Conferences

ARMENIA AND ARMENIANS IN INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, March 2009

               

                 An International Conference hosted by the
                          Armenian Studies Program
                      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                                  March 18-21, 2009

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009   

7:00 pm - Opening Reception

 

THURSDAY, MARCH, 19, 2009

SESSION I
9:00-12:00 - Preliminary Comments
, Prof. Gerard Libaridian, Alex Manoogian Chair, University of Michgian, Ann Arbor
Dr. Levon Avdoyan, The Library of Congress, Washington DC, "Unintended Consequences: Three Ancient Treaties and the Armenians" (63, 299, 387 CE)
Prof. Robert H. Hewsen, Rowan University (New Jersy, Emeritus)/ Fresno, California, "Armenia in the Treaty of Nisibis of 299 CE"

Discussion

Prof. Seta B. Dadoyan, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, New York, and City University of New York, "The Record of Islamic-Armenian Protocols: The Tradition of Medinan Oaths from Jerusalem Covenants, to Umayyad Treatises, Shah's Charter and Sultan's Rescripts"
Prof. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Austria, "Armenian Aristocrats as Diplomatic Partners of Eastern Roman Emperors, 387-884/885 AD"

Discussion

SESSION II
2:00-5:00
Prof. Azat Bozoyan, Gevorkian Theological Seminary in Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, "The Treaty of Deapolis (1107) as an Example of the Byzantine Policy of 'Divide and Rule'"
Prof. Claude Mutafian, University of Paris - 13 (Emeritus), France, "The International Treaties of the Last Kingdom of Armenia"

Discussion

Mr. Armen Kouyoumdjian, Santiago, Chile, "When Madrid Was the Capital of Armenia"
Prof. Ali Kavani, University of Tehran, Iran, and Leiden University, Netherlands, "The Treaty of 1639 and its consequences for Armenia and Armenians"

Discussion

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009

SESSION III
Dr. Sebouh Aslanian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Julfan Agreements with Foreign States and Chartered Companies: Exploring the limits of Julfan Collective Self-Representation in the Early Modern Age"
Prof. Kevork Bardakjian, Mary Manoogian Chair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "The National 'Constitution' of 1863: A Dhimmi-Muslim Contract?"

Discussion

Prof. Aram Yenegoyan, University of California, Davis, "No War, No Peace: The Treaty of Brest Litovsk, 1918"
Prof. Richard Hovannisian, AEF Chair in Modern Armenian History, University of California at Los Angeles, "The Unratified Treaty of Alexandropol as the Basis for Subsequent Russian-Turkish Armenian Relations"

Discussion


SESSION IV
2:00-4:00
Dr. Fuat Dundar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Diplomacy of Statistics: Discussing the Number of Armenians during Diplomatic Negotiations (1878-1914)"
Dr. Vladimir Vardanyan, Constitutional Court of Armenia, "Peace Treaties of Armenia and Relating to Armenia: A Legal Analysis"

Discussion

Prof. Dennis Papazian, University of Michigan-Dearborn, "The Treaty of Lausanne"

Discussion

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009

SESSION V
8:30-12:00
Dr. Lusine, Taslakyan, USAID in Armenia, Water Program, Armenia, "Armenia in International Environmental Conventions"
Mr. Emil Sanamyan, Armenian Reporter/Washington DC, "The OSCE-CFE Treaty and Breaches in the International Legal System: Armenia's Predicament Today"

Discussion

Mr. Rouben Shougarian, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, "Yielding More to Gain the Essential: The Russo-Armenian Treaty of 1997"
Prof Sevane Garibian, University of Paris x-Nanterre, France and University of Geneva, Switzerland, "From the 1915 Allied Declaration to the Treaty of Sevres: the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide in International Criminal Law"

Discussion

SESSION VI
1:30-4:00
Prof. Keith Watenpaugh, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC, "The League of Nations and the Formation of Armenian Genocide Denial"
Mr. Pascual Ohanian, Esq., Honorary Member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, Argentina, "International Treaties in International Penal Law Concerning Crimes against Humanity: Applicability of the Juridical Experience in Argentina and Chile to the Turkish-Ottoman State and Turkish Republic for Acts Perpetrated from 1910 to 1923 and Beyond"

Discussion

Prof. Catherine Kessedjian, University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas), France, "Beyond Treaties"

Discussion

General Discussion
Concluding Comments by Prof. Gerard Libaridian


This conference was organized by the Armenian Studies Program and cosponsored by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, The Center for European Studies, The European Union Center, The Center for International and Comparative Studies, The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, The Center for Russian and East European Studies, The Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Ford School of Public Policy, the School of Law of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, The Armenian Research Center of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus.

