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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, December 13, at 8:00 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. This lec-ture, Bloxham’s first in the Boston area, will take place the same evening as NAASR’s Christmas Open House.
The lecture will be based on Bloxham’s acclaimed book The Great Game of Genocide: Impe-rialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (Oxford Univ. Press), recently released in paperback, and for which Bloxham has been awarded the Raphael Lemkin Award for 2007 by the International Association of Genocide Scholars. The Great Game of Genocide will be on sale and available for signing by the author.
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 dur-ing 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 Ques-tion 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.
NAASR Christmas Open House Before and After Lecture
Preceding and following Bloxham’s lecture, NAASR will hold its annual Christmas open house, featuring refreshments, music, and gift-wrapping. The bookstore will open at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until 11:00 p.m.
Admission to the event is free (donations appreciated). The NAASR Center and Head-quarters 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, or writing to NAASR, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478.

Belmont, Mass.
November 9, 2007


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