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Persian Studies Speaker Series • Lecture by Houri Berberian
March 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to a virtual talk by Houri Berberian, author of “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds.” The lecture is part of the Horner Jarrahi Persian Studies Speaker Series, established by Carolina alumni Shaida Jarrahi Horner ’93, MAC ’94 and Vance L. Horner II ’92.
Three of the formative revolutions that shook the early 20th-century world occurred almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other. Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now.
“Roving Revolutionaries” probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries—minorities in all of these empires—whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the global transformations that were taking shape. Exploring the geographical and ideological boundary crossings that occurred, Berberian’s archivally grounded analysis of the circulation of revolutionaries, ideas, and print tells the story of peoples and ideologies in upheaval and collaborating with each other, and in so doing it illuminates our understanding of revolutions and movements.
Berberian is professor of history, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, director of the Center for Armenian Studies, and director of graduate studies at the University of California, Irvine.