Panel: Traces of Humanity: The Armenian Cultural Legacy
Talk / Lecture
12:00 to 5:00
Sun, May 31, 2020

The Gladzor Gospels, one of the most iconic Armenian illuminated manuscripts, will be on view in The Map and the Territory. Penned in the 14th century at Gladzor Monastery (Siwnik Province, Armenia), it underwent numerous upheavals, mirroring the shifting fate of the Armenian Diaspora: it was captured by Tamerlane from an Armenian princess, kept hostage by him until the family rescued it, subjugated to the forced exodus of Armenians to Isfahan in the 17th century, brought to America, and donated to UCLA by Dr. Caro Minassian in 1968. This panel will explore how scholars use such historic documents to retrieve the lives of individuals.

Speakers: Sebouh Aslanian, Associate Professor and Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, UCLA History Department; S. Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies; Heghnar Watenpaugh, Professor of Art History, University of California, Davis; Houri Berberian, Professor of History and Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies at the University of California, Irvine; and Amy Landau, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Fowler Museum.

Co-sponsored by The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA.


Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 198 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd
$3/hr or max $13/day. Visitor drop-off address is 305 Royce Drive.