EVENT DATE: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:00 pm

The University of Michigan’s Armenian Studies Program is pleased to announce that Marie-Aude Baronian will deliver the 2014 Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture, titled “Missing Images: Textures of Memory in Diaspora.” Baronian is the 2014 Manoogian Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and an associate professor in film and visual culture at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on various topics such as visual culture in the Armenian diaspora, ethics and aesthetics, archive, memory, and French thought. Her most recent books are Mémoire et Image. Regards sur la Catastrophe arménienne (2013) and Cinéma et Mémoire. Sur Atom Egoyan (2013). In the lecture, she will consider the relationship between images—particularly film—and memory in the context of the Armenian diaspora and the 1915 genocide.

The Haidostian Annual Distinguished lectureship was established by the family of the late Dr. Berj Haidostian, a prominent and devoted physician in Michigan. The Haidostian family has a long and continuing relationship with the University of Michigan and the Armenian Studies Program. Every year, together with the Armenian Studies Program faculty they select a speaker from among internationally recognized experts on Armenia and Armenians. Recent Haidostian Distinguished Lecturers have included renowned playwright, novelist, and actor Eric Bogosian; famous director Atom Egoyan; Dr. Gerard Chaliand of Paris; Dr. Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution; Mr. Thomas de Waal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Dr. Vartan Gregorian of the Carnegie Foundation.

The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer period, and will also be video recorded and posted on our website at ii.umich.edu/asp.

LOCATION: Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

SPONSORS: Armenian Studies Program, Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, Program in International & Comparative Studies

The University of Michigan’s Armenian Studies Program promotes the study of Armenian history, culture, and society. A member of the University of Michigan International Institute, the program organizes educational opportunities for students, faculty, and the community. For more information, contact the Armenian Studies Program at 734-763-0622 or visit ii.umich.edu/asp.