- Category: 1915 Centennial series
- Organizer: AUA Armenian Digital Library
- Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
- Phone: +374 60 69-40-40
- Address: 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan, Armenia
Harutyun Marutyan's imaginative study of Armenia traces the shift from an identity based on victimhood to one based on strength and resilience. The role played by memory of the Armenian Genocide during the Revolution of 1988-1990 forms the central focus of this lecture. Through an analysis of iconographic materials such as posters and banners, Marutyan offers audience members a window into the collapse of an empire and the birth of a national state.
About the speaker:
Harutyun Marutyan is a Leading Research Fellow at the Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies in the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, and Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Yerevan State University. Born in 1956, he was educated at YSU (History Department, M.A., 1978) and the Institute of Ethnography, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, in Moscow (Ph.D., 1984). He received his second PhD in 2007 at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Yerevan. He is an IREX/RSEP (Michigan University, 1998), Fulbright (MIT, 2003-2004), and DAAD (Berlin, 2013) alumnus. In 2009-2010 he was Diane and Howard Wohl Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC). His research interests include national identity transformation, Armenian Genocide memory, modern national movements, iconography, traditional Armenian culture, and poverty. He is recipient of the President of the Republic of Armenia Prize (2011) in the nomination of persons having made a valuable contribution to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide for his methodologically innovative research into the continuity of the memory of the Armenian Genocide and its relationship with the Karabagh Movement.
This lecture is part of the 1915 Centennial series at AUA