Conf/Prog - Armenians in America, 17 November 2016, Boston, USA

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The Society for Armenian Studies

PRESENTS A CONFERENCE  "ARMENIANS IN AMERICA"

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 • 1:00-4:OO PM BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE HOTEL, SALON B (4) 110 HUNTINGTON AVE, BOSTON

NAASR is pleased to bring to your attention this upcoming conference organized by the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) in Boston on November 17.


OPENING REMARKS

Barlow Der Mugrdechian, President, SAS (California State University, Fresno)

SESSION I: TRAVEL, COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND HOMELAND AMONG ARMENIAN-AMERICANS

1:00-2:15pm

Chair: Mare Mamigoian (National Association for Armenian Studies and Research. NAASR)

Anny Bakalian Emerita Associate Director MEMEAC, CUNY)

Margaret Manoogian (Western Oregon University)
"Cnnections for Families Disrupted: Travels to Anatolia by Diasporans".

Carel Bertram (San Francisco State University)
"Coming to Terms with Home and Homeland"

Sons Nersisyan (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia)
"Homeland Perception and Identity Construction: the Case of Los Angeles Armenian Community"

SESSION II: DIVERSITIES OF ARMENIANNESS IN AMERICAN AND DIASPORIC Contexts

2:30-4:00pm

Chair: Vahe Sahakyan (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Anatolii Tokmaneev (University of California, Los Angeles
"Armenian Jehovah's Witnesses: Nationalism in a Strietly Non-Nationalist Sect"

Shushan Karapetian (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Language to Diaspora: Problematizing Ideology, Identity, and Symbolism."

Helen Makhdoumian (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"Inheritance of Exile: Negotiating Memory,Hhome, and Belonging in Armenian-American Literature about the Lebanese Civil War"

CONCLUDING REMARKS:

Bedross Der Matossian, Vice - President, SAS (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Free admission and the public is welcome.

For more information contact Barlow Der. Mugrdeshian at barlow@esufresno.edu