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Arts, Heritage, and Belonging: Armenian Transcultural Entanglements

Arts, Heritage, and Belonging: Armenian Transcultural Entanglements | Day 2

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus and the University of Illinois Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy; Center for Advanced Study; Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; and School of Music
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL 61801)
Date
Jun 15, 2023   8:30 am - 6:30 pm  
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
REEEC
E-Mail
reec@illinois.edu
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Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Conference & Workshops

"Arts, Heritage, and Belonging: Armenian Transcultural Entanglements" Workshop Program

2023 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies


8:30–9:00 Continental Breakfast (for participants)
Levis Faculty Center, 2nd floor

9:00–12:15 Panel 2 
Staging Armenian Subjectivities: Sounding Struggle, Choreographing
Conflict

Chair: Rebecca Nettl-Fiol
Professor, Department of Dance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:00–9:45 Socialist Verismo and the Pastoral Idyll of the Armenian Kolkhoz
Knar Abrahamyan (To be delivered remotely)
Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Race
Columbia University

9:45–10:30 The Taron Underground: Performing Exile and Resistance in Post-Genocide
Soviet Armenia
Armen Adamian
PhD student, Ethnomusicology
University of California at Los Angeles

10:30–10:45 Break

10:45–11:30 The Journey: Commemorative Choreographies of Bulgarian Armenian Trauma,
Testimony, and Transcendence
Donna A. Buchanan
Professor of Musicology, Anthropology, and Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

11:30–12:15 Choreographing Armenian Goyamart: Dancing Yarkhushta during Wartime
Protest
Natalie Kamajian
PhD student, Culture and Performance
University of California at Los Angeles
Director of Dance, Lernazang Ensemble, Los Angeles

12:15–1:30 Lunch (for participants)
Levis Faculty Center, 2nd floor

1:30–4:00 Panel 3 
Showcasing Armenianness: Homelands, Hostlands, and Entangled
Transcultural Heritages

Chair: Helaine Silverman
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy
Trustee, World Heritage USA-US/ICOMOS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1:30–2:15 Entangled Assemblage: Armenian Material Culture in an Occasional Collection
Maureen E. Marshall
Associate Director, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
President, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus

2:15–3:00 The Flavors of Cultural Preservation: Armenians Cooking in Diaspora
Mari Firkatian
Professor of History
University of Hartford

3:00–3:45 Heritage in the Hostland: Armenian-American Engagement at the 2018
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Sabrina Papazian
Research Associate, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
User Experience Researcher

3:45–4:15 Break

4:15–6:00 Closing Keynote Lecture and Discussion
Revisiting Armennianness: Memorials, State and Folk Rituals in Post-Soviet
Armenia
Levon Abrahamian (To be delivered remotely)
Professor and Chair, Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies
Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences
Yerevan, Armenia

Introduced by: Serouj Aprahamian
Assistant Professor
Department of Dance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

6:00–6:30 Concluding Plenary Discussion
Moderators: Donna A. Buchanan and Maureen E. Marshall

7:00 Dinner (for participants)
Silver Creek restaurant, Urbana 

Forum Program: "Arts, Heritage, and Belonging: Armenian Transcultural Entanglements" Workshop Program | Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at Illinois 

Presenters and Abstracts: "Arts, Heritage, and Belonging: Armenian Transcultural Entanglements" Presenters and Abstracts | Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at Illinois 

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