The Ararat-Eskijian Museum, in collaboration with the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA), organized a “Celebration of Life” event in honor of Professor Vahakn Norair Dadrian on Saturday, August 17, at Ararat Home’s Deukmejian Community Center.
Professor Vahakn Dadrian, who passed away on August 2, 2019, was the preeminent scholar of the Armenian Genocide and was instrumental in establishing the larger field of genocide studies. His extensive research and scholarly work, which included the publication of numerous books and articles in academic journals as well as lectures in various academic, social and political venues, were transformative and resulted in greater international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. As a world-renowned authority on the subject, his contribution to humanity through the understanding of genocide has been invaluable.
Professor Dadrian had donated a significant portion of his archives, library and collections to Ararat-Eskijian Museum. The Museum has been working on making the scholarly resources available to researchers worldwide through digitization as well as cooperation with other institutions/resource centers. Other items from Professor Dadrian’s collection will be exhibited in the Museum.
The Celebration of Life event was live-streamed and is available to watch here.