 

THE ARMENIAN APOCALYPTIC TRADITION: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, October 2008

              

              An International Conference hosted by the
                         Armenian Studies Program
              The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                             October 16-19, 2008

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
5:30-7:30  Welcoming Reception

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008

SESSION I
9:00 – 12:00     Opening remarks:
Kevork Bardakjian;
Chair: Sergey Ivanov
Boccaccini, Gabriele: “The legacy of Jewish apocalyptic traditions: origins and impact.”
Hultgård, Anders: “Early Medieval Apocalypticism in Context.”
Witakowski, Witold: “Syriac apocalyptic literature.”

Discussion

Pettipiece, Timothy: “Manichaean Apocalyptic in Comparative Perspective.”
Piovanelli, Pierluigi: “Apocalyptic Vindication of Christian ‘Orthodox’ Faith and Political Legitimization of a ‘Solomonic’ Dynasty of Rulers in the Ethiopic Kebra Nagast Epic: A Reappraisal”

Discussion

Discussant:  DiTommaso


SESSION II
13:00 – 16:30
 
Chair: Anisava Miltenova
Di Tommaso, Lorenzo: "Armenian Apocalyptica and Mediaeval Apocalypticism."
Rosenstiehl, Jean-Marc: "Could Armenian apocalyptic texts be helpful to the understanding of general apocalyptic patterns?”
Reed: “Enoch in Armenian Apocrypha.”

Discussion     

Topchyan, Aram: “The Armenian Version of the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius.”
Pogossian, Zara: "The Image of Antichrist in Armenian Sources: VII-XIII cc.”

Discussion

Discussant: Thomson        
                   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008

SESSION III
9:00 – 12:00
Chair: Annette Yoshiko Reed
Thomson, Robert W.: "The Vision of Saint Gregory and its Interpretations."
Muradyan, Gohar: "The Vision of St. Sahak in the 'History' of Ghazar P'arpec'i."
Aleksidze, Zaza: “The Visions of Grigor and Sahak Partev: Old Georgian Versions and their Reflection in Georgian Sources”

Discussion

Shoemaker, Steven: “Apoclayptic Traditions in the Armenian Dormition Narratives.”
Tamrazyan, Hrachya: “Grigor Narekatsi’s Visions.”

Discussion

Discussant: Rosenstiehl

SESSION IV
13:00 – 17:00
 
Chair: Pierluigi Piovanelli
Ivanov, Sergey: “The Apocalypse of St. Niphon, its Byzantine Context and Slavic Translation.”
Miltenova, Anisava: "Historical Apocalypses in medieval Bulgarian literature (10-14 cent.)"
Rapp, Steve: “The Georgian Nimrod.”

Discussion

La Porta, Sergio: "Apocalyptic and the reconstruction of social order in Zak‘arid Armenia"
Cowe, Peter S.: "The core socio-political conditions underlying the Apocalyptic Cataclysm and their reflection in Armenian Literature of the 1990s."

Discussion

Discussant:  Shoemaker, S.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008

SESSION V
9:00 – 12:00
Chair: Zara Pogossian
Merian, Sylvie: "Illuminating the Apocalypse in the Armenian Tradition".
Vardanyan, Edda: “Seeing God: the Armenian Iconography of the Throne Vision of Ezekiel in the context of Eastern Christian Art.”

Discussion

Maranci, Christina: “Dialling the End of Time: Sundials and Medieval Armenian Architecture.”

Discussion

Discussant and closing remarks: Bardakjian

This conference was organized by the Armenian Studies Program and cosponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the  Department of History, the International Institute, the Center for Middle East and North African Studies, the Frankel Center for Judiac Studies, the Department of History of Art, the Interdepartmental Program of Classical Art and Archaeology and  the Department of Medieval and Modern Studies.

