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Gender & Intersectionality in Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Saturday, October 16, 2021 Panels

Gender & Intersectionality in Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Saturday, October 16, 2021 Panels

PANELS October 16, 2021
  • EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT: Creating and Distributing Resources Beyond the Gap
  • WAR, TRAUMA, AND DISPLACEMENT: Gender and Building Peace

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Gender & Intersectionality in Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Friday, October 15, 2021 Panels

Gender & Intersectionality in Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Friday, October 15, 2021 Panels

PANELS October 15, 2021

  • ARMENIA'S GENDER TROUBLE: Deconstructing "Anti-Genderism" from Historical, Linguistic, and Socio-Cultural Anthroplogical Perspectives
  • POLITICS AND REPRESENTATION: Uprooting Secism, Racism, and Homophobia in Education, Decision Making, and Public Discourse

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The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province

The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province

One cornerstone of the wartime campaign against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire was the confiscation of their properties and wealth, which were subsequently transferred to Muslim elites and used in reshaping the domestic economy as well as covering wartime expenses.

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Indian Diamonds for Mediterranean Coral: A Global Armenian Family Firm of Gem Merchants at the Crossroads of Caravan and Maritime Trace (ca. 1670-1730)

Indian Diamonds for Mediterranean Coral: A Global Armenian Family Firm of Gem Merchants at the Crossroads of Caravan and Maritime Trace (ca. 1670-1730)

In this talk, Dr. Tajiryan will briefly explore the importance of family firms in New Julfan history, the main caravan and maritime trade routes and the global circulation of luxury commodities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through the lens of the commercial activities of the Minasian agents in the global exchange of diamonds and coral, this talk will situate New Julfans in the larger context of early modern Asian and global trade

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INTERNMENT AND DESTRUCTION: Concentration Camps During the Armenian Genocide

INTERNMENT AND DESTRUCTION: Concentration Camps During the Armenian Genocide

Providing an overview of the structure, administration, life, and resistance in concentration camps based on Armenian accounts, Ottoman archives, and western diplomatic records, Mouradian argues that this glaring manifestation of total war, one directed towards the empire’s very own Armenian subjects, constitutes an important moment of transition in the use internment as a weapon of annihilation.

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