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The Dildilians: A Story of Photography and Survival

The Dildilians: A Story of Photography and Survival

A virtual film screening and discussion of "The Dildilians: A Story of Photography and Survival," a documentary capturing the way of life in Anatolia, Turkey prior to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The story is told through the voices of family descendants of the Dildilians, a family of remarkable photographers, and supplemented with historical photographs and documents from the family archive. 

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Cemal Pasha's Role in the Armenian Genocide

Cemal Pasha's Role in the Armenian Genocide

THURSDAY, October 22, 2020, at 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm EasternOn Zoom. The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, No. 2: Cemal Pasha’s Role in the Armenian Genocide PRESENTERTaner Akçam, PhD, Professor of History and Kaloosdian and Mugar Chairholder in Modern Armenian History and Genocide Studies, Clark UniversityDISCUSSANTRonald Grigor Suny, PhD, William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of ChicagoSYNOPSIS In this presentation, Professor Akçam will explore the contrasting popular and scholarly views of the role of Cemal Pasha in Ottoman and Armenian history. While a...

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From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp

From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp

Misak Kelechian presents a visual tour of two sites of great importance to Armenians who settled in Lebanon as refugees in the 1920s and 1930s: the Birds’ Nest orphanage and Sanjak Camp.

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When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?

When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?

In this presentation, first in The Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor Taner Akçam introduces some newly unearthed documents from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul that indicate that the first decision to exterminate Armenians was taken on December 1, 1914, well before most scholars in the field ever suggested.

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The Armenian Genocide and The 20th Century

The Armenian Genocide and The 20th Century

The Armenian Genocide has long been side-lined in the histories of Europe and the world. This poses a whole series of problems for how we understand the past. In this talk, Stefan Ihrig discussed how and why the Armenian Genocide was a central event for 20th century world history. 

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