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Seventh Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

International Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

Friday, February 20, 2009
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

9:30 - 10:00 AM         
Breakfast
 
10:00 - 10:15 AM       
Opening Remarks
 
Tamar Boyadjian • Project Director, 2008 Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies
Dr. S. Peter Cowe • Professor and Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies at UCLA
 
Session 1 • ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY
 
10:15 - 10:35               
Hasmik Hovhannisyan •   Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences (Armenia) "Currency and Diffusion of Byzantine Anonymous Folles in Armenian Coin Finds"
 
10:35 - 10:55               
Hazel Antaramian-Hofman • Art and Design, California State University of Fresno (USA) “Visual Identification and Tracing of Cultural Provenance of Textile Motifs in the 11th-Century Miniature of King Gagik-Abas and his Family”
 
10:55 - 11:15               
Dianna Mirijanyan • Archeology and Anthropology, National Academy of Sciences (Armenian) "Armenian Ceramic in the Cultural Context of Western and Eastern Construction Techniques "
                        
11:15 - 11:35               
Discussion
 
11:35 - 11:50
Coffee Break
 
Session 2 • ISSUES IN ARMENIAN EDUCATION
 
11:50 – 12:10              
Arda J. Melkonian • Education & Information Studies, UCLA (USA) "Code-Switching Practices in an Armenian Private School"
 
12:10 - 12:30               
Doris K. Melkonian • Education & Information Studies, UCLA (USA) "How Gender is Played Out in an Armenian Private School"
 
12:30 - 12:50               
Sossi Essajanian• Anthropology, New School for Social Research (USA) "Educating Future Citizens: A Consideration of the Education System of Nagorno-Karabagh"
  
12:50 - 1:10                 
Discussion
 
1:10 - 2:30
Lunch Break
 
Session 3 • THE CONTEMPORARY INTERFACE OF ART, CULTURE, AND POLITICS
 
2:30 - 2:50                   
Jeremy Johnson • Anthropology and History, University of Michigan (USA) “Reading New Woman Aloud: Literacy and Gender(ed) Performances in Early Soviet Armenia”
 
2:50 – 3:10                  
Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan • International Relations, Florida International University (USA) “'For the Benefit of Yerevan’s Residents'”: Post-Soviet Transformations and National Identity in the Armenian Capital"
 
3:10 - 3:30                   
Milena Oganesyan • Anthropology, University of Montana-Missoula (USA) "St. Norashen Church: A Perspective from Inside"
 
3:30 - 3:50                   
Hamlet Melkumyan • Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University (Armenia) "Presenting and Re-shaping Armenian Traditional Cultures in the Yerevan Vernisage"
 
3:50 – 4:10                  
Discussion
 
4:10 - 4:20                   
Tea Break
 
Session 4 • ARMENIAN PERIODICAL PRESS
 
4: 20 - 4:40                  
Melissa Bilal • The University of Chicago, Ethnomusicology (USA) "Teotig’s Amenun Daretsuytsĕ (Almanac for All) and its Kegharvesdagan (Art) Pages"
 
 4:40 - 5:00                  
Tsolin Nalbantian • Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University (USA) "Competing Sites in the Development of a Nation: The Armenian Press in Lebanon (1946-1956) and the Armenian Capital"
 
5:00 - 5:15                  
Discussion
 
5:15 – 5:30                  
Guest Speaker
 
5:30 - 7:00                   
Reception        


Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Graduate Division, Center for Indo-European Studies, Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

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