An illustrated lecture in English by Dr Marina Mkhitaryan. 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 is complemented by the projection of photographs which document 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 [email protected].
Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS