PRESS RELEASE
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
395 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-489-1610
Fax: 617-484-1759
E-mail: [email protected]
www.naasr.org


LECTURE AT NAASR ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BY LEMKIN AWARD-WINNER DONALD BLOXHAM


Prof. Donald Bloxham, Professor of Modern History at the University of
Edinburgh and currently the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior
Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.,
will give a lecture entitled "The Role of the Great Powers in the
Armenian Genocide" on Thursday, June 5, at 8:00 p.m., at the National
Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395
Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. This lecture will be Bloxham's first in the
Boston area. (The lecture was originally scheduled for December 2007 and
was postponed due to a snowstorm.)

Bloxham is the author of the acclaimed book The Great Game of Genocide:
Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians
(Oxford Univ. Press), for which he was awarded the Raphael Lemkin Award
for 2007 by the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Interaction Between Ottoman Empire and Great Powers

Bloxham has written, "The project from which the book evolved originally
intended to focus upon Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide, and
Western acceptance of that denial. But it soon became clear that denial
and its accommodation could not be properly understood without knowledge
of how the outside world related to the deeds of the Ottoman Empire
during and immediately after the First World War ... [and that] it was
impossible to explain this pattern of interaction between the Ottoman
state and the 'Great Powers' in the Armenian Question up to and during
the genocide."

Bloxham is the youngest full professor of history in the UK and the
winner of several prizes and honors for his work in addition to the
Lemkin Award for genocide scholarship. He is also the author of
Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust
History and Memory, The Holocaust: Critical Historical Approaches (with
Tony Kushner), and the forthcoming Genocide, the World Wars, and the
Unweaving of Europe. He is also author of nearly fifty articles and
book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of four journals:
Holocaust Studies, Patterns of Prejudice, Zeitschrift für
Genozidforschung, and the Journal of Genocide Research.

The NAASR Center is located opposite the First Armenian Church and next
to the U.S. Post Office. Ample parking is available around the building
and in adjacent areas. The lecture will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.

More information about the lecture is available by calling 617-489-1610,
faxing 617-484-1759, e-mailing [email protected], or writing to NAASR, 395
Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478.