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"'Victims' and 'Executioners' of the Stalin Era Repressions in the Multidirectional Memory of Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Wednesday November 9, 2022 ~ Hybrid Event

"'Victims' and 'Executioners' of the Stalin Era Repressions in the Multidirectional Memory of Post-Soviet Armenia ~ Wednesday November 9, 2022 ~ Hybrid Event

The presentation will focus on the problem of how the memory of trauma, survivors of genocide and repression interact. In some cases, they can develop in parallel, independently of each other. In others, the memory of repressions is formed according to the model of memory of the genocide, when the memory of repressions repeats some of the mechanisms developed in connection with the memory of the genocide, both at the individual and institutional levels (compare with the multidirectional memory according to M. Rothberg). And thirdly, the memory of repression can be contrasted with the memory of genocide.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSSON THE VIA DOLOROSA, 1875-2022: A Photographic and Archaeological Journey ~ Wednesday, June 29, 2022 ~ On Zoom

STATIONS OF THE CROSSON THE VIA DOLOROSA, 1875-2022: A Photographic and Archaeological Journey ~ Wednesday, June 29, 2022 ~ On Zoom

Launching a new exhibit from the Armenian Image Archive, the panelists will explore the fourteen "Stations of the Cross" along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, highlighting photographs from the Bonfils Studio in 1875 and new images from photographer Jack Persekian,

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A HOUSE IN THE HOMELAND: Armenian Pilgrimages to Places of Ancestral Memory ~ Friday, April 22, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

A HOUSE IN THE HOMELAND: Armenian Pilgrimages to Places of Ancestral Memory ~ Friday, April 22, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Between 2007 and 2015, Carel Bertram traveled with many self-described pilgrims on dozens of homecoming trips led by Armen Aroyan, and A House in the Homeland chronicles what she saw.

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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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AFTERMATH: the Armenian Earthquake of 1988, A Photo Collection by Asadour Guzelian ~ Thursday, November 18, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

AFTERMATH: the Armenian Earthquake of 1988, A Photo Collection by Asadour Guzelian ~ Thursday, November 18, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The webinar will include an introduction to the Armenian Image Archive (AIA) by Carla Garapedian, Ph.D., a survey by Joseph Malikian, Ph.D., of early Armenian photography which will be a focus of research in the AIA, and a presentation of Asadour Guzelian’s photographs, taken on his two trips to Armenia in 1988 and 1989.

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