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Black Garden Aflame: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press ~ January 24, 2023

Black Garden Aflame: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press ~ January 24, 2023

Dr. Artyom Tonoyan's talk focuses on some of the most interesting and critical themes emerging from the decades-long Soviet and Russian press coverage of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Picturing the Ottoman Armenian World: Photography in Erzurum, Harput, Van and Beyond

Picturing the Ottoman Armenian World: Photography in Erzurum, Harput, Van and Beyond

The Armenian contribution to Ottoman photography is supposedly well known, with histories documenting the famous studios of the imperial capital, Ottoman Armenian-run establishments that produced Orientalist visions for tourists and images of modernity for a domestic elite.

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Jerusalem and the Armenians: Until the Ottoman Conquest (1516)

Jerusalem and the Armenians: Until the Ottoman Conquest (1516)

Claude Mutafian’s most recent book, Jérusalem et les Arméniens: Jusqu’à la conquête ottomane (1516), presents the relations between Armenia and Jerusalem in their historical and artistic context with an abundance of maps, genealogical charts, and images.

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Gas Balloons, Emperors, and Armenian Mapmakers: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress' Collections

Gas Balloons, Emperors, and Armenian Mapmakers: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress' Collections

With over 5.5 million maps, the Library of Congress holds the world’s largest cartographic collection. In this illustrated lecture, the Library’s Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist Dr. Khatchig Mouradian tells the stories behind a selection of maps of Armenia or by Armenian cartographers that have made their way into this collection, taking us through a journey across the globe and over the centuries.

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Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

In this talk, Dr. Ümit Kurt explores Mimaroğlu’s biography including his relationship with the Armenian journalist and professor Diran Kelekian, who was arrested by his former student Mimaroğlu in April 1915 and killed; examine the continuation of a genocidal regime in the modern Turkish Republic and how genocidaires such as Mimaroğlu constituted core elements of the new state; and explore what kinds of administrative/bureaucratic mechanisms made the Armenian Genocide possible and how technocrats like Mustafa Reşat, taking charge of these mechanisms, facilitated the genocide for political decision-makers.

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