This presentation will introduce the practice of heritage forensics in relation to the ongoing research program of Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW). Founded in 2020 in the wake of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, CHW uses the techniques of cultural aerospace to document, detect, and deter attacks on the fragile remains of the human past. This talk is organized around three forensic dossiers on medieval and early modern heritage caught in the crosshairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Join us on for an online panel discussion, "The Fall of Artsakh: Refugee Crisis, Existential Threat, and Uncertain Future," with a distinguished panel including Vicken Cheterian, Bedross Der Matossian, Nerses Kopalyan, Anna Ohanyan, and David L. Phillips, moderated by Marc A. Mamigonian.
In his newest publication of selected essays and interviews, A Precarious Armenia (Gomidas Institute, 2023), Gerard J. Libaridian explores a number of fundamental issues regarding Armenia's foreign and security policies and scrutinizes the political culture as the framework within which positions have been defined and solutions have been sought.