Southern Californian Aris Janigian, author of two novels on Armenian topics as well as several others, will speak about his work with poet and editor Susan Barba in this event organized by the Tekeyan Cultural Association Boston Chapter and cosponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union New England District. Topics to be discussed will include the Armenian Diaspora; Armenian-American identity; the form(s) of the novel; representations of the West (particularly California); the relationship between memory, art, and trauma; and nostalgia and post-memory. Admission is free and a reception will follow.
Aram Arkun will be presenting a lecture and short video on "The Historic Defense of Van-Vasporagan, 1915". Followed by a special tribute reception honoring Hrayr Toukhanian; activist, filmmaker, and director of "Assignment Berlin". Please join us as we celebrate and recognize Hrayr’s past and present contributions to our community.
About Aram Arkun
From Boston, MA., Aram Arkun is Executive Director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association and Assistant Editor of the Armenian Mirror Spectator. He is a specialist in modern Armenian history and has published a number of articles on the Armenians of Celicia as well as other Ottoman and Iranian Armenian topics. Formerly the Coordinator of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) and editor of the quarterly English-language Armenian periodical Ararat published by the AGBU, Arkun is a Princeton University graduate (B.A.), with a master's degree in international relations ( University of Pennsylvania), and a C.Phil. from UCLA. He has taught at New York University, UCLA, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
A book talking retracing the steps of a genocide survivor's grandfather through Turkey and Syria. Author Dawn Anahid MacKeen is an award-winning journalist from Southern California who traveled through Syria before its collapse.
Free admission and reception, donations raised for Syrian-Armenian relief.
Hosted by: Tekeyan Cultural Association, Armenian Mirror-Spectator, and Holy Trinity Armenian Church. Co-Sponsored by National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.