Dr. Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci has recorded a video for Pembroke Connects to mark the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide explaining what can be learnt from the Quaker Woman Edith Roberts. Dr. Kalayci herself is also an active Quaker and member of the Oxford Meeting. As well as holding the position of a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College and the British Academy Fellow at the Faculty of History, Dr. Kalayci is also the Director and Co-Founder of the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research. A central aim of the network is to make the Armenian Genocide part of global conversations about human rights, witness, and genocide prevention. The network was launched on 9 March 2020 at Pembroke College.
In the video, Dr Kalayci is reading from Edith Roberts’ Circular Letter to B. Emmott, Rachel Rutter, Joseph Burtt, Carl Heath, Edith Pye, Hilda Clarck, and Lucy Backhouse, dated ‘Aleppo January 1932’. The letter is held in the archives of Friends House Library London, Armenia Committee (1924-1934).