Present a public lecture by
7:30 PM, Saturday March 15, 2008
St. Sarkis Church
19300 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(Because of preparations for a Palm Sunday banquet, the lecture will be held in the
main hall of the Armenian Community Center, 19310 Ford Road)
Dr. Kiesers research in recent years has covered the relations of the Ottoman state with non-Turkic subjects in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Dr. Kieser is considered one of the most respected scholars whose research focuses on this difficult period. In this lecture, he will discuss the activities of the famous Swiss medical missionary Jakob Künzler with Armenians in Urfa from 1899 to 1922 and thereafter with Armenians in Lebanon.
Light refreshments will be served.
Professor Kiesers recent publications include A Quest for Belonging: Anatolia beyond Empire and Nation (19th-21st centuries), Istanbul: Isis, 2007; Vorkämpfer der neuen Türkei: Revolutionäre Bildungseliten am Genfersee (18681939) [Pioneers of the New Turkey: Revolutionary Elites at Lake Geneva], Zürich: Chronos, 2005; and Der verpasste Friede: Mission, Ethnie und Staat in den Ostprovinzen der Türkei 1839-1938 [The Squandered Peace. Missionaries, Ethnicity and the State in the Eastern Provinces of Turkey 1839-1938], Zürich: Chronos, 2000, in Turkish: Istanbul: Iletis,im, 2005. He is currently working on a book project: America and the Near East: Millennialist Mission and Trauma (early 19thearly 21st c.).
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