SAS 41st Annual Meeting and Conference - The Impact of the Armenian Genocide
SAS members are invited to participate in the SAS 41st Annual Meeting and to attend a special SAS-sponsored Conference.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) is planning an international conference, “The Impact of the Armenian Genocide,” to take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.
In the second panel on “The Impact on Culture,” the presenters will be: Talar Chahinian (California State University, Long Beach), “Post-1915 Dispersion Literature and the Figure of the Failed Witness”; Myrna Douzjian (UCLA), “The Ethics of Self Reflexive Filmmaking; Or, Deconstructing the Genocide Documentary” and Ramela Abbamontian (Los Angeles Pierce College), “The Diasporic Witness: Reconstruction of Testimony by Contemporary Los Angeles Artists.”
The SAS is also sponsoring a panel during the regular MESA sessions at 2:00PM on Sunday, November 22, entitled “Towards an Understanding of Identity,” chaired by SAS President Barlow Der Mugrdechian (California State University, Fresno), with the participation of Jirair Christianian “Orphaned Armenian Objects in Istanbul: The Patriarchate Museum Collection”; Nora Lessersohn, “Armenian Self and Ottoman Society: Christopher Oscanyan’s Oriental and Turkish Museum in London (1853 54)”; and Ron Marchese, “Sociological Implications in Armenian Religious Art in the Late Ottoman Period: Data from the Armenian Churches of Constantinople during the Second Armenian Renaissance-post 1700.”