Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient

Khachkars as Worldwide Witnesses of Armenian History, Spirituality, and Art

Christina Maranci David Zakarian NAASR Patrick Donabedian Theo Van Lint University of Oxford Calouste Gulbenkian Chair in Armenian Studies

Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 1:00pm EST/6:00pm GMT
On Zoom and the NAASR YouTube channel Armenian Studies

PATRICK DONABEDIAN, Associate Professor Emeritus of Armenian Studies, Aix-Marseille University, Small Wall Khachkars: A Type Proper to Diaspora Communities
DAVID ZAKARIAN, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, The Inscriptions of Armenian Khachkars
CHRISTINA MARANCI, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Tufts University, The Painted Khachkars of Vardges Sureniants

THEO van LINT, Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

This program will be the second in a series to mark the 15-year commemoration of the final destruction by Azerbaijan of the khachkars of Jugha (Old Julfa) in Nakhichevan. This event will focus on the khachkar as it is used by diaspora communities, their representation in the work of Armenian artist Vardges Sureniants’ (1860-1921), and what can be learned from inscriptions on khachkars, including those that once stood in Jugha.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Dadourian Foundation.

Calouste Gulbenkian Chair in Armenian Studies, University of Oxford
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

Images: Left, khachkar, St. James Cathedral, Jerusalem; Center, a Jugha khachkar; Right, detail from Sureniants’ “Trampled Sanctuary” (National Gallery of Armenia)

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