University of Nebraska-Lincoln to host International conference marking Armenian Genocide Centennial

On the occasion of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will host a two-day conference from March 19-20, 2015 entitled “Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated,” Asbarez reports.

Organized by Prof. Bedross Der Matossian from the Department of History at UNL, the conference is sponsored by the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) in Belmont, Mass., the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS), the Department of History, the Faculty Senate Convocation Committee, the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Program, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, and the Institute of Ethnic Studies at UNL.

The conference will focus on four under-researched themes that have recently gained scholarly attention and analytical depth: a) humanitarianism and humanitarian intervention in the Armenian Genocide; b) women and children in the Armenian Genocide; c) comparative dimensions of the Armenian Genocide; d) and the impact of the Armenian Genocide on society, politics, literature, and culture. Twenty-two scholars from Armenia, Cambodia, Canada, Holland, Hungary, Israel, and the United States representing 17 different academic institutions will participate in five panels of the conference.

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