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2019-20 Videos

May 13, 2020. Armenian Studies Cyber Community Chats | "Interview with our Recent Graduate: Highlights, Challenges, and Future Plans." Arakel Minassian, MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2020 and Sosi Lepejian, PhD student, Department of Sociology. Video

April 29, 2020. Armenian Studies Cyber Community Chats | "Curbing Corruption in Armenia: Will the Trend Continue?"  Aram Simonyan, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Ross School of Business, U-M and Michael Pifer, Department of Middle East Studies, U-M. Video

April 16, 2020. Armenian Studies Cyber Community Chats | "Reflections and Highlights from our Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellows." Karen Jallatyan and Anoush Tamar Suni, 2019-20 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellows. Video

January 15, 2020. Lecture | "Overwhelming Absurdity: Vahé Oshagan’s Discourse of Diasporic Culture." Karen Jallatyan, 2019-20 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

January 14, 2020. Film Screening and Artist Talk | "Post-disciplinary Inscriptions of Armenian Diaspora: 'Vahé Oshagan: Between Acts' (2016)." Hrayr Eulmessekian, Artist, Filmmaker and Taline Voskeritchian, Writer, Translator and Faculty Member at Boston University. Video

November 20, 2019. Lecture | "Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds." Houri Berberian, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies; Director, Armenian Studies Program, University of California, Irvine. Video

October 9, 2019. Lecture | "Palimpsests of Ruins: Between Armenian and Kurdish Histories in Anatolia." Anoush Tamar Suni, 2019-20 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

September 19, 2019. Roundtable | "Pluricentric Armenian in a Diasporic Context: Reflections on Second Dialect Acquisition." Roundtable Participants: Shushan Karapetian, Deputy Director of the Institute of Armenian Studies, University of Southern California; Tamar Boyadjian, Associate Professor of Medieval Literature, Michigan State University; and Vahe Sahakyan, Research Scholar, Senior Information Resources Specialist, U-M - Dearborn. Video

September 13-14, 2019. Conference | "Generations and Legacies: Louise Manoogian Simone's Vision for Armenian Studies."

Friday, September 13

A Reflection on Four Decades of Armenian Studies at the University of Michigan Video

Saturday, September 14

Narrating Matrimony: Marriage, Kinship, and Empire Video

Language and Nightingales: The Politics and Poetics of Armenian Linguistics and Literary Cultures Video

Perceptions and Encounters: Tracing the History of Armenians and Kurds in Turkey Video      

Signs, Objects, and Gifts: Introducing the Concept of Materiality to Armenian Studies Video

Future Flashes Video

2018-19

March 20, 2019. Book Tour | "Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I." Susan Paul Pattie, Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University College London. Video

March 14, 2019. Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | "Views of the Ottoman Empire: Discovering the Visual Record in Motion." Jay Weissberg, Director of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival and film critic for Variety. Video

January 23, 2019. Lecture | "Bridging Memories in a Contested Geography – Eastern Turkey between Western Armenia and Northern Kurdistan." David Leupold, 2018-19 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

November 28, 2018. Lecture | "The Armenian Cause, Statehood, and Democracy: Reflections on Levon Ter-Petrossian’s Writings." Arman Grigoryan, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Lehigh University. Video

September 12, 2018. Lecture | "The Emergence and Transformation of the Armenian Land Question." Mehmet Polatel, 2018-19 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

2017-18

March 22, 2018. Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | "International Justice for Atrocity Crimes – Worth the Cost?" Nicholas Koumjian, International Criminal Lawyer. Video

January 17, 2018. Lecture | "Christology and Culture: Armenian Theological and Historical Sources as Social Theory." Christopher Sheklian, 2017-18 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

October 11, 2017. Roundtable | "Scholars Under Fire: The Turkish State, Nationalists, and the Repression Against Study of the Armenian Genocide... 102 Years After the Events." Fatma Müge Göçek, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, U-M and Ronald Grigor Suny, William H Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History, U-M. Video