 

GEORGIA: THE MAKING OF A NATIONAL CULTURE, May 2008

             

                 An International Conference in the Series
                         "Armenia and its Neighbors"
         The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
                                   May 15-18, 2008

 

 

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008
Opening Reception.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008

SESSION I
9:00 - 12:00 pm - Christian Georgia: Culture and Identity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period.
Chair: Kevork Bardakjian (University of Michigan).
Stephen H. Rapp, Jr. (Georgia State University): "'The Land of Heroes and Giants': Recovering the Iranian Heritage of Medieval Georgia."
Armen Kazaryan (State Institute for Art Study, Moscow): "Early Medieval Architecture in Georgia: Its Historiography and its Place in East-Christian Tradition."
Tamila Mgaloblishvili (Center for Exploration of Georgian Antiquities): "Georgians in the Holy Land."

Dean Sakel (Bogazici University): "Eighteenth-Century Reflections of Moves Towards a Georgian National Consciousness: The Element of Historiography."

Discussion

SESSION II
1:00 - 3:30 pm - The Emergence of Modern Georgian Nationalism.
Chair: Ronald Grigor Suny (University of Michigan).
Hirotake Maeda (Hokaido): "Identity in Aleksandre Orbeliani (1802-1869)."  
Paul Manning (Trent University): "Georgians, that is, Readers of droeba"
Oliver Reisner (Delegation of the European Commission to Georgia): "The Beginnings of Georgian National Historiography: Ivane Javakhishvili's kartveli eris istoria."

Discussion

SESSION III
4:00 - 5:30 pm - Kalaki: Tbilisi/ Tiflis - Culture and Politics.
Chair: Ronald Grigor Suny (University of Michigan).
David Khoshtaria (National Research Center for Georgian Art History): "Tbilisi in the Nineteenth Century: Cultural Diversity and Urban Identity."
Mzia Chikhradze (National Center for Georgian Art History, Tbilisi): "Cultural Life of Tbilisi, 1910-1920s."

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008

SESSION IV
9:00 - 12:00 pm - Diversity and Unity in the South Caucasus, I: Discourses of Division.
Chair: Katherine Babayan (University of Michigan).
Medea Badashvili (Center for Social Sciences, Tbilisi): "Muslim Women's Identity in Post-Soviet Georgia."
Paul Crego (Library of Congress): "Georgian-Abkhaz Relations in the Context of Language Policy in the Twentieth Century."
Silvia Serrano (CNRS/CERCEC, Paris): "Religion in Contemporary National Discourse."
Kevin Tuite (Université de Montréal): "Sacred Sites of the Northeast Georgian Highlands and Representations of Georgianness in the Post-Soviet Period."

Discussion

SESSION V
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Diversity and Unity in the South Caucasus, II: Armenians and the
Georgian Nation.
Chair: Jirair Libaridian (University of Michigan).
Thornike Gordadze (Paris Institute of Political Studies): "Historical Sociology of the Formation of Identity Boundaries in Georgia: The Case of the 'Georgian'/'Armenian' Cleavage."
Mariam Chkhartishvili (Tbilisi State University): "Armenians in the Process of Georgian Identity Forging."
Tamara Vardanyan (Noravank Foundation, Erevan): "Armenian-Georgian Interethnic Relations in Tbilisi:Â  Mutual Stereotypes and Perceptions."
Asbed Kochikian (Florida State University): "Neither Enemies, Nor Friends: Georgian-Armenian Relations Between Old and New."

Discussion

SESSION VI
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Expressing the National, Performing the Nation.
Chair: Ronald Grigor Suny (University of Michigan).
Harsha Ram (University of California, Berkeley): "National Mythopoesis: Georgian Modernism, the National Question, and Socialist Realism."
Clinton J. Buhler (Ohio State University): "Redefining a Georgian National identity: Issues of Collective Trauma in Tengiz Abuladze's Repentence."
Nino Tsitsishvili (Monash University): "From Folk to Hip-Hop: Tradition and Globalization in the Music of Post-Socialist Georgia."

Discussion

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2008

SESSION VII
9:00 - 12:00 pm - Evolution and Revolution in Georgian Political Development.
Chair: Ronald Grigor Suny (University of Michigan).
Jeremy Smith (Birmingham University): "Beria, Stalin, Khrushchev, and Georgian Nationalism: The 1956 Riots in Context."
Stephen F. Jones (Mount Holyoke College): "The Role of Non-Violence in the Rose Revolution."Vicken Cheterian (CIMERA): "Georgia's Rose Revolution: Democratization? State-Building? Or Permanent Revolution?"
Alexandre Kukhianidze (Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, Tbilisi): "Corruption, Transnational Crime and Smuggling in Georgia: Comparing the Shevardnadze and Saakashvili Periods."

Discussion

SESSION VIII
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Challenges of the Modern Moment: Georgia in the Globalizing World.

