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AN EVENING OF TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF THE LATE PROF. VAHAKN DADRIAN

AN EVENING OF TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF THE LATE PROF. VAHAKN DADRIAN

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

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON THE VIA DOLOROSA, 1875-2022: A Photographic and Archaeological Journey

STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON THE VIA DOLOROSA, 1875-2022: A Photographic and Archaeological Journey

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.

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A HOUSE IN THE HOMELAND: Armenian Pilgrimages to Places of Ancestral Memory

A HOUSE IN THE HOMELAND: Armenian Pilgrimages to Places of Ancestral Memory

In this talk, Dr. Bertram describes how, with luggage filled with stories heard from their own family members, including those transmitted through the songs they sang, the dances they danced, the foods they made, and even through their screams in the night, pilgrims understood that they were visiting a sacred landscape, albeit one violated by the profane. In this fraught yet transcendent place, pilgrims invent a series of rituals so that village by village, town by town, or even house by house, they ritually connect with their own ancestors, and, as they stand on their own ancestral land, allow them to be a part of their personal story in the present.

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THE END OF ARMENIAN SIVAS: The Extermination of Deportees

THE END OF ARMENIAN SIVAS: The Extermination of Deportees

Monday, April 18, 2022, 1:00pm EDT / 10:00am, PDTOn Zoom and the Promise Armenian Institute YouTube channel.PRESENTERROBERT SUKIASYAN, PhD, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Promise Armenian InstituteDISCUSSANTRUBEN SAFRASTYAN, PhD, Counselor of Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Armenian National Academy of SciencesDeportation and massacres were the principal methods of exterminating the Ottoman Armenians. In the case of Sivas province, which had one the largest Armenian populations in the empire, the vast majority of the deportees were killed on the way to the Syrian desert. The study of survivor memoirs sheds light on this process while at the same time describing the administration...

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1860 Gesaria (Kayseri) To Los Angeles 2022: Mapping Culture And Sharing Stories

1860 Gesaria (Kayseri) To Los Angeles 2022: Mapping Culture And Sharing Stories

This special two-day, in person and Zoom event highlighted mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history featured in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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