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ARMENIAN CERAMICS: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem with Sato Moughalian ~ Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom

ARMENIAN CERAMICS: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem with Sato Moughalian ~ Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom

Sato 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.

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BEDROS KELJIK'S ARMENIAN-AMERICAN SKETCHES: Stories of Armenians in the Early 20th Century~ Sunday, September 27, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

BEDROS KELJIK'S ARMENIAN-AMERICAN SKETCHES: Stories of Armenians in the Early 20th Century~ Sunday, September 27, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches, originally published in Armenian in 1944 as Amerigahay Badgerner, is the work of a member of the pioneer generation of Armenian immigrants, and is of both literary and historical significance. Now fully translated into English for the first time and recently published as volume 8 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno, these stories retain their vitality, humor, pathos, and relevance.

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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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THE ARMENIAN EXPERIENCE: Between Memory and History with Dr. Gaïdz Minassian ~ Saturday, September 19, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

THE ARMENIAN EXPERIENCE: Between Memory and History with Dr. Gaïdz Minassian ~ Saturday, September 19, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

An international expert at CERI-Sciences Po, Dr. Gaïdz Minassian has been a journalist at Le Monde since 2001. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and teaches International Relations at SciencesPo, Paris and is the author of several books on international relations, the South, Caucasus and Armenia.

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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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