The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop – Gendering Resistance and Revolution
Department: Armenian StudiesDate and Time: May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Event Location: UCI Humanities Gateway 1030
The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop – Armenian Women and Gender: Resistance and Revolution
May 4-5, 2019
Co-organized by Houri Berberian (UCI), Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (MIT), and Melissa Bilal
The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop: Gendering Resistance and Revolution, organized by Houri Berberian (UCI), Melissa Bilal (AUA), and Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (MIT), will convene on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2019 on the University of California, Irvine campus. The two-day interdisciplinary workshop/conference – free and open to the public – will feature fifteen participants, four panels, a roundtable, and a public discussion organized by FemARC (Feminist Armenian Research Collective). Speakers and roundtable participants will focus on resistance and revolution from gender-centered perspectives. What constitutes activism, resistance, and/or revolution through various modalities? How is resistance gendered? How does resistance by gender-conforming and gender-non-conforming individuals or collectives challenge hegemonic and dominant analytical paradigms? Through an engagement with varied methodologies and approaches, participants will rethink and reframe women’s activism, (in)visibility, (re)presentation, resistance and revolution in the multilocal Armenian experience from the nineteenth century through the Velvet revolution to today.