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GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges ~ Thursday, February 3, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges ~ Thursday, February 3, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Join us for a discussion of how the Massachusetts law mandating genocide education came into being, the challenges overcome to gain its passage, and its potential impact on students and society as a whole.

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Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ Friday/Saturday January 28-29, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ Friday/Saturday January 28-29, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Examining case studies from Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia to Nagorno Karabakh and its surrounding regions and Nakhijevan in Azerbaijan, scholars will 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.

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THE MATERIALITY OF ARMENIAN CHRISTIANITY: Gospel Books as Sacred Objects ~ Wednesday, January 26, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

THE MATERIALITY OF ARMENIAN CHRISTIANITY: Gospel Books as Sacred Objects ~ Wednesday, January 26, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Based on several years of ethnographic research in Armenia and recent anthropological literature on religion as a sensual and material phenomenon, Konrad Siekierski will discuss how Gospel Books (and some other religious texts) make visible the invisible, touchable the untouchable, and – ultimately – reachable the unreachable for Armenian Christians today.

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THE JOURNEY OF HEROES ~ Thursday, December 9, 2021 ~ In Person/On Zoom/YouTube

THE JOURNEY OF HEROES ~ Thursday, December 9, 2021 ~ In Person/On Zoom/YouTube

He held his sword tightly in his hand and never let it go. The powerful clashes of his sword echoed strongly in the mountains and valleys of Armenia, inspiring the survivors of the carnage with courage to fight back for freedom. — excerpt from book jacket

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FRACTURED REGIONS and SMALL STATES: The Impact of Shifting Geopolitics on Armenia ~ Thursday, December 2, 2021 ~ On Zoon/YouTube

FRACTURED REGIONS and SMALL STATES: The Impact of Shifting Geopolitics on Armenia ~ Thursday, December 2, 2021 ~ On Zoon/YouTube

As states in Armenia's political neighborhoods develop new strategic partnerships and the role of superpowers, particularly the US, evolves, what is the impact on Armenia? How should Armenia position itself in these increasingly turbulent times?

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