a project to reconstruct ottoman armenian town and village life

In this project Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, as artistic director created in cooperation with the historian Vahe Tachjian and other team members the whole visual language of the project. The research encompasses all aspects of the history of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, including social history, the history of daily life, local microhistory, dialects, music, literature, material culture. Another goal of the project is also the collection and preservation of culturally valuable artefacts of all kinds produced by the Ottoman Armenians such as musical recordings of historical value, old photographs, pictures, old film footage.


The collected materials are displayed in the website in different ways as film, layouts in combination with scholarly articles, sound, etc


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