Monday Lecture: “Armenian Genocide Survivor Testimonies and the Evolution of Their Use”

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:00pm

Boris AdjemianUSC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Institute of Armenian Studies will co-host a public lecture by Boris Adjemian, director of Paris’s AGBU Nubar Library, on Monday, Oct. 16.

The lecture will begin at 2:15 p.m. in the Herklotz Room (Music Library) in USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. It is free and open to the public but RSVPs to are appreciated. Refreshments will be served.

In this public lecture, Adjemian will speak about the making of Armenian archival collections of victims' testimonies after the genocide and the evolution of their historiographical uses. 

Adjemian is a historian and the director of the AGBU Nubar Library (Paris).  He is also the editor-in-chief of the bilingual academic journal Études Arméniennes Contemporaines.  He defended his PhD in 2011 at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Università degli Studi di Napoli.  His first book, entitled La Fanfare du Négus: Les Arméniens en Éthiopie (19e-20e siècles), was published by Éditions de l’EHESS in 2013. 

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive currently holds 334 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors, witnesses and scholars.