Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient

Current Year — PAI Armenian Genocide Research Program

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE LOOTED ART & RESTITUTION ~ Saturday, February 10, 2024 ~ In-Person/On Zoom/YouTube

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE LOOTED ART & RESTITUTION ~ Saturday, February 10, 2024 ~ In-Person/On Zoom/YouTube

The Armenian Genocide Looted Art Research Project (AGLARP) leadership team is planning the project’s second phase and will shed light on recent and upcoming efforts during this conference at UCLA on Saturday, February 10, 2024. This exciting and critical event will consist of a documentary screening about the March conference, discussions of the AGLARP’s summer research findings, and a roundtable on how this conversation applies to past and current events, as well as what lies next for the AGLARP.

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MARIAM'S TATTOOS: The Afterlives of a Humanitarian Photograph ~ Wednesday, November 15, 2023 ~ On Zoom

MARIAM'S TATTOOS: The Afterlives of a Humanitarian Photograph ~ Wednesday, November 15, 2023 ~ On Zoom

Dr. Elyse Semerdjian will discuss her book Remnants: Embodied Archives of the Armenian Genocide wherein tattooed and scar-bearing bodies reveal the larger history of gender and genocide. In this talk she will focus her discussion on contextualizing a single 1919 humanitarian portrait of a young woman named Mariam Azarian.

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JACKIE IN THE NEAR EAST ~ Wednesday, November 1, 2023 ~ In-Person/On Zoom

JACKIE IN THE NEAR EAST ~ Wednesday, November 1, 2023 ~ In-Person/On Zoom

The world premiere of the recently discovered lost film, “Jackie in the Near East,” a 1924 short film produced by the Near East Relief (NER) and featuring child-star Jackie Coogan, who helped raise millions of dollars in America for orphans of the Armenian Genocide.

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THE HAMIDIAN MASSACRES OF 1894-97: Challenging Traditional Perspectives ~ Wednesday, May 31, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

THE HAMIDIAN MASSACRES OF 1894-97: Challenging Traditional Perspectives ~ Wednesday, May 31, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Dr. Owen Miller, the author of a thesis and several research articles on the Sasun massacre of 1894 and its background, will discuss with Dr. Jelle Verheij his findings and the need for revision of the traditional perspectives, touching on many of the key issues and players: the death toll, characteristics and motivation of the perpetrators, the roles of the Ottoman authorities, foreign powers and Armenian revolutionary parties.

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WHAT'S NEXT? Armenian Genocide Restitution in the Post-Recognition Era ~ Saturday, March 25, 2023 ~ In-Person and On Zoom/YouTube

WHAT'S NEXT? Armenian Genocide Restitution in the Post-Recognition Era ~ Saturday, March 25, 2023 ~ In-Person and On Zoom/YouTube

In 2019, both houses of U.S. Congress recognized the Armenian Genocide, followed by President Biden’s official recognition on April 24, 2021. Their goal achieved, Armenian activists and organizations were now faced with the question: “What’s next?” This question has yet to be fully examined—much less answered by Armenian communities in the U.S. and elsewhere, and there remains an incomplete awareness and understanding of the possible steps that should follow recognition.

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