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Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ Friday/Saturday January 28-29, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ Friday/Saturday January 28-29, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Examining case studies from Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia to Nagorno Karabakh and its surrounding regions and Nakhijevan in Azerbaijan, scholars will present comparative and connective histories of how the historian’s craft and its proponents have been implicated in the incitement of conflict and the destruction of cultural heritage.

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THE POLITICS OF NAMING THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: Language, History and ‘Medz Yeghern’ ~ Thursday, November 11, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

THE POLITICS OF NAMING THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: Language, History and ‘Medz Yeghern’ ~ Thursday, November 11, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Join the featured discussants for a roundtable discussion of Vartan Matiossian's book The Politics of Naming the Armenian Genocide: Language, History and ‘Medz Yeghern’.

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BLACK GARDEN AFLAME: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press ~ Thursday, November 4, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

BLACK GARDEN AFLAME: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press ~ Thursday, November 4, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The present collection of articles in Black Garden Aflame—carefully translated, edited, and culled from a vast repository of Russian-language press curated by Artyom Tonoyan—presents in book form for the first time in English some of the most important material that has appeared from 1988 to the present

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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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ANTOIN SEVRUGUIN آنتوان سوروگین Անտուան Սևրուգին: Perspectives on the Armenian-Iranian Photographer - A Conversation ~ Tuesday, June 8, 2021 ~ Live on Zoom/YouTube

ANTOIN SEVRUGUIN  آنتوان سوروگین   Անտուան Սևրուգին: Perspectives on the Armenian-Iranian Photographer - A Conversation ~ Tuesday, June 8, 2021 ~ Live on Zoom/YouTube

Join the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present exhibition curator and catalog editor, Tasha Vorderstrasse, in conversation with two of the authors of the catalog, Charissa Johnson and Polina Kasian. Each of them brought their own perspective to Sevruguin's photographs, which allow us to better understand his pictures and Sevruguin’s unique vision.

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