Event Videos — #NAASR
When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?
The Armenian Genocide and The 20th Century
TRANSITION TREMORS: Armenia Two Years After the Velvet Revolution
No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 12pm Eastern, 9am PacificOn Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion destroyed Beirut’s port and many neighborhoods in that city. The death toll from the explosion has been marked at upwards of 180 and more than 6,000 casualties have been reported. This explosion hit the already shaky Lebanese socio-political and economic infrastructure which has been weakened by decades of political infighting and collapsing economy, compounded by Covid-19 triggered public health issues. This panel conversation will try to contextualize the recent developments in Lebanon by looking at the country’s socio-political structure, the role of...
TREASURES OF THE EARLIEST CHRISTIAN NATION: Spirituality, Art, and Music in Medieval Armenian Manuscripts
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3pm Eastern/12pm (noon) Pacific ZOOM and on Society for Armenian Studies You Tube channel Haig Utidjian is an orchestral conductor, chorus master and musicologist. In his native Cyprus he was a pupil of Abp. Zareh Aznaworean of blessed memory, and is a Senior Deacon of the Armenian Church, with research interests in the musicology and theology of the Armenian Hymnal and in the works of St. Gregory of Narek. He was recently decorated with the Komitas medal by the Armenian state and the “Yakob Meghapart” medal by the National Library of Armenia. Dr. Utijian's recent publications...