THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
5:30-7:30 Welcoming Reception
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008
9:00 – 12:00 Opening remarks: Kevork Bardakjian;
Chair: Sergey Ivanov
Boccaccini, Gabriele: “The legacy of Jewish apocalyptic traditions: origins and impact”
Hultgård, Anders: “Early Medieval Apocalypticism in Context”
Witakowski, Witold: “Syriac apocalyptic literature”
Pettipiece, Timothy: “Manichaean Apocalyptic in Comparative Perspective”
Piovanelli, Pierluigi: “Apocalyptic Vindication of Christian ‘Orthodox’ Faith and Political Legitimization of a ‘Solomonic’ Dynasty of Rulers in the Ethiopic Kebra Nagast Epic: A Reappraisal”
13:00 – 16:30
Chair: Anisava Miltenova
Di Tommaso, Lorenzo: "Armenian Apocalyptica and Mediaeval Apocalypticism"
Rosenstiehl, Jean-Marc: "Could Armenian apocalyptic texts be helpful to the understanding of general apocalyptic patterns?”
Reed: “Enoch in Armenian Apocrypha”
Topchyan, Aram: “The Armenian Version of the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius”
Pogossian, Zara: "The Image of Antichrist in Armenian Sources: VII-XIII cc”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008
9:00 – 12:00
Chair: Annette Yoshiko Reed
Thomson, Robert: "The Vision of Saint Gregory and its Interpretations"
Muradyan, Gohar: "The Vision of St. Sahak in the 'History' of Ghazar P'arpec'i"
Aleksidze, Zaza: “The Visions of Grigor and Sahak Partev: Old Georgian Versions and their Reflection in Georgian Sources”
Shoemaker, Steven: “Apoclayptic Traditions in the Armenian Dormition Narratives”
Tamrazyan, Hrachya: “Grigor Narekatsi’s Visions”
13:00 – 17:00
Chair: Pierluigi Piovanelli
Discussant: Shoemaker, S.
Ivanov, Sergey: “The Apocalypse of St. Niphon, its Byzantine Context and Slavic Translation”
Miltenova, Anisava: "Historical Apocalypses in medieval Bulgarian literature (10-14 cent.)"
Rapp, Steve: “The Georgian Nimrod”
La Porta, Sergio: "Apocalyptic and the reconstruction of social order in Zak‘arid Armenia"
Cowe, Peter: "The core socio-political conditions underlying the Apocalyptic Cataclysm and their reflection in Armenian Literature of the 1990s"
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008
9:00 – 12:00
Chair: Zara Pogossian
Discussant and closing remarks: Bardakjian
Merian, Sylvie: "Illuminating the Apocalypse in the Armenian Tradition"
Vardanyan, Edda: “Seeing God: the Armenian Iconography of the Throne Vision of Ezekiel in the context of Eastern Christian Art”
Maranci, Christina: “Dialling the End of Time: Sundials and Medieval Armenian Architecture”
This conference was organized by the Armenian Studies Program and cosponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of History, the International Institute, the Center for Middle East and North African Studies, the Frankel Center for Judiac Studies, the Department of History of Art, the Interdepartmental Program of Classical Art and Archaeology and the Department of Medieval and Modern Studies.