Portraits of Unbelonging investigates the history of Ottoman Armenian emigration from the Ottoman east to the United States from the politically fraught and often violent 1890s to the end of Abdülhamid II's reign in 1909. Between 1896 and 1909, Ottoman Armenian subjects could emigrate legally only if they renounced their nationality and promised to never return to the empire. Having their photograph taken was a key step in the process. These photos recorded their “renunciation of nationality” and became one of the first uses of photography to police borders anywhere in the world.
Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College Dr. Anna Ohanyan moderates a panel discussion on the flare-up on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border with panelists Antranig Kasbarian, Arsen Kharatyan, and Maria Tititzian. This webinar sponsored by the NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.
Join us for this presentation and discussion of I Ask You, Ladies and Gentlemen. Considering its place among the many memoirs that have been published since its first printing, our presenters will discuss why they felt it important to bring the book out in a new edition and what it has to offer today.
When it comes to historical violence and contemporary inequality, none of us are completely innocent. Join us to examine the legacy of racial violence and inequality from post-emancipation to the present and the responsibility of non-perpetrators of historical and contemporary violence in sustaining systemic injustice, domination, and racism.
In this online presentation Dr. Ümit Kurt will discuss the new publication Armenians and Kurds in the Late Ottoman Empire (Armenian Series of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, 2020), co-edited with Ara Sarafian.