International Conference at University of Nebraska to Mark Genocide Centennial


LINCOLN, Neb. — On the occasion of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will host a two-day conference on March 19-20, 2015. The conference, titled “Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated,” will examine the latest developments in the historiography of the Armenian Genocide. It is organized by Prof. Bedross Der Matossian from the Department of History at UNL. It is co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) in Belmont, Mass. and the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) in cooperation with the Department of History, the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Program, and the Institute of Ethnic Studies at UNL.

Twenty-two scholars from Armenia, Cambodia, Canada, Holland, Hungary, Israel and the United States representing 17 different academic institutions are going to take part in the conference. Speakers will focus on four themes that had been previously under-researched but which in recent years have gained more scholarly attention and analytical depth: Humanitarianism and Humanitarian Intervention in the Armenian Genocide, Women and Children in the Armenian Genocide, Comparative Dimensions of the Armenian Genocide, and the Impact of the Armenian Genocide. The complete program of the conference will be available in January 2015.

For more information contact Der Matossian at [email protected].