Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient

Current Year — UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives ~ Thursday, April 22, 2021 ~ On Zoom

THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives ~ Thursday, April 22, 2021 ~ On Zoom

Harry Harootunian’s The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide and its Unaccounted Lives is an attempt to reach an unattainable history by addressing the experience and memories of his parents, who escaped the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1916 and migrated to the United States to confront the magnitude of a second challenge of adaptation and economic security in an entirely different environment.

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PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul ~ Tuesday, April 20, 2021, On Zoom

PAGING THROUGH PHOTOS AND SONGS: H. Mark and K. Ghazarosian’s Friendship in Post-Genocide Istanbul ~ Tuesday, April 20, 2021, On Zoom

Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglu and Dr. Melissa Bilal will follow the story of a friendship between two Armenian women in Istanbul that endured the hardships of WWI, the Armenian Genocide, and early republican Turkey’s repressive minority politics. 

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Feminism, Theology, and Liberation in Mari Beylerian's Writings ~ Friday, March 19, 2021 ~ On Zoom

Feminism, Theology, and Liberation in Mari Beylerian's Writings ~ Friday, March 19, 2021 ~ On Zoom

In this lecture, Dr. Melissa Bilal will talk about Mari Beylerian’s legacy as a staunch feminist writer, an activist committed to social justice, and a devoted pedagogue who disappeared amidst the horrors of the genocide.

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WHAT DOES A SMALL NATION KNOW? Armenians and the Wages of Nationalism ~ Friday, February 12, 2021 ~ Live on Zoom

WHAT DOES A SMALL NATION KNOW? Armenians and the Wages of Nationalism ~ Friday, February 12, 2021 ~ Live on Zoom

Professor Ronald Grigor Suny explores the benefits and the wages of nationalism, its costs to a small nation, and how it has contributed to the tragic moment the country faces today. Sossie Kasbarian is discussant.

This lecture is part of the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

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