Northwestern University

Fri 10:00 AM

Denial and Memory 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide

When: Friday, November 6, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: ipek Yosmaoglu  

Group: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Buffett Institute)

Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Denial of the Armenian Genocide has been a cornerstone of Turkish Foreign Policy despite the growing difficulty of such a position in light of historical research. The conference will discuss questions of memory, commemoration and the logic of denial to elucidate the motivations behind such a policy, and their implications for the descendants of people killed or displaced during this period. WWI, refugee and minority settlements, mass violence and genocide prevention will be main themes addressed by the participants.​

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Fatma Muge Gocek, Professor of Sociology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of "Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Presence and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009" that won the American Sociological Association's Mary Douglas Prize for best book.


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