COMMUNITES OF IRAN TO BE FEATURED IN NEXT UCLA CONFERENCE, MAY 14-16.
— The fourteenth in the UCLA International Conference series
on Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces will feature the colorful
history and culture of the
Armenian communities of Iran from ancient to modern times. The conference,
to be held in Glendale and on the UCLA campus from Friday evening
to Sunday afternoon, May 14-16, will bring together scholars from
Armenia, Cyprus, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, and various
parts of the United States. The opening session in Armenian will
be held on Friday evening, May 14, from 7:30 to 10:00, in the Glendale
Presbyterian Church at the corner of Louise and Harvard Streets
in Glendale and will include illustrated lectures by Armen Hakhnazarian
(Germany and Armenia), Ani Babayan (Isfahan/New Julfa, Iran), Onnik
Hairapetian (Glendale and Mashdotz Colleges), and Gohar Avagian
(Historical Archives, Armenia).
Saturday sessions on May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be
held on the UCLA campus, in Court of Sciences 50 (Young Hall), and
will be conducted in English. The presentations will focus on the
political, cultural and literary, economic, and social history of
the Armenians of Iran or Persia. Speakers include Richard Hovannisian
(UCLA), A.E. Redgate (Newcastle, England), Peter Cowe (UCLA), Hovann
Simonian (USC), Thomas Sinclair University of Cyprus), Gabriella
Uluhogian (Bologna University, Italy), Vazken Ghougassian (Eastern
Prelacy, New York), Rubina Peroomian (UCLA), Houri Berberian (California
State University, Long Beach), Rose Marie Cohen (Los Angeles), Gayane
Hagopian (UCLA), Anahid Keshishian (UCLA), Bert Vaux (University
Sunday afternoon sessions on May 16 from 1:30 to 5:30 will be in
Armenian and in English with presentations by Armen Ter Stepanyan
(Matenadaran, Armenia), Armen Hakhnazarian (Germany and Armenia),
Artsvi Bskhchinyan (Armenia), Samvel Stepanian (Glendale), Aida
Avanessian (Tehran, Iran), Claudia Mardirossian (UCLA), and Anny
Bakalian (New York University). As in all previous conferences,
a photographic exhibit will be mounted by Richard and Anne Elizabeth
Elbrecht of Davis, California.
conference is organized by Professor Richard G. Hovannisian, Holder
of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian
History at UCLA, and is co-sponsored by the Armenian Society (Iranahay
Miutiun) of Los Angeles and the UCLA International Institute, G.E.
von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Center for
European and Russian Studies.
proceedings are open to the public at no charge. Parking on the
UCLA campus is in Parking Structure 2, entrance from Hilgard Avenue
at Westholme. The conference program may be viewed at www.uclaarmenian.org
and Professor Hovannisian may be contacted by e-mail at Hovannis@history.ucla.edu.