21 September 2020: Chhange will be operating virtually until further notice. Our offices and exhibits are closed.

Internment and Destruction: Concentration Camps during the Armenian Genocide

Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 11:30 am
Zoom Discussion

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Chhange's September Virtual Lunch & Learn, Internment and Destruction: Concentration Camps during the Armenian Genocide, kicks off a series of Virtual Lunch & Learns led by scholars and activists deeply connected to the topics explored.

Led by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, this lecture situates the deportation and destruction of Armenians in Ottoman Syria within the global history of concentration camps. Providing an overview of the structure, administration and life in concentration camps based on Armenian accounts, Ottoman archives, and western diplomatic records, Mouradian argues that this glaring manifestation of total war – one directed towards the empire’s very own Armenian subjects – constitutes an important moment of transition in the use internment as a weapon of annihilation.

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University, where he also heads the Armenian studies program. Mouradian also served as the Armenian Lead scholar for Chhange's exhibit Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience. Mouradian’s book, The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918, is forthcoming in 2020. Mouradian is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on late-Ottoman history; and the editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Armenian Review. He has published on genocide, mass violence, unarmed resistance, and approaches to teaching history. In 2020, Mouradian was awarded a Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant from Columbia University.

1 hour of Professional Development Provided.

Pre-registration is required for Zoom URL.

Admission is FREE for Chhange Members & Brookdale CC Students and Staff

Suggested donation of $10 for Non-Members
Your donation supports our continued efforts to connect our communities with experts and activists in the fields of Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Studies.

Online registration is now closed. Please email contact@chhange.org with your first and last name to register for this event.

International registrants are welcomed! Please email contact@chhange.org with your name and email.

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