Organized by the Armenian Studies Program
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
April 16-20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Moderator: Gerard Libaridian / Comments
Remarks on the theme: Ronald Suny
Rachel Goshgarian : “What is Ottoman History? What is Armenian History? Seeing Armenian Realities as Part of the Ottoman Story”
Joanne Laycock: “Imagining Armenia: Orientalism, History and Civilization”
Moderator: Ara Sanjian / Comments
Remarks on the theme: Khachig Tölölyan
Taline Papazian: “Bringing the Nation Back In: The Armenian National Movement from Soviet Nationality Syndrome to Sovereign Nation”
Arus Harutyunyan: “Memory, Territory, Belongingness: Citizenry Attitudes on Key Issues Central to Armenian National identity”
Moderator: Ron Suny
Remarks on the theme: Kathryn Babayan
Sebouh Aslanian: “From Coalition to Nation: The Collapse of the Julfan Trade Network and its Transformation”
Sossie Kasbarian: “Rooted and Routed – Imagining and Situating the Contemporary Armenian Diaspora”
Moderator: Khachig Tölölyan
Remarks on the theme: Kevork Bardakjian
Kari Neely: “Diasporic Representations: A Study of Circassian and Armenian Identities in Greater Syria”
Talar Chahinian: “Constructive Nationalism? Menk as an Alternative Archive”
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Moderator: Kevork Bardakjian
Remarks on the theme: Houri Berberian
Presentations: UM graduate students
Richard Antaramian, PhD Student in History. Research focus: Late Ottoman Armenian/Turkish Social Relations.
Semi Ertan, PhD Student in Near Eastern Studies on Early Modern Ottoman History. Research focus: An Ottoman Armenian intellectual of 17th century Istanbul: Eremya Celebi Komurcuyan.
Krista Goff, PhD Student in History. Research focus: Modern Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Nationalities Policies toward Non-titular Nations.
Jeremy Johnson, MA Student in Russian and East European Studies/PhD Student in Anthropology & History. Research focus: Early Soviet Armenia, Transcaucasian Federation, Gender, Language, Literacy.