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AFTER GENOCIDE: FROM TRAUMA TO REBIRTH: A GENDERED PERSPECTIVE
September 17-18-19th 2016
organised by Women in War (Paris)
in partnership with the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Yerevan and AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union) and DVV International

Sponsored by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
and the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (Paris)
Kvinna till kvinna (Sweden)
Academic Swiss Caucasus Network (ASCN):
Université Française en Arménie (UFAR)
under the auspices of the MFA

Programme
DAY ONE
registration 8.30
9°clock
Presentations: Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Yerevan.
(Dr Pavel Avetysian), OIF (Dilek Elveren), Women in War (Carol Mann), AGBU? someone else

10:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER I: Dr. Anush Hovhannisyan (in Armenian)

11-1
Plenary
I. THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND AFTER moderated by Ruben Melkonian (2 Armenian, one French, one English)
1. Laurence Ritter (EHESS): Les survivantes. Les femmes dans les familles d’Arméniens islamisés et d’Arméniens cachés de Turquie, porteuses de mémoire et gardiennes du secret
2. Ruzan Tsaturyan (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan): Remembering tastes and smells: food voices of ‘Ergir’ in Armenia (the case of Nerqin Bazmaberd)
3. Tamar Hayrapetyan (Institute of Archaeaology and Ethnography, Yerevan), Violence and Atrocities during the Armenian Genocide (Mets Yeghern) and Ethnic Cleansings of Karabagh Confrontation: the Problems of Post-Traumatic Re-socialization.
4. Diana Yayloyan (Ankara University): the perception of Armenian genocide among contemporary Armenians living in Turkey and Armenia

1 ° clock :LUNCH

1.30pm
AFTERNOON SESSION (Plenary)

II TRAUMA SURVIVAL RECONSTRUCTION (part 1): presented by Raymond Kervorkian, historian, Paris

1. Janet Jacobs (University of Colorado ) Gender and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Family Narratives and the Construction of Identity among Descendants of the Holocaust
2. Shamsi Kazimbaya: (Jpiefgo Rwanda) and Dimitrie Sissi (lawyer, activist Kigali): sexual and gender violence in Rwanda
3.Elmaja Bavcic (University of Sarajevo) : Women, siege and recognition – responsibility to remember
4. Cafer Sarıkaya (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul): Only Lokum Remains: The Islamized Armenians in the Black Sea Region and the Resistance Story of a Flavour

3.45: Coffee break

THE NEXT TWO ARE PARALLEL SESSIONS

4.15 pm – 6 pm

III.TRAUMA SURVIVAL RECONSTRUCTION AND AFTER (part 2) moderated by Lusine Kharatyan, DVV, Yerevan. 2 French, 2 English
1. Anna Koch (University of York): Coming Home? The return of German Jews to their homes after 1945
2. Anaïs Garcia (LISST-CAS, UMR CNRS): A qui appartient le corps des femmes mayas : Programmes de stérilisations et mémoires du génocide au Guatemala
3. Domitille Blanco (Centre Max Weber, Université de St.Etienne) : Face à la solitude des rescapés rwandais en exil, les “mamans”
4. Anna Aleksanyan (Clark University): The Predicament of re-Armenization of Armenian Women after the Genocide

4.15 pm – 6 pm

IV GENOCIDE AND TRANSMISSION moderated by Harutun Marutyan, Academy of Sciences, Yerevan. All in English
1. Aysenur Korkmaz (Sabanci University Istanbul): ‘Twenty-five Percent Armenian’: Oral History Accounts of the Descendants of Islamized Armenians in Turkey
2. Martha Mandujano Galvan (University of Oklahoma) and JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz, (University of Texas): Gendered Remembrance, Collective Memory, and Genocide Memorialization
3. Mari Toivanen (University of Turku, Finland): memory of the Anfal genocide experienced by Kurdish migrants
4. Nona Shahnazarian (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan): Armenian refugees from Azerbaidjan, memory, trauma and recovery

Finish c. 6 pm
FREE EVENING

DAY 2
9 o’clock
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: LERNA EKMEGCIOGLU (MIT) in English

10.15 PLENARY

V. REMEMBERING AND REINVENTING FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT presented by Michel Marian, historian, Paris: (One French 3 English)
1. Dalia Ofer (Hebrew University, Jerusalem): Women Survivors of the Holocaust in Israel:From Destruction to Reconstruction: Experience and Memory
2 Luc Benaïche Institut de recherches Asiatiques IrAsia, Aix-Marseille Université): Considérations sur les violences faites aux femmes dans le Kampuchéa Démocratique et l’éclatement des structures sociales traditionnelles cambodgiennes
3. Karen Boswall (University of Sussex) the inheritance of silence in Mozambique
4. Deanna Cachoain and Bengi Guldogan (Sabanci University, Istanbul): (Re)inventing Stories and Objects after the Armenian Genocide: A Feminist (Re)imagining a Shared Unknown Past in Çüngüş

