Feb 12 ASP Lecture. “Reconstructing the Nation and Debating Armenian-Turkish Relations in the Aftermath of WWI.” Vahé Tachjian, chief editor, Houshamadyan Project. video
Jan 15 ASP Lecture. “Drawing Borders, or Creating Conflicts in the Caucasus?” Arsene Saparov, lecturer in history, U-M. video
Dec 18 ASP Lecture. “Between Religious and Secular: Impact of the 1908 Revolution on Religious Politics in the Ottoman Empire.” Bedross Der Matossian, assistant professor of history, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. video
Nov 20 ASP Lecture. “Physical Expressions of Winning Hearts and Minds: Body Politics of the American Missionaries and Armenians of ‘Asiatic Turkey’.” Nazan Maksudyan, assistant professor of sociology, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University. video
Oct 9 ASP Lecture. “Łewond’s Arab Incursions into Armenia and the Historiography of Arab Armīniya (8–9th Century).” Alison Vacca, Manoogian Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. video
Sep 11 ASP Lecture. “Genealogical, Religious, and Legal Conversions: Claiming Armenianness in Turkey.” Ceren Ozgul, Manoogian Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. video
Feb 20 ASP Lecture. “Women, War, and Social Change in Armenia during the Mongol Domination.” Zara Pogossian, History, John Cabot University. video
Jan 16 ASP Lecture. “‘Protecting the Innocent’: Humanitarian Child Transfer in the Aftermath of the Adana Massacres (1909).” Melanie Tanielian, History, U-M. video
Oct 10 ASP Lecture. “The Language of One, The Script of the Other: Early Armeno-Turkish Novels and Ottoman/Turkish Literary Historiography.” Murat Cankara, Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. audio | video
Sep 19 ASP Lecture. "A Predicament Beyond Rights: Becoming a Residual Armenian in Turkish Anatolia." Hakem Al-Rustom, Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. Audio | Video (35 min excerpt of the lecture)
Mar 27 ASP Lecture. “Why Autonomy? The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh 1918-1925.” Arseni Saparov, Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. Video
Mar 19 Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture.“Ararat-Ten Years After.” Atom Egoyan, writer, international filmmaker, director. Video
Mar 13 ASP Lecture. “Charents and Revolution,” Azat Yeghiazaryan, Professor. (Yerevan). Video
Feb 14 ASP Lecture. “Gregory of Narek and the Narekian Fathers: The Mystery of Love from the Commentary of Song of Songs to the Book of Lamentations,” Levon Petrosyan, Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. Video
Jan 31 ASP Lecture. “Azerbaijan: 20 Years of Independence,” Hikmet Hadjy-Zadeh, Reagan Fascell Democracy fellow, former vice-premier of Azerbaijan and director of FAR Center for Political Research. Video
Dec 6 ASP Lecture.“The New Turkey and the Issue of Genocide: Armenians in a Progressive Imagination." Ron Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History. Video
Nov 22 ASP Lecture. "From Historian to Accidental Diplomat: The Writing of History Before & After Participating in its Making," Gerard Libaridian, Alex Manoogian Visiting Professor of Modern Armenian History. Video
Oct 25 ASP Lecture."The British Imperial Ethos: Britain & Transcuacasia, 1917-1920." Artin Arslanian, professor, Marist College. Video
Oct 15 Symposium. “Armenia in World History, the World in Armenian History.” Video
Oct 14 Armenian Films and Lecture. "A View of Armenian Cinema." Artsvi Bakhchinyan, Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar. Video
Oct 14 ASP Event.“Armenian Studies & the Libraries of the University of Michigan.” Video
FALL SEMESTER 2010
Sept. 27: Ece Temelkuran, "Deep Mountain: Why Don't Turks Feel Anything?" Turkish journalist and author. Video
Oct. 11: Kim Theriault, "Arshile Gorky: Identity, Genocide, and the Making of Modern Armenia," Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Dominican University. Video
Nov. 1: Katy Pearce, "A Mixed-Methods Study of Technology Adoption in the Republic of Armenia: Why Mobile Phones but Not Personal Computers and Internet?" doctoral candidate in Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara. Video
Nov. 15: Lisa Khachaturian, "Cultivating Nationhood in Imperial Russia: The Periodical Press and the Formation of a Modern Armenian Identity," author. Video
Dec. 6: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, "And Then A Hero Comes Along: Istanbulite Armenian Re-fashioning Turkishness, 1918-1923," Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow. Video
WINTER SEMESTER 2011
Jan. 10: Sergey Markedonov,"The Caucasus: Old Conflict and New Geopolitical Design,". Visiting Fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies (Russia and Eurasia Program), Washington, DC. Video
Jan. 24: Eyyep Murat Ozyuksel,"German Peneration into the Ottoman Empire through Baghdad Railway," Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, U-M. Video
