Canceled – Author of ‘Roving Revolutionaries’ to speak as part of Armenian Studies lecture series

Dr. Houri Berberian, author of “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian and Ottoman Worlds”

UPDATE | Canceled: “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds” scheduled for 7:30 p.m.,  Wednesday, March 18, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are following evolving guidance from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, as well as state and local public health agencies. Given that many people are concerned about attending large gatherings right now, we felt it was prudent to cancel the event.


By Barlow DerMugrdechian

Three of the formative revolutions that shook the early twentieth-century world occurred almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other. Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now. Roving Revolutionaries probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries — minorities in all of these empires — whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the global transformations that were taking shape. Exploring the geographical and ideological boundary crossings that occurred, this archivally grounded analysis of the circulation of revolutionaries, ideas, and print tells the story of peoples and ideologies in upheaval and collaborating with each other, and in so doing it illuminates our understanding of revolutions and movements.

“Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds” will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Houri Berberian, at 7:30 p.m.,  Wednesday, March 18, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium. Dr. Berberian is Professor of History, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, and Director of the Program in Armenian Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Houri Berberian is the author of a number of articles and two books, Armenians and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911: The Love for Freedom Has No Fatherland and, most recently, Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds (UC Press, 2019). 

Copies of Roving Revolutionaries will be available for purchase at the presentation.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Fresno State Lots P6 and P5, near the University Business Center, Fresno State. Parking permits are required, and a free parking code can be obtained from the Armenian Studies Program.

For more information about the lecture please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669, visit the Armenian Studies website or Facebook page.

The presentation is part of the Spring 2020 Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program and is supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation. 

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