Conference announcement: The Armenian Genocide: Concepts and Comparative Perspectives (April 26 @ Boğaziçi)



The Armenian Genocide: Concepts and Comparative Perspectives

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Boğaziçi University
Uçaksavar Kampüsü, Garanti Kültür Merkezi
Ayhan Şahenk Salonu


10:00–10:30 Reception & Opening

10:30–12:00 Panel I—Concept

Moderator: Vangelis Kechriotis (Tarih Vakfı and Boğaziçi University)
A. Dirk Moses (European University Institute, Florence)
“The Concept of Genocide and the Foundation of the Post-War Order”
Pınar Dost-Niyego (independent researcher)
“Perceptions of the Holocaust in Turkey: Use/Misuse of the Holocaust Paradigm in Regard to the Armenian Genocide”
Uğur Ümit Üngör (Utrecht University)
“Recent Trends in Mass Violence Research and the Armenian Genocide”

12:00–13:30 Lunch Break

13:30–15:30 Panel II—Realization

Moderator: Seda Altuğ (Boğaziçi University)
Mehmet Polatel (Koç University)
“Dispossession and Property Transfer during the Armenian Genocide”
Keith David Watenpaugh (University of California, Davis)
” ‘Satılık çocuk var mı?’: Genocide and the Forced Transfer of Armenian Children, 1915–1922″
Norman M. Naimark (Stanford University)
“The Armenian Genocide in Comparative Perspective”
Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia)
“De-Ottomanization and Genocide in Bosnia”

15:30–16:00 Break

16:00–17:30 Panel III—Memorialization

Moderator: Ayfer Bartu Candan (BoğaziçiUniversity)
Jay Winter (Yale University)
“Languages of Suffering: Martyrdom in the Armenian Genocide and in the Holocaust”
Fatma Müge Göçek (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
“Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789–2009”
Melissa Bilal (Columbia University)
“Inhabiting the Otherwise: Transmission of Armenian Communal-Historical Knowledge under Surveillance”

17:30–18:30 Closing Session

Robert Fisk (Independent newspaper, UK),
Ayhan Aktar (Istanbul Bilgi University),
Sebouh D. Aslanian (University of California, Los Angeles)
Bülent Bilmez (Tarih Vakfı and Istanbul Bilgi University)

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Simultaneous translation into Turkish will be provided.


In news:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said April 22 that he did not expect the U.S. President Barack Obama to use the word “genocide” in a statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire
The Armenian Church of Surp Giragos in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir has been awarded the Prize for Cultural Heritage by the European Union
Mavi Boncuk |

USCMO Statement on 1915 Turkish-Armenian Events

(Washington, DC, April 19, 2015) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) the largest umbrella group of mainstream Muslim American organizations is aware of the painful history of over 30 nations fighting for over 4 years and the loss of over 37 million lives in World War I, including those of the Armenians.

As April 24 comes near, we share the pain suffered by Armenians during this period. We also believe that any acknowledgment by religious or political leaders of the tragedy that befell Armenians should be balanced, constructive and must also recognize Turkish and Muslim suffering.

A small country but a big nation: how genocide shaped the Armenia of today

…r designed to commemorate the tragedy of a nation.It is the symbol of the centenary of the Armenian genocide of 1915, being marked this week in solemn ceremonies in Yerevan and wherever in the world this ancient people fled in the wake of the mass atrocities suffered in the dying days of the Ottoman empire.Scholars say denial is the last stage of the crime ofgenocideIt is not only the atrocities that are rememberedWe live in a small territory but we are a big nation Continue reading..

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