Dr. Henry Theriault, then recently elected as President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), in conversation with NAASR's Director of Academic Affairs Marc Mamigonian, discusses the state of genocide studies today and the place of Armenian Genocide studies within the field as a whole.
The Adana Massacres of April 1909 took the lives of more than 20,000 Armenians in the province of Adana and elsewhere in Armenian-inhabited areas of the Ottoman Empire. In addition to the appalling loss of life and property, the massacres were a bitter blow to the Armenians who had expressed such optimism at the Young Turk Revolution of 1908. Many see in these massacres an indication of what was to come in the genocide of 1915.
Renowned historian Raymond Kévorkian has written an exhaustive and authoritative account of the origins, events, and consequences of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and 1916. Originally published in French in 2006 as Le Génocide des Arméniens, The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History presents a detailed and meticulous record of the genocidal process, providing an authoritative analysis of the events and their impact upon the Armenian community itself, as well as the development of the Turkish state.
Mark Malkasian discusses Gha-ra-bagh!The Emergence of the National Democratic Movement in Armenia, which chronicles the initial stages of the former Soviet Union's first mass national democratic movement. The popular ground swell, which came to be known as the Karabagh movement, transformed the political consciousness of Soviet Armenians and led them to challenge the legitimacy of the Soviet system.