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Finding Armenia: Film screening and discussion ~ Wednesday April 10, 2024 ~ In Person: NAASR

Finding Armenia: Film screening and discussion ~ Wednesday April 10, 2024 ~ In Person: NAASR

Finding Armenia will provide a timely and thought-provoking personal account of what it means to be Armenian today, and how Armenians’ identity and moral place in the world has been profoundly changed.

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STATELESS IN POST-WWII BEIRUT ~ Monday, April 8, 2024 ~ In-Person (New York)

STATELESS IN POST-WWII BEIRUT ~ Monday, April 8, 2024 ~ In-Person (New York)

Stateless focuses on two key moments and places of Western Armenian literary history, post-WWI Paris and post-WW II Beirut, to examine how a stateless language sustained itself in a diasporic setting.

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REMEMBERING PROFESSOR RICHARD G. HOVANNISIAN: Looking Back, Moving Forward ~ Saturday, April 6, 2024 ~ In-Person, UCLA/On Zoom + Youtube

REMEMBERING PROFESSOR RICHARD G. HOVANNISIAN: Looking Back, Moving Forward ~ Saturday, April 6, 2024 ~ In-Person, UCLA/On Zoom + Youtube

This all day symposium is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of UCLA Professor Richard G. Hovannisian who was a faculty member at UCLA for over 50 years and was the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Professorial Chair in Modern Armenian History, now named in his honor. 

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SIFTING THROUGH REMNANTS: Excavating the Voiced of Armenian Women Survivors in a Mutilated Archive ~ Wednesday, April 3, 2024 ~ In-Person: Cambridge, MA

SIFTING THROUGH REMNANTS: Excavating the Voiced of Armenian Women Survivors in a Mutilated Archive ~ Wednesday, April 3, 2024 ~ In-Person: Cambridge, MA

Learn about Prof. Elyse Semerdjian’s work in gathering individual memories and archival fragments of women survivors, offering a feminist interpretation of the Armenian Genocide and issuing a call to break open the archival record to embrace affect and memory.

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STATELET OF SURVIVORS: The Making of a Semi-Autonomous Region in Northeast Syria ~ Monday, April 1, 2024 ~ In-Person; New York

STATELET OF SURVIVORS: The Making of a Semi-Autonomous Region in Northeast Syria ~ Monday, April 1, 2024 ~ In-Person; New York

Syrian Kurds and their Arab and Christian allies have embarked on one of the most radical experiments in self-governance of our time. In defiance of the Assad regime, the Islamic State, and regional autocrats, this unlikely coalition created a statelet to govern their semi-autonomous region.

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