Topic: Armenian History

Vardan Mamikonian was the supreme commander of the Armenian armed forces from 432 to 451 AD, when Ancient Armenia had been partitioned between the Byzantine and Persian Empires for more than four decades. The Armenian nobility, also[...]

By Jon Schwarz If there is one thing we can say for sure about the governments of the US and Europe, it’s that they sound upset about Russia’s brutalization of Ukraine. President Joe Biden recently called it “genocide.” A[...]

The world of Ara Iskanderian’s first published novella, Godless Hour — A Yerevan Tale (Gomidas Institute, 2021) is a fantasy world. In the author’s own words, it is a world in which “the magical, the mythical, and the unreal . . .[...]

By Avo Piroyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator The Armenian diaspora today is a modern phenomenon dating back not much more than 100 years. The first wave of emigration goes back to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and the second wave[...]

FAIR LAWN, N.J. —  It is not often that the translation and publication of a family heirloom diary ends up being highly relevant to current events. In the case of Ken Sarajian and Paul Shahinian, their grandfathers’ stories involved[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — The Zohrab Information Center, after almost two years, returned to its in-person meetings at the Armenian Diocese in New York, and Zohrab Director Dr. Jesse Arlen, welcomed a sizable crowd for a[...]

BELMONT, Mass. —  The headline above may be a simplification of the new book, Everyday Cosmopolitanisms: Living the Silk Road in Medieval Armenia, by Dr. Kate Franklin. However, the idea that everyday life can be cosmopolitan or, to hew[...]

While Armenia is grieving over the loss of the 44-day war against Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey are celebrating another painful anniversary — the Treaty of Moscow of 1921 — which formalized the border between Armenia and Turkey,[...]

FRESNO — Dr. Dzovinar Derderian will discuss “Migrants from Van and the Transforming Politics of Representation in the Ottoman Empire, 1850’s-1870’s” on Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m. (Pacific time). The presentation is part of the[...]

By Garen Kazanc Ever since the cradle, many Armenians grew up with the notion that we’re a mighty race that can never be beat and whose warriors were top of the line. Legendary stories of outnumbered Armenian freedom fighters[...]