WESTWOOD–“Down In Turkey Far Away”–Human Rights, the Armenian Massacres of 1895-96, and Orientalism in Imperial Germany, is the topic of a lecture to be given by Professor Margaret Lavinia Anderson on Friday, November 2, at 1 p.m. in the History Conference Room, 6265 Bunche Hall, on the UCLA campus.The lecture is sponsored by the UCLA Armenian Studies Program and Department of History and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.
Margaret Anderson is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and an established scholar in Modern German and European history and in German-Ottoman relations. She will discuss the responses to the Hamidian massacres, highlighting the differences between Germany and the rest of the West and the reasons for those differences. This is a part of a larger study that Anderson has undertaken on German-Ottoman/Turkish relations from the Armenian massacres of the 1890s to the 1930s.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in structure 2 (Hilgard and Westholme entrance) and structure 3 (Hilgard and Wyton Entrance) for $8.00 or, if available, in metered parking areas. Elevators may be taken to the sixth floor of Bunche Hall.