienne et le grand schisme d'Orient. Peeters Publishers. 1999.
- Church and Culture in Early Medieval Armenia. Ashgate, 1999.
- De Vita Sua. 2011. (memoir)
- "Byzantine Heresy. A Reinterpretation." Dumbarton Oaks Papers 25 (1971): 85-113.
- "Secular jurisdiction over the Armenian church (fourth-seventh centuries)." Harvard Ukrainian Studies 7 (1983): 220-250.
- "Byzantium and the Sasanians." Cambridge History of Iran 3.1 (1983): 568-592.
- "The problem of Armenian integration into the Byzantine empire." Studies on the internal diaspora of the Byzantine Empire (1998): 53-124.
- The trade and cities of Armenia in relation to ancient world trade by Hakob Manandian. 1965
- Armenia in the Period of Justinian by Nicholas Adontz. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 1970.
- The Arab Emirates in Bagratid Armenia by Aram Ter-Ghevondyan. Livraria Bertrand. 1976
- Yuzbashian, Karen (1968). "Nina G. Garsoian. The Paulician Heresy. A Study of the Origine and Development of Paulicianism in Armenia and the Eastern Provinces of the Byzantine Empire. The Hague-Paris, 1967, 293 էջ+1 քարտեզ։ Նինա Գ. Գարսոյան. Պավլիկյան աղանդը. Ուսումնասիրություն նվիրված Հայաստանում և Բյուզանդական կայսրության արևելյան գավառներում պավլիկյան շարժման ծագմանն ու զարգացմանը". Patma-Banasirakan Handes (in Armenian) (4): 243–248.
- Zekiyan, Levon (2016). "Նինա Գարսոյեանի "Հայոց Եկեղեցին եւ Արեւելքի մեծ բաժանումը" մենագրութիւնը". Etchmiadzin (in Armenian). Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 73 (2): 127–139. ISSN 1829-4243.
- Nersessian, Vrej (1987). "Nina G. Garsoian : Armenia between Byzantium and the Sasanians. (Collected studies.) viii, 332 pp. London: Variorum Reprints, 1985 32". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. 50 (2): 430. doi:10.1017/S0041977X00049880.
- "1962". history.columbia.edu. 13 November 2017. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.
- "Nina Garsoian, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History; Dean of the Graduate School 1977-1979". artmuseum.princeton.edu. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.
- McKee, Gabriel (16 March 2016). "ISAW LIBRARY RECEIVES COLLECTION OF NINA G. GARSOÏAN". isaw.nyu.edu. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.
- "History". Princeton University Graduate School. Archived from the original on 27 June 2021.
- Avdoyan, Levon (2005). ""Magistra Studentorum per Armeniam et Byzantium"". In Chance, Jane (ed.). Women Medievalists and the Academy. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 9780299207502.
- "De Vita Sua". Mazda Publishers. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.
- "Coeducation: History of Women at Princeton University". libguides.princeton.edu. Archived from the original on 12 August 2021.
- "Professor Nina Garsoïan FBA". thebritishacademy.ac.uk. British Academy. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.