2014 Posted on 13 May 16:09

January 24: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe,” at Holy Translators Church, Framingham. Co-sponsored by Holy Translators and NAASR.

January 26: Ka’ren Ketendjian and Robert Hewsen, “A History of the Land of Artsakh,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

February 6: Levon Chookaszian at NAASR, “The Armenians of Crimea and Romania as Seen Through Their Art,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by NAASR and ALMA.

February 9: “A Tribute to Armen Aroyan and Celebration of Armenian Heritage Tours,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

February 10: Ann Elizabeth Redgate, “Portraits and Representations: Alfred of Wessex and Gagik of Vaspurakan,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

February 13: Razmik Panossian, “Funding a Good Cause: Grants, Scholarships and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by the Gulbenkian Foundation and NAASR.

February 16: Levon Chookaszian, “The Armenians of Crimea and Romania as Seen Through Their Art,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

February 28: Richard Hovannisian ,“In Search of Historic Western Armenia,” at St. Kevork Church, Houston, TX. Co-sponsored by St. Kevork and NAASR.

March 8: Hayk Demoyan, “Remembering an Armenian Heroine: The Fate & Legacy of Arshaluys Aurora Mardiganian,” at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Co-sponsored by ACF, Armenian International Women’s Association, and NAASR.

March 9: Armen Marsoobian, “Survival and Resistance in the Heart of Darkness: The Story of an ‘Islamized’ Armenian Family in Marsovan, 1915-1919,” at Saint Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church, Las Vegas, NV. Co-sponsored by St. Garabed, Armenian-American Cultural Society of Las Vegas, and NAASR.

March 13: Ayda Erbal, “Adding ‘Apology’ to Injury: A New Spin on Genocide Denial?” at St. Leon Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, NAASR, NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association-Greater NY Chapter, and Tibrevank Alumni.

March 14: Panel, “Young Women in Politics and Government from Armenia,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association, AIWA, and NAASR.

March 16: Forum at UC-Berkeley, “The Road to Home: Defining Success in a Diaspora.” Co-sponsored by UC-Berkeley Armenian Students Association and NAASR.

March 20: James Russell, “An Armenian Eccentric: The Life and Times of Kara Darvish,” at CSU-Fresno. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Program at CSU-Fresno and NAASR.

March 26: Panel discussion “The United Nations, Armenia, and National Sovereignty,” featuring Amb. Rouben Shougarian and Dr. Armen Baibourtian, at The Castle, Boston University. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, the Department of History, the Department of International Relations, and NAASR.

March 30: Gregory Ketabgian, “Thomas Christie of Tarsus College: His Life and Work to Assist the Armenian People,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

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April 3: James Russell, “An Armenian Eccentric: The Life and Times of Kara Darvish,” at the NAASR Center.

April 10: Ümit Kurt, “The Seizure of Armenian Property by Local Elites in Aintab: The Emergence of a New Wealthy Class, 1915-1922,” at St. Leon Church. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, NY Armenian Students Association, and NAASR.

April 16: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, featuring talk by Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, at Goddard Chapel, Tufts University. Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and NAASR.

April 23: Stephen Kurkjian, “Kiss My Children’s Eyes, Revisited: A 10-Year Search for Answers to the Armenian Genocide Through One Remarkable Photograph,” at the NAASR Center.

May 1: Valentina Calzolari, “Dying to Bring the Armenians Close to God: A New Reading of the Martyrdom of the Rhipsimian Virgins,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, AIWA, and NAASR.

May 6: Marc Mamigonian and Dikran Kaligian, “The State of Denial: Manufacturing a Scholarly Controversy, Denying a Genocide,” at the NAASR Center.

June 5: Vartan Matiossian, “Code Name ‘Haiko’: Discovering the Last Unknown Participant in Talaat Pasha’s Liquidation,” at the NAASR Center.

June 12: Screening of “Finding Zabel Yessayan,” a documentary by Lara Aharonian and Talin Suciyan, at the Watertown Free Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Watertown Free Public Library, AIWA, and NAASR.

June 13: Valentina Calzolari and Simon Payaslian, “The Armenians from the Caucasus and Anatolia to Switzerland and New England in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” at swissnex Boston, in Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by Université de Genève, Boston University, swissnex Boston, and NAASR.

September 11: “Narrating Genocide,” with Chris Bohjalian and Khatchig Mouradian at Clark University. Co-sponsored by the Strassler Center and NAASR.

October 2: George Bournoutian, “Russo-Iranian Wars and Diplomacy and the Formation of the Modern Armenian State,” at the NAASR Center.

October 9: Elyse Semerdjian, “The Armenian Presence in Aleppo: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future,” at the NAASR Center.

October 16: Ara Dostourian, “Armenia and the Crusades: The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University and NAASR.

October 17: George Bournoutian, “Russo-Iranian Wars and Diplomacy and the Formation of the Modern Armenian State,” at St. Leon Church, NJ.

October 18: Conference, “Armenian Art and Culture in the Ottoman Empire Before 1915,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the Armenian Studies Program and CSU-Northridge. Co-sponsored by Armenian Jewelers Association, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, NAASR, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and United Armenian Council of Los Angeles.

October 22: Taner Akçam, “The Anatomy of Religious Cleansing: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire (1914–1918),” at Boston College. Co-sponsored by Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM), Departments of Slavic & Eastern Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Islamic Civilization and Societies;

Christian Solidarity International (CSI); and NAASR.

October 24-25: Conference: “Manufacturing Denial and the Assault on Scholarship and Truth,” at Worcester State University and Clark University in Worcester. The conference is co-sponsored and organized by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; the Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Modern Armenian History and Genocide Studies, Clark University; Worcester State University (WSU Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, and other departments and offices); the Armenian Genocide Program, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR), Rutgers University-Newark; and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

October 30: Carolann Najarian, “Telling Avedis’ Story: An Armenian-American’s Journey into Her Father’s Story of Survival,” at the NAASR Center.

October 30: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe 1922-2013, at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by A.G.B.U. Ararat, Armenian National Committee of NJ, Armenian Network of America–Greater NY Region, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, NAASR, NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, Tibrevank Alumni, and the Zohrab Center.

November 7: Bedross Der Matossian, “Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire,” at the NAASR Center.

December 4: NAASR Christmas Open House, with presentation by Ruth Thomasian, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives.

December 12: “Exploring Identities in the Armenian Diaspora,” panel discussion moderated by Peter Koutoujian, at Northeastern University. Co-sponsored by Northeastern Armenian Students Association, MIT Armenian Society, AGBU-YP Boston, and NAASR.