Houri Berberian to lecture on ‘traveling revolutionaries’ in Fresno State – Asbarez.com


Dr Houri Berberian

FRESNO— “The Traveling Revolutionaries: Armenians and Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian and Ottoman Worlds” will be the topic of discussion during Dr. Houri Berberian’s presentation at California State University, Fresno. The conference will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, on the Fresno State Campus, located at 5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740. Dr. Berberian is Professor of history, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine.

The presentation is part of the Armenian Studies Program Spring 2020 Lecture Series and is supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Three of the formative revolutions that rocked the world at the turn of the 20th century occurred almost simultaneously in neighboring regions. Although the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turkish revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their links until now. “Roving Revolutionaries” probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of Armenian revolutionaries – minorities in all of these empires – whose movements and participation within and across borders tell us a lot about them. global transformations taking shape. Exploring the crossings of geographical and ideological borders that have occurred, this archive-based analysis of the circulation of revolutionaries, ideas and print tells the story of peoples and ideologies in upheaval and collaborating with each other. others, and in so doing, informs our understanding of revolutions and movements.

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“Traveling revolutionaries: Armenians and connected revolutions in the Russian, Iranian and Ottoman worlds” by Houri Berberian

Dr Houri Berberian is the author of a number of articles and two books, “The Armenians and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911: Love of Freedom Has No Homeland” and, more recently, “Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian and Ottoman Worlds” (UC Press, 2019).

The conference is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on Fresno State Lots P6 and P5, near the Fresno State University Business Center. Parking permits are required and a free parking code can be obtained from the Armenian Studies program. Copies of “Roving Revolutionaries” will be available for purchase at the show.

For more information on the conference, please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669, visit the Fresno State Armenian Studies Program website, or visit their Facebook page at @ArmenianStudiesFresnoState.


Thelma J. Longworth