September 20, 2017. Lecture | "Armenian Riddles: Learning How to Read with Medieval Poetry." Michael Pifer, Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, U-M. Video

2016-17

January 18, 2017. Lecture | "Immigrants into ‘Ethnic’— Americans: Negotiating Race, Language, Religion and Belongings." Vahe Sahakyan, Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, U-M. Video

December 14, 2016. Lecture | "Men of the New Order: Armenian Provincial Notables in the Age of Ottoman Reforms." Yaşar Tolga Cora, 2016-17 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

November 16, 2016. Lecture | "'It Seems to Belong to Dreamland Rather than Reality': HFB Lynch and the Making of 'Armenia.'"  David Low, 2016-17 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

September 13, 2016. Lecture | "'Grasping the Constellations': On the (Im)possibility of Writing Armenian History." Hakem Al-Rustom, Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History. Video coming soon.

2015-16

March 23, 2016. Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | "Moving Armenian Performing Arts from the Archives to the International Scene." Gerald Papasian, Manoogian Visiting Fellow and Artist in Residence. Video

March 16, 2016. Lecture | "Talking Popcorn and Accent Elimination: The Work of Nina Katchadourian." Nina Katchadourian, Artist; Associate Professor, New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Video

December 2, 2015. Lecture | "Local Patriotisms and Diasporic Translocality: Compatriotic Societies in Modern Armenian Diaspora." Vahe Sahakyan, 2015-16 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

November 18, 2015. Lecture | “Movements of People, Money and Cultures: Migration and its Effects on the Post-Soviet Transition Processes in the South Caucasus.” Alina Poghosyan, 2015-16 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

September 18, 2015. Azad and Margaret Hogikyan Armenian Studies Collection Opening and Lecture | A World in a Collection of Books. Video

September 14, 2015. Lecture | "Bearing Witness Through Art." Aline Ohanesian, writer, author of a novel Orhan’s Inheritance. Video

2014-15

April 17-18, 2015. Sixth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop | “Challenging Entrenched Categories: Re-Exploring Approaches to Armenian Literature.” Organized by Tamar Boyadjian, Assistant Professor of English and Medieval Literature, Michigan State University.
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March 13, 2015. Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | “Problems and Challenges of Armenian Genocide Research.” Taner Akcam, Kaloosdian/Mugar Professor of History, Clark University. Video

January 14, 2015. CREES Noon Lecture | “Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009.” Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women’s studies, U-M. Video

November 19, 2014. Lecture | “The Legacy of Time, The Time of Bequest: Armenian Afterlives in a Kurdish Diyarbakir.” Serap Ruken Sengul, Manoogian Simone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

November 3, 2014. Lecture | “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922.” Richard G. Hovannisian, professor emeritus of history, University of California, Los Angeles. Video

October 15, 2014. Lecture | “The Ever-Wandering Stranger: Community Formation and Cosmopolitan Poetics in Middle Armenian Literature.” Michael Pifer, Manoogian Simone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

September 17, 2014. Lecture | “An Armenian American Artist— Back to the Front.” Eric Bogosian, Manoogian Simone Foundation Fellow; and Artist in Residence, Institute for Humanities, U-M. Video

2013-14

April 9, 2014. Lecture | “Mass Violence from the Balkans to Anatolia into the Caucasus, 1912-23.” Ugur Ümit Üngör, Assistant Professor of History, Utrecht University. Video

March 12, 2014. Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | “Missing Images: Textures of Memory in Diaspora.” Marie Baronian, Manoogian Visiting Fellow, U-M. Video

February 12, 2014. Lecture | “Reconstructing the Nation and Debating Armenian-Turkish Relations in the Aftermath of WWI.” Vahé Tachjian, Chief editor, Houshamadyan Project. Video

January 15, 2014. Lecture | “Drawing Borders, or Creating Conflicts in the Caucasus?” Arsene Saparov, Lecturer, Department of History, U-M. Video

