The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in partnership with the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, will host a ground-breaking workshop on the Armenian Genocide. Leading scholars will gather to discuss the current state of research and their findings could be significant to current political developments. The first of its kind, this workshop occurs at a crucial time in the development of political relations between Turkey and Armenia.

The workshop organizers aspire to “take a picture” of known resources and the progress of scholarship.  Participants will evaluate the archival resources available to scholars.   They will consider the condition of the archives; the work done on these materials to date; and whether sources have been viewed in relation to each other. A central question to be addressed is whether paradigm shifts have emerged in scholarly analyses of the Armenian Genocide. Fostering serious discussion among leading scholars in the field, the workshop will maximize efforts to move forward with research and to increase opportunities for cooperation.

Workshop sessions are open to participants only.  The evening event from 8 to 9 PM on 9 April is free and will be open to the public.

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"Wilkinson 1815" - Antique Map of Armenia. Reditus Decem Millium Graecorum. London, Published Nov. 4, 1815 by R. Wilkinson, No. 56

April 9-10, 2010

Clark University

Worcester, MA

About the professorship

Professor Taner Akçam

The Strassler Center at Clark University is home to the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair, the only professorship devoted to research and teaching about the Armenian Genocide and modern Armenian history.