The presentation provided an overview of the collections and a demonstration on how to use the Visual History Archive by Manuk Avedikyan, former program officer (Armenian Genocide collections) at USC Shoah Foundation.
Dr. Roy Knocke sheds light on Nansen humanitarian merits during the interwar period, especially on his commitment for the Armenians, a people to whom he admiringly dedicated one of his last books Gjennem Armenia in 1927 (translated as Armenia and the Near East in 1928).
Dennis Papazian's journey is a classic American immigrant tale. Through it all, he shares his wit, resilience, keen sense of perception, and vision, as well as the memorable characters he meets along the way, as he reflects on his consequential, eventful, and at times surprising life. It is a story that will inspire and give hope to all who join him on his journey.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS DR. TANER AKÇAM: Director, Armenian Genocide Research Program at the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute DR. RICHARD HOVANNISIAN: Historian, Professor Emeritus at UCLA DR. LUSINE SAHAKYAN: Director, Department of Armenian-Ottoman Relations Institute, Yerevan State University
Having launched a new exhibit from the Armenian Image Archive, the panelists explore the fourteen "Stations of the Cross" along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, highlighting photographs from the Bonfils Studio in 1875 and new images from photographer Jack Persekian.