Ara Sarafian (Armenian: Արա Սարաֆեան) is a British historian of Armenian origin. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, received under the tutelage of Ronald Grigor Suny. Sarafian is the founding director of the Gomidas Institute in London, which sponsors and carries out research and publishes books and the journal Armenian Forum. Among the institute's publications are English translations of Armenian texts related to the Armenian Genocide. He edited a "Critical Edition" of the The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-1916, commonly known as the Blue Book (originally published in 1916 by British historians Lord James Bryce and Arnold Toynbee), as well as a Turkish edition of the book.