Ara Sanjian (University of Michigan): Four Capital Cities of Armenian Printing, 1512-2012: Venice, Constantinople/Istanbul, Tiflis/Tbilisi and Yerevan.

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Professor Sanjian is the author of the exhibition catalogue, Celebrating the Legacy of Five Centuries of Armenian-Language Book Printing. The 2012 exhibition at the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum (Southfield, Michigan) was organized to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first Armenian-language books were published through presses throughout Europe and western Asia as early as 1512. Armenian was one of the earliest languages in the world in which books were printed. This exhibition showed the diversity of where Armenian-language books were printed and the global reach of the Armenian people.

This lecture is sponsored by Professor Taner Akçam and the Friends of the Robert Aram and marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies.

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