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THE HAMIDIAN MASSACRES AND THE ARMENIAN LAND QUESTION IN THE LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE with Dr. Mehmet Polatel ~ Sunday, February 23, 2020

THE HAMIDIAN MASSACRES AND THE ARMENIAN LAND QUESTION IN THE LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE with Dr. Mehmet Polatel ~ Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 4:00 pm Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 In the 1910s, the Armenian land question, which referred to the question of what would happen to the seized properties of Armenians, was one of the most debated topics in the Ottoman Empire. This talk explores the emergence and transformation of this social problem based on the Armenian, British and Ottoman sources. Scrutinizing the changes in the characteristics of actors involved in the seizure of Armenian properties, and the scale and geographical distribution of these seizures in the period between the mid-19th...

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THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman ~ Sunday, March 8 , 2020

THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman ~ Sunday, March 8 , 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Between 1885 and 1915, roughly eighty thousand Armenians migrated between the Ottoman Empire and North America. For much of this period, Ottoman state authorities viewed Armenian migrants, particularly those who returned to the empire after sojourns abroad, as a political threat to the empire’s security. In response, Istanbul worked vigorously to prevent Armenians both from migrating to and returning from North America. In response dense smuggling networks emerged to assist migrants in bypassing this migration ban. The dynamics that shaped the evolution...

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION IN ARMENIA ~ A Conversation with Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Sunday, January 12, 2020

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION IN ARMENIA ~  A Conversation with Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Professor Ani Aprahamian was appointed Director of A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute) in April 2018. She is the first woman and the first diasporan Armenian to hold this important position. Prof. Aprahamian was born in Lebanon, and is a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Professor Aprahamian has over 200 invited talks at various National and International Conferences and over 200 publications in refereed journals, book chapters, etc. She...

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Rosemary Hartounian Cohen on Voices from the Hidden Genocide 1918 ~ October 6, 2019

Rosemary Hartounian Cohen on Voices from the Hidden Genocide 1918 ~ October 6, 2019

Rosemary Hartounian Cohen, "Voices from the Hidden Genocide of 1918: Stories of the Turkish Massacre of Armenians in Persia–Iran" Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 4:00 pm, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Janet Samuelian The massacre of Armenians that occurred in northern Persia in 1918 was a continuation of the Armenian Genocide which began in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.This book contains the words and the stories of the survivors of the massacre.The author’s grandmother, Arousiak, and mother, Liana, were the sole survivors of the massacre that took...

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Sato Moughalian on Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian ~ September 21, 2019

Sato Moughalian on Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian ~ September 21, 2019

Sato Moughalian, "Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art David Ohannessian" Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 4:00 pm, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Copies of Feast of Ashes will be available for purchase at the event.Feast of Ashes tells the story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure. Ohannessian’s life story is revealed by his granddaughter Sato Moughalian, weaving together family narratives with newly unearthed archival findings. Witnessing her...

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