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Armenian Institute Lecture with Dr Claude Mutafian
4 May 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST£10
The Magic of Writing: A Survey from Stone Inscriptions, Illuminated Manuscripts to Printing.
In the course of a persecuted history Armenians never stopped writing, thus maintaining their culture for more than 30 centuries.
Dr Claude Armen Mutafian, son of survivors of the Armenian Genocide 1915, was born in Paris. He taught mathematics in French universities for 40 years. Simultaneously he studied Armenian history of the Mediaeval period, particularly the relations of Armenians with Crusaders and Mongols. He curated major exhibitions in Paris, the Vatican and Marseilles, published prolifically, and, at the age of 60 received his PhD in history. His most recent book, ‘L’Arménie du Levant’ 2012 was awarded the highest university degree. Tickets cost £10. RSVP to Amy Riach firstname.lastname@example.org