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Armenia and Diaspora 1918-2013

Organized by the Armenian Studies Program
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
April 4-5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

9:30-9:45 am – Introductory Remarks

Kathryn Babayan, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies and History, Director of the Armenian Studies Program, University of Michigan

Vahe Sahakyan, PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan

9:45-11:45 am – (Re)discovering and (Re)defining Homeland. Diasporan Armenians in the Republic of Armenia

Chair, Michael Pifer, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

Discussant: Khachig Tölölyan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, College of Letters, Wesleyan University

Nanor Karageozian, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford
“Perceptions of Homeland and Return Among Long-Term Diasporan “Repatriates” in Post-Soviet Armenia”

Ani Gharabaghtsyan, Institute of Ethnography and Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
“The Process of Introducing Armenia to the Diasporan Armenian Youth: Comparison Between Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations of Armenia”

Hayk Sahakyan, Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University
“Integration of Syrian Armenians in Armenia: Policies and Perspectives”

2:00-4:00 pm – Host Country Contexts and Armenian Communities: Internal Dynamics and Transnational Effects

Chair: Vahe Sahakyan, PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan                                           

Discussant: Ara Sanjian, Associate Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Heitor Loureiro, Department of History, São Paulo State University
“Diplomatic Relations Between Brazil and the Republic of Armenia in the Immediate Aftermath of World War I”

Hakob Matevosyan, Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University
“The “Established” Transylvanian Armenians and “Outsider” Armenians. Dimensions of Armenian “Spyurk” Identity in Hungary”

Ziya Kaya, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Koç University
“Main Axes of the Fragmentation within the Armenian Movement in Istanbul since the mid-1990s: Underlying Reasons and Issues of the Discussio.”

Saturday, April 5, 2014

10:00 am -12:20 pm – Negotiating Diasporic Identities and Belongings

Chair: Dzovinar Derderian, PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan          

Discussant: Marie Aude Marian Baronian, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Visual Culture and Film, University of Amsterdam

Nelli Sargsyan, PhD, Writing and Critical Inquiry, State University of New York at Albany
“Gendered, Racialized, and Classed: Modalities of Ethnosexual Armenian Belonging in the Diaspora”

Harout Marashlian, Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Yerevan State University
“Diaspora and the Individual”

Anush Yeghiazaryan, Department of Sociology, University of Konstanz
“The Symbolic Integration of Armenian Communities. On Vardan’s Day Celebration in Isfahan, Vienna and in the Republic of Armenia”

Arda Melkonian, Doris Melkonian, Education, Social Research Methodology Program, UCLA
“How Does the Process of Identity Formation Take Place at an Armenian Christian School?”

2:15-4:00 pm – Closing Remarks/Round Table Discussion

Vahe Sahakyan
Kevork Bardakjian                                                     
Khachig Tölölyan
Ara Sanjian