Articles by Khatchig Mouradian

About Khatchig Mouradian (89 Articles)
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian is the Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor at Columbia University. Previously, he served as the Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor at CSU Fresno (Fall 2016 Semester). In 2015-2016, Mouradian was a visiting assistant professor at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, where he also served as the program coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR). Since 2014, Mouradian has taught courses on imperialism, mass violence, human rights, concentration camps, urban space and conflict in the Middle East, and collective memory in the History and Sociology departments at Rutgers and at Worcester State University. Mouradian holds a PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Mouradian was the editor of the Armenian Weekly from 2007-2014.
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Mouradian: Dead Poets and a Cobblestone Path

A few weeks ago, I visited Misak Medzarents’ (1886-1908) village, Pingean, near the city of Agn (current name: Kemaliye) in Turkey. As I walked in the narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways of the village where the beloved poet was born, I kept looking at the century-old houses, wondering: [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 11 Comments

The Turtle of Arakelots Monastery

Special for the Armenian Weekly As the two of us hiked up the mountain to Arakelots Monastery in Mush under the scorching midday sun, we noticed a few turtles along the way, but paid little attention. ‘As the two of us hiked up the mountain to Arakelots Monastery in Mush under the scorching [more...]

June 30, 2016 // 8 Comments

China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors

From the Armenian Weekly 2016 Magazine Dedicated to the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors [1] In a letter to his brother Krikor,[2] who had arrived in Boston in 1914, Rev. Asadoor Z. Yeghoyan wrote from Kharpert, “Krikor you traveled all [more...]

June 27, 2016 // 13 Comments

Mouradian: The Two Sides of the Mountain

Paintings of Mount Ararat hang in the homes of many Armenians, and photographing (or posing with) the mountain is ever popular with visitors of the homeland. I have often reflected on its never-eroding magnetism for generation after generation of Armenians. Thousands of paintings, writings, and [more...]

May 27, 2016 // 13 Comments

Mouradian: Aleppo Armenians, the Genocide, and a Reversal of Roles

The city of Aleppo constituted a major hub for deportation routes during the Armenian Genocide. Convoys that survived the treacherous journey began to reach the area in May 1915. In a report dated June 5, the U.S. Consul in Aleppo, Jesse Jackson, explained: “There is a living stream of Armenians [more...]

February 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Letter to Hrant 

The following poem by Khatchig Mouradian appeared in the Armenian Weekly on Feb. 3, 2007, days after Agos Editor Hrant Dink’s assassination in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007. We would like to share it with our readers once again on the anniversary of Hrant’s death. Hrant Dink was assassinated [more...]

January 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Mouradian: The Book with a Black Cover

  They arrived [in Meskeneh] by the thousands, but the majority left their bones there. —Auguste Bernau, German employee of the American Vacuum Oil Company[1] ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—The Turkish translation of Aram Andonian’s monumental book Ayn Sev Orerun (In Those Black Days) was [more...]

January 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

Mouradian Speaks at First Genocide Commemoration in Aintab (Full Text)

The Story of Two Armenian Midwives Below is the text of a lecture delivered by scholar and former Armenian Weekly editor Khatchig Mouradian at the first commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in Aintab, held on March 21. The talk was delivered in Turkish. The commemoration was organized by the [more...]

March 21, 2015 // 26 Comments

Mouradian: ‘Only That, Which I Gave to Others’

In Memory of Bill Hausrath At long last, what is there left from life? What’s left to me? Strange as it seems, only that, which I gave to others… —Vahan Tekeyan Translated by Tatul Sonentz   These lines from Vahan Tekeyan’s poem “Final Accounting” echoed through my mind as I read [more...]

March 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

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