Join us for an evening with Garo Paylan, a leading opposition voice and a human rights defender in Turkey, as he addresses the recent blockade of the Lachin Corridor, the military attack by Azerbaijan, and resulting ethnic cleansing of the entirety of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh, ongoing acts of genocide, and potential steps moving forward.
We invite members of the community to join with us for the first in a series of programs exploring various aspects of Armenian-American identities, Exploring Hybrid Identities of Armenian-Americans in Mass, which is supported by Mass Humanities under their Expand Massachusetts Stories Initiative.
In this presentation Anahit Khosroeva will examine the main similarities and differences between the genocidal atrocities committed against the Armenians and Assyrians under late Ottoman rule. Based on various multilingual archival documents, diplomatic accounts, and eyewitnesses testimonies it can be seen that the crime committed against not only Armenians but also the Assyrians was intended to destroy these people as national, ethnic, racial or religious groups, in whole or in part.
This presentation explores the emergence of the standard language known today as Western Armenian. In particular, it examines the intellectual labor that led to the acceptance of this language as the dominant written medium among Ottoman Armenians by 1915.