The Turkish-French war of 1920-1921 took place between the Turkish-Kemalist Nationalist forces and French troops in Aintab, modern day Gaziantep. The war started on April 1, 1920 and ended with the city’s surrender to the French military forces on February 9, 1921.
Join Ümit Kurt as he explores the war based on eyewitness accounts chronicled by activist Kevork Baboian in The Heroic Battle of Aintab. Dr. Kurt will present his English translation of this unique work that portrays the struggle for survival of returning genocide survivors as they tried to negotiate a path between their former executioners and an invading French army.
Ümit Kurt is a native of Aintab. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of History at Clark University. He is a former post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University and the current Polonsky Fellow at Jerusalem’s Van Leer institute. He has taught at Boğaziçi University, Sabancı University, California State University and Clark University. His is the Kazan Visiting Professor at Fresno State University.
This event is jointly sponsored by
AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party- Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America- Greater NY, Knights of Vartan- Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan- Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and St. Leon Armenian ChurchStart: Oct 19 7:45 pm End: Oct 19 10:00 pm Venue: St. Leon Armenian Church Address:
Start: Oct 30 6:30 pm End: Oct 30 9:00 pm Venue: AGBU Central Office Address:
Conceived by Kevork Mourad
Vache Sharafyan, piano and composition
Gevorg Dabaghyan, duduk
Jeff Zeigler, cello
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Zulal, vocals: Teni Apelian, Yeraz Markarian, and Anaïs Tekerian
“The Sound of Stone” refers to Karahunj, “the Armenian Stonehenge.” Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad illuminates the journey of the Armenian people from the fifth century onward with a multimedia work featuring his own live drawings and a new composition by the the esteemed Armenian composer and pianist Vache Sharafyan.
Inspired by the exhibition Armenia! on view at The Met Fifth Avenue September 22, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tickets include same-day Museum admission.
This program is made possible by the Armenian General Benevolent Union.
Enjoy a pre-performance drink in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Wine, prosecco, and water will be available for purchase. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event.Start: Nov 02 7:00 pm End: Nov 02 10:00 pm Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Address: