The Annual Colloquia in Armenian Studies are a forum for graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines whose research bears on Armenian Studies to present scholarly papers in the humanities and social sciences, within disciplines as wide-ranging as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, History, and Political Science.

The flyer and program for the 2019 Graduate Colloquium is below:


Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Royce Hall 314
February 15, 2019

9:30-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks
Jennifer Manoukian
Director of the 2019 Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Dr. S. Peter Cowe
Narekatsi Professor of Armenian Studies
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Panel 1: The Role of Literature and the Press in Culture and Identity Formation
Chair: Daniel Ohanian, History, UCLA

Aram Ghoogasian, “The 1862 Zeytun Rebellion and the Armenian Press” (University of Chicago)

Deanna Cachoian-Schanz, “Dare (Again) Not to Speak its Name? Translating ‘Race’ into Early 20th century Western Armenian Feminist Texts” (University of Pennsylvania)

Khoren Grigoryan, “The Transformation of Collective Identity after 1915: The Case of Musa Dagh” (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan)

11:10-11:25 Discussion

11:25-11:40 Coffee/Tea Break

Panel 2: Late Antique Religious Art
Chair: Jesse Siragan Arlen, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Sipana Tchakerian, “Stone Crosses before Khachkars: Early Christian Four-Sided Stelae from Armenia and Georgia” (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

12:00-12:10 Discussion

12:10-2:00 Lunch Break

Panel 3: Early Modern Circulation of Art and Ideas between Europe and the Near East
Chair: Lilit Ghazaryan, Anthropology, UCLA

Ani Yenokyan, “Illustrations in Armenian Printed Books in the Context of Early Modern Armenian Culture: Printed Woodcuts and Armenian Miniatures” (Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts)

Sargis Baldaryan, “An Armenian Trade Manual in Circulation: Constant of Julfa, His Compendium and the Dissemination of Information in the Julfan Trade Network” (Yerevan State University)

Xi Yang, “How to Measure Sayat Nova’s Aesthetic and Poetic Achievement” (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing)

3:00-3:15 Discussion

3:15-3:30 Coffee/Tea Break

Panel 4: Contemporary Sociopolitical Movements
Chair: Anahit Pogossian, Education, UCLA

Armen Adamian, “The Azgagrakan Movement: An Embodied Form of Armenian Nationalism” (UCLA)

Stefanie Kundakjian, “Homemakings and Unmakings: Syrian-Armenian Women Integrating in the Homeland” (American University of Paris)

Gevorg Petrosyan, “‘New Awakening’: Gezi Park and the Transformation of Armenian Youth Activism in Turkey” (Institute of Oriental Studies, Yerevan)

4:30-4:45 Discussion

4:45-5:00 Guest Speaker
Dr. Sebouh David Aslanian
Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History
History, UCLA

5:00-7:00 Reception (Royce Hall 306)

We are grateful to our generous sponsors:

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Society for Armenian Studies (SAS), UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Program on Central Asia, UCLA Program Activities Board Campus Programs Committee, UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA Department of History, UCLA Center for World Languages, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance


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