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September 2020

Taner Akcam, Decision to Annihilate Armenians

September 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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April 2020

The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide and its Unaccounted Lives

April 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 405 Hilgard Avenue
los angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks: Writing Ottoman Jewish History, Denying the Armenian Genocide

April 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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March 2020

The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America

March 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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This event has been postponed. (updated 3/11/2020, 5:00 pm)

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November 2019

The Republics of the Caucasus, 1918-1920: A Failed Project of Interdependence

November 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A Public Lecture by Beka Kobakhidze Event Flyer Cosponsored by: UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies UCLA Program on Central Asia The Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History

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October 2019

“Diaspora and ‘Stateless Power’: Social Discipline and Identity Formation Across the Armenian Diaspora during the Long Twentieth Century”

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Rolfe Hall 1200, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A Conference in Honor of Khachig Tölölyan Event Program Sponsored by: The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History (UCLA) The Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies (UCLA) The Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair (University of California, Irvine) The Institute of Armenian Studies (University of Southern California) The Armenian Studies Program (California State University, Fresno) The Armenian Studies Program (California State University, Northridge) The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (Belmont, MA) Armenian Bar Association

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September 2019

Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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Join us for this book talk as Sato Moughalian details the lineage of her grandfather David Ohannessian's ceramic tradition and document the critical roles his deportation and his own agency played in its transfer—aspects of the story obscured in the art historical narrative. She will speak about the process of coming to terms with her family’s past, the ways in which that served as an impetus to excavate and reconstruct her grandfather’s history through archival research, and the importance of…

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March 2019

Daily Life in the Abyss: Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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Join us for this book talk as Vahé Tachjian recreates the quotidian world of deportees from Ayntab, ordinary lives caught in an extraordinary historical moment. Through analysis of diaries and other source material, the talk reconstructs the rhythms of daily life within an often bleak and hostile environment, in the face of a gradually disintegrating social fabric. Event Flyer

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January 2019

Armeno-Iranica: A Shared History

January 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 405 Hilgard Avenue
los angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A Conference in Honor of Nina Garsoïan Event Flyer and Program Conference Co-Sponsor:  The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

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October 2018

William Saroyan: The Unpublished Plays in Performance

October 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A world premier Vista Players production created and directed by Aram Kouyoumdjian and performed by Jade Hykush, Will Maizel, Bailey Sorrel, and Robert Walters. Event Flyer

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May 2018

Voice Signatures: Recordings of Russian Armenian POWs in German Camps, 1916-1918

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1234 Public Policy, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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A Lecture by Melissa Bilal University of Chicago Event Flyer  

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March 2018

Photography in the Ottoman Middle East & Beyond

March 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Brand Library, 1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201 United States
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A Symposium Moderated by Dr. Armen T. Marsoobian Co-Curator of Continuity and Rupture: An Armenian Family Odyssey Event Videos

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Sultan Abdulhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?

March 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A Lecture by Edhem Eldem College de France Event Podcast

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Marriage Law and Marriage Culture among Western Armenians, 1860-1908

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Lecture by Dr. Hasmik Khalapyan UCLA Haines Hall, Room A18 Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30-8:00 PM Event Flyer This event is Co-Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History, and the UCLA Gustave von Grunebaum Center for Near East Studies  

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December 2017

Confessionalization and Reform: The Mkhit‘arist Enterprise from Constantinople to Venice, Trieste, and Vienna

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
UCLA Faculty Center, California Room, 480 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A Conference in memory of Father Sahak Djemjemian and on the Occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Congregation in Venice Event Flyer and Program Details Event Videos

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October 2017

Interculturalism and the Integration of Syrian-Armenian Refugees to Montreal, Quebec

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Lecture by Gabriella Djerrahian Concordia University, Montreal UCLA School of Law, Room 1314 Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM Event Flyer This event is Co-Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the UCLA School of Law Promise Institute for Human Rights.

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The King and the Forty Orphans: The Invention of an Armenian Homeland in Ethiopia

October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UCLA School of Law, 385 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A Lecture by Boris Adjemian Historian and Director of AGBU Nubar Library (Paris) UCLA School of Law, Room 1420 Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM Event Flyer This event is Co-Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History, the UCLA African Studies Center, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.

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Dissent in an Age of Populism: Sustaining Political Opposition after Turkey’s 2017 Referendum

October 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UCLA School of Law, 385 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Garo Paylan MP, Peoples' Democratic Party, Member of the Parliamentary Committees on Constitution and Budget UCLA School of Law, Room 1314 Monday, October 9, 2017, 5:30-7:00 PM Event Flyer This event is Co-Sponsored by the UCLA School of Law's The Promise Institute for Human Rights, The Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.

