International Conference and Cultural Programme
„WE WILL LIVE AFTER BABYLON“. Armenian and Jewish Historical Experience between Expulsion, Exile and Destruction
The conference is organised by the European Centre for Jewish Music and the German-Armenian Society (DAG)
Venue: Kulturzentrum Pavillon Hannover, Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hannover, Germany
Not only were Jews and Armenians forced into statelessness and a life outside their homelands for centuries, they also shared another fate: in the 20th century, in the shadows of two world wars, they were threatened with collective annihilation. The European Centre for Jewish Music (EZJM) and the German-Armenian Society (DAG) take this convergence as a starting point for a jointly organised conference, which will focus on the Jewish and Armenian historical experience. The conference will not only consist of academic paper presentations, but also of a cultural programme reflecting the broader topic of the symposium.
The speakers represent a wide variety of disciplines and fields of research, such as Theology, Literature, Musicology, History, Sociology, Political Science and Cultural Studies. The conference topics – Diaspora, Minority Issues, Genocide and the Holocaust and their commemoration and reception as well as the relationship between Jews and Armenians today – reflect the common dimensions of the Jewish and the Armenian experience.
A rich supporting programme, including documentaries with an academic introduction, workshops, a theatre performance, a concert and a panel discussion, aims to make the public more familiar with the subject. In the panel discussion at the end of the conference, the different policies of commemoration in Germany relating to the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide will be discussed.
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