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Armenian Studies at a Threshold (Day 2)

35th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Armenian Studies

Friday, March 27, 2009
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
1200 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Session 4. Friday, 9-11 a.m.
Armenian History as Connected History           
Houri Berberian, California State University-Long Beach, Chair
• Sebouh Aslanian, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, “From ‘Autonomous’ to ‘Interactive’ Histories: World History’s Challenge to Armenian Studies”
• Peter Cowe, UCLA, “The Armenian Oikoumene of the 11th to 14th Century in Search of a Holistic Discourse”
• Rachel Goshgarian, Zohrab Center, New York, “The Futuwwa and Armenian History in the Late Medieval ‘Islamicate’ World of Anatolia”
• Elyse Semerdjian, Whitman College, “Morality, Communalism, and the Armenians of Ottoman Aleppo”

Refreshments, 11:00-11:15 a.m.

Session 5. Friday, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Economy, Society, and Culture of Early Modern East Central Europe (14th –19th Centuries)
George Bournoutian, Iona College, Chair
• Andreas Helmedach, Center for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO), Leipzig, “Armenian Minorities as Actors in Early Modern Globalization”
• Bálint Kovács, Center for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO), Leipzig, “Interregional Cultural Relations of the Transylvanian Armenians in the 17th and 18th Centuries”
• Judit Pál, Babe?-Bolyai-University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, “The Social and Economic History of the Armenians in Transylvania in the 18th and 19th Centuries”

Lunch Recess, 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Session 6. Friday, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
Between Perversion and Representation: Sexual Allegories in Armenian Literature
Rubina Peroomian, UCLA, Chair and Discussant
• Tamar Boyadjian, UCLA, “The Female City and Its Textual Function: Grigor Tghay’s
      Lament over the City of Jerusalem”
• Talar Chahinian, UCLA, “The Crisis of Incest: Reconfiguring the Catastrophe in Orpuni’s ‘Vartsu Seniag,’ Sarafian’s Ishkhanuhin, and Shahnur’s ‘Buynuzlenere’”
• Myrna Douzjian, UCLA, “Challenging Social and Literary Norms: Sexual Agency in Violet Grigorian’s Poetry”
• Lilit Keshishyan, UCLA, “Sexual Perversion as Political Allegory in Gurgen Khanjian's Hivandanots”

Refreshments, 3:45-4:00 p.m.

Session 7. Friday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
New Perspectives on The Armenian Genocide
George Shirinian, Zoryan Institute, Chair
• Taner Akçam, Clark University, “Ottoman Documents and Genocidal Intent of the Union and Progress Party”
• Fuat Dündar, L'École des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and Michigan-Ann Arbor, “Mapping and Counting Armenians by the Young Turk Government”
• Janet Klein, University of Akron, “The Kurds and the Armenian Genocide: Reflections on Historiography”
• Lerna Ekmekcio?lu, New York University, “Approaching the Unlucky Sister and Her Child: Sexual Violence as a Marker during and after the Armenian Genocide”
• Vahram Shemmassian, California State University-Northridge “The Rescue of Captive Genocide Survivors, 1919-1921”

Light Dinner Recess (on site), 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Session 8. Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Contemporary Armenia
Hovann Simonian, University of Southern California, Chair
• Khatchik Der Ghougassian, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, “Market
Fundamentalism, Economic Hardship, and Social Protest in Armenia”
• Konrad Siekierski, Institute Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland, “Nation and Faith, Past and Present: The Contemporary Discourse of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Armenia”
• Tamara Tonoyan, National Institute of Health, Yerevan, “HIV/AIDS in Armenia: Migration as a Socio-Economic and Cultural Component of Women’s Risk Settings”
• Anahid Keshishian-Aramouni, UCLA, “Inknagir Magazine: Frivolous Iconoclasm or Marker of Artistic Liberty?”
• Gregory Areshian, UCLA, Pavel Avetisyan and Armine Hayrapetyan, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, “Archaeology in Post-Soviet Armenia: New Discoveries, Problems, and Perspectives”

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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