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September 2017

Abbot Mkhit‘ar of Sebastea: A Sacred Genius and an Enduring Challenge for Today

September 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A lecture by His Eminence, Archbishop Levon Zekiyan Royce Hall 314, UCLA Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:30-3:00 PM Event flyer in Armenian Event flyer in English A light lunch and refreshments will be served before the lecture. Talk will be given in Armenian and English. This event is presented by The Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History with the co-sponsorship of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

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April 2017

Contemporary Challenges in Human Rights

April 17, 2017
UCLA School of Law, 385 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A Talk with Geoffrey Robertson, Q.C.  

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The City as Anthology: Visualizing Cultures of Literacy in Early Modern Isfahan

April 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6275 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A lecture by Kathryn Babyan Associate Professor of Iranian History & Culture, Director Armenian Studies Program University of Michigan Event Flyer The City as Anthology will encapsulate the story of Isfahan through private collections assembled in the domestic sphere of urban households. Thousands of anthologies were produced in seventeenth century family libraries, shaping tastes and aesthetics as they participated in the making of a graphic culture. Paintings and drawings were commissioned and purchased; private letters, verses of poetry, and talismans, along…

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March 2017

The Age of the Gharib: Strangers and Estrangement in the Pre-modern Mediterranean

March 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
220 Haines Hall

A lecture by Michael Pifer National Endorsement for the Humanities Fellow University of Michigan The trope of the wandering stranger, the outcast with secret prestige, can be found in pre-modern literatures around the world. This lecture will shed light on an intersecting discourse about strangers across Jewish, Muslim, and Christian societies, with the intention of illuminating the peregrinations of the restless outcast known as the gharib in Middle Armenian poetry in particular. As it will argue, the mobile figure of…

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February 2017

Homeland(s), Belonging, and Contested Loyalties Among Early Armenian Immigrants in America

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Franz Hall 1260

A Talk by Vahe Sahakyan Moving away from elites- and institutions-centered approaches to the Armenian diaspora, this lecture will address the changing perceptions of belonging and homeland among early Armenian immigrants in America by examining the programs, projects, and activities of their hometown societies in the period between the 1890s and 1930s. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of History

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November 2016

Armenia’s Current Political and Social Situation in Global Context

November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
118 Haines Hall

A Talk by Dr. Armine Ishkanian Event Flyer Dr. Armine Ishkanian is an Assistant Professor (tenured) and Programme Director of the MSc in Social Policy and Development in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. She has expertise in civil society, democratization, gender, social policy and development in the post-socialist countries of the former Soviet Union and Europe. She will speak about the current situation in Armenia and how it has been shaped by, and is…

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April 2016

Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Post Genocide Turkey

April 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6275 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A Book Talk by Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglu McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Ekmekcioglu’s talk follows the trajectories of the survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide who remained inside Turkish borders after the signing of the 1918 Mudros Armistice (and during the Allied occupation years of Istanbul) and after the 1923 establishment of the new country as the Turkish Republic. How did the Kemalist state treat the remaining Armenians? What were the Armenians’ responses to the…

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Can the Survivor Speak?

April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
118 Haines Hall

Dr. Talin Suciyan Ludwig Maximilian University Event Flyer Dr. Talin Suciyan’s talk will present the central findings of her recent publication, The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post–Genocide Society, Politics and History (I.B. Tauris, 2016). The lecture will discuss the author’s reconstruction of the little–known history of the remarkable survival of Turkey’s Armenian community in the wake of the genocide of 1915 by relying on a painstaking examination of local Armenian sources alongside documentation from the Turkish state archives. By using oral histories, minutes of the Armenian National Assembly,memoirs, personal…

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May 2015

Total Destruction by Despoliation

May 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haines A25

The Role of Local and Provincial Elites in the Annihilation and Deportation of Aintab Armenians, 1915-1918: A talk by Umit Kurt Clark University Event Flyer Umit Kurt’s talk explores the role of local notables and provincial elites in the process of genocide and deportation directed at Aintab Armenians.  It argues that as a result of their participation in the genocide, these local actors prospered and were able to transform themselves into the new wealthy social stratum through the acquisition of Armenians’…

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April 2015

Groundbreaking Academic Conference on Armenian Genocide

April 26, 2015
Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul, Turkey + Google Map

Scholars from around the world will convene at Istanbul Bilgi University on April 26, 2015, to participate in an international conference entitled “The Armenian Genocide: Concepts and Comparative Perspectives”. Event Press Release     |     Event Program   This event is co-sponsored by Istanbul Bilgi University, the History Foundation in Turkey (Tarih Vakfı), and the Modern Armenian History Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration

