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International Conference

International Conference

FROM MEMORY TO MEMORIZING


International Conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex of the Armenian Genocide victims



PROGRAM
November 27-28, 2007, Yerevan



NOVEMBER 27

Hotel “Mariott-Armenia”
“Tigran the Great” Hall

10:00-10:30 – Registration of the participants of conference
10:30-11:30 – Plenary session

Opening Speech
Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute (AGMI)

Speeches
Tigran Torosyan, President of National Assembly of RA
Radik Martirosyan, President of the National Academy of Sciences of RA
Vardan Oskanyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hasmik Poghosyan, Minister of Culture of RA
Vigen Sargsyan, Advisor of the President of RA
Jussi Bioern, Norway


11:00-11:15 – Documentary film
11:15-11:30 – The official ceremony

11:30-11:45 – Coffee break

11:45-14:00 – The First Panel /moderated by Hayk Demoyan/
  1. Sashur Kalashyan /co-author and architect of the Memorial Complex of the Armenian Genocide/ The Memorial Complex of the Armenian Genocide: creative brief review
  2. Tsypylma Darieva /Berlin Humboldt University, Department of European Ethnology/ From Silenced to Voiced. The Memory of Loss and Armenian Commemorative Practices
  3. Amatuni Virabyan /Director of the State Archive of RA/ The History of the Genocide Memorial: National Monument and Soviet Reality
  4. Harutyun Marutyan /Institute of Archeology and Ethnography/ Memorial to the Genocide Victims in Armenian Memory Ritual System
  5. Pamella de Condappa /King’s Collage, Cambridge, Great Britain/ Destroying Cultural Heritage: The Impact of Cultural Genocide on Memory, Identity and Legitimacy
Questions, Comments, Discussion

14:00-15:15 – Dinner

15:15-17:30 – The Second Panel /moderated by Suren Manukyan/
  1. Hayk Demoyan / Director of the AGMI/ Sport and Competing Nationalism in the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20 century. Neglected Memory
  2. Ekaterina Boltunova /Institute of Russian History, Science Academy of RF/ Remembrance of Terror. Nazi Military Crimes in Post-Soviet Museum Background
  3. Lusine Sahakyan /Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies/ Armenian Songs as Remembrance and Manifestation of Forced Apostate Hamshenians' Identity
  4. Ruben Safrastyan /Director of Oriental Studies Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of RA/ Decision on Armenian Genocide. Structural approach
  5. Sabri Atman /Seyfo Center-1915, Amsterdam, Holland/ The Annihilation of Assyrians in Turkey and Destroying of Cultural Heritage
Questions, Comments, Discussion



NOVEMBER 28

Hall of Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of RA


9:30-10:00 - Registration of participants of the conference
10:00-12:15 – The Third Panel /modereted by Harutyun Marutyan/
  1. Samvel Karapetyan /Director of RAA - Research of Armenian Architecture/ Historical Monuments of Western Armenia: Yesterday and Today
  2. Yurgen Gispert /Germany/ “The eagle of history”. Some motives on the Genocide and Sardarapat monuments.
  3. Levon Abrahamyan /Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of RA/ Not to Remember the Monument: The Anthropology of Monuments Fighting
  4. Gayane Shagoyan / Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of RA/ Remembrance of the 1988 Earthquake in Modern Gyumri
  5. Azat Eghiazaryan /Director of the Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of RA/ Genocide Remembrance in the Armenian Literature
Questions, Comments, Discussion

12:15 – 12:45 – Coffee break

12:45 – 15:00 – The Fourth Panel /moderated by Benjamin Poghosyan, AGMI /
  1. Hideki Fuchinoe / Hiroshima University, Japan/ Peace Monuments of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa
  2. Laurence Ritter /Caucasus Media Institute/ Policy of memory and recognition: getting out from psychology of victimhood in Diaspora
  3. Tigran Zakaryan /Yerevan State University, Faculty of Sociology/ Memory, Commemoration, Les lieux de memoire. Commemoration of Armenian Genocide in Diaspora
  4. Seda Parsamyan /Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute/ The Methods and Mechanisms of Destroying Armenian Historical-Architectural Monuments in the Ottoman Empire and Republican Turkey as a part of Genocidal policy
  5. Suren Manukyan /Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute/ The Role of the Genocide Memory and Genocide Memorial in Nationalist Discourse in the Soviet Armenia
Questions, Comments, Discussion
15:00-15:30 – Closing Session





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