May 8, 2018 @ 7:10 pm – Pauline Lewis: “Telegraphing Violence: The Role of Telegrams in the Armenian Genocide and its History”

Telegrams played a central role in the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Yet, unlike the plethora of Pauline Lewisscholarship on industrial technology and the Holocaust, few have examined the place of modern technology in the Ottoman government’s systematic removal and execution of Armenian citizens. In this lecture, Pauline Lewis will discuss the relationship between the Ottoman telegraph network and the genocide, examining both the role of the technology in enabling the violence and in shaping historical memory of the event.

Event Information:
May 8, 2018 @ 7:10-8:45 pm
Jack Baskin Auditorium Rm. 101
UC Santa Cruz
Free and open to the public

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