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The Rise of the Western Armenian Diaspora in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

In-person lecture. Also Live-streamed at https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube The Rise of the Western Armenian Diaspora in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire traces how Armenian migrants changed the demographic and cultural landscape of Istanbul and Western Anatolia in the course of the 17th century. In subsequent centuries, Ottoman Armenian merchants, financiers (sarrafs), authors, musicians, translators, printers and bureaucrats… Continue reading The Rise of the Western Armenian Diaspora in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

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The First Decision of the Armenian Genocide and the Role of the Kurds in Ottoman Documents

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

Reception-6:00PM Presentation-7:00PM Live Streamed at https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube Based on newly available Ottoman documents, Dr. Akçam will revisit the question of the final decision to exterminate the Armenian population. He will show that the first decision to exterminate Armenians, contrary to the common belief in the field, was not taken in February-March 1915 but way early, at… Continue reading The First Decision of the Armenian Genocide and the Role of the Kurds in Ottoman Documents

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Discussion of the Documentary Film “Motherland” with Director Vic Gerami

Co-sponsored by CineCulture-watch "Motherland" April 7-14 (streaming). Contact the Armenian Studies Program for information how to watch the film. It took 106 years before the United States formally recognized the Armenian Genocide of 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. On April 24, 2021, President Joe Biden became the first United States president to… Continue reading Discussion of the Documentary Film “Motherland” with Director Vic Gerami

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Armenian Art: Current Directions and Future Goals

Smittcamp Alumni House 2625 E Matoian Way, Fresno, CA, United States

In person event. Live streamed at: https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube Dr. Christina Maranci will give the inaugural lecture in the Grace and Paul Shahinian Armenian Christian Art series organized by the Armenian Studies Program. Dr. Maranci will give an overview of the study of Armenian art in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on how the discipline has… Continue reading Armenian Art: Current Directions and Future Goals

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Break the Silence: A Reading for Artsakh

The International Armenian Literary Alliance, in partnership with AGBU and the Writers for Peace Committee of PEN International, presents Break the Silence, a reading hosted by Pulitzer Prize winner Peter Balakian, featuring besieged journalists from the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh and award-winning writers in solidarity around the globe, including Ilya Kaminsky—named by the BBC as one… Continue reading Break the Silence: A Reading for Artsakh

Eradicating Cultures, Erasing Lives: Children and the Armenian and Native American Genocides

University Business Center 5245 N. Backer Ave., Fresno State, United States

In this talk, Keith David Watenpaugh, Professor and Director at UC Davis Human Rights Studies, draws the genocide of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire into the comparative study of indigenous genocide. He focuses on the erasure of indigenous children's identity by state authorities through boarding schools to argue that the ideology and practice of… Continue reading Eradicating Cultures, Erasing Lives: Children and the Armenian and Native American Genocides

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