Although regularly understood to be the forced dispersal of individuals (often African-descended), in recent years the term ‘Diaspora’ has expanded to include not only the movement and dislocation of bodies, but also objects and ideas. Resulting from this increased scholarly attention is a range of new applications that broaden the concept’s geographic, topical, and institutional boundaries. These new uses range from the site-specific (e.g. ‘South Asian diaspora’) to the thematic (e.g.
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In his essay David Bordwell states that "Camera movement in cinema is one of the most difficult are
Power and conflict are at the core of socio-environmental change, but existing knowledge and higher education structures are ill-equipped to address them. Most of socially-relevant environmental research takes place within isolated disciplinary silos and has a disciplinary orientation. Questions are framed in relation to scholarly traditions, not in terms of the structure of the problems and the conflicts at hand, which transcend conventional departmentalization. However, as we live in undisciplined environments, we need undisciplined thinking.
Scholars, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, whose research is anyhow related to the Armenian dimension of the Cold War are invited to take part in this conference and present their findings to an academically oriented audience of this conference. Research papers on any aspect of Armenian involvement in Cold War from the Soviet Armenia, Armenian Diaspora or beyond is welcome. The language of the conference is English, but selected papers will also be accepted in Armenian, Russian or other European and Asian languages.