Category: history

Microcapsule of History the Size of a Postcard

Microcapsule of History the Size of a Postcard

By Arto Manoukian MONTREAL — The granddaughter of an Armenian family which survived the Genocide recently came across a box of memorabilia from a survivor grandfather. Mary Alice Selyian is the granddaughter of Megerditch Selyian, then of Boston, who received a postcard from his brother, Haroutyoun Selyian of Ismid, Turkey (Izmit, a city in Turkey, […]

TCA Hosts Debut Presentation of Khatchkar

TCA Hosts Debut Presentation of Khatchkar

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Acclaimed photographer Hrair “Hawk” Khatcherian’s new book Khatchkar made its United States debut in an event hosted by the Tekeyan Cultural Association of Greater New York on Friday, March 3 at the TCA Center in Englewood Cliffs. Khatcherian spoke about the images featured in Khatchkar, his 14th publication, which includes stunning […]

Minorities, Human Rights Discussed at Dink Tribute

Minorities, Human Rights Discussed at Dink Tribute

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The third annual Hrant Dink Memorial Peace and Justice Lecture took place on April 5 on the topic of minorities and human rights in Turkey. The panel discussion, sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, featured panelists Ayse Gul Altinay, Gerard Libaridian and Etyen Mahçupyan, […]

Travelers on the Path of the Great Dream: Hrant K. Sulahian (Aintab, 1871-1949)

Travelers on the Path of the Great Dream: Hrant K. Sulahian (Aintab, 1871-1949)

By Hagop Vartivarian Hrant K. Sulahian was an Armenian from Aintab who played an important role in the Armenian liberation movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and despite the tribulations of the Armenian Genocide, continued to act as an Armenian community leader in Syria. Hrant’s father, Kevork, was a pious man who […]

Sasun Massacres Reexamined by Academic Owen Miller at NAASR

Sasun Massacres Reexamined by Academic Owen Miller at NAASR

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BELMONT, Mass. — Dr. Owen Miller summarized his research on the massacres of Armenians in Sasun in 1894 at a talk at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) on March 16. Miller, an affiliated faculty member this year at Emerson College in Boston, was introduced by Marc […]

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 […]