Scripts, Sounds, and Songs: Mediating History in the Caucasus and Beyond (Part 2) | Other Archives of Armenian History
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The Caucasus and its adjacent regions have long been conceptualized as a meeting place of many scripts, peoples, societies, and empires. The history of the Caucasus in general, and Armenia in particular, is replete with examples of individuals and groups reworking – or resisting – artistic, social, and religious elements from their neighbors in a complex and ongoing process of cultural negotiation, transcending any single language or territory.
This workshop will examine the history of the Caucasus from a long-neglected site of encounter – the combination and recombination of multiple media and forms of cultural production. In what ways might, for instance, medieval Armenian ballads, heterographic wonder tales, or modern filmmaking mediate different histories of shared, fraught space? How do the past and present meet and negotiate the meaning of the other in various forms of cultural labor? Or, more simply: how might a history of this space and its shared regions morph and shift across different media?
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Image caption: A convergence of scripts: the Armenian and Georgian alphabets in a Syriac manuscript.
Image credit: Saint Mark’s Monastery, Jerusalem, 295, digitized by the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Event Type:||Livestream / Virtual|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Armenian Studies, International Institute, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)|
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