Richard Hovannisian to Speak October 5

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Richard Hovannisian to Speak October 5

Postby barlowd » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:59 pm

“Armenian Smyrna/Izmir"
Richard Hovannisian, Professor of Near Eastern and Armenian History, UCLA

Friday, October 5, 2012
Industrial Technology Building, Room 101

Free Admission.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Smyrna Catastrophe when much of the city, the second largest in the Ottoman Empire, was destroyed by fire during the final phase of the Greco-Turkish War. The calamity marked the end of a strong Christian presence in the historic Aegean coastal regions and turned hundreds of thousands of Greeks and Armenians into refugees.
In this illustrated lecture, Prof. Hovannisian will discuss the important role of Smyrna (Izmir) in modern Armenian history and the inferno that engulfed the city in September 1922.

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students Organization.
Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Coordinator
Armenian Studies Program
Office: 559-278-2669
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