Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Talk: Greeks of Armenia

An illustarted lecture in English by
Dr Marina Mkhitaryan

Friday 17 February, 7.15pm
The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street
London W1U 5AS

According to the public census of 2011, the Greek resident population of Armenia numbers 900 people. They live in different towns and villages and speak the Pontic dialect as their ancestors are of Pontic Greek descent and moved to Armenia as miners.
The lecture will present, through the projection of photographs, the history, life and accomplishments of the Pontian Greeks community.


Dr Mkhitaryan, a Greek-Armenian, born and raised in Yerevan, to an Armenian father and a Pontic Greek mother has devoted three years to extensive historical and photographic research on the Greek community in Armenia.
She started amateur photography in 2007, and has had four prior exhibitions. Her first exhibition was held in 2009, dedicated to Greeks of Armenia, in loving memory of her Greek mother, at the Hellenic Embassy in Armenia. This exhibition has become permanent in the Hellenic Embassy in Yerevan. Her second exhibition was again dedicated to Greeks of Armenia and held at the Greek Consulate of New York, USA   in    2011.

Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org.


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