Ancient Armenia: Center And Peripheries

Friday, April 9, 2021 (all times local Chicago CDT times)

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ANCIENT ARMENIA: CENTER AND PERIPHERIES

Friday, April 9, 2021 (all times local Chicago CST times)

Organizers: Alain Bresson – Elizabeth Fagan

This event is part of the Dumanian Lecture Series in Armenian Studies


Morning

9:00 am – 9:20 am:

Opening of the Symposium:

Anne Robertson, Dean of Humanities

Richard Neer, Director of the Franke Institute

Theo Van Den Hout, Interim Director of the Oriental Institute

Introduction:

Alain Bresson and Elizabeth Fagan

Chair of the morning session: Hripsime Haroutunian

9:20 am – 10:00 am : Timothy Clark - Trajanic Representations of Roman-Armenian Relations 
10:00 am – 10:50 am: Lara Fabian - Crossing the Greater Caucasus: Dynastic Politics and the Evidence for Interaction between the North and South Caucasus (ca. 300 BCE–400 CE) 

10:50 am – 11:10 am: Coffee Break

11:10 am – 12:00 pm: Elizabeth Fagan and Alain Bresson - Evidence for the Christianization of Armenia: Moses Khorenatsi and Beyond

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch

Afternoon

Chair of the afternoon session: Sylvia Alajaji

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm:  Rachel Goshgarian - Armeno-Turkish and the Space of Language in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Worlds: Manuscript Production and the Circulation of Ideas, Literature, and People
2:50 pm – 3:40 pm:  Hripsime Haroutunian - What If She Said “Yes” To The King? The Story of One Little Maiden Who Fought Like A Man And Turned Around The Course of History

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm: Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm: Christina Maranci - Hard as Stone, Smooth as Wax: Interpreting Urartian Spolia in Medieval Armenian Architecture
4:50 pm – 5:40 pm: Kate Franklin - “World-rulers” and Local Worlds: Medieval Armenia and the Mongol Ecumene

5:40 pm – 5:45 pm: Short break

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Round table - Respondents: Clifford Ando, Katie Kearns


Participants:

  • Dr. Sylvia Alajaji, Franklin & Marshall College, Dumanian Visiting Associate Professor at UChicago
  • Dr. Clifford Ando, The University of Chicago
  • Dr. Alain Bresson, The University of Chicago 
  • Dr. Timothy Clark, The University of Chicago
  • Dr. Lara Fabian, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, BaSaR Project
  • Dr. Elizabeth Fagan, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Kate Franklin, Birbeck College, University of London
  • Dr. Rachel Goshgarian, Lafayette College
  • Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian, The University of Chicago
  • Dr. Katie Kearns, The University of Chicago
  • Dr. Christina Maranci, Tufts University