35th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Armenian Studies
Session 9. Saturday, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Discourse and Violence: Revisiting the Adana Massacres of 1909
Richard Hovannisian, UCLA, Chair
• Ohannes K?l?çda??, Bilgi University, Istanbul, “Ottomanism among the Anatolian Armenians after the 1908 Revolution”
• Bedross Der Matossian, MIT, “From Verbal to Physical Violence: Ihsan Fikri’s Itidal and the Massacres of Adana in 1909”
• Rubina Peroomian, UCLA,“The Poetics of Violence in Literary Responses to the Adana Massacres”
Session 10. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
The State of Armenian Studies Chairs and Programs in the United States
Marc Mamigonian, NAASR, Chair (with comments on prehistory of Armenian programs)
• Taner Akçam, Clark University
• Kevork Bardakjian, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
• Peter Cowe, UCLA
• Richard Hrair Dekmejian, USC
• Barlow Der Mugrdechian, California State University-Fresno
• Roberta Ervine, St. Nersess Seminary
• Richard Hovannisian, UCLA
• Jirair Libaridian, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
• Christina Maranci, Tufts University
• Simon Payaslian, Boston University
• Ara Sanjian, Armenian Research Center, UM-Dearborn
• Vahram Shemmassian, California State University-Northridge
Lunch Recess, 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Session 11. Saturday, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Church Politics and Identity
Abraham Terian, St. Nersess Seminary, Chair
• Paul Werth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “Rumors and Projects of Ecclesiastical Union: Armenians, Orthodoxy, and the Problem of Confessional Distinctions in Imperial Russia”
• Ara Sanjian, University of Michigan-Dearborn, “The British Foreign Office, the Church of England, and the Crisis in the Armenian Church at Antelias, 1956-1963”
• Marlen Eordegian, Vanderbilt University, “Straddling Religion and Politics: The Case of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem”
Refreshments, 3:00-3:15 p.m.
Session 12. Saturday, 3:15-5:45 p.m.
Armenians, World War II, and Repatriation
Barbara Merguerian, Armenian International Women’s Association, Chair
• Vartan Matiossian, Hovnanian School, New Jersey, “’White’ Armenians, ‘Aryan’
Armenians: Combating Racial Views during the First Half of the 20th Century”
• Gregory Aftandilian, Washington, D.C., “World War II as an Enhancer of Armenian-American Second Generation Identity”
• Levon Thomassian, California State University-Northridge, “Summer of ‘42”
• Astrig Atamian, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris, “Being an Armenian Communist in France during the Cold War”
• Sevan Yousefian, UCLA, “The Formation of Soviet Armenian Immigration Policy: Diaspora Networks, Armenian Cadres, and the Postwar Repatriation Campaign”
• Joanne Laycock, University of Manchester, “‘Belongings’: People and Possessions in the Armenian Repatriations, 1947-1949”
Concluding Comments and Discussion, 5:45-6:00 p.m.
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ARMENIAN ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATON
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
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