Mardigian Library Open by Appointment
Mardigian Library Open by Appointment

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THE VISHAP: From Fairy Tale to Reality ~ Sunday, May 15, 2022 ~ In Person/Facebook Livestream

THE VISHAP: From Fairy Tale to Reality ~ Sunday, May 15, 2022 ~ In Person/Facebook Livestream

Illustrated lecture on documenting and preserving the dragon-stones of Armenia from the 2nd millennium BCE by Dr. Arsen Bobokhyan— PI of this project

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REPRODUCING THE RESURRECTION: From European Prints to Armenian Manuscripts ~ Thursday, May 12, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

REPRODUCING THE RESURRECTION: From European Prints to Armenian Manuscripts ~ Thursday, May 12, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

In this illustrated talk, Sylvie L. Merian, Ph.D., will explain the reasons for the late usage in Armenian artistic traditions of Resurrection iconography in which Christ is shown emerging from the tomb, demonstrate what inspired the artists, and show how this iconography became common in numerous other artistic media for centuries

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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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