the genesis and daring pursuits of the Special Striking Division that operated under the personal authority of General Antranig Ozanian—and outside the control of the First Republic—as chronicled by Yeghishe Catchouny. Discover the parallel movements of the volunteer forces under the command of Vagharshag Shahinian.
“Desert kites” are large-scale stone structures of different forms, discovered in the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as in Armenia. They usually consist of two long rows of stones, several kilometers long, of an enclosure that can reach several dozen acres. The enclosure can have various forms: some are geometric while others resemble more complex shapes (including, most notably, a child’s kite).
This webinar includes an introduction to the Armenian Image Archive (AIA) by Carla Garapedian, Ph.D., a survey by Joseph Malikian, Ph.D., of early Armenian photography which will be a focus of research in the AIA, and a presentation of Asadour Guzelian’s photographs, taken on his two trips to Armenia in 1988 and 1989.