The second winner of the Raphael Lemkin annual scholarship announced by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute is David Low
, a PhD research student & teaching assistant of Courtauld Institute of Art, History of Art faculty, Somerset House, London. Academic Degrees: MA Hons, University of Glasgow, MA, with Distinction, Courtauld Institute of Art.
David Low is interested in the Armenian Genocide and photographic documents in times of war, specifically: photographic documents of the Armenian Genocide; and photographers in exile during the Second World War. His research outline is "Photographic documents of the Armenian Genocide"
. He has received several academic awards, including Courtauld Harold Hyam Wingate Scholar, UK Arts & Humanities Research Council award holder and speaks English, German, Spanish and a working knowledge of Armenian.
It should be remembered that from September 2010 up to now, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute of NAS RA announced its new scholarship program for foreign students and PhD candidates. Raphael Lemkin scholarship is intended to enable foreign students, who specialize in genocide studies, especially in the Armenian Genocide, to visit Armenia for a month to conduct research in local scientific institutions and libraries.
The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute will provide researchers with the possibility to carry out their research at the AGMI, where they will be provided with necessary research materials and consultation, as well as in the universities, archives and libraries located in Armenia.
The scholarship suggests a visit of one postgraduate student per year. The AGMI covers all travel and accommodation expanses related to the nominee. The AGMI is planning to enlarge this scholarship program to promote the development of scholars specialized in the Armenian Genocide.