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THE RUINS OF ANI: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil with Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun ~ Thursday, February 27, 2020

THE RUINS OF ANI: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil with Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun ~ Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm NAASR Batmasian Hall, 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 Join us in NAASR's Batmasian Hall for a presentation by Peter Balakian, editor and Aram Arkun, translator of The Ruins of Ani by Krikor Balakian.   From the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, the city of Ani was the jewel of the Armenian kingdom, renowned far and wide for its magnificent buildings. By the fifteenth century, Ani was virtually abandoned, its stunning buildings left to crumble. Yet its ruins have remained a symbol of cultural accomplishment that looms large in the Armenian imagination. Today, Ani...

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HOW AN ARMENIAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR'S CERAMICS CHANGED JERUSALEM with Sato Moughalian ~ Wednesday, April 22, 2020

HOW AN ARMENIAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR'S CERAMICS CHANGED JERUSALEM with Sato Moughalian ~ Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 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...

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WHEN WAS THE DECISION TO ANNIHILATE THE ARMENIANS TAKEN? A Presentation of New Research by TANER AKÇAM ~ Thursday, February 20, 2020

WHEN WAS THE DECISION TO ANNIHILATE  THE ARMENIANS TAKEN? A Presentation of New Research by TANER AKÇAM ~ Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:30 pm NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, Batmasian Hall, on the 3rd floor Reception after the program in the Shahinian SolariumIn this presentation of recent research, Taner Akçam argues that documents from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul indicate that first decision to exterminate Armenians was taken on December 1, 1914, well before most scholars have thought. Another document, a letter by Bahaettin Şakir, one of the main architects of the Armenian Genocide, written on March 3, 1915, says that the Central Committee of Union and Progress had decided to exterminate the Armenians, giving the government wide authority...

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THE ARMENIAN-AMERICAN PRESS IN PERSPECTIVE ~ Thursday, February 13, 2020

THE ARMENIAN-AMERICAN PRESS IN PERSPECTIVE ~ Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:30-9:30 pm Batmasian Hall, NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 A reception will take place after the program in the Shahinian Solarium. What role does the Armenian-American press serve today? Whom does it serve? What does its future look like? Join us for lively discussion of these and other issues.FEATURINGLeeza Arakelian, Assistant Editor, Armenian WeeklyAlin Gregorian, Editor, Armenian Mirror-SpectatorStephen Kurkjian, Pulitzer Prize winner, Boston Globe and NAASR Board Member MODERATORNAASR Board Member Stepan PiligianEarly Armenian immigrants created institutions in their new hometowns in America—among them churches, clubs, and political organizations which became focal...

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