Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 7:30pm Eastern / 4:30pm Pacific
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Livestream on St. Leon Armenian Church YouTube channel St. Leon Events.
ÜMIT KURT, Vice Executive Secretary of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS)
DIRK MOSES, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“If genocide, as a practice that includes murder and plunder, is orchestrated by a central authority but implemented at the local level,” Ümit Kurt asks, “what is the relationship between local and central authorities?” What are the incentives and motives that lead to mass participation?
The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province challenges the depiction that state-sponsored genocide in all its dimensions could be carried out by edict by a central government and, instead, examines how local actors and even ordinary Muslims are complicit.
Uncover with Ümit Kurt and Dirk Moses, primary sources from Armenian, Ottoman, Turkish, British, and French archives, as well as memoirs, personal papers, oral accounts, and newly discovered property-liquidation records that together provide an invaluable account of genocide at ground level.
Discover why Raymond Kevorkian writes that Kurt’s work is a “perfect illustration of a local story yielding broad historical insights.”
Ümit Kurt is the winner of the 2021 Discovery Early Career Research Award of the Australian Research Council. He is also the Vice Executive Secretary of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS).
Dirk Moses is Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and editor of the Journal of Genocide Research. Author of numerous publications, his most recent book is The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression. He currently is working on a book called Genocide and the Terror of History about traumatic memory and the constitution of genocidal subjectivities.
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National Association for Armenian Studies & Research (NAASR)
St. Leon Armenian Church
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