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PERSONALIZING THE MAP OF HOMELAND ~ Wednesday, May 11, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

PERSONALIZING THE MAP OF HOMELAND ~  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

In this talk, Dr. Carel Bertram discusses how travelers came to experience these two landscapes (hostland/diasporic home and homeland) not merely together, but as mirrors, or as parallel or overlapping maps. She uses their conversations and their memories of homeland-related recipes and music to show how, during their travels, this sensibility was activated and nurtured in ways that impacted their understanding and experiences of homeland in powerful ways.

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THE HORRORS OF ADANA: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century ~ Saturday, May 7, 2022 ~ On Zoom

THE HORRORS OF ADANA: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century ~ Saturday, May 7, 2022 ~ On Zoom

Dr. Bedross Der Matossian presents his latest book The Horrors of Adana: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century.

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ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF PERSIA / IRAN: History, Trade, Culture ~ Friday, May 6, 2022 ~ In Person / Zoom/YouTube

ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF PERSIA / IRAN: History, Trade, Culture ~ Friday, May 6, 2022 ~ In Person / Zoom/YouTube

The boundaries between the Iranian and Armenian worlds were porous in many ways. The Armenian presence in Iran is attested from the Achaemenid centuries to the present. Although the Armenian Iranian community has decreased significantly since the nineteenth century, it still constitutes the most significant Christian element in Iran, finding means to preserve in large measure its religion, language, and traditions and to navigate between Armenian and Iranian identities.

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KINDRED VOICES: A Literary History of Medieval Anatolia ~ Thursday, April 14, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

KINDRED VOICES: A Literary History of Medieval Anatolia ~ Thursday, April 14, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Kindred Voices explores how the region’s Muslim and Christian poets grappled with the multilingual and multi-religious worlds they inhabited, attempting to impart resonant forms of instruction to their intermingled communities. 

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EASTERN TRADE and THE MEDITERRANEAN in THE MIDDLE AGES: Pegolotti’s Ayas-Tabriz Itinerary and Its Commercial Context ~ Friday, March 4, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

EASTERN TRADE and THE MEDITERRANEAN in THE MIDDLE AGES: Pegolotti’s Ayas-Tabriz Itinerary and Its Commercial Context ~ Friday, March 4, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

In this lecture Thomas Sinclair will look at the most prosperous period of east-west trade through Armenia—the period of the Il-Khans—in the second half of the Middle Ages (1100-1500), and within that period at the most important avenue of trade. It ran from Ayas in the Armenian kingdom of Cilicia to the city of Sivas/Sebasteia, then through Armenia to the Il-Khanid capital of Tabriz.

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