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The Armenian Social Democrat Hnchakian Party: Politics, Ideology and Transnational History ~ Thursday, April 18, 2024 ~ In-Person (NAASR) and on Zoom

Armenian Social Democrat Party Bedross Der Matossian Hnchakian NAASR The Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies The Society for Armenian Studies

Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 7:30pm Eastern / 4:30pm Pacific
In Person at NAASR's Vartan Gregorian Building, 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA
Livestream on NAASR's YouTube channel.

BEDROSS DER MATOSSIAN, Professor of History and Hymen Rosenberg Professor in Judaic Studies; Vice Chair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Armenian Social Democrat Hnchakian Party: Politics, Ideology and Transnational History, edited by Bedross Der Matossian, sheds light on the history of the Social Democrat Hnchakian Party, a major Armenian revolutionary party that operated in the Ottoman Empire, Russia, Persia and throughout the global Armenian diaspora.

Divided into several sections, the book covers the origins, ideology and regional history of the Hnchak party. It situates the party’s history within the debates surrounding socialism, populism and nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book reveals that the Hnchak party was not just an Armenian party, but also had an internationalist Marxist vision. The researchers in this volume draw on their expertise in a wide range of histories and languages, including Russian, Turkish, Persian and Spanish, to trace the emergence and role of this influential party. They explore its break with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun, its experiences during the Armenian genocide, and its involvement in the formation of the first Armenian Republic and Soviet Armenia.

Bedross Der Matossian is a Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Born and raised in the Old City of Jerusalem he is the author, editor, and co-editor of seven books. His latest edited volume, Denial of Genocides in the Twenty-First Century, was published by University of Nebraska Press (2023).

Click here for books either authored or edited by Bedross Der Matossian, or to which he contributed.

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, at Harvard University
Society for Armenian Studies (SAS)

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