Concert: Launch of Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research
Words of welcome from:
Dr Theo Maarten van Lint, Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, University of Oxford
Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalaycı, Director of the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research

A concert featuring the Chilingirian quartet, one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles will be held in The Pichette Auditorium on 9th March to mark the launch of the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research. This is a new research network associated with TORCH, founded by British Academy International Newton Fellow Suzan Meryem Rosita (Faculty of History) and Professor Theo Maarten van Lint (Faculty of Oriental Studies) and is the first of its kind in the UK.

Building on the scholarly work produced by the Globalising and Localising The Great War (GLGW) research cluster, one of the largest national hubs for First World War research, which was based at the Faculty of History, the Oxford Network for Genocide Research (ONAGR) hopes to foster new research directions in the study of the Armenian genocide. It seeks to create a thriving community of researchers at Oxford who study the Armenian Genocide in a global context rather than merely in its local Ottoman setting, and whose chronological focus is not just confined to the period between 1915 and the end of WWI.
A core belief of the project is that the Armenian genocide should be part of global conversations about human rights, witness and genocide prevention. Despite being a brand new research network, the ONAGR has already established partnerships with a number of international institutions in locations such as Berlin, Istanbul, Yerevan, Paris and Los Angeles.

In June 2019 the ONAGR was chosen as one of three networks to be supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and to receive further funding from the University of Oxford Humanities division. Most recently, the ONAGR has received funding from the Humanities Cultural Project Fund to create a pop-up Syrian library in the middle of Oxford during Trinity Term 2020. In addition, through extra funding from the John Fell Fund and the British Academy, the ONAGR is working with the Oral History Archives at Columbia University (OHAC) to facilitate the digitization and transcription of the latter’s Armenian Oral History Project collection, which is expected to be completed by June 2020.
Date: 9 March 2020, 18:00 (Monday, 8th week, Hilary 2020)
Venue: Pembroke College, St Aldates OX1 1DW
Venue Details: Pembroke Pichette Auditorium
Speaker: N/A
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Part of: TORCH: Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
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