April 24, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

April 24, 2015 will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a concerted campaign by Ottoman leaders that resulted in the deaths and exile of the vast majority of their Armenian citizens, which remains unrecognized by any Turkish government. To mark this tragic milestone, Project 2015, a US-based non-profit group, working with DurDe, a leading Turkish human rights organization, along with other civil society groups and activists in Turkey, is organizing a series of commemorative events in Istanbul between…

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UCLA to Host Important Conference to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES—From April 10-11, 2015. The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA will hold a conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The event is co-sponsored by the Gustave Von Grunebaum Center for Near East Studies (UCLA), the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies,as well as the UCLA Department of History. It will involve two days of panels featuring an international cast of world-renowned scholars as well as an evening of keynote speakers on…

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Between Historical Explanation and Narrative Understanding: The Story of Menk and the Burden of Representation

April 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haines A25

A lecture by Dr. Talar Chahinian California State University, Long Beach Event Flyer Dr. Chahinian’s presentation will overview the work of a group of orphans, who, in 1931, launched a short-lived, diasporan literary movement called Menk in Paris. The works of these French-Armenian writers, though devoid of explicit memory of the catastrophic events of the past, characterize the crisis of survival in the aftermath of the genocide, both for the survivor living in exile and the displaced culture’s prospects of reproduction.…

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March 2015

Ottoman (Dis)Placements, Geographies and Spatialities in the World of a Seventeenth-Century Armenian Author in Kefe (Feodosia)

March 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
118 Haines Hall

A lecture by Professor Rachel Goshgarian Lafayette College This paper strives to reconsider seventeenth-century Armenian conceptions of space in the Ottoman Empire, specifically through the lens of a unique manuscript composed by an Armenian priest (Mikayel) in the city of Kefe on the Black Sea. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of History and the Gustave E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies

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Armenian Genocide Studies: A Historiographic Appraisal and the Road Ahead

March 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haines A25

A lecture by Professor Stephan Astourian William Saroyan Director of the Armenian Studies Program University of California, Berkeley Event Flyer Professor Stephan Astourian’s talk will provide a survey of the field of Armenian Genocide studies, outline its academic development, especially over the past thirty years, and lay bare the “conditions” of its production.  The lecture will assess the state of the current historiography, point to some of the gaps in the existing literature, and discuss the status of its main archival…

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February 2015

All The Light There Was – A Novel About Armenians in Nazi-Occupied Paris

February 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haines A25

A lecture by Nancy Kricorian Acclaimed Novelist February 25, 2015 Event Flyer While doing research on the uses of political violence by “non-state actors” for her second novel Dreams of Bread and Fire, Nancy Kricorian came across a 1984 French documentary entitled “Terrorists in Retirement” (original title “Des terroristes à la retraite“).  It told the story of a French Communist Resistance network made up of immigrant workers.  The network’s leader was an Armenian poet named Missak Manouchian.  In late 1943, the Germans arrested Manouchian…

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Intimacy, Testimony, Protest: Armenian Lullaby as a Genre of History

February 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haines A25

A lecture by Dr. Melissa Bilal Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow Columbia University Event Flyer The history accumulated on the Armenian lullaby represents a resource for remembrance, story telling, and the transmission of a sense of loss.  Melissa Bilal’s presentation critically analyzes the historical formation of the genre of lullaby in Armenian ethnographic and revolutionary literature and contextualizes it within turn-of-the-twentieth-century gendered politics of land and modernity.  Tracing specific examples of songs in printed archival material, sound recordings, and interviews, Bilal points…

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January 2015

Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

January 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A lecture by Bedross Der Mattosian Department of History University of Nebraska-Lincoln Event Flyer Podcast of Event Summarizing the main findings of his recently published book, Bedross Der Matossian will explore comparative perspectives on how the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 and its constitutionalist ideological underpinnings raised the expectations and hopes of ethnic groups within the Ottoman Empire. The lecture will analyze the ways in which the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian, Arab, and Jewish communities internalized the Revolution amid the post-revolutionary turmoil…

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November 2014

Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and Violence against Armenians, 1789-2009

November 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2209A Bunche Hall

A lecture by Fatma Muge Gocek Professor of Sociology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Event Flyer Event Podcast While much of the international community regards the forced deportation of Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, where approximately 800,000 to 1.5 million Armenians perished, as genocide, the Turkish state continues to officially deny it, insisting instead that what occurred took place during war and that the losses on their side were just as great. In this talk based on her…

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October 2014

Networks of Circulation and Exchange

October 15, 2014 - October 17, 2014
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States + Google Map

This conference explored the symbiotic and often unexamined relationship between paper instruments, commodities, and long-distance trading networks through the experience of Armenian, Portuguese, Jewish, and Muslim communities across the worlds of East and West. Event Flyer Event Program Co-Sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), The Richard Hovannisian Chair of Modern Armenian History, and Universidade Nova de Lisboa Department of History

