INTRODUCTORY REMARKS CHRISTINA MARANCI, Dadian-Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Tufts University
PRESENTERS PATRICK DONABEDIAN, Faculty Member, Histoire de l'art et archéologie, Aix-Marseille Université TAMARAMINASYAN, Matenadaran/Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (with translation by Sona Baloyan) HAMLET PETROSYAN, Head of the Department of Cultural Studies of Yerevan State University and Head of Artsakh Archaeological Expedition
Organized by the Armenian Studies Center at UCLA's Promise Armenian Institute, this Zoom-held international conference on the region's troubled history seeks to raise critical awareness of the complex and variegated history behind the current violence. The gathering will be the first of its kind to frame the conflict around its “deep” history, revealing its Soviet, Ottoman, and more recent geopolitical layers.
Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches, originally published in Armenian in 1944 as Amerigahay Badgerner, is the work of a member of the pioneer generation of Armenian immigrants, and is of both literary and historical significance. Now fully translated into English for the first time and recently published as volume 8 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno, these stories retain their vitality, humor, pathos, and relevance.
An international expert at CERI-Sciences Po, Dr. Gaïdz Minassian has been a journalist at Le Monde since 2001. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and teaches International Relations at SciencesPo, Paris and is the author of several books on international relations, the South, Caucasus and Armenia.
This panel conversation will try to contextualize the recent developments in Lebanon by looking at the country’s socio-political structure, the role of the Armenian community within that fabric as well as the possible futures of the country and the community.