Conf/CfP - The Armenian Family In the Context of Contemporary Challenges, 28-29 October 2017, Yerevan, Armenia


Deadline:

June 30, 2017

Event Date:

October 28, 2017, 17:21 - October 29, 2017, 17:21


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THE DEPARTMENT OF DIASPORA STUDIES

AT THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY NAS RA &

THE ARMENIAN DIASPORA RESEARCH CENTER AT HAIGAZIAN UNIVERSITY
are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference

 THE ARMENIAN FAMILY

IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES

28-29 October 2017, Yerevan, Armenia

Conference Overview

Nowadays the family as a social institution has undergone fundamental changes that are having an impact on various aspects of the socal life. In this context, the changes taking place in the Armenian family are deeper because the conditions for existence of the representatives of Armenian nation are quite varied in different environments and generate a lot of challenges in reproduction of traditions and ethnicity. Historically, assuming the functions of other institutions, Armenian family acquired a key role in contributing to the preservation of national identity and ethno-cultural values.

In the context of current challenges, the International Conference on the contemporary issues of the Armenian family would give an opportunity: to gather new studies of the Armenian family within different disciplines; to identify trends and changes in the family both in homeland and Diaspora; to examine the role of the family in preserving ethnic identity; to compare traditional and modern models of the family and its functions.

Possible Topics

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the family study: research framework and issues,  family models (traditional and modern)
  • Methodology of the family study: implementing of methods and tools
  • Family and ethnicity: concepts and problems
  • Peculiarities of the family study in the own and foreign environment
  • Root principals of the family issues in Armenia and in Diaspora:
    • Interethnic and intra-ethnic marriages (between representatives of different communities in Diaspora and between representatives of homeland and of Diaspora)
    • Family and ethno-cultural identity (intergenerational transmission, education, language, religion, etc.)
    • Family and migration
    • Family enterprise

The following criteria will be used to evaluate and select the submitted abstracts:

  1. Subject: relevance to one of the mentioned above topics;
  2. Language: Armenian (Western or Eastern), Russian or English;
  3. Size: should not exceed 250 words;
  4. Structure: brief introduction, research question, purpose, research objectives, theoretical framework and methodology to be applied in the paper.

Applicants should send e-mail (info.diasporastudies@gmail.com) presentation abstract
and their short curriculum vitae (1 page) by June 30, 2017.

Participation

Researchers, scholars, and PhD students in social-humanitarian and historical sciences, representatives of NGO and policy makers from Armenia, Artsakh, and abroad are welcome to apply for the conference.

Participants will be selected based on paper abstract and CV. Selected participants will be invited to present their papers (20-minute time limit for presentations). Selected papers will be published after the conference.

Timeline

Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2017

Replyby20 July 2017

Pre-final version of selected paper. 20 September 2017

Conference program and agenda. 10 October 2017

Full paper submission deadline. 30 November 2017

Conference Languages

The conference will be conducted in Armenian. Simultaneous translation will be available during the presentations in English and Russian.

Fees and Costs

There is no participation fee and the conference participants will be provided with meals on the days of the conference. The participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation.

Organizing Committee and Editorial Board

The organizing committee of the conference is the group of researchers of the Department of Diaspora Studies at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography NAS RA. Editorial board of the conference papers is the group of researchers of the Department of Diaspora Studies and the Armenian Diaspora Research Center at Haigazian University in Beirut.



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