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Event Videos — UCLA Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History

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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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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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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