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Event Videos

Jerusalem and the Armenians: Until the Ottoman Conquest (1516)

Jerusalem and the Armenians: Until the Ottoman Conquest (1516)

Claude Mutafian’s most recent book, Jérusalem et les Arméniens: Jusqu’à la conquête ottomane (1516), presents the relations between Armenia and Jerusalem in their historical and artistic context with an abundance of maps, genealogical charts, and images.

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Gas Balloons, Emperors, and Armenian Mapmakers: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress' Collections

Gas Balloons, Emperors, and Armenian Mapmakers: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress' Collections

With over 5.5 million maps, the Library of Congress holds the world’s largest cartographic collection. In this illustrated lecture, the Library’s Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist Dr. Khatchig Mouradian tells the stories behind a selection of maps of Armenia or by Armenian cartographers that have made their way into this collection, taking us through a journey across the globe and over the centuries.

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Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

In this talk, Dr. Ümit Kurt explores Mimaroğlu’s biography including his relationship with the Armenian journalist and professor Diran Kelekian, who was arrested by his former student Mimaroğlu in April 1915 and killed; examine the continuation of a genocidal regime in the modern Turkish Republic and how genocidaires such as Mimaroğlu constituted core elements of the new state; and explore what kinds of administrative/bureaucratic mechanisms made the Armenian Genocide possible and how technocrats like Mustafa Reşat, taking charge of these mechanisms, facilitated the genocide for political decision-makers.

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Mapping the Armenian Highland with Matthew Karanian

Mapping the Armenian Highland with Matthew Karanian

Author and lawyer Matthew Karanian discusses how a series of maps that his great uncle Mardiros Kheranian produced one century ago encouraged Matthew's own research of ancient Armenia, and guided him along the way. Matthew has published several books about Armenia.

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The Armenians of Abkhazia: Identification & Self-Identification in the Early 21st Century

The Armenians of Abkhazia: Identification & Self-Identification in the Early 21st Century

Thirty years after the war in Abkhazia (1992-1993), the Armenians of Abkhazia are embedded in the fragile process of Abkhazian national construction. Within this young ethnic democracy, they are thus regularly questioned on several aspects of their identity: Are they Abkhazians or Armenians? Are the Hamshen and Armenian identities contradictory? How do they identify themselves and how are they identified by the Abkhazian State? Finally, what might their relationship to the Republic of Armenia be?

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