History

WASHINGTON — Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Northeast Pavilion of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.[...]

WORCESTER — The Knights Of Vartan is a national fraternal organization with 25 local lodges in the United States. The Brotherhood is dedicated to the preservation of the Republic of Armenia and the perpetuation of the cultural and[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Normally Dr. Erna Manea Shirinian spends the first half of her workday as a full professor of history at Yerevan State University and then goes in the afternoon to Yerevan’s[...]

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — An unseasonably gusty and rainy day did not dampen spirits at Armenian Heritage Park on Saturday, May 7. On that day, two programs took place at the park: a joining in with World[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — The Bostonian Society hosted a special evening program, “Becoming Bostonian,” on April 7 in the Old State House to honor the life and works of Moses Gulesian, a Bostonian and Armenian[...]

By Arthur Hagopian JERUSALEM — A thousand years ago, a monk in a distant monastery in the western Armenian province of Reshdunik, picked up a reed pen and began etching out what would later become known as the first great Armenian mystic[...]

WATERTOWN — The Armenians of Istanbul faced extraordinary conditions in the 1920s. Reeling from the chaos and losses of the World War I Genocide, they had little to guide them as they looked to the future. In the first in-depth study of[...]

WATERTOWN — On Sunday, January 31, after attending a memorial service at St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Watertown, commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide from Marash (1915 to1920), the Boston Marashtsi community[...]

FRESNO — Clark University doctoral candidate Ümit Kurt will attempt to answer the question “Why Does Turkey Deny the Armenian Genocide?” in a talk by at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, in the University Business Center, Alice[...]

By Stefan Ihrig One day in the winter of 1941, as he “walked through the streets of the Warsaw Ghetto,” Hermann Wygoda, “Ghetto smuggler,” tried to make sense of what was happening to him and the people around him: “I wondered[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff Roustam Raza (1781-1845), kidnapped as a child in the Caucasus and sold seven times, was trained in Egypt as a Mamluk but ended up as Napoleon Bonaparte’s bodyguard, valet and confidant for some[...]