Chair: Jirair Libaridian (University of Michigan).
Jonathan Kulick (Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies): "Georgian Political Culture in Light of the 2008 Elections."
David Darchiashvili (Open Society Georgia Foundation): "Modern National Interests and Post-Modern Threats: The Georgian Case."
David Soumbadze (Independent Expert): "Democracy, State Building and Security in Post-Rose Revolution Georgia."
Sergei Markedonov (Institute of Political and Military Analysis, Moscow): "Russian-Georgian Relations: Contemporary Challenges and Tendencies."

Discussion 

General Discussion

This conference was sponsored by the Manoogian Simone Foundation, Armenian Studies Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and co-sponsored by Department of History, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Rackham Graduate School, the International Institute, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC, based at the University of Chicago).

STATE BUILDING & POLICY-MAKING IN AN INDEPENDENT ARMENIA: 1991-2006, March 2006

 

                           A Joint Conference of
       The Columbia University Armenian Center and
             The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
                       Armenian Studies Program
                        Saturday, March 11, 2006

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2006

10:00 am. - Conference Opening
Prof. Charles King, Georgetown University
A General Overview

SESSION I

10:30-12:00- Foreign Policy and Security Issues
Dr. Richard Giragosian, Washington, D.C., “Repositioning Armenian Security and Foreign Policy within a Region at Risk”
Arman Grigorian, Columbia University/Wesleyan University, “ The Karabakh Conflict and Competing Perspectives on Armenia’s Grand Strategy”
Taline Papazian, Ph.D. student, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, “ Foreign Policy and Political Elites”
Chair: Prof. Peter Sinnott, Columbia University

Discussion

SESSION II

1:30-3:00 pm. -  Domestic and Political Policy
Prof. Gerard J. Libaridian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Tracking State, Nation, and Democracy-Building”
Arus Harutyunyan, Ph.D. student, Western Michigan State University, “Dual Citizenship Debates in Armenia: In persuit of National Identity Since Independence”
Dr. Marina Kurkchyan, Wolfson College, Oxford, United Kingdom, “Investing in Human Capital as an Aspect of Security”
Chair: Aram Arkun, Armenian Center at Columbia University

Discussion

SESSION III

3:30-5:00pm. - Economic Policy
Hrand Bagratyan, Prime Minster, Republic of Armenia (1993-1996), “Armenia in Transition: Adaption to the New Economic Values”
Armand Sarian, Economist, Paris, France; Economic Advisor to the Armenian Government (1993-1996), “Economic Challenges to Armenia’s Independence”
Armen Martirosyan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations (2004-presenet), “Economic Performance, Institution-Building, and the State”
Saumya Mitra, Lead Economist, World Bank, “The Road to the South Caucasian Tiger”
Chair: Gerard Libaridian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Discussion

ARMENIA/THE SOUTH CAUCASUS AND FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES, October 2004

         

               

               An International Conference hosted by the
                              Armenian Studies Program
                      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                                  October 21-24, 2004

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2004

5:00-5:30 pm.- Opening remarks 
Prof. Gerard Libaridian, Department of' History, University of' Michigan, Ann Arbor
Introduction to the Conference
Prof. Mark Tessler, Vice-Provost for International Affairs; Director of the International Institute; Political Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

SESSION I
5:30-7:00 pm. – Evolving International Relations and the South Caucasus
Chair: Prof Gerard Libaridian
Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, Director, International Center for Strategic and Political Studies, Russia
'The South Caucasus: A New Geo-Political Paradigm."
Prof. Hadi Semati, International Relations Department, Tehran University Currently at the Carnegie Endowment j(;r International Peace, Washington. DC, "Dealing with Strategic Complexities: Security, Democracy and Economic Development in a Changing Region"
Prof. Michael Kennedy, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Explicit and Implicit Trajectories of International Relations Since the Collapse of the USSR."

