In this new poetry collection, Peter Balakian wrestles with national and global cultural and political realities, including challenges for the human species amid planetary transmutation and the impact of mass violence on the self and culture.
In this webinar, the Matenadaran’s Sona Baloyan provides an illustrated introduction to the institution, showcasing not only what may be seen by visitors but also providing a look behind the scenes at this remarkable center of scholarship and preservation.
This special two-day, in person and Zoom event highlighted mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history featured in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles.
This project was made possible with support fromCalifornia Humanities, a non-profit of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Examining case studies from Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia to Nagorno Karabakh and its surrounding regions and Nakhijevan in Azerbaijan, scholars present comparative and connective histories of how the historian’s craft and its proponents have been implicated in the incitement of conflict and the destruction of cultural heritage. Topics explored include Soviet nationality policy, the production of national histories for the South Caucasian nationalities, the standardization of curricula of national histories under Soviet and post-Soviet rule, and the destruction of historical monuments