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Armenian Studies at a Threshold (Day 1)

35th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Armenian Studies

Thursday, March 26, 2009
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Session 1. Thursday, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Medieval Literature and the Arts
Theo van Lint, Oxford University, Chair
• Andrea Scala, University of Milan, “About the Name of the Latin Language in Classical Armenian”
• Robert Thomson, Oxford University, Emeritus, “Armenian Biblical Commentaries: The Present State of Research”
• Sona Haroutyunian, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice,“Dante Alighieri and the Mekhitarist School of Translation”

Session 2. Thursday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Medieval History and Culture
Anne Elizabeth Redgate, Newcastle University, Chair
• Sergio La Porta, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Cultural Interaction and Cultural Strategies in Post-Seljuk Armenia”
• Sara Nur Y?ld?z, Bilgi University, Istanbul, “Competing for the Il-Khan's Favor: Seljuk and Armenian Rivalry in Thirteenth Century Mongol-Dominated Anatolia”
• Tom Sinclair, University of Cyprus, “Coins, Trade, and Cities in Greater Armenia during the Il-Khanid Period”

Refreshments, 4:00-4:15 p.m.

Session 3. Thursday, 4:15.-6:30 p.m.
Researching the Contemporary Armenian Diaspora: Consolidating the Past, Situating the Future
 Khachig Tölölyan, Wesleyan University, Chair
• Sossie Kasbarian, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, “From Exile to Empowerment – Reinvigorating the Concept of Diaspora: The Armenian Case”
• Aida Boudjikanian, Montreal, "The Literature on the Armenian Diaspora in France and Canada"
• Susan Pattie, University College London, “Twenty-First Century Armenians: Is Anyone Paying Attention?”
• Anny Bakalian, City University of New York, “Still Alive and Thriving: Assimilation and Identity among Armenian Americans in the 21st Century”
• Nelida Boulghourdjian, University of Buenos Aires, “Migration Studies in Argentina: The Armenian Case”
• Discussant: Aram Yengoyan, University of California, Davis

 

ARCHITECTURAL EXHIBIT BY US CHAPTER OF
ARMENIAN ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATON

Conference Sponsors:
Society for Armenian Studies
UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
USC Institute of Armenian Studies
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research
&
The Armenian Studies Programs of
Armenian Center, Columbia University
Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn
California State University-Fresno
California State University-Northridge
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  
Banquet Sponsor: Armenian Educational Foundation

 


Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies

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