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Lecture: From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, May 20

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago presents

From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean:
The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

By Prof. Sebouh Aslanian
Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at the University of Chicago

Made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment

Friday, May 20
6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Open to Public

Reception to follow

Please circulate!

For assistance please contact Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian:
hharoutu@uchicago.edu

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Presentation: Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago, May 16

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Armenian Students Association at the University of Chicago present

Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago: Presentation on the historic postcards documenting the lives of Armenians in Ottoman Empire (1900-1910)

By Turkish author and publisher OSMAN KOKER

Monday, May 16
5:00 pm
Pick 218
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Reception to follow

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Köker came to international attention in 2005 when he organized an exhibition titled “My Dear Brother” in Istanbul presenting photographs of Armenian life in Ottoman Turkey, drawn from a large collection of postcards owned by the collector Orlando Calumeno. Since then, the exhibition has also been mounted in Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Valence, Paris, Geneva, London and Yerevan. Founder and editor-in-chief of Birzamanlar (Once Upon a Time) Publication, Köker publishes books about Turkey’s multicultural society, and how that structure vanished over time. He was one of the founders of the Minority Rights Watching Committee in the Human Rights Association (1993) and has been one of the contributors of various initiatives on minority rights in Turkey since then.

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Film: Heart of Two Nations, Armenian Circle, Cobb Hall, April 14, 4:30pm

The Armenian Circle at the U of C presents

“Heart of Two Nations” a documentary about Hrant Dink by Nouritza Matossian

Thursday, April 14
4:30
Cobb 210

All are welcome. It is in English.

Check the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ryWB3jpAbA

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Course: Armenian History and Culture Course, Winter Quarter

Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Winter 2011 (NEHC 39500, HIST 27504, SLAV 30902)

Introduction to History and Culture of ARMENIA

TUTH 10:30-1:50

Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian

This 10-week crash-course will survey Armenian history and elements of culture (religion, mythology, literature and music, manuscript illumination and architecture) as well as offer a mosaic of social life, traditions and customs (festivals and feasts, childbirth and wedding rituals, funerary cult) of Armenia. It will also discuss transformations of Armenian identity and symbols of ‘Armenianness’ through time, especially in Soviet and post-Soviet  eras, based on such elements of national identity, as language, religion or shared history.

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Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations to Offer Autumn Course in Elementary Modern Armenian

Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian will be teaching an Elementary Modern Armenian Class at the University of Chicago for graduate students and undergraduates once again this year. The classes are scheduled TU/TH 12:00-1:20 and W 12:30-1:20 (lab/practice) in Cobb 206.

The course utilizes advanced computer technology enabling the students to master a core vocabulary, the unique alphabet and basic grammatical structures in a fun setting, to achieve a reasonable level of proficiency in Armenian. A language competency exam is offered at the end of spring quarter for those taking this course as college language requirement. A considerable amount of historical-political and social-cultural issues about Armenia and Armenians are built into the course for students who have intention to conduct research in Armenian Studies or to pursue work in the Republic of Armenia.

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