The Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna established in 1811 is a place where the history of Armenians, the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires can be traced not only by the monastery complex but above all through the invaluable collection of more than 2600 Armenian manuscripts, and more than 150.000 books that it holds. This rich collection covers a considerable number of manuscripts and prints including one of the most comprehensive collections of newspapers in Turkish written in Armenian script, called Dačkerēn. After a short historical overview, the lecture will present and discuss this collection as a unique source for the intellectual and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire. The last part of the lecture will present a project plan that will deal with this collection.
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Meeting ID: 944 5133 3650