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Unpacking Armenian Studies

Dec 18, 2018

Dr. Sebouh Aslanian, born in Ethiopia, studies the Armenian merchants from Iran’s New Julfa region who operated simultaneously and successfully across all the major empires of the 17thand 18th centuries.  These merchants were the original transnational, global Armenians, and their legacy is visible throughout South and East Asia in the form of churches and cultural monuments.  Most remarkably, their philanthropy bankrolled Armenian printing capacity in Venice, Amsterdam, Livorno, Madras, Calcutta, Lvov and New Julfa.

Join Salpi Ghazarian, Director, USC Institute of Armenian Studies and Dr. Sebouh Aslanian, the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA in this episode of Unpacking Armenian Studies.

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