Feb. 7: Dikran Kaligian,"Revolutionaries after the Revolution: Politics under the Ottoman Constitution," historian and managing editor of Armenian Review. Video
March 14: Vahram Danielyan, "The Comtemporary Historical Novel in Armenia," Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. Video
March 21: Dr. Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture, Fiona Hill "Looking Beyond the 'Reset':U.S.- Russian Relations and Their Implications for the Caucasus," Senior Fellow & Director, Center on the US & Europe, The Brookings Institution. Co-sponsor: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 N. University, 7-8:30 pm. Video
FALL SEMESTER 2009
Oct. 12 Tom de Waal, (Journalist and Author, United Kingdom) 2009 Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture, "The Phantom of Unity: The Failure of Regional Cooperation in the Caucasus," Michigan League, Vandenberg Room, 7:00 PM. Video
Oct. 23 Panel Discussion, "Historic Achievement or Historic Blunder? The Armenia-Turkey Protocols," 1427 Mason Hall, 4:00-6:00 PM. Video
Oct. 26 Susan Pattie, (Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, United Kingdom), "Imagining Homelands: Poetry and Performance Among Cypriot Armenians," 5:00 PM. Video
Nov. 9 Lucila Tossounian, (Manoogian Simone Foundation pre-doctoral Visiting researcher, Argentina), "The Armenians in Argentina," 5:00 PM. Video
Nov. 18 Susan Pattie, (Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, United Kingdom), "Food, Culture, and Identity: An Illustrated Talk about Armenian Food Traditions," St. John's Armenian Church, Southfield, MI, 5:00 PM. Video
Nov. 23 Sarah Mekdjian, (Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, France), "A critical Reading of the Elite/Mass Model to Understand the Structure of the Armenian Diaspora," 5:00 PM. Video
Dec. 7 Roundtable discussion, Susan Pattie, Lucila Tossounian, Sarah Mekdjian, and others, "Studying the Armenian Diaspora," 5:00 PM. Video
WINTER SEMESTER 2010
Jan. 11 Arman Grigoryan, (Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow), "War, Fears of Minorities, and Genocide," 5:00 PM. Video
Jan. 23 Armenian Student Cultural Association, "The 2010 Hye Hop Charity Dance" Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom (2nd floor), 8PM-1:30AM.
Jan. 25 Hrach Martirosyan, (Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, Netherlands/Armenia), "Perspectives on the Origin of Armenian Language and Culture," 5:00 PM. Video
Feb. 10 Paul Werth, Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada, "'Foreign Confessions' in Foreign Contexts: Religion Across the Border of the Russian Empire." Sponsored by the Center for Russian and European Studies, 12:00-1:30PM.
March 19 Colloquium: "Third Party Intervention in Armenian History and Turkish / Armenian Relations." Presenters include Dr. Arman Grigoryan, Prof. Gerard Libaridian, Mr. Andranik Migranyan, Prof. Michael Reynolds, Prof. Ronald Suny. Video
March 22 Rachel Goshgarian, Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, "Armenians in Thirteenth-century Erzincan: a Window into Inter-faith Interaction in Late Medieval Anatolia," 5:00 PM.
March 29 Anna Martirosyan, (Manoogian Simone Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow,) research discussion, 5:00 PM. Video
April 18 Annual Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Commemoration, "The Challenges of and Opportunities of Oral Testimonies," lectures by professors Gerard Libaridian and Sidney Bolkosky. Bernath Auditorirum of the David W. Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University. (Co-sponsored by ASP), 2:00 PM.
May 8-9 Second Meeting of the workshop on Kosovo and Karabakh, "After Kosovo Declaration of Independence and the August 2008 War: The New Geopolitics and Role of Diplomacy in the Caucasus" co-organized with CIMERA, in Geneva, Switzerland.
FALL SEMESTER 2008
Sept. 18-20 State of Armenian Studies Workshop: meeting 1 of 3. Participants from the Armenia, Europe and the United States gather to plan trajectory of a project to evaluation Armenian Studies.
Oct. 23 Sassountsi Davit Yeghiazarian, (from Yerevan) co-sponsored with Armenian Research Center, UM-Dearborn.
Oct. 16-19 International Conference, "The Apocalyptic Tradition in Armenian Culture and History."
Oct. 31 Presentation of the Arzoumanian Archives, Hnchakian leader Hampartzoum Arzoumanian’s archives (active 1891-1907), Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Co-sponsored with Special Collections Library.
Nov. 7-8 International Conference, "Minorities in the Middle East," sponsored by CMENAS with ASP co-sponsoring.
Nov. 10 Hratch Tchilingiran, (Associate Director of Eurasia Program at Cambridge University's Judge Business School) "Church and Religion since Armenias Independence," Michigan League, Henderson Room, 4:00 PM.
Nov. 18 Sebouh Aslanian, (Manoogian Simone Post-doctoral Fellow), "English Piracy and New Julfa Merchants in the Mid-18th Century: The Santa Catherina Affair," co-sponsored with Armenian Research Center, UM-Dearborn.