December 18, 2013. Lecture | “Between Religious and Secular: Impact of the 1908 Revolution on Religious Politics in the Ottoman Empire.” Bedross Der Matossian, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Video

November 20, 2013. Lecture | “Physical Expressions of Winning Hearts and Minds: Body Politics of the American Missionaries and Armenians of ‘Asiatic Turkey’.” Nazan Maksudyan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University. Video

October 9, 2013. Lecture | “Łewond’s Arab Incursions into Armenia and the Historiography of Arab Armīniya (8–9th Century).” Alison Vacca, 2013-14 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

September 11, 2013. Lecture | “Genealogical, Religious, and Legal Conversions: Claiming Armenianness in Turkey.” Ceren Özgül, 2013-14 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

2012-13

March 13, 2013. Dr. Berj. H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | “Finding Nemesis.” Eric Bogosian, playwright, novelist and actor. Video

February 20, 2013. Lecture | “Women, War, and Social Change in Armenia during the Mongol Domination.” Zara Pogossian, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, John Cabot University. Video

January 16, 2013. Lecture | “‘Protecting the Innocent’: Humanitarian Child Transfer in the Aftermath of the Adana Massacres (1909).” Melanie Tanielian, Assistant Professor, Department of History, U-M. Video

December 12, 2012. Lecture | “Re-reading the Crusades: Armenian Sources.” Tamar Boyadjian, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles. Audio | Video

November 7, 2012. Lecture | “Modernity and Genocide: The Armenian, Rwandan, and the Darfuran Cases.” Bedross Der Matossian, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Audio | Video

October 10, 2012. Lecture | “The Language of One, The Script of the Other: Early Armeno-Turkish Novels and Ottoman/Turkish Literary Historiography.” Murat Cankara, 2012-13 Manoogian Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Audio | Video

September 19, 2012. Lecture | "A Predicament Beyond Rights: Becoming a Residual Armenian in Turkish Anatolia." Hakem Al-Rustom, 2012-13 Manoogian Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Audio | Video (35 min excerpt of the lecture)

2011-12

March 27, 2012. Lecture | “Why Autonomy? The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh 1918-1925.” Arseni Saparov, 2011-12 Manoogian Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

March 19, 2012. Dr. Berj. H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | “Ararat-Ten Years After.” Atom Egoyan, writer, international filmmaker, director.  Video

March 13, 2012. Lecture | “Charents and Revolution.” Azat Yeghiazaryan, Professor. (Yerevan). Video

February 14, 2012. Lecture | “Gregory of Narek and the Narekian Fathers: The Mystery of Love from the Commentary of Song of Songs to the Book of Lamentations.” Levon Petrosyan, 2011-12 Manoogian Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M.  Video

January 31, 2012. Lecture | “Azerbaijan: 20 Years of Independence.” Hikmet Hadjy-Zadeh, Reagan Fascell Democracy fellow,  former vice-premier of Azerbaijan and director of FAR Center for Political Research. Video

December 6, 2011. Lecture | “The New Turkey and the Issue of Genocide:  Armenians in a Progressive Imagination." Ronald Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, Department of History, U-M. Video

November 22, 2011. Lecture | "From Historian to Accidental Diplomat: The Writing of History Before & After Participating in its Making." Gerard Libaridian, Alex Manoogian Visiting Professor of Modern Armenian History, Department of History, U-M. Video

October 25, 2011. Lecture | "The British Imperial Ethos: Britain & Transcaucasia, 1917-1920." Artin Arslanian, Professor of History, Marist College. Video

October 15, 2011. Symposium | “Armenia in World History, the World in Armenian History.” Video

October 14, 2011. Armenian Films and Lecture | "A View of Armenian Cinema." Artsvi Bakhchinyan, 2011-12 Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar. Video

October 14, 2011. Event | “Armenian Studies & the Libraries of the University of Michigan.” Video

October 13, 2011. 30th Anniversary Reception | 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History and the formal creation of the Armenian Studies Program. Video

