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ARMENIANS and KURDS in the LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: A Social History ~ Live on Zoom and YouTube ~ June 7, 2020

ARMENIANS and KURDS in the LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: A Social History ~ Live on Zoom and YouTube ~ June 7, 2020

In this online presentation Dr. Ümit Kurt will discuss the new publication Armenians and Kurds in the Late Ottoman Empire (California State University, Fresno, 2020), co-edited with Ara Sarafian.

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POSTPONED ~ A WEDDING OF ARMENIAN TYPES, ARMENIAN CUSTOMS: Revisiting Garabed Nichanian's "Provincial Wedding in Moush" (1890) by Dr. Vazken Khatchig Davidian ~ POSTPONED to Fall 2020

POSTPONED ~ A WEDDING OF ARMENIAN TYPES, ARMENIAN CUSTOMS: Revisiting Garabed Nichanian's "Provincial Wedding in Moush" (1890) by Dr. Vazken Khatchig Davidian ~ POSTPONED to Fall 2020

POSTPONED to Fall 2020 The presentation undertakes a close reading of a major painting- Provincial Wedding in Moush - by the notable but now forgotten, Constantinople artist Garabed "Charles" Nichanian (1861-1950). Unseen since the last exhibition in Chicago in 1893, the image of this monumental work has survived through a single know photographic reproduction and at least two engravings published in contemporary journals. Moreover two extensive reviews complement the photograph with a plethora of descriptive detail based on direct visual observation of the painting in the company of the artist. Crucially, they also reveal much about the work's reception among...

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

THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman in  CA ~ 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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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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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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