Gohar Savary


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Royal ideology and visual representation of power; medieval Armenian art; codicology and miniature painting; cultural exchanges in the medieval Mediterranean and Soutwest Asia; history of artworks; historiography of medieval art; history of Armenian printing.

Departement Art History and Archeology

MIS 02 bu. 2020A
Av. de l'Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
MIS 02, 2020A


2006-2012 BA and MA in Art History at the Yerevan State University; 2012-2017 researcher at the departments of Codicology and Art History in the Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan; 2013-2017 PhD at the University of Fribourg on the topic “Royal Images of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia (1198-1375) in the Context of Mediterranean Intercultural Exchange” (thesis defence on November 14, 2017, with summa cum laude);  2016-2017 researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; Best Conference Paper Award 2015, awarded by the Society for Armenian Studies (California State University, Fresno); Scholarship holder of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2013-2016, the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation, the NAASR (National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Belmont) and AGBU (New York). Since December 2017 postdoc researcher at the University of Fribourg in frame of the SNSF project “Royal Epiphanies: The King’s Body as Image and Its Mise-en-scène in Medieval Mediterranean, 12th-14th Centuries” (2017-2021).

Research and publications