Category: history

Anahid Literary Prize Winner Peelle Celebrates Release of Novel with Revue Readings

Anahid Literary Prize Winner Peelle Celebrates Release of Novel with Revue Readings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Acclaimed author Lydia Peelle will be celebrating the publication of her first novel The Midnight Cool (published January 2017 by Harper, a division of HarperCollins) with a string of appearances featuring a variety of music, readings and mixed media. The revue travels to Powerhouse Arena, 28 Adams St., in Brooklyn on March […]

City of Orphans by Nora Nercessian: Book Review

City of Orphans by Nora Nercessian: Book Review

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff The destruction of the Armenian Genocide manifested itself in countless ways. One was the huge number of children left orphaned. The largest orphanage in the world at that time was created as a result. In 2016, after nearly a century, Nora N. Nercessian published the first monographic study of this […]

Dr. Ümit Kurt to Speak on Genocide Perpetrator Ahmed Faik Bey

Dr. Ümit Kurt to Speak on Genocide Perpetrator Ahmed Faik Bey

FRESNO — Dr. Ümit Kurt, a Research Fellow at Harvard University will present talk on “The Curious Case of Armenian Genocide Perpetrator Ahmed Faik Bey” 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The lecture is part of the Armenian Studies Program […]

AIWA, Armenian Library Celebrate Women’s Month

AIWA, Armenian Library Celebrate Women’s Month

WATERTOWN — The Armenian Museum of America and the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) are partnering up in March to celebrate Women’s History Month. The two organizations will be co-hosting a Community Brunch and conversation with Professor Christina Maranci, of Tufts University, on Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. An authority on medieval Armenian art and […]

FACS Melding Armenian and Ethiopian Cultures On February 19

FACS Melding Armenian and Ethiopian Cultures On February 19

BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society (FACS) will present a tribute concert to Ethiopian music icon Nerses Nalbandian, titled “The Emperor, the Nalbandians and the Dawn of Western Music in Ethiopia,” on Sunday, February 19, at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Theatre for the Arts in Watertown. The concert will […]

Boris Adjemian to Present Talk at NAASR on Armenians in Ethiopia

Boris Adjemian to Present Talk at NAASR on Armenians in Ethiopia

BELMONT, Mass.— Dr. Boris Adjemian, director of the AGBU Nubarian Library in Paris, will give a talk titled “The King and the Forty Orphans: he Invention of an Armenian Homeland in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478. […]

Polish Group Increases Funding for Excavation at Metsamor

Polish Group Increases Funding for Excavation at Metsamor

YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — A Polish group cooperating with Armenian archeologists has agreed to agree funding in Metsamor Armenia. “In 2016 a necklace made of agate and gold beans was discovered during the excavations carried out in ancient urban neighborhood of Metsamor, Armenia. The finding dates back to the 12th or 11th centuries BC. Currently the necklace […]

Obituary: A Reporter Born in the Ottoman Empire, Forged in Little Rock

Obituary: A Reporter Born in the Ottoman Empire, Forged in Little Rock

By David W. Dunlap WILDER, Vt. (New York Times) — In a career that spanned four tumultuous decades, Farnsworth Fowle witnessed World War II at battlefronts from North Africa to the Balkans, the creation of the state of Israel and the death of King George VI of Britain. His most affecting account, however, was a moment-by-moment chronicle of the […]