Mardigian Library Open by Appointment
Mardigian Library Open by Appointment

Current Year — Lerna Ekmekcioglu

THE POLITICAL MADEMOISELLE OF THE WOMEN'S WARD: Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian at Istanbul’s Central Prison (1915-18) ~ Wednesday, September 22, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

THE POLITICAL MADEMOISELLE OF THE WOMEN'S WARD: Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian at Istanbul’s Central Prison (1915-18) ~ Wednesday, September 22, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

This talk will first provide a biography of Vartouhie Calantar-Nalbandian and analyze her prison memoirs. It will also briefly discuss her partnership with husband Zaven Nalbandian in taking up the “Zarevand” penname in the mid-1920s in the U.S. for the writing of the book United and Independent Turania (Միացեալ, Անկախ Թուրանիա).

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PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul ~ Tuesday, April 20, 2021, On Zoom

PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul ~ Tuesday, April 20, 2021, On Zoom

Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglu and Dr. Melissa Bilal will follow the story of a friendship between two Armenian women in Istanbul that endured the hardships of WWI, the Armenian Genocide, and early republican Turkey’s repressive minority politics. 

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