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Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ DAY 1

Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ DAY 1

Examining case studies from Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia to Nagorno Karabakh and its surrounding regions and Nakhijevan in Azerbaijan, scholars present comparative and connective histories of how the historian’s craft and its proponents have been implicated in the incitement of conflict and the destruction of cultural heritage. Topics explored include Soviet nationality policy, the production of national histories for the South Caucasian nationalities, the standardization of curricula of national histories under Soviet and post-Soviet rule, and the destruction of historical monuments.

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Aftermath: the Armenian Earthquake of 1988, A Photo Collection by Asadour Guzelian

Aftermath: the Armenian Earthquake of 1988, A Photo Collection by Asadour Guzelian

This webinar includes an introduction to the Armenian Image Archive (AIA) by Carla Garapedian, Ph.D., a survey by Joseph Malikian, Ph.D., of early Armenian photography which will be a focus of research in the AIA, and a presentation of Asadour Guzelian’s photographs, taken on his two trips to Armenia in 1988 and 1989.

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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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