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Event Videos — Ararat Eskijian Museum

The Right of the First Night and Sexual Violence Against Armenian Women in the 19th Century

The Right of the First Night and Sexual Violence Against Armenian Women in the 19th Century

In this lecture, Dr. Anna Aleksanyan discussed how different types of sexual violence, including the right of the first night, affected provincial Armenian life in the 19th century and what was done to prevent these acts of violence.

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(Re)Connecting with Western Armenia: A Symposium in Honor of Armen Aroyan ~ Sunday, May 19, 2024

(Re)Connecting with Western Armenia: A Symposium in Honor of Armen Aroyan ~ Sunday, May 19, 2024

We offer this symposium, featuring a distinguished and diverse group of researchers, in recognition of Armen Aroyan’s tireless dedication to (re)connecting the descendants and survivors of the Armenian Genocide as well as other interested individuals to these lands.

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The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archives on the Armenian Question and Armenian Genocide ~ Sunday, May 5, 2024

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archives on the Armenian Question and Armenian Genocide ~ Sunday, May 5, 2024

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archives on the Armenian Question and the Genocide: Annotated Detailed Summary of Documents, Vol. I provides for the first time a detailed list of the 634 documents (written in Armenian, Ottoman, French, English, German, and Russian) contained in Box 1 of the Patriarchate’s “Archives of the Armenian Question and Armenian Genocide,” with extensive description and annotations.

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BONE MEMORY: Armenian Pilgrimages to the Killing Fields of Dayr al-Zur ~ Sunday, April 21, 2024 ~ In Person: LA / On YouTube

BONE MEMORY: Armenian Pilgrimages to the Killing Fields of Dayr al-Zur ~ Sunday, April 21, 2024 ~ In Person: LA / On YouTube

This presentation by Dr. Elyse Semerdjian outlines the earliest Armenian pilgrimages to the killing fields of Dayr al-Zur (Der Zor) in the Syrian Desert.

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REMEMBERING PROFESSOR RICHARD G. HOVANNISIAN: Looking Back, Moving Forward ~ Saturday, April 6, 2024

REMEMBERING PROFESSOR RICHARD G. HOVANNISIAN: Looking Back, Moving Forward ~ Saturday, April 6, 2024

This all day symposium is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of UCLA Professor Richard G. Hovannisian who was a faculty member at UCLA for over 50 years and was the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Professorial Chair in Modern Armenian History, now named in his honor. 

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