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Spaces of Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Event Type
Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies; REEEC; LAS Conference Support Program; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Center for Advanced Study; National Association for Armenian Studies and Research; Beckman Institute; Program in Comparative and World Literature; Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures; Department of English; Department of History; Graduate College; European Union Center
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB (707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801) & 304 English Building (608 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801)
Apr 28, 2017   9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Free and open to the public.
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

Organized by the Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies Initiative and the Future of Trauma and Memory Studies reading group.


This event aims to foster interdisciplinary and transnational discussions on remembering the Armenian Genocide across time, space, and place. It will address how memories of this genocide travel across media and form (film, literature, art, and photography) and how they are referenced across intersectional lines to also bring to the fore other histories of collective violence.


Conference program and information about the speakers are on the HGMS blog:


Lucy Ellis Lounge, 9 am - 2:30 pm


9-9:30am Welcome


9:30-10:15 Khatchig Mouradian (Columbia University), "The Long Shadow of Genocide: Layers of Violence in Turkey and the Middle East"

Introduction: Tamara Chaplin (UIUC)


10:15-11 Myrna Douzjian (UC Berkeley), "A Photograph Resists Archivization: Reading Hrayr Anmahouni and Anahid Kassabian's Solemnity

Introduction: David Cooper (UIUC)


11-11:45 Talar Chahinian (California State University, Long Beach), "In Search of a Lost Archive: The Orphaned Generation's Literary Response to the Genocide"\

Introduction: Marcus Keller (UIUC)


11:45-1 Vegetarian Lunch Provided


1-1:45 Scout Tufankjian (New York City-based Photographer)

Introduction: Brett Kaplan (UIUC), "The Armenian Diaspora Project"


1:45-2:30 Nancy Kricorian (New York City-based Writer and Organizer), "Writing as Restoration Project"

Introduction: Helen Makhdoumian (UIUC)


304 English, 3-5pm

Film Screening

Silvina Der-Merguerditchian (Berlin-based Visual Artist and Artistic Director for Houshamadyan)

Armenoscope, constructing belonging

 Introduction: Dilara Çalışkan



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