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Columbia University Lecture Announcement - “The Religion of Freedom Makes Brothers”
Date: Tuesday March 29th 2011  
Time: 06:30pm to 08:30pm
Contact: nk2334@columbia.edu
Using the concept of “connected histories,” this talk explores the Ottoman, Iranian, and Russian Revolutions of the early twentieth century through the circulation, interaction, and relationships of Armenian revolutionaries who simultaneously operated in each of these political and social upheavals.

The Columbia University Armenian Studies Program presents

“The Religion of Freedom Makes Brothers”: Armenians and Early Twentieth-Century Connected Revolutions

A lecture by Dr. Houri Berberian

 

Tuesday, March 29 - 6:30pm

516 Hamilton Hall - Morningside Campus

Columbia University


Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and the Middle East Institute.

Free and open to the public.

This is the second lecture in the four-part Armenian Studies Spring 2011 Seminar Series, "Between Nations and States: Armenian Nationalism(s) Past and Present."

Using the concept of “connected histories,” this talk explores the Ottoman, Iranian, and Russian Revolutions of the early twentieth century through the circulation, interaction, and relationships of Armenian revolutionaries who simultaneously operated in each of these political and social upheavals.  This study is interested in the connectedness of all three revolutions, which have helped shape the history of the states and societies in which they occurred.  One of the most significant aspects of the three revolutions occurring almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other is the circulation and flow of revolutionary activists. These revolutionaries and intellectuals traveled from one Armenian community to another in the Ottoman, Russian, and Iranian empires, utilizing a network of established political party branches or communities of like-minded activists.  This talk will assess the significance of their role in the development of the Russian, Ottoman and Iranian Revolutions and throughout the course of the revolutions themselves.

Houri Berberian is Professor of Middle Eastern History at California State University, Long Beach, where she also serves as Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program. She is the author of a number of articles and a book, Armenians and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911: “The Love for Freedom Has No Fatherland” (2001).

 


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