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1860 GESARIA (KAYSERI) TO LOS ANGELES 2022: Mapping Culture & Sharing Stories ~ February 26-27, 2022 ~ In Person/On Zoom

1860 GESARIA (KAYSERI) TO LOS ANGELES 2022: Mapping Culture & Sharing Stories ~  February 26-27, 2022 ~ In Person/On Zoom

This special two-day, in person and Zoom event will highlight mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history featured in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles.

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MEDIEVAL ARMENIA in LOS ANGELES: Manuscripts at the Getty Museum ~ Tuesday, February 15, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

MEDIEVAL ARMENIA in LOS ANGELES: Manuscripts at the Getty Museum ~ Tuesday, February 15, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Dr. Elizabeth Morrison, Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will discuss the small but important collection of Armenian manuscripts at the Getty.

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GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges ~ Thursday, February 3, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges ~ Thursday, February 3, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Join us for a discussion of how the Massachusetts law mandating genocide education came into being, the challenges overcome to gain its passage, and its potential impact on students and society as a whole.

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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 MATERIALITY OF ARMENIAN CHRISTIANITY: Gospel Books as Sacred Objects ~ Wednesday, January 26, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

THE MATERIALITY OF ARMENIAN CHRISTIANITY: Gospel Books as Sacred Objects ~ Wednesday, January 26, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Based on several years of ethnographic research in Armenia and recent anthropological literature on religion as a sensual and material phenomenon, Konrad Siekierski will discuss how Gospel Books (and some other religious texts) make visible the invisible, touchable the untouchable, and – ultimately – reachable the unreachable for Armenian Christians today.

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