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Event Videos — Lerna Ekmekcioglu

Genocide Education In Massachusetts: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges

Genocide Education In Massachusetts: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges

Panelists discuss how the Massachusetts law mandating genocide education came into being, the challenges overcome to gain its passage, and its potential impact on students and society as a whole.

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THE POLITCAL MADEMOISELLE OF THE WOMEN'S WARD: Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian at Istanbul’s Central Prison (1915-18)

THE POLITCAL MADEMOISELLE OF THE WOMEN'S WARD: Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian at Istanbul’s Central Prison (1915-18)

This talk provides a biography of Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian and analyze her prison memoirs. It will also briefly discuss her partnership with husband Zaven Nalbandian in taking up the “Zarevand” penname in the mid-1920s in the U.S. for the writing of the book United and Inde-pendent Turania (Միացեալ, Անկախ Թուրանիա).

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PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul

PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul

Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglu and Dr. Melissa Bilal, through photographs, letters, and pages of sheet music, follow the story of a friendship between two Armenian women in Istanbul that endured the hardships of WWI, the Armenian Genocide, and early republican Turkey’s repressive minority politics.

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