Discussion

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2004

SESSION II
08:30- 10:30 am. – Armenian Foreign Policy in Historical Context
Chair: Prof Sonya Rose, Chairperson, Department of History, University of Michigan
Dr. Ashot Sargsyan, Senior Researcher in History, Matenadaran; Senior Archivist, President Ter-Petrossian Archives, Armenia, "Foreign Policy as a Derivative of a Value System"
Prof. Kevork Bardakjian, Near Eastern Studies Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Unifying the Armenian World? Armenia and Diaspora relations in Modern and Contemporary Times"
Prof. Ronald Suny, Department of' History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Living in a Dangerous Neighborhood: Armenia's Foreign Relations in the Short Twentieth Century: 1918-1991"
Dr. Razmik Panossian, Director, Policy and Programs, Rights and Democracy, Montreal, "Foreign Policy and the Diaspora"

Discuassion

SESSION III
11:00 am -12:30 pm. – The World as Seen by the South Caucasus
Chair: Prof Bruno Coppieters , Free University of Brussels
Mr. lvlian Haindrava, Member of Parliament, Georgia, "The South Caucasus: Split Personalities"
Ambassador Rouben Shugarian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Armenia, “The South Caucasus: Search for a New Identity”

Discussion

SESSION IV
2:00 - 3:30 pm. - The South Caucasus as Seen by the Regional Powers
Chair: Prof. Charles King, Georgetown University
Prof. Hossein Seifzadeh, International Relations Department, Tehran University, “Conflicting Values and Interest: Iran’s Cautious, Pragmatic Approach to the South Caucasus”
Prof. Ahmet Han, International Relations Department, Bilgi University, Istanbul, “Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus: History vs. Real Politics”
Dr. Evgueny Kozhokin, Director, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, Moscow, “The Essence of Conflicts in the South Caucasus and Ways to Resolve Them”

Discussion

SESSION V
4:00-5:30 pm. – The South Caucasus and Seen by the West
Chair: De Leila Alieva, Center for National and International Studies, Baku
Dr. Tamara Dragadze, Scholar, Lecturer, London, “The South Caucasus Through Western Eyes; a Fluid View”
Amb. Terhi Hakala (awaiting final confirmation), Ambassador of Finland to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, "Enhancing EU Relations with the South Caucasus"
Mr. John Fox, Director of' Caucasus and Central Asia Affairs, US Department of State, "The US Policy in the South Caucasus: The Evolving Challenge"

Discussion

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2004

SESSION VI
8:30- 10:00 am. – The Impact of the South Caucasus on the Study of International Relations
Chair: Prof: Ahmet Han, Bilgi University, Istanbul
Prof. Charles King, Political Science Department, Georgetown University, Washington DC, "Theories and Realities in the South Caucasus"
Prof. Stephen Jones, Department of' Political Science, Mount Holyoke College, "Georgia: A Little Different, But Not Much"
Mr. As bed Kotchikian, Political Science, Boston University, "(Re)defining Small States: The South Caucasus in the New World Order"

Discussion

SESSION VII
10:30 am- 12:30 noon- The World of Conflicts
Chair: Dr. Razmik Panossian, Rights and Democracy, Montreal
Dr. Ghia Nodia, Director, Center for Democracy and Peace, Tbilisi, "International Players and 'Frozen Conflicts:' Ways to Solution or Perpetuation"
Prof. Bruno Coppieters, Political Science Department, Free University of Brussels, "Georgia and Its neighbors: Weak Statehood and Shifting Center –Periphery Relations"
Mr. Arman Grigorian, International Relations, Columbia University/Wesleyan University, 'The Fewer the Merrier: Why and When One Mediator is Better than Two or Three ... "
Mr. Tom de Waal, Author, Institute j(Jr War and Peace Studies, London, "Caucasian Conundrums: Internally Driven or Manipulated?"

Discussion

SESSION VIII
2:00- 6:00 pm. Nagorno-Karabakh: A Case Study in Conflict Relation in the 1990s

Chair: Mr. Tom de Waal, Institute for War and Peace Studies, London
Ambassador Vladimir Kazimirov, Former Karabakh negotiator for Russia, “Alternative of Karabakh Settlement”
Ambassador Orner Ersun, Former Karabakh negotiator for Turkey, Istanbul (Retired), "Why We Failed to Devise a Conclusive Peace Plan for the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict?"
Ambassador Joseph Presel, Former Karabakh negotiatorj for US, Washington DC (retired), "Why the Minsk Process Failed"
Dr. Mahmood Vaezi, Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Research, Tehran; Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iran

3:30- 4:00 pm.
Ambassador Tofik Zulfugarov, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Karabakh conflict negotiator, Azerbaijan, "Armenia's Foreign Policy Toward Nagorno Karabagh: Critical View
From Baku"
Ambassador David Shahnazaryan, Former Minister and Karabakh negotiator for Armenia, "New Challenges and Conflicts in the South Caucasus: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict as the Key Conflict in the Region"

Discussion

Special Presentation
Ashot Ghoulian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, "The NKR Factor in the South Caucasus Region"

Discussion

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2004

SESSION IX
9:00- 11 :00 am.- Reconciling the Past and the Future

Chair: Prof. Gerard Libaridian, University of Michigan
Dr. Leila Alieva,
Presidelll, Center  for National and International Studies, Baku, "Post -Soviet Foreign Policy Strategies in the Caucasus"
Dr. Archil Gegeshidzc, Senior Research Fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and
International Studies, Tbilisi; foreign policy adviser to former President E. Shevardnadze, 'The South Caucasus: Politics and Interests of the Regional Actors"
Prof. Edward Walker, Political Science Department, University of California, Berkeley, "Globalization, Terrorism, and the Future of the Nation-State in the South Caucasus"

Discussion

WHERE THE ONLY-BEGOTTEN DESCENDED: THE CHURCH OF ARMENIA THROUGH THE AGES

 

 

              An International Conference hosted by the
                              Armenian Studies Program
                      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                                  April 1-4, 2004

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 1 APRIL 2004

SESSION I
9:00 – 9:30 - Opening Remarks
9:30 – 12:00 - Beginnings
Hewsen , “Trdat’s Conversion”
Thomson, “The Conversion of Armenia”
Cox, “Translation of the Bible”

Discussion

Thomson, “Early Armenian Literature: An Overview”
Calzolari, “Armenian Apocryphal literature”
Hovhannisyan, “The Armenian New Testament Apocrypha: An Overview”

Discussion

SESSION II
14:00 -17:00 - Independent Armenia

Rapp, “ Duin III, An Historiographical Odyssey : Relationship of the Armenian and Eastern Georgian Churches to the  Seventh Century”
Greenwood, “The Church in the Seventh Century”
Mahé, “ Yovhannēs Ōjnec‘i and the Struggle against Dissidents”

Discussion

Weitenberg, “Classical Armenian as a Vehicle of Sacred Expression”
Feulner, “Development of Armenian Liturgical Traditions”
Terian, “The Development of a Dogma”

Discussion

FRIDAY, 2 APRIL, 2004

SESSION III
9:00 – 12:10 - On the International Stage
Russell, “Lingering pre-Christian Traditions”
Yuzbashyan, “The Church under Islam”
Mahé, “ Role of the Catholicos”
Bozoyan, “The Church of Armenia and the Comnenoi ”

Discussion

Mutafian, “Cilicia’s Relations with the Crusaders”
Halfter, “Armenian-Papal Relations”
Ervine, “Armenians in the Holy Land”
van Lint,  “Development of Scholarhsip: Commentaries, Law-Code,  Philosophy”

Discussion

SESSION IV
14:00 – 17:30 - Greater Armenia

La Porta, Development of Major Monastic Centers
Ter-Stepanyan, “Feasts in Yaysmawurk‘ ”
Kouymjian, “Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts”
Bundy, “The Church and the Mongols”

Discussion

Cowe, “Catholic Missions and anti-Catholic Writings”
Krikorian, Abp, “The Return to Ēĵmiacin”
Ghougassian, “New Armenian Communities in Safavid Iran and Their  Relations with the Mother See of Ēĵmiacin”
Baybourtian, “The Indian Community and its Relations with Ēĵmiacin”

Discussion

SATURDAY, 3 APRIL, 2004

SESSION V
9:00 – 12:10 - East and West
Bardakjian, “The Patriarchate of Constantinople”
Sinclair , “Armenian Communities in Asia Minor”
Bournoutian, “The Armenian Church and Russia, 1700-1914”
Kevorkian, “Armenian Printing”

Discussion

Bardakjian, “The Eighteenth Century”
Kevorkian, “Ties with Europe: the Church and the Earliest Initiatives  of Liberation.
Stepanyan, “Polemical Literature in Armeno-Turkish”
Merguerian, “The Armenian Protestant Community”

Discussion

SESSION VI
14:00 – 16:50- Modern Times

Boyajian, “Armenian Sacred Music in the 20th Century: DOA”
Vaux, “ Language and Religion in the Construction of Modern  Armenian Identity”
Cox, “Efforts toward a Critical Text of the Armenian Bible”

Discussion

Libaridian, “The Church and the Political Parties”
Davidian, Rvd, “The Church since the 1990s”
Krikorian, Abp, “The Church and Oecumenism”

Discussion