Nov. 19 Fuat Dundar,(Manoogian Simone Post-doctoral Fellow), "Instruments of Power during the Medz Yeghern (Big Holocaust) of Ottoman Armenians: Map, Census, Telegram," co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East and North African Studies, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of History, International Institute, Rroom 1636, 6:00 PM.
WINTER SEMESTER 2009
Jan. 23-24 Kevork Mourad and Kinan Azmeh, Gilgamesh cultural performances, music/painting with Syrian Armenian artist (ASP co-sponsor).
Jan. 27 Prof. Seta Dadoyan, "Islam and the Armenians: Paradigms of a Near Eastern Dialectic," co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Department of History, International Institute, Rroom 1636, 4:00 PM.
Jan. 30 Kosovo and Nagorno Karabakh Colloquium, Anderson Room D, Michigan Union, 9:00 AM-12:00 and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM.
March 19 Jasmine Dum-Tragut, (Professor at the University of Salzburg, Department of Linguistics and Head of the Department for Armenian Studies) "The Changing Face of Armenia: Language, Culture, Religion and Minorities since Independence," International Institute, Rroom 1636, 4:00 PM.
March 3 Sebouh Aslanian, (Manoogian Simone Post-doctoral Fellow), "Trust in Gossip but bastinado when needed: Regulating 'trust' relations among Julfan Merchants in the Early Modern period," co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, International Institute, Rroom 1636, 6:00 PM.
March 18-21 International Conference, "Armenia and Armenians in International Treaties."
March 31 Arus Harutyunyan, "National Identity, Political Trust, Social Justice and Democratic Attitudes in the Republic of Armenia," co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, International Institute, Rroom 1636, 4:00 PM.
April 2 Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Commemoration, Samuel Totten "Confronting the Scourge of Genocide: From Knowledge to Action" and Roger Smith "Should We Teach About Genocide? And If So, What Should We Teach?" (co-sponsored by ASP)
April 7 Parvin Ahanci, (Senior Researcher at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences - Institutes of History and Archaeology and ethnography), "Globalization, Oil boom and Ethnic Relations at the Turn of the 20thh Century in the Southern Caucasus," International Institute, Rroom 1636, 4:00 PM.
April 9 Armen Harutyunyan, (Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia), "Human Rights and Law Enforcement in Armenia and the South Caucasus," Michigan League, Koessler Room (floor 3), 3:00 PM.
April 16-20 2nd Annual Graduate Students’ International Workshop, "Armenian Literature"
FALL SEMESTER 2007
Oct. 1 David Soumbadze, (Councilor at the Embassy of the Republic of Georgia in Washington DC), "The Role of Outside Powers in Georgia's Conflicts," International Institute, Room 1636, 4:00 PM.
Oct. 2 David Soumbadze, (Councilor at the Embassy of the Republic of Georgia in Washington DC), "A Georgian View of Caspian Energy Issues," Tisch Hall, Room 1014, Noon.
Nov.12 Elin Suleymanov, (Consul-General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles), "Regional Conflicts in the South Caucasus: The Azerbaijani Perspective," International Institute, Room 1636, 4:00 PM.
Nov.13 Elin Suleymanov, (Consul-General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles), "Azerbaijan and Energy Politics in the Region" International Institute, Room 1644, Noon.
Dec. 3 Leila Alieva, (Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow) "South Caucasus Integration in NATO/EU," International Institute, Room 1636, 4:00 PM.
Dec. 4 Leila Alieva, (Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow), "State building in Azerbaijan in pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post Soviet periods as it relates to oil," International Institute, Room 1644, Noon.
WINTER SEMESTER 2008
Jan. 24 Hans-Lukas Kieser, Professor at Zurich University and Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, "Thinking "New Turkey" in Geneva: Revolutionary Diaspora Groups around 1908," co-sponsored by Turkish Studies Colloquium.
March. 12 Hans-Lukas Kieser, Professor at Zurich University and Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, "Talat Pasha (1874-1921) and the Armenians: A Biographical Approach."
March. 15 Hans-Lukas Kieser, Professor at Zurich University and Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, "Jakob Kunzler and the Armenians," co-sponsored by the Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn and held in Southfield, Michigan.
March 19 Donald Bloxham, Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, "Organization of Genocide," co-sponsored by the Frankel Center for Jewish Studies, Palmer Commons Auditorium (4th Floor), 4:00 PM.
April 3 Joanne Laycock, Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, ""Awfully Interesting and Wonderfully Primitive:" British Responses to the Armenian Refugee Crisis 1918-1925," co-sponsored with the Center for Russian and East European Studies.
April 7 Joanne Laycock, Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, "British Encounters with Armenia in the 19th Century," co-sponsored by the Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn and held in Southfield, Michigan.
May 2 The Annual Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Commemoration, co-sponsored by the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University; the Armenian Research Center and the Voice Vision Survivor Oral History Archive at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 W. Ferry Mall, Wayne State, 9:30 AM.