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THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman in CA ~ Sunday, March 8 , 2020

THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David E. Gutman in  CA ~ Sunday, March 8 , 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Between 1885 and 1915, roughly eighty thousand Armenians migrated between the Ottoman Empire and North America. For much of this period, Ottoman state authorities viewed Armenian migrants, particularly those who returned to the empire after sojourns abroad, as a political threat to the empire’s security. In response, Istanbul worked vigorously to prevent Armenians both from migrating to and returning from North America. In response dense smuggling networks emerged to assist migrants in bypassing this migration ban. The dynamics that shaped the evolution...

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MOTHERLAND: Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Jesse Soursourian and Activist Mary Matosian ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

MOTHERLAND: Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Jesse Soursourian and Activist Mary Matosian ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 AT 7:45 pmSt. Leon Armenian Church / Abajian Hall 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ MOTHERLAND: Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Jesse Soursourian and Activist Mary Matosian What if healing your country meant that you had to combat traditional gender roles? MOTHERLAND is a short documentary about the women of Artsakh who put themselves at risk to save lives of countless people that use the land to farm, collect wood and attend school.Individually outcast; together, a collective – the deminers support each other as they take on the dangerous role of breaking stereotypes and...

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BILINGUALISM: Challenges and Benefits of Learning and Living in Multiple Worlds ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

BILINGUALISM: Challenges and Benefits of Learning and Living in Multiple Worlds ~ Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 7:30-9:30 pmHarvard University Science Center, Auditorium A1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138Join us for a discussion on:BILINGUALISM: THE CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF LEARNING AND LIVING IN MULTIPLE WORLDSMODERATED by Dr. Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill CollegeFEATURINGDr. Lisa Gulesserian, Preceptor on Armenian Studies, Harvard University)Dr. Vartan Matiossian, Executive Director, Armenian Prelacy of the Eastern United StatesDr. María Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages & Literatures Harvard UniversitySoccer or Saturday School? Parents in diasporic communities routinely grapple with the challenge of carving out time for their children to engage with and experience...

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THE RUINS OF ANI: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil with Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun ~ Thursday, February 27, 2020

THE RUINS OF ANI: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil with Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun ~ Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm NAASR Batmasian Hall, 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 Join us in NAASR's Batmasian Hall for a presentation by Peter Balakian, editor and Aram Arkun, translator of The Ruins of Ani by Krikor Balakian.   From the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, the city of Ani was the jewel of the Armenian kingdom, renowned far and wide for its magnificent buildings. By the fifteenth century, Ani was virtually abandoned, its stunning buildings left to crumble. Yet its ruins have remained a symbol of cultural accomplishment that looms large in the Armenian imagination. Today, Ani...

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ROVING REVOLUTIONARIES: A Book Talk with Houri Berberian ~ Thursday, February 27, 2020

ROVING REVOLUTIONARIES: A Book Talk with Houri Berberian ~ Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:10-7:30 pm Columbia University Knox Hall, Room 208 606 W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027 Three of the formative revolutions that shook the early twentieth-century world occurred almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other. Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now. Roving Revolutionaries probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries—minorities in all of these empires—whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the global...

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