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New Topics course on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide announced for Spring 2015

New Topics course on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide announced for Spring 2015

The Armenian Genocide: Disrupted History, Fractured Identities
Global Studies 5900-Sec. 003
Bi-weekly: Thursday's 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
1 credit advanced seminar
Dr. Artyom H. Tonoyan, Baylor University

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The course will explore the socio-historical dimensions of the Armenian Genocide and the contemporary effects of its denial on Armenian and Turkish societies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the rise of Turkish nationalism, the structure of the Armenian Genocide, particularly its social and ideological components, and the efforts to deal with the fallout of the extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.


A Native of Armenia, Dr. Artyom H. Tonoyan received his Ph.D. from
Baylor University in 2012, where he completed his dissertation on the religious aspects of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. Additionally he taught ethno-political conflicts and international human rights at Baylor University before relocating to Minneapolis. His current research includes the politics of the memory of the Armenian Genocide, religion and nationalism in the Caucasus, and the de-secularization of contemporary Russian politics.
Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair