Armenian Genocide and Provincial Histories
|Date||Wed, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm|
"Armenian Genocide and Provincial Histories: Dispossession and Migration in the late-Ottoman Empire"
While the Armenian genocide is oftentimes associated with the events of 1915 and its aftermath, the pre-years of genocide and shifting local practices have been less discussed. Although scholars explored 1894-1896 Hamidian Massacres and the Adana Massacre of 1909 to exemplify the empire-wide hostile policies toward Armenians, we know little about how macro-policies were differently interpreted at the local level and what kind of (agentive) responses it produced. In this panel, we bring two groundbreaking scholars together to understand the interplay between persistent violence and the wide variety of responses the same violence brought. Revisiting the provincial histories of the Ottoman state through local and regional perspectives, David Gutman will highlight the Armenian migration to North America and Umit Kurt will discuss processes of dispossession and economics of genocide.
The Economics of Genocide in Ottoman Aintab: The Active Participation of Local Elites in Plunder Ümit Kurt
The Politics of Migration and the Socio-Political Climate of Armenian Life in the Pre-Genocide Ottoman East David Gutman
Organized by Berkant Caglar (PhD student, Anthropology)
Presented by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair
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