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The Armenian diaspora and its relationship with the homeland
February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
LECTURE 2: AN INTRODUCTION TO ARMENIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & HERITAGE series (6 half day course) | Facebook event
SYNOPSIS: The talk will focus on the making of the Armenian diaspora, its relationship with the homeland, and issues of identity and community structures. It will draw on some historical research as well as contemporary sources. Seminar participants will have a better understanding of the Armenian diaspora and homeland-diaspora relations.
SPEAKER BACKGROUND: Razmik Panossian is Director of the Armenian Communities Department at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars, and various other academic publications on Armenian identity, diaspora and politics. Prior to his appointment at Gulbenkian in 2013, he worked at a Canadian governmental agency in Montreal devoted to international human rights promotion and democratic development. He has been a consultant at UNDP in NY. He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000, where he subsequently taught.
BACKGROUND: The CAIA is organising another course to meet the demand from the community, thanks to a small grant from ‘Ealing Adult Education Department’. The course is also open and suitable to anyone with an interest in history, culture, and heritage.
The course offers:
– A better understanding of Armenian history, culture and heritage
– An opportunity for families to learn together about their past
– Improve prospects into further learning
– A chance to ask questions & interact with others in a friendly & welcoming environment
This course is designed by way of introduction to increase knowledge of Armenian history, culture, identity & dispersion and to enable adults/young people to understand better about where, why and how Armenians have arrived in UK and the challenges facing them.
DETAILS: To attend, please send us an email in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) booking your place. Full registration on the day with your passport number. You can print out and bring the filled in registration form with you as well – download it here: http://bit.do/armenian
This is a free course in English open for anyone. However, you must register and complete a feedback evaluation form at the end of each session.
Places are limited.