WATERTOWN — On Monday, December 7, Aram Arkun, historian, executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association and assistant editor of the Armenian Mirror Spectator, will be the speaker at the St. James Men’s Club and the topic will be “Zeytun: The Armenian Eagles’ Nest.” The mountaineers of Zeytun inspired several generations of Armenians through their heroic battles and became the subject of song, poetry and art in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Arkun, is a specialist in modern Armenian history who has published a number of articles on the Armenians of Cilicia, and other Ottoman and Iranian Armenian-topics, as well as translations of books and articles from Armenian, French and Turkish.
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 Armenian General Benevolent Union, 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.
This will be a very interesting and informative talk, accompanied by slides. The social hour starts with Mezza, at 6:15 PM followed by a complete kheyma and losh kebab dinner 7 p.m. $14 per person. The dinner meeting will be at the St. James Armenian Church , Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center – Keljik Hall.
The program is open to the public and ladies are welcome.