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THE DILDILIANS: A Story of Photography and Survival ~ Screening and Discussion ~ Thursday, October 29, 2020 ~ YouTube Live

THE DILDILIANS: A Story of Photography and Survival ~ Screening and Discussion ~ Thursday, October 29, 2020 ~ YouTube Live

This documentary, which is the product of a unique collaboration between filmmaker Catherine Masud, Dildilian family historian Armen Marsoobian, and a talented group of University of Connecticut students, tells the story of that lost community through the voices of family descendants, supplemented by historical photographs and documents from the family archive.

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Cemal Pasha’s Role in the Armenian Genocide ~ Thursday, October 22, 2020 ~ Live on Zoom

Cemal Pasha’s Role in the Armenian Genocide ~ Thursday, October 22, 2020 ~ Live on Zoom

In this presentation, Professor Akçam will explore the contrasting popular and scholarly views of the role of Cemal Pasha in Ottoman and Armenian history. While a commonly-held view of non-historians considers Cemal Pasha to be one of the “Three Pashas” (along with Talat Pasha and Enver Pasha) who were largely responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide (1914-1923), many historians in fact have argued that he actually opposed the annihilationist policies directed toward Armenians.

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From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp with Misak Kelechian ~ Sunday, September 20, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp with Misak Kelechian ~ Sunday, September 20, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020, at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific LIVE on Zoom. Registration is required and free. LIVE Stream on the NAASR YouTube channel Armenian StudiesMisak Kelechian will present a visual tour of two sites of great importance to Armenians who settled in Lebanon as refugees in the 1920s and 1930s: the Birds’ Nest orphanage and Sanjak Camp.The “Birds’ Nest” (Trchnots Pooyn) orphanage in Lebanon became home for 400 orphans whose lives were being rebuilt after having been expelled from Turkey following World War I. The Danish Mission-ary Maria Jacobsen rented a palace for her 400 toddlers and it...

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WHEN WAS THE DECISION MADE TO ANNIHILATE THE ARMENIANS? with Taner Akçam ~ LIVE on Zoom ~ Monday, September 14, 2020

WHEN WAS THE DECISION MADE TO ANNIHILATE THE ARMENIANS? with Taner Akçam ~ LIVE on Zoom ~ Monday, September 14, 2020

In this presentation, Professor Taner Akçam will introduce some newly unearthed documents from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul that indicate that the first decision to exterminate Armenians was taken on December 1, 1914, well before most scholars in the field ever suggested.

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The Armenian Genocide and the 20th Century with Stefan Ihrig ~ Live on Zoom/YouTube ~ Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Armenian Genocide and the 20th Century with Stefan Ihrig ~ Live on Zoom/YouTube ~  Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Armenian Genocide has long been side-lined in the histories of Europe and the world. This poses a whole series of problems for how we understand the past. In this talk, Stefan Ihrig will show how and why the Armenian Genocide was a central event for 20th century world history.

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