Mardigian Library Open by Appointment
Mardigian Library Open by Appointment

Event Videos — #Society for Armenian Studies

THE POLITCAL MADEMOISELLE OF THE WOMEN'S WARD: Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian at Istanbul’s Central Prison (1915-18)

THE POLITCAL MADEMOISELLE OF THE WOMEN'S WARD: Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian at Istanbul’s Central Prison (1915-18)

This talk provides a biography of Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian and analyze her prison memoirs. It will also briefly discuss her partnership with husband Zaven Nalbandian in taking up the “Zarevand” penname in the mid-1920s in the U.S. for the writing of the book United and Inde-pendent Turania (Միացեալ, Անկախ Թուրանիա).

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ANTOIN SEVRUGUIN آنتوان سوروگین Անտուան Սևրուգին: Perspectives on the Armenian-Iranian Photographer - A Conversation

ANTOIN SEVRUGUIN  آنتوان سوروگین   Անտուան Սևրուգին: Perspectives on the Armenian-Iranian Photographer - A Conversation

Join the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present exhibition curator and catalog editor, Tasha Vorderstrasse, in conversation with two of the authors of the catalog, Charissa Johnson and Polina Kasian. Each of them brought their own perspective to Sevruguin's photographs, which allow us to better understand his pictures and Sevruguin’s unique vision.

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KNOWING ABOUT GENOCIDE: Armenian Suffering and Epistemic Struggles

KNOWING ABOUT GENOCIDE: Armenian Suffering and Epistemic Struggles

How do victims and perpetrators generate conflicting knowledge about genocide? Using a sociology of knowledge approach, Joachim Savelsberg answers this question for the Armenian Genocide committed in the context of the First World War.

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THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives

THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives

Harry Harootunian’s The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide and its Unaccounted Lives is an attempt to reach an unattainable history by addressing the experience and memories of his parents, who escaped the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1916 and migrated to the United States to confront the magnitude of a second challenge of adaptation and economic security in an entirely different environment.

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PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul

PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul

Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglu and Dr. Melissa Bilal, through photographs, letters, and pages of sheet music, follow the story of a friendship between two Armenian women in Istanbul that endured the hardships of WWI, the Armenian Genocide, and early republican Turkey’s repressive minority politics.

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