11.45: COFFEE BREAK

12. 1.30pm

MORNING PARALLEL SESSIONS
VI. THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE moderated by Yeghia Tashjian, Hagazian University, Beirut. (All in English)
1. Sebastian Maisel (Grand Valley State University): The 74th Ferman against the Yezidis: The continuation of a century-old genocide
2. Lusine Saghoumian (Yerevan): Gender secrets
3. Samah Saleh (An Najah University, Nablus): Transmission of the Naqba through three generations of Palestinian women
4. Melanie Altanian (University of Berne): How insights of feminist philosophy can help render intelligible the intrinsic moral wrong of genocide denial

VII. READING IS BELIEVING moderator: Jean-Louis Potel (speaks English) 2 French 2 English
1. Beata Mairesse Umubyeyi (novelist): « EJO : Quand l’après génocide des Tutsi du Rwanda se raconte en fiction, au féminin »
2. Anita Mouchoian (Hagazian University Beirut): Memory, Postmemory, and Beyond: Tracing Trans-generational Trauma Carried through the Voice and Narrative of Armenian Women
3. Sharon Bar Kochva (Maison de la Culture Yiddish): La Shoah vue à partir de la perspective du vécu féminin: l’écrivaine Chave Rosenfarb.
4. Dana Walrath (University of Vermont) Transmuting Transgenerational Trauma: Visual Storytelling, Re-humanization, and Kinship across Genocides, A Granddaughter’s Story

1.30 LUNCH- 2.30 LUNCH BREAK

2.30 – 4.15 PLENARY SESSION

VIII. MEMORY, EDUCATION, COMMEMORATION moderated by Levon Abrahamian 4 in English, one in French
1. Kathleen Zeidler (University of Leipzig): 20 years after – Women’s role in the public commemoration of “genocide” in Belgrade 2015
2. Jean-Yves Potel (historian): Quelles responsabilités face à la Shoah ? Du déni à la fin de l’innocence. Réflexions sur le cas polonais (1943-2016)
3. Kay Andrews (University College, London): Gendered mapping of a memorialisation ceremony – the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
4. Jean-Louis Margolin (Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Recherches Asiatiques): La dimension du genre dans le massacre de Nankin

PLENARY SESSION

4. 15- 6.15
IX GENDERED INSENSITIVITIES: moderated by Lara Aharonian, director of Women’s Resource Centre, Yerevan all in English
1 Yilmaz Tebessum (Istanbul University): Mutilated Bodies Sexual violence and Homo Sacer
2. Zoe Waxman: (University of Oxford): ‘The Anne Franks who survived rape don’t write their stories’: sexual assault, testimony, and the Holocaust
3. Pedzisai Maedza (University of Cape Town): The Kaiser’s concubines: Re-membering African women in eugenics and genocide
4. Kamee Abrahamian (Pacifica Graduate Institute) : Kim Kardashian: The Dark Horse of Armenian Society
5. Carol Mann (Université Paris 8): Daughters of perpetrators: the case of Natalie Menigon, Ulrike Meinhoff, Margherita Cagol

DAY 3

12: Lunch

PLENARY AT 1. PM

X. SECRET WOUNDS: presented by Janine Altounian (Plenary) 4 in French one in Armenian
1. Professor Catherine Coquio (Université Paris VII): les Antigones d’après
2. Annie Benveniste (Université Paris VIII) : Comment vivre quand tant de proches ont disparu ?
Mémoire de l’Occupation nazie en France par des émigrées juives de l’ex-Empire ottoman
3. Max Kohn: L’affection de la langue yiddish par les effets de la Shoah
4. Alphonse Maindo (Université de Kisangani): La honte, le silence et le rejet des victimes des viols de masse en République Démocratique du Congo : l’impossible réinsertion sociale ?
5. Hranoush Khataryan (Academy of Science, Yerevan): “There are no lonely women in Turkey”: the post-genocidal quest for survival (in Armenian)

AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS
2.30pm

XI. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS moderated by Vladimir Vardanyan one French, 4 English
1. Hamedi Camara (Université Paris-Sud): Le génocide en droit international : les réparations des crimes commis contre les femmes
2. Edita Gzoyan (Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute): Women Survivors of the Armenian Genocide: League of Nations’ Humanitarian Response
3. Ruth Amir (Yezreel Valley College): Women and Children in Post WWI International Law: Conceptually Autonomous or Mutually Implicated?
4. Prof. Dr. Karolina Ristova-Aasterud (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia): Gendered Justice and International Humanitarian law

XII From Massacre to Genocide: questions that need to be asked, Moderator: Carol Mann all in English
1. Sareta Ashraph (Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect) Rosa Saeed (World Vision International, Duhok KRG: The Genocide issues today
2. Meral Cicek (REPAK, Erbil): A gendered perspective on Yezidi genocide in the Middle East.
3.Yeghia Tashjian (AUB): Are Christians in the Middle-East undergoing a genocide and how does the gender factor play into this ?
4. Margaret Owen (Widows for Peace through Democracy): The plight of widows after genocide
5. Nhu-Mai Nguyen-Dac (VAVA): les armes de guerre chimiques et le génocide transgénérationnel au Vietnam.

4.15 Coffee break

5 PM. PLENARY:

CONCLUSIONS: moderators Nona Shahnazarian and Carol Mann
with Raymond Kervorkian, Jeanine Altounian and Michel Marian

FINISH 6.30 PM

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