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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 (Armenian Series of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, 2020), co-edited with Ara Sarafian.

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POSTPONED ~ ARMENIAN CERAMICS: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem with Sato Moughalian ~ POSTPONED

POSTPONED ~ ARMENIAN CERAMICS: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem with Sato Moughalian ~ POSTPONED

POSTPONED Ms. Moughalian will detail the lineage of her grandfather David Ohannessian’s ceramic tradition and document the critical roles his deportation and his own agency played in its transfer—aspects of the story obscured in the art historical narrative. She will speak about the process of coming to terms with her family’s past, the ways in which that served as an impetus to excavate and reconstruct her grandfather’s history through archival research, and the importance of preserving the stories of peoples displaced through migration. Sato Moughalian, author is also an award-winning flutist in New York City and Artistic Director of Perspectives Ensemble, founded...

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CANCELED ~ THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David Gutman in New York~ CANCELED

CANCELED ~ THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David Gutman in New York~ CANCELED

Thursday, March 25, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm Columbia University, Knox Hall, Room 208 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 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 UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE with Prof. Harry Harootunian ~ Thursday, February 13, 2020

THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE with Prof. Harry Harootunian ~ Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pmWeatherhead East Asian Institute420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027Conference Room 918 (9th floor)In the 1910s historian Harry Harootunian's parents Ohannes and Vehanush escaped the mass slaughter of the Armenian genocide, making their way to France, where they first met, before settling in suburban Detroit. Although his parents rarely spoke of their families and the horrors they survived, the genocide and their parents' silence about it was a permanent backdrop to the Harootunian children's upbringing. In The Unspoken as Heritage Harootunian—for the first time in his distinguished career—turns to his personal life and family heritage...

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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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