Ahead of Time: Exploring the Relationship Between Ancient and Modern Armenian Studies


Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Hrant Dink Memorial CMES Fund presents a panel discussion on Armenian Studies featuring

Mother Armenia
Christina Maranci, Tufts University
David Zakarian, Oxford University
Marie-Aude Baronian, University of Michigan
Sylvia Alajaji, Franklin & Marshall College


Vardges Sureniants (1860-1921): Modern Painter of Medieval Heritage
Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Chair, Dept of Art and Art History, Tufts University

Women and the Armenian Church: Past and Present
David Zakarian, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford University

The Diasporic Life of Material Objects
Marie-Aude Baronian, Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Manoogian Guest Professor, University of Michigan

Past and Present in Counterpoint: A Meditation on the Legacy of Komitas Vartaped
Sylvia Alajaji, Associate Professor of Music, Chair, Dept of Music, Franklin & Marshall College

Chair: Lisa Gulesserian, Lecturer on Armenian Language & Culture, Dept of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
Graduate Student Co-chair: Julia Hintlian, PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Co-sponsor: National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Contact: Liz Flanagan