The erasure of Armenian cultural history in Nakhichevan is one of the most underreported acts of cultural destruction in the 21st century. The year 2020 marks the 15-year commemoration of the final phase of this systematic destruction, when in 2005, the Azerbaijani army destroyed with sledgehammers thousands of remaining khachkars in Jugha (Old Julfa) in Nakhichevan, effectively eliminating the last remains of Armenian cultural presence in the region. UNESCO had designated these monuments as Cultural Identity but took no action to protect them.
Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College Dr. Anna Ohanyan moderated a panel discussion on the flare-up on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border with panelists Antranig Kasbarian, Arsen Kharatyan, and Maria Tititzian. This webinar was sponsored by the NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.
A presentation and discussion of I Ask You, Ladies and Gentlemen, considering its place among the many memoirs that have been published since its first printing, our presenters discussed why they felt it important to bring the book out in a new edition and what it has to offer today.
In this online presentation Dr. Ümit Kurt discussed the new publication Armenians and Kurds in the Late Ottoman Empire(Armenian Series of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, 2020), co-edited with Ara Sarafian.
The First Republic of Armenia and Its Importance Today Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian December 3, 2015 at the First Armenian Church of Belmont, Belmont, MA
Organizer National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Co-Sponsors Armenian Assembly of America Armenian National Committee, Eastern Massachusetts First Armenian Church Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society