2010-11

March 21, 2011. Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | "Looking Beyond the 'Reset': U.S.- Russian Relations and Their Implications for the Caucasus." Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow & Director, Center on the US & Europe, The Brookings Institution. Co-sponsor: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Video (part 1), Video (part 2)

March 14, 2011. Lecture | "The Contemporary Historical Novel in Armenia." Vahram Danielyan, 2010-11 Manoogian Simone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

February 7, 2011. Lecture | "Revolutionaries after the Revolution: Politics under the Ottoman Constitution." Dikran Kaligian,  Historian and managing editor of Armenian Review. Video

January 24, 2011. Lecture | "German Penetration into the Ottoman Empire through Baghdad Railway." Eyyep Murat Özyüksel, 2010-11 Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, U-M. Video

January 10, 2011. Lecture | "The Caucasus: Old Conflict and New Geopolitical Design." Sergey Markedonov, Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Russia and Eurasia Program. Video

December 6, 2010. Lecture | "And Then a Hero Comes Along: Istanbulite Armenian Re-fashioning Turkishness, 1918-1923." Lerna Ekmekcioglu, 2010-11 Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Video

November 15, 2010. Lecture | "Cultivating Nationhood in Imperial Russia: The Periodical Press and the Formation of a Modern Armenian Identity." Lisa Khachaturian, author. Video

November 1, 2010. Lecture | "A Mixed-Methods Study of Technology Adoption in the Republic of Armenia: Why Mobile Phones but Not Personal Computers and Internet?" Katy Pearce, Doctoral candidate in Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara. Video

October 11, 2010. Lecture | "Arshile Gorky: Identity, Genocide, and the Making of Modern Armenia." Kim Theriault, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Dominican University. Video

September 27, 2010. Lecture | "Deep Mountain: Why Don't Turks Feel Anything?" Ece Temelkuran, journalist and author. Video

2009-10

March 22, 2010. Lecture |  "Armenians in Thirteenth-century Erzincan: a Window into Inter-faith Interaction in Late Medieval Anatolia". Rachel Goshgarian, Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center. Video

March 19, 2010. Colloquium | "Third Party Intervention in Armenian History and Turkish / Armenian Relations." Colloquium presenters include Arman Grigoryan, Gerard Libaridian, Andranik Migranyan, Michael Reynolds, and Ronald Suny. Video

February 10, 2010. Lecture | "'Foreign Confessions in Foreign Contexts: Religion Across the Border of the Russian Empire."  Paul Werth, Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies. Video

January 25, 2010. Lecture | "Perspectives on the Origin of Armenian Language and Culture." Hrach Martirosyan, 2009-10 Manoogian Simone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

January 11, 2010. Lecture | "War, Fears of Minorities, and Genocide." Arman Grigoryan, Manoogian Simone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

December 7, 2009. Roundtable | "Studying the Armenian Diaspora." Roundtable discussion with Susan Pattie, Lucila Tossounian, Sarah Mekdjian, and others. Video

November 23, 2009. Lecture | "A Critical Reading of the Elite/Mass Model to Understand the Structure of the Armenian Diaspora." Sarah Mekdjian, 2009-10 Manoogian Simone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Video

November 18, 2009. Lecture | "Food, Culture, and Identity: An Illustrated Talk about Armenian Food Traditions." Susan Pattie, 2009-10 Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, U-M. Video

November 9, 2009. Lecture | "The Armenians in Argentina." Lucila Tossounian, 2009-10 Manoogian Simone Foundation Predoctoral Visiting Researcher, U-M. Video

October 26, 2009. Lecture | "Imagining Homelands: Poetry and Performance Among Cypriot Armenians." Susan Pattie, 2009-10 Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, U-M. Video

October 23, 2009. Panel Discussion | "Historic Achievement or Historic Blunder? The Armenia-Turkey Protocols." Video

October 12, 2009. Dr. Berj. H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture | "The Phantom of Unity: The Failure of Regional Cooperation in the Caucasus." Thomas de Waal, journalist and author. Video