The Armenian Genocide: Concepts and Comparative Perspectives
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Uçaksavar Kampüsü, Garanti Kültür Merkezi
Ayhan Şahenk Salonu
10:00–10:30 Reception & Opening
10:30–12:00 Panel I—Concept
Moderator: Vangelis Kechriotis (Tarih Vakfı and Boğaziçi University)
A. Dirk Moses (European University Institute, Florence)
"The Concept of Genocide and the Foundation of the Post-War Order"
Pınar Dost-Niyego (independent researcher)
"Perceptions of the Holocaust in Turkey: Use/Misuse of the Holocaust Paradigm in Regard to the Armenian Genocide"
Uğur Ümit Üngör (Utrecht University)
"Recent Trends in Mass Violence Research and the Armenian Genocide"
12:00–13:30 Lunch Break
13:30–15:30 Panel II—Realization
Moderator: Seda Altuğ (Boğaziçi University)
Mehmet Polatel (Koç University)
"Dispossession and Property Transfer during the Armenian Genocide"
Keith David Watenpaugh (University of California, Davis)
" 'Satılık çocuk var mı?': Genocide and the Forced Transfer of Armenian Children, 1915–1922"
Norman M. Naimark (Stanford University)
"The Armenian Genocide in Comparative Perspective"
Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia)
"De-Ottomanization and Genocide in Bosnia"
16:00–17:30 Panel III—Memorialization
Moderator: Ayfer Bartu Candan (BoğaziçiUniversity)
Jay Winter (Yale University)
"Languages of Suffering: Martyrdom in the Armenian Genocide and in the Holocaust"
Fatma Müge Göçek (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
"Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789–2009"
Melissa Bilal (Columbia University)
"Inhabiting the Otherwise: Transmission of Armenian Communal-Historical Knowledge under Surveillance"
17:30–18:30 Closing Session
Robert Fisk (Independent newspaper, UK),
Ayhan Aktar (Istanbul Bilgi University),
Sebouh D. Aslanian (University of California, Los Angeles)
Bülent Bilmez (Tarih Vakfı and Istanbul Bilgi University)
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Simultaneous translation into Turkish will be provided.