Slash and Burn: How Two Manuscripts Survived a Violent Past with Dr. Sylvie Merian April 18, 2018, at Tufts University
When Raphael Lemkin coined the term genocide he defined not only the intent to destroy a group of people but the deliberate aim of erasing their cultural legacy. Dr. Sylvie Merian focuses on two manuscripts now held at Harvard University's Houghton Library. Both manuscripts were violently attacked during the 1894-1896 Hamidian massacres in the Ottoman Empire.
Mark Malkasian discusses Gha-ra-bagh!The Emergence of the National Democratic Movement in Armenia, which chronicles the initial stages of the former Soviet Union's first mass national democratic movement. The popular ground swell, which came to be known as the Karabagh movement, transformed the political consciousness of Soviet Armenians and led them to challenge the legitimacy of the Soviet system.
From 1995, Prof. Levon Chorbajian of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, co-author of The Caucasian Knot: The History and Geo-Politics of Nagorno-Karabagh, addresses the issues behind the conflict that will have to be addressed if peace is to come to the area. The historical and political realities and how each side perceives its vital national interest are examined.