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March 2014

Medieval Heresy Between Armenia and Khurasan

March 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A lecture by Mushegh Asatryan Event Flyer Event Podcast Mushegh Asatryan’s lecture will explore the history of the emergence of the Tondrakians in the larger context of the history of heretical movements in the Middle East during the eighth and ninth centuries. While the several similarities in religious teachings do not necessarily indicate a direct borrowing, the lecture will argue that the spatial and chronological proximity of the Tondrakians to similar heresies in the Islamicate world of Iraq and Iran —…

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Arab-Armenian Cross Cultural Encounters During the Umayyad and Early ‘Abbasid Periods

March 7, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A lecture by Alison Vacca Postdoctoral Fellow University of Michigan Event Flyer Event Podcast This talk will review the extant evidence for Arab-American cross-cultural exchange in the Umayyad and early ‘Abbasid periods, focusing first on the development of ideas in Arabic texts. It will briefly address Arab knowledge of Arminiya in ‘Abbasid-era Arabic histories and geographical treatises. Arabs describes two different Arminiyas: one was the product of actual experience in the province and the other was imagined Arminiya. While the former…

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February 2014

Three Armenian Chroniclers as Primary Sources for Armenian-Iranian Cross-Cultural Encounters in Transcaucasia, 1724-1736

February 21, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A lecture by Dr. George Bournoutian Senior Professor of History Iona College Event flyer Building on his recent translations of important Armenian-language primary sources for the early modern period, Dr. George Bournoutian will discuss the nature of Armenian-Iranian cross-cultural encounters in Transcaucasia during the turbulent period leading up to Nadir Shah’s assumption of the Iranian throne in 1736. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

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Talk on Funding a Good Cause

February 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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Grants, Scholarships, and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century: The Five-Year Programming Plan of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  A talk by by Dr. Razmik Panossian Event Flyer Event Podcast Dr. Razmik Panossian will give a presentation on the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundations’s plan for 2014-2018.  The plan is based on the Department’s mission “to create a viable future for the Armenian people in which its culture and language…

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April 2013

Rethinking Ottoman Cross-Cultural Encounters: Turks and the Armenian Alphabet

April 26, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A18 Haines Hall

A lecture by Murat Cankara University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Event Flyer Beyond the Lachrymose Conception of Armenian History: Introductory comments on Murat Cankara’s Lecture on Armeno-Turkish Event Podcast Murat Cankara’s talk will provide a critical overview of the history and place of Armeno-Turkish literature in both Ottoman history and historiography.  Cankara will show how and why Armeno-Turkish, especially throughout the nineteenth century, was not merely an Aremenian or Turkish phenomenon but rather a cultural reflection of a larger Ottoman…

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March 2013

Diyarbekir 1915: Deportations, Massacres, and New Alliances Among the Local Elites

March 27, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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A lecture by Ayhan Aktar Bilgi University (Istanbul, Turkey) Event flyer Ayhan Aktar, professor of International Relations at Bilgi University in Istanbul, will speak on the tragic events that took place in Diyarbekir from 1914 to 1919.  His presentation will focus on war, mobilization, the deportations of Armenians, and the flood of Muslim refugees from Eastern Anatolia, which was under Russian occupation from May 1915 to October 1917. The event was sponsored by the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair for Modern…

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Lecture on How Violence and Genocide in Ottoman Turkey Affect Our World Today

March 6, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A18 Haines Hall

The Persistence of the Past: How Violence and Genocide in Ottoman Turkey Affect Our World Today Event Flyer Event Podcast Ronald Grigor Suny, the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History at the University of Michigan and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, will speak on the consequences, enduring legacy, and effects of the events of 1915 on politics in modern Turkey.  The fate of Ottoman Armenians is intricately connected both to the identity…

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February 2013

One Day Conference Held on Central Asians in World History

February 22, 2013
Young Research Library Presentation Room, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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“The Mongols From the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History” A one-day conference, sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia and the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History Friday, February 22, 2013 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM UCLA Young Research Library Presentation Room (11348 LLC-ground floor) Stretching from the plains of Eastern Europe to the warm waters of the Pacific, the Pax Mongolica created Eurasia-wide networks of exchange and circulation through which not only military personnel,…

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November 2012

UCLA to Host Important Conference to mark 500 years of Armenian Printing

November 9, 2012 - November 11, 2012
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States + Google Map

LOS ANGELES—From Nov. 9-11, the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA will host an international conference titled “Port Cities and Printers: Five Centuries of Global Armenian Print” in honor of Prof. Richard Hovannisian. From its origins in Venice in 1512, the history of early modern (1500-1800) Armenian print culture was closely entangled with that of port cities, initially in Europe and subsequently in Asia. In fact, virtually every Armenian printing press before 1800 was established either…

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