Richard G. Hovannisian: The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia

Posted on April 22, 2016

Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia: Reflections on a Journey Into the Past,” at the First Armenian Church, Belmont, MA. Sponsored by NAASR. The landscape of Historic Western Armenia is changing. The mystical names of the villages, towns, and provinces of a now‐vanished generation remain deeply imbedded in the minds and hearts of many descendants.

Dr. Richard Hovannisian set out on a quest to reconcile the “imagined” with the “real.” His travels took him through a part of the historic provinces from Trebizond on the Black Sea to Baiburt, Erzerum, Kemakh, Agn, Kharpert, Dersim, Palu, Mush, Bitlis, and Van.

Source: the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)