Talk at ALMA Introduces ‘Houshamadyan Project’

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Thurs., Nov. 15, Nora Lessersohn of Houshamadyan, a historical and cultural initiative based in Berlin, will give a visual presentation at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) in Watertown. The event is co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

Nora Lessersohn

The Houshamadyan project is a unique effort to reconstruct the lost world of the Armenian communities in the territories of the Ottoman Empire. Through scholarly analysis, documentation, and the reproduction of historical images, the Houshamadyan project plays an important role in recovering the daily life, customs, traditions, cuisine, and environs of the Ottoman Armenian communities.Lessersohn is the Annual Giving and Alumni Relations coordinator at the Harvard Divinity School. She is currently a student in Harvard’s Museum Studies program, and serves as a researcher and project coordinator for the Houshamadyan project. A graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in the study of religion, she previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the project website:

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