26-27 October 2021

Call for Papers

Dear Participant;

Mount Ararat is the most magnificent elevation of Anatolia and the most sacred mountain of the world with its 5137 meters height. Ararat, which is the most famous mountain of Anatolia and even of the whole Middle East, has historical legends that are not attributed to other mountains. The mountain, stated in the Old Testament as “r-r-t”, was later called as Ararat. Actually, “r-r-t” is the Hebraic name of powerful Urartu Kingdom centralized in Eastern Anatolia which contains Transcaucasia and Northwest Iran Region in 9-7 BC.

It is believed that Noah's Ark grounded on this mountain after the Great Flood. In this respect, a great number of poems, quatrains, stories, proverbs and legends were written in Turkish Folk Literature on this subject. Throughout history, Mount Ararat was a source of inspiration on founding and rising of civilizations established in Eastern Anatolia, the Caucasus, Nakhchivan and Northwestern Iran. Ararat Mountain, which is the biggest source of power and wealth of Anatolia and the Turkic World, constitutes the common point of intangible cultural heritage.

VI. INTERNATIONAL MOUNT ARARAT AND NOAH'S ARK SYMPOSIUM is going to be held in Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University on 26-27 October 2021. With priority of the Mount Ararat and its surroundings; History, Archeology, History of Art, Geography, Geology, Economics, Tourism, Ethnography, Language and Literature, Theology, Sport, Natural Environment, Immovable Cultural Heritage, Traditional Culinary Culture and Meals of the region are going to be held in the symposium.

We will be glad to see you at VI. INTERNATIONAL MOUNT ARARAT AND NOAH'S ARK SYMPOSIUM on 26-27 October 2021 with your paper which is going to be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The symposium comprises valuable qualifications such as participation from many different countries, compliance with the criteria for appointing and promoting associate professorship and a multinational scientific committee. Studies (abstract and full text papers) to be sent by esteemed scientists will be meticulously approved by the referees. Participation certificates for online presentations will be sent to e-mails after the symposium. The papers presented at the symposium will be published as a full text book with e-ISBN after the symposium. Turkish and English are languages of the Symposium.                                       

On Behalf of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Oktay BELLİ - Prof. Dr. Faruk KAYA