Opening DayDate: Oct 06 Venue: TBD Address:
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: