From Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun
Aram Arkun is assistant editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, as well as executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the US and Canada, which supports the Mirror. Journalist/editor, historian and translator, he is the author of numerous academic articles on modern Armenian history, including on the Armenian Genocide.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — If you ever wondered how you could get involved in Armenia, whether only for a relatively casual short-term dalliance, or for a full-fledged love affair, perhaps even to the extent of repatriation, the Imagine Armenia[...]

WATERTOWN — The Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston honored Fr. Arakel Aljalian, pastor of St. James Armenian Church of Watertown, as “Father of the Year” at the Society’s annual dinner on Saturday, June 17 at St. James’[...]

WATERTOWN — Adrienne Alexanian presented the memoirs of her father, Yervant Edward Alexanian, at the Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) on May 18. The event was sponsored, in addition to the museum, by the Armenian Assembly of America,[...]

WATERTOWN — Prof. Taner Akçam presented a lecture with slides on the legacy of the work of Rev. Krikor Guerguerian on the Armenian Genocide, and announced the digitalization of the latter’s collection, at the Armenian Museum of[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dr. Nora Nercessian gave a talk illustrated with slides about her book, The City of Orphans, at an event organized by Arpie Lodge of the Daughters of Vartan on May 4. Cosponsors included the hosting Holy Trinity[...]

BOSTON – The Armenian community of greater Boston put together a solemn commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 21 at the Massachusetts State House, with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey the[...]

NEW YORK – David L. Phillips has been going around the country, and, in fact, a good part of the world, speaking out against the dictatorship of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He just published a book on this issue (see last[...]

As the publisher’s website for An Uncertain Ally proclaims, the book is an outright indictment of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, current president of the Republic of Turkey, who is referred to as a dictator. It is not a scholarly study, but[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BELMONT, Mass. — Dr. Owen Miller summarized his research on the massacres of Armenians in Sasun in 1894 at a talk at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) on March 16.[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON—The music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan was the focus of the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival on March 8 at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. Hamasyan, a crossover[...]

By Aram Arkun, Mirror-Spectator Staff The destruction of the Armenian Genocide manifested itself in countless ways. One was the huge number of children left orphaned. The largest orphanage in the world at that time was created as a result.[...]