Writing the History of the Armenian Genocide — EUME Berliner Seminar

 Armenian deportations in Erzurum. Pictures taken by Viktor Pietschmann (public domain).

Armenian deportations in Erzurum. Pictures taken by Viktor Pietschmann (public domain).

The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is commemorated on April 24, 2015. On this occasion the Forum‘s program Europe in The Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) invites Yektan Türkyilmaz (Duke University/EUME Fellow 2014/2015) and Shoghig Hartmann (Freie Universität Berlin/Houshamadyan) to discuss about how the politics of denial and the genocide paradigm itself transformed the narrative fields, memoirs and popular histories. The seminar “Writing the History of the Armenian Genocide” is chaired by Kader Konuk (Universität Duisburg-Essen/EUME member).

The controversy over the ‘truth’ of ‘what indeed happened’ is as heated as ever, in scholarly and popular as well as in political discussions. At this historical conjuncture, Yektan Türkyilmaz and Shoghig Hartmann engage in a critical dialogue to unpack the various threads of historical writings on the Armenian Genocide. They specifically discuss the conceptual and methodological implications of i) denialism, ii) genocide stereotyping (particularly around the Holocaust), and iii) regional and global political circumstances for narrative construction.

Find more information about the speakers and the seminar’s topic here and on facebook.

EUME Berliner Seminar:
Writing the History of the Armenian Genocide

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5 pm – 6.30 pm
Forum Transregionale Studien
Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin  

Please register until April 28, 2015 via eume@trafo-berlin.de

Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) is a multi-disciplinary research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien. EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East.

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