The conference will take place March 28-29, 2019 on the Harvard University campus. 

Day 1 (March 28, 2019) — Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall — open to the public:

5-5:30 pm: Welcome Remarks

5:30-7 pm: Panel Discussion with invited faculty participants 

7:30 pm: Dinner for graduate students and faculty participants ONLY

Day 2 (March 29, 2019) — open to graduate student partipants and invited guests ONLY:

8:15-8:45 am: Breakfast

8:45-9:45 am: Panel 1 — Language and Collectivity:

Chair: Marie-Aude Baronian (Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Manoogian Guest Professor at University of Michigan)
Karen Jallatyan (UC Irvine): “Writing the Past from Diaspora”
Carla Kekejian (University of Utah): “Transcending Time and Space through Harsneren

10-11:30 am: East of Byzantium colloquium

12-1 pm: Panel 2 — Music and Commemoration:

Chair: Sylvia Alajaji (Associate Professor of Music, Chair, Department of Music, Franklin & Marshall College)
Audrey Wozniak (Harvard University): “Diasporic Identities, Symbolic Production, and the Avedis Zildjian Company”
Daniel Ohanian (UCLA): “An Ancient Hero in Modern Times: Remembering General Vardan Mamikonean (d. 451) in 1909 Istanbul”

1-2 pm: Lunch

2-3 pm: Panel 3 — Art and Innovation:

Chair: Christina Maranci (Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University)
Ani Voskanyan (Vordan Karmir): “Vordan Karmir: The Significance of the Armenian Dye in the Past and Present”
Chahan Vidal-Gorène (École nationale des chartes): “Armenian Manuscripts and AI Technologies, Interrelated Developments: Achievements and Perspectives”

3-4 pm: Panel 4 — Religion and Interpretation:

Chair: David Zakarian (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford University)
Jennifer Manoukian (UCLA): “Heresy or Progress? The Struggle between Classical and Modern Armenian in 1850s Constantinople”
Julia Hintlian (Harvard University): “Travails of 1000 Years: 9th Century Perspective on the 19th Century Armenian Church in the Historical Fiction of Tserents”

4-4:30 pm: Snack/Break

4:30-5:30 pm: Evening Roundtable/Discussion

5:30-6 pm: Closing Remarks

6:00 pm: Dinner for graduate students and faculty participants ONLY