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2013 Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

Friday, February 15, 2013
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Royce Hall 314
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

 

SCHEDULE


9:30 – 10:00 AM - Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15 AM  Opening Remarks

Ani Honarchian • Project Director, 2013 Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

Dr. S. Peter Cowe • Professor and Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies at UCLA


Session 1 • ARMENIAN THEOLOGY AND PRAXIS

Chair: Marine Aykazyan • French and Francophone Studies, UCLA

10:15 – 10:35 - Claudia Matoda • Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico of Turin (Italy)

“The Armenian Gavit‘ as an Expression of an Ekphrastic Space ”

10:35 – 10:55 - Astghik Babajanyan • Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan (Armenia)

"The Veneration of Christian Relics in Armenia and their Transportation in portable Reliquaries”

10:55 – 11:15 - Mariam Kartashyan • Department of Theology, University of Bern (Switzerland)

“The ‘Armenian Schism’ as a Result of the Bull ‘Reversurus’ and the First Vatican Council and Relations between the Armenians, Anglicans, and Old Catholics (1867-1881)”

11:15 – 11:25  Discussion

11:25 – 11:35 Tea Break

Session 2 • RELIGION AND CULTURE IN ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF EASTERN EUROPE

Chair:  Ani Honarchian • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

11:35 – 11:55 - Emese Pál • Art History, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca (Romania)

“Representations of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Transylvania”

11:55 – 12:15 - Balint Kovacs • Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan (Armenia)

“The Mediating Role of Literature and Religion in the Integration of the Armenians in Transylvania in the 18th Century”

12:15 –  12:30 - Konrad Siekierski • Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan (Armenia)

"Religious Feasts, Sacred Places, and the Chronotopes of the Armenian Diaspora in Romania”

12:30 – 12:45   Discussion  

12:45 – 2:00    Lunch


Session 3 • GENOCIDE AND DIASPORA

Chair: Ara Soghomonian • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

2:00 – 2:20 - Tugce Kayaal • Department of History, Sabanci University, Istanbul (Turkey)

“The Social Dimension of Genocide: The Case of the Ain Tura Orphanage and the Turkification of Armenian Orphans”

2:20 – 2:40 - Francesca Piana • Graduate Institute of International and Developmental Studies, Geneva,  (Switzerland)

“The ‘Neutral House’ in Constantinople: The Armenian Refugee Question at the League of Nations”

2:40 – 3:00 - Anahid Matossian • Department of Cultural Anthropology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)

“Identity Formation and Negotiation in Post-Genocide Communities: A Case Study in Diasporan Istanbul Armenians in Los Angeles”

300 –  3:10        Discussion

3:10 – 3:20       Coffee Break

Session 4 • GENDER ISSUES IN MODERN CULTURAL MEDIA

Chair: Narine Jallatyan • Comparative Literature, UCLA

3:20 – 3:40 - Karen Jallatyan • Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)

“Literary Transgressions: Religion, Politics, and Desire in Abovian’s ‘The Turk’s Daughter (The Power of Religion)”

3:40 – 4:00 - Shushanik Zohrabian • Institute of Art, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan (Armenia)

“Vardges Surenyants’ Images of Women in the Context of Symbolism and Art Nouveau”

4:00 – 4:10  Discussion

4:10 – 4:20 Coffee Break         


Session 5  • COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT IN THE POST-SOVIET BLOC

Chair: Danny Fittante • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

4:20 – 4:40 - Mariam Yeghyan • Department of Public Administration, Yerevan State University (Armenia)

“Comparative Study of the Armenian and Estonian Public Administration System”

5:00 – 5:20 - Tigran Sayadyan  • Institute of Art, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan (Armenia)

“Reinterpretation of Cultural Heritage in Post-Soviet States: New Approaches and Developments”

5:20 – 5:30        Discussion

5:30 – 5:40        Guest Speaker • Dr. Talar Chahinian, Comparative World Literature, California State University Long Beach          

5:40 – 6:30        Reception 

 

 


Sponsor(s): , Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Armenian Graduate Student Association

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