The Centenial of the Armenian Genocide and Commemorations worldwide

The year 2015 will mark the 100th year commemorating the Armenian Genocide worldwide.

Here will be the listing of various events, articles and variety of information:
Note: this page will be updated, as I get new information. So bookmark it and check often:

On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

A Presentation By Molly Sullivan, Esq., Director & Curator, Near East Relief Historical Society - Near East Foundation

2015 marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the founding of the Near East Foundation (NEF) – proud successor to the Near East Relief, which was founded in 1915 in response to the massive humanitarian crisis precipitated by the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The NEF has created the Near East Relief Historical Society (“NERHS”), an educational initiative dedicated to the preservation, reconstruction, and dissemination of the relief effort’s history and archival materials. Ms. Sullivan will provide an overview of the NERHS and the scope of its activities to honor the Near East Relief's Centennial and which will coincide with commemorations of the Armenian Genocide.

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Wednesday, January, 21 2015 – 6:30 – 8:30 – Segal Theater

In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide centenary: Building the “Model Ottoman Citizen”: Life and Death in the Region of Harput-Mamüretülaziz
A talk by Vahé Tachjian

details: Using a “microhistory” perspective, this talk analyzes Armenian daily life in the Kharpert/Harput region in the extensive Ottoman Empire from the 1908 Young Turk Revolution to the 1915 Genocide. The focus is on the Kharpert Plain that comprises the towns of Kharpert and Mamüretülaziz (Mezire, present day Elazığ) and the surrounding Armenian villages. Tachjian examines the articles, lectures, memoirs and letters of two notable intellectuals from Kharpert, Hovhannes Bujicanian and Donabed Lulejian. He discovers a rich, minority narrative from the margins. Armenians’ understanding of being model Ottoman citizens differed vastly from the government during the decisive last years of the Empire.

Vahé Tachjian is Director and Editor-in-Chief of “Houshamadyan.” He was born in Lebanon and earned a Ph.D. in History and Civilization at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He is the author of La France en Cilicie et en Haute-Mésopotamie: Aux confins de la Turquie, de la Syrie et de l’Irak, 1919-1933 (2004).

Distinguished Professor Ervand Abrahamian (History, Baruch and the Graduate Center, CUNY) will offer comments and moderate the Q&A

Here is the video presentation presented by the Armenian Radiohour of NJ:


On Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 8:05pm the First of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorations:
The literary works of Thriteen Armenian Martyred Writers, 1915-1922 An Anthology by Herand M. Markarian. Under the Auspices of Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan. Book Presentation by St. Illuminator's Armenian Apostolic Church and Hamazkayin, NY.
Comments by
Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Ph.D., (Armenian)
Dr. George Dermksian (English)
Iris Chekenian (English)
Shant Mardirossian, Chairman, Near East Foundation

Master of Ceremonies: Zarmine Boghosian

Readings in English:
Vah-Harach Bezdikian
Natalie Gabrielian
Yeraz Markarian Meschian
Aida Zilelian-Silak

Location: The Armenian Center, 69-23 47th Ave, Woodside, NY
Free Admission


Thursday, April 23, 2015 all day Fair (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Event: 100 Years 100 Names: Armenians' Contributions in Various Fields to USA will take place in Kalustyan Hall -
A Workshop in the fields of Armenian Costumes, Armenian Khachkars, Rug weaving. Manuscripts and more... by the HMADS students, faculty and parents
For more details check out the website of the

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee of Connecticut

In Washington DC:
National Observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial - DATE: 07, 8 and 9 May 2015 - Check out the flyer for details, click here

Armenian Genocide Centennial - Fresno - their facebook page

- Digging into the Future - coming to PBS in 2015: Here is a quote: "... Digging into the Future (working title), a new archeology series from the Emmy-award winning producers of Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope, turns viewers on to the thrill of discovery while making genuine human connections, bridging a people’s past and present. Host Joseph Rosendo merges archeology’s science and humanity into an hour-long entertaining, informative, educational and cultural adventure that spans the globe from the Americas to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia...." to read the full article please go to:

- The 100 years, 100 facts project - is FB page you might like to join and learn

Website dedicated to Armenian Genocide: 100 years, 100 facts: 100 years, 100 facts

Armenian genocide related search results at the University of Texas in Austin:

Commemoration in Armenia:

System Of A Down’s concert in Armenia set for April 23

Armenian Genocide commemoration: films:

1. Published on Nov 7, 2014

Full length feature - documentary film – project with live action sequences: Map of Salvation
Map of Salvation Film In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide of the Armenians


In Antilias, Lebanon:

The massacres of the Armenian people have been officially condemned and recognized as genocide in accordance with the international law by France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Canada, Vatican and Australia.
Centennial anniversary of Armenian genocide to be launched in Greece

German Group Launches Initiative for Worldwide Reading for Armenian Genocide on April 21, 2015
Armenian Genocide, Arts | December 5, 2014 10:58 pm via Mirror Spectator

German Groups Plan Worldwide Reading Event for Genocide Centennial via Asbarez

P.S. see also ARTICLES: The Centenial of Armenian Genocide page of our blog


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