Post-release of the Round table on May 25, 2019 in St. Petersburg

(in Russian – here) On May 25, 2019, a Round table “Cultural studies and global challenges of our time” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia organized on the eve of the 90th anniversary of Eduard S. Markaryan (1929-2011), one of the founders of culturology as a science.

A. Bondarev. In Blessed Memory of Edward S. Markaryan (1929–2011)

Abstract. The article is devoted to Edward S. Markaryan (1929–2011), who was the eminent Armenian and Russian scholar, philosopher and humanist. Professor Markaryan was famous for the innovative studies in self-organization of social life and argued that culture is its key phenomenon; he promoted integration of social, biological, and physical sciences and addressed the key issues of the “survival-development” strategy. Edward Markaryan was among the founders of the Soviet theory of culture, Armenian School of Culturology, and the Russian culturology. His academic activities have acquired particular importance in the situation of the current planetary crisis, which carries deadly threats to humanity. […]

Photos 1983-2011

1996 L. Mosolova, E. Markaryan, V. Hakopyan (former General Consular of Armenia in St. Petersburg)   Khrenov, E. Markaryan, A. Bondarev   Yerevan, 2000 S. Ikonnikova, E. Markaryan Source: First Russian congress on cultural studies, August 25-29, 2006 A. Bondarev, E. Markaryan S. Ikonnikova, E. Markaryan, L. Mosolova. September 2006 September 2, 2006   A. Flier, A. Bondarev, E. Markaryan, January 25, 2009   One of the last photos of E. Markaryan. April 20, 2010, L. Gumilev Museum, St. Petersburg

About Society of friends of E. Markaryan

The 90th anniversary of an outstanding thinker eight years after his death is a symbolic frontier. Everything is transient and everything gradually fades away in our life. Since the memory of such personalities as Edward Markaryan and their legacy are of particular importance, only the bringing his friends and followers together, ones who value his legacy, can protect both memory and legacy.


Report by Professor Edward Markaryan at the plenary symposium “Problems of human existence” in the framework of the Days of Petersburg philosophy. Video (in Russian, 25 minutes) Faculty of philosophy of St. Petersburg State university St. Petersburg November 19, 2009 Source