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BLACK GARDEN AFLAME: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press ~ Tuesday, January 24, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

BLACK GARDEN AFLAME: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press ~ Tuesday, January 24, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Dr. Artyom Tonoyan's talk will focus on some of the most interesting and critical themes emerging from the decades-long Soviet and Russian press coverage of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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PICTURING THE OTTOMAN ARMENIAN WORLD: Photography in Erzurum, Harput, Van and Beyond ~Thursday, January 19, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

PICTURING THE OTTOMAN ARMENIAN WORLD: Photography in Erzurum, Harput, Van and Beyond ~Thursday, January 19, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The Armenian contribution to Ottoman photography is supposedly well known, with histories documenting the famous studios of the imperial capital, Ottoman Armenian-run establishments that produced Orientalist visions for tourists and images of modernity for a domestic elite.

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JERUSALEM AND THE ARMENIANS: Until the Ottoman Conquest (1516) ~ January 13, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

JERUSALEM AND THE ARMENIANS: Until the Ottoman Conquest (1516) ~ January 13, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Claude Mutafian’s most recent book, Jérusalem et les Arméniens: Jusqu’à la conquête ottomane (1516), presents the relations between Armenia and Jerusalem in their historical and artistic context with an abundance of maps, genealogical charts, and images.

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TALAT PASHA’S GENOCIDE TECHNOCRAT: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu ~ Tuesday, December 13, 2022 ~ On ZOOM/YouTube

TALAT PASHA’S GENOCIDE TECHNOCRAT: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu ~ Tuesday, December 13, 2022 ~ On ZOOM/YouTube

In this talk, Dr. Ümit Kurt will explore Mimaroğlu’s biography including his relationship with the Armenian journalist and professor Diran Kelekian, who was arrested by his former student Mimaroğlu in April 1915 and killed; examine the continuation of a genocidal regime in the modern Turkish Republic and how genocidaires such as Mimaroğlu constituted core elements of the new state; and explore what kinds of administrative/bureaucratic mechanisms made the Armenian Genocide possible and how technocrats like Mustafa Reşat, taking charge of these mechanisms, facilitated the genocide for political decision-makers.

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"'Victims' and 'Executioners' of the Stalin Era Repressions in the Multidirectional Memory of Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Wednesday November 9, 2022 ~ Hybrid Event

"'Victims' and 'Executioners' of the Stalin Era Repressions in the Multidirectional Memory of Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Wednesday November 9, 2022 ~ Hybrid Event

The presentation will focus on the problem of how the memory of trauma, survivors of genocide and repression interact. In some cases, they can develop in parallel, independently of each other. In others, the memory of repressions is formed according to the model of memory of the genocide, when the memory of repressions repeats some of the mechanisms developed in connection with the memory of the genocide, both at the individual and institutional levels (compare with the multidirectional memory according to M. Rothberg). And thirdly, the memory of repression can be contrasted with the memory of genocide.

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