Der Matossian to Speak at Centennial Event at Emory University

ATLANA, Ga.—On April 15 Emory University will host a talk titled, “The Armenian Genocide and Historiography on the Eve of the Centennial:  From Continuity to Contingency.” The keynote lecture will be given by Bedross Der Matossian, Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Prof. Bedross Der Matossian

Prof. Bedross Der Matossian

The lecture will be followed by commentary from Dr. Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Emory University) and Dr. Nikolay Koposov, visiting Distinguished Professor of History (Georgia Tech).  The panel will be moderated by Dr. Walter Kalaidjian, chair of the Department of English at Emory University. Dr. Juliette Stapanian Apkarian, an associate professor at Emory, organized the event.

Emory co-sponsors include the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies; the Departments of History, English, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures; the Institute of the Liberal Arts; and the initiative in Intercultural Studies.

Der Matossian’s research focuses on inter-ethnic relations, and his publications include Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2014).


The event will start at 7 p.m., in Emory University’s White Hall 101. It is free and open to the public.


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