Armenian Memory Project

UConn’s Digital Media & Design Department is offering a special topics course in Fall 2019 in which students will create a digital representation of a single Western Armenian community from the pre-1915 Ottoman Empire. Drawing from primary sources in archives, memoirs, photos, maps, interviews, and first-person narratives, the final project will be a documentary video about the Armenian town of Marsovan. This class will serve as a pilot project for a much larger initiative to recreate the lost worlds of Western Armenian communities that once flourished on their historic homelands but no longer exist in present-day Turkey. Reviving communal life, cultural, religious, educational and economic practices, the initiative will aim to create a multi-dimensional world from largely print based sources for the layperson and students of history. An example from a spring 2019 course can be seen below.