The lecture will be devoted to the officially Muslim and hence legally “non-Armenian” citizens of the Republic of Turkey who, drawing on their Armenian ancestors, Islamized or Alevized generations earlier, identify as Armenians today.
Dr. Bedross Der Matossian will present an in-person lecture entitled “The Horrors of Adana: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century” at 7 p.m. Friday, August 26, at the Whitten Boardroom of the Smittcamp Alumni House.
In Dr. Dzovinar Derderian’s lecture, she will discuss how migrants or itinerants from provinces like Van, or more precisely “pandukhts” in Armenian, are often characterized in the existing scholarship and popular discourse as destitute and melancholic people.
There could be no more powerful image of the growing agency of Italian women in the early modern period than the raised hand of Judith in Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting “Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, 1623.” This woman’s gesture, who demands to be heard, evokes the taking up of paintbrushes, pens, and scientific instruments by women in Italy over the 300-year span.
Dr. Tamar M. Boyadjian, assistant professor of medieval literature at Michigan State University, will present “The City Lament: Jerusalem Across the Medieval Mediterranean” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 on Zoom.
Dr. Christina Maranci, Tufts University Department of Art History and Architecture chair and Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel associate professor, will give a virtual presentation on “Ani Cathedral, its Sculpture, and its Inscriptions Revisited” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 on Zoom.