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A CONVERSATION WITH HISTORIANS ÜMIT KURT AND DIRK MOSES ~ Tuesday, May 11, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

A CONVERSATION WITH HISTORIANS ÜMIT KURT AND DIRK MOSES ~ Tuesday, May 11, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

“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?

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INTERNMENT AND DESTRUCTION: Concentration Camps During the Armenian Genocide ~ Friday, May 7, 2021 ~ On Zoom

INTERNMENT AND DESTRUCTION: Concentration Camps During the Armenian Genocide ~ Friday, May 7, 2021 ~ On Zoom

Providing an overview of the structure, administration, life, and resistance in concentration camps based on Armenian accounts, Ottoman archives, and western diplomatic records, Mouradian argues that this glaring manifestation of total war, one directed towards the empire’s very own Armenian subjects, constitutes an important moment of transition in the use internment as a weapon of annihilation.

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Feminism, Theology, and Liberation in Mari Beylerian's Writings ~ Friday, March 19, 2021 ~ On Zoom

Feminism, Theology, and Liberation in Mari Beylerian's Writings ~ Friday, March 19, 2021 ~ On Zoom

In this lecture, Dr. Melissa Bilal will talk about Mari Beylerian’s legacy as a staunch feminist writer, an activist committed to social justice, and a devoted pedagogue who disappeared amidst the horrors of the genocide.

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VISHAPAKARS: Dragon Stones of Armenia’s Mountains ~ Saturday, March 13, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

VISHAPAKARS: Dragon Stones of Armenia’s Mountains ~ Saturday, March 13, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The mountains of Armenia are home to unique monuments traditionally called by the people vishapakar (dragon stone). The main centers of their distribution are Mount Aragats and the Geghama mountains.

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WHAT DOES A SMALL NATION KNOW? Armenians and the Wages of Nationalism ~ Friday, February 12, 2021 ~ Live on Zoom

WHAT DOES A SMALL NATION KNOW? Armenians and the Wages of Nationalism ~ Friday, February 12, 2021 ~ Live on Zoom

Professor Ronald Grigor Suny explores the benefits and the wages of nationalism, its costs to a small nation, and how it has contributed to the tragic moment the country faces today. Sossie Kasbarian is discussant.

This lecture is part of the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

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