Daily Archives: Sunday, 9 June, 2013

In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

Chris Bohjalian is the author of 16 books. His new novel, “The Light in the Ruins,” comes out on July 9. A woman I met last month in southeastern Turkey is going to die, probably sometime soon. Asiya’s death will not be covered by any news service, and for all but a few people in […]

Royal visit to Armenia highlights preservation of heritage

Yerevan – Two ancient cultures came together to celebrate tradition and heritage when the Prince of Wales made an historic visit to Armenia. Prince Charles, who is the heir to Queen Elizabeth II, became the first senior member of the British royal family to travel to Armenia. His three-day visit was at the invitation of […]

Of Ruins and Renovations: Documenting Cultural Destruction in Turkey

Of Ruins and Renovations: Documenting Cultural Destruction in Turkey

I recently returned from my fourth trip to Western Armenia in the last 18 months. These journeys are emotionally draining. I am not sure I could make these trips alone; it is critical to have good people, good friends, with you. Fortunately, that was the case for me again this time. There are several reasons […]

The Case Against Legitimizing Genocide Deniers: Scholars Speak Up

[The] willingness to ascribe to the deniers and their myths the legitimacy of a point of view is of as great, if not greater, concern than are the activities of the deniers themselves. —Deborah Lipstadt WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)— The participation of a number of Armenian studies and genocide studies scholars in the conference “The Caucasus […]

Graves in the Park: Notes from the ‘Bolis’ Uprising

I haven’t had time to digest what I saw this past week on the heels of my first journey to the womb of Armenian civilization: Van/Vaspurakan. Dikranakert. Kharpert, the fabled green villages of Bitlis, and the hinterlands of Palu and Sakrat. My fellow travelers, now brothers and sisters for life, trekked across these majestic and […]

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