Mardigian Library Open by Appointment
Mardigian Library Open by Appointment

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EASTERN TRADE and THE MEDITERRANEAN in THE MIDDLE AGES: Pegolotti’s Ayas-Tabriz Itinerary and Its Commercial Context ~ Friday, March 4, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

EASTERN TRADE and THE MEDITERRANEAN in THE MIDDLE AGES: Pegolotti’s Ayas-Tabriz Itinerary and Its Commercial Context ~ Friday, March 4, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

In this lecture Thomas Sinclair will look at the most prosperous period of east-west trade through Armenia—the period of the Il-Khans—in the second half of the Middle Ages (1100-1500), and within that period at the most important avenue of trade. It ran from Ayas in the Armenian kingdom of Cilicia to the city of Sivas/Sebasteia, then through Armenia to the Il-Khanid capital of Tabriz.

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1860 GESARIA (KAYSERI) TO LOS ANGELES 2022: Mapping Culture & Sharing Stories ~ February 26-27, 2022 ~ In Person/On Zoom

1860 GESARIA (KAYSERI) TO LOS ANGELES 2022: Mapping Culture & Sharing Stories ~  February 26-27, 2022 ~ In Person/On Zoom

This special two-day, in person and Zoom event will highlight mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history featured in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles.

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MEDIEVAL ARMENIA in LOS ANGELES: Manuscripts at the Getty Museum ~ Tuesday, February 15, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

MEDIEVAL ARMENIA in LOS ANGELES: Manuscripts at the Getty Museum ~ Tuesday, February 15, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Dr. Elizabeth Morrison, Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will discuss the small but important collection of Armenian manuscripts at the Getty.

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GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges ~ Thursday, February 3, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges ~ Thursday, February 3, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Join us for a discussion of how the Massachusetts law mandating genocide education came into being, the challenges overcome to gain its passage, and its potential impact on students and society as a whole.

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Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ Friday/Saturday January 28-29, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Historians, Disputed Ownership of History, and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus ~ Friday/Saturday January 28-29, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Examining case studies from Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia to Nagorno Karabakh and its surrounding regions and Nakhijevan in Azerbaijan, scholars will present comparative and connective histories of how the historian’s craft and its proponents have been implicated in the incitement of conflict and the destruction of cultural heritage.

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