Smbat Minasyan is a historian and international relations specialist with a PhD in Armenian History, as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations. He worked as an Associate Professor at Yerevan State University’s Faculty of International Relations from 2009 to 2017. Minasyan authored the scholarly book “Armenians in the North Caucasus, 1918-1920,” published in 2016 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, and has written over 200 scientific and public articles on Armenian history and international relations.
The Creation of Armenian-History.com
In 2002, while studying at Yerevan State University, Minasyan started working on the Armenian-History.com project. The inspiration for developing this website came from the apparent lack of readily available information on Armenian history and Armenia on the internet, in both English and Armenian languages.
His goal was to create a user-friendly platform that would make information on Armenia’s rich heritage more accessible to people worldwide, in both English and Armenian.
Without the experience and skills to develop a website and facing the high cost of hiring a professional developer, Minasyan decided to take matters into his own hands. While pursuing his studies in International Relations and Political Science at the university, he began learning HTML, CSS, and other web programming languages. In 2002, after a few months of diligent learning, he embarked on the development of the Armenian History website. Through dedication and hard work, he completed the first user-friendly version of Armenian-History.com within six months.
In 2003, Smbat Minasyan acquired the Armenian-history.com domain and officially launched the website, which has been online ever since.
Over time, the website has evolved from a small personal project to an extensive Armenian History platform that features contributions from other scholars as well. Today, Armenian-History.com stands as one of the premier online sources for information, maps, analytics, and images related to Armenian history, modern-day Armenia, and Armenians worldwide.