Denial of Genocides in the Twenty-First Century (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2023), edited by Bedross Der Matossian, brings together leading scholars from across disciplines to add to the body of genocide scholarship that is challenged by denialist literature and provides insights into how genocide denial is becoming a fact of daily life in the twenty-first century.
Organized and hosted by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) with respect and gratitude for Prof. Hovannisian’s immeasurable contributions as a scholar, mentor, and leader.
Dr. Christina Maranci highlights the importance of combining technological innovations with knowledge of the conventions of Armenian art and texts, as well as traditional methods of visual and comparative analysis in her talk Wall Painting in Ani, Horomos, and Mren: Findings and Remarks.
Academics and advocates each contribute to the effort to promoting the truth about Armenian history as well as present day issues. Each brings a set of strengths and limitations, each speaks to particular (if overlapping) constituencies, and each faces the challenge of being proactive rather than merely reactive when it comes to facing aggressive and unending denial and distortion.