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2015: Discourse on the Armenian Condition
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States + Google Map
A lecture by Seta B. Dadoyan (Independent scholar)
Thursday, November 10, 2016
10383 Bunche Hall
The talk, based on her recently published bilingual volume The Armenian Condition in Hindsight and Foresight: A Discourse, (Ontario: 2015) will focus on the basic arguments in support of the “peculiarities”, which define the Armenian condition and through which Dadoyan runs a critical assessment of it in hindsight and foresight, combining rather than separating the poles and methods of philosophy and social sciences. Taking the Centenary of the Genocide as a three dimensional “event” – past, present, future – she suggests new contexts and tools to reevaluate the intellectual culture, historiography, institutional practice, cultural and linguistic policies, and other areas of the Armenian “Metasystem.” The objective of the “discourse” is to open a space/forum for dialogue, debate and critique.
Seta B. Dadoyan holds a Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy. From 1981 to 2011 she taught at the American University of Beirut, Haigazian University, Columbia University (as Ordjanian Visiting Professor), St. Nersess Seminary, University of Chicago, and Yerevan State University. She is the recipient of two medals, Dawit Anyaght‘ and Mesrop Mashtoc‘. In addition to many lectures and over fifty papers, she is the author of nine volumes and editor co-author of two. Her research focuses on medieval and modern Armenian social-political and intellectual cultures primarily in their interactive aspects within the Near Eastern world and with Islam in particular.
Cost: free and open to the public.
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies