Appel à communications : International Conference “Sayfo 1915 – The Genocide of Assyrians/Arameans”, Freie Universität Berlin (Allemagne), 24-28/06/2015 — LIMITE : 30/11/2014

The  issues  concerning the  historicity of the  genocide of the  First  World  War,  commonly known and  referred to as the  Armenian genocide have  been  widely  discussed  by scholars  across  different academic disciplines for a long time.  However,  very  few know  of the  genocide of the Assyrians/Arameans which  took place in the same geography and at the same time.

The descendants of the  survivors  of the  1915  genocide, while  commemorating the  hundred-year anniversary of this genocide, have been faced with a new catastrophe in the Middle East. Assyrians/Arameans  commonly  refer   to  their   tragic   history   with   ‘history  is  repeating  itself’. Similar  to  their  fate  during  the  First  World  War,  today,  they  are  caught  in  a terrible process  of extirpation from  their  historic  homelands. Besides  the  community members, experts  worldwide are discussing  whether the ethnic  and religious  minorities have a future  in the Middle East.

Against the background of recent  developments, this conference seeks specifically to shed  light  on the   genocide  of  Assyrians/Arameans  during   the   First   World   War   from   a   multidisciplinary perspective. This implies  to bring  together scholars  working  on different aspects  of this  genocide.

Of particular importance will be to bring  new  sources  and  less-researched issues  to the  front.  It is our  intention  to  provide  a  space   for  a  highly   elaborated  academic  discussion on  this  topic. Drawing  on the expertise of scholars  from a variety  of backgrounds, the aim of the conference will be to serve as a step for developing the future  scholarship about  the Sayfo.

This  call  seeks  for  papers  engaged in  empirical, theoretical and  methodological research in  the study  of the Sayfo that  may cover one or several  of the following  themes:

– Pre-Sayfo  period

– Local studies

– Confiscation and Capitalization

– Converted Assyrians/Arameans

– The Sayfo from comparative perspectives

– The perpetrators then  and now

– Post-Sayfo  period:  Impacts  of the genocide

– The Sayfo today

Paper  presentations should  be prepared for 20 (+10 discussion) minutes. A publication of selected papers  is planned. Please  register  and/or send  your  abstract (max.  150  words)  before  November 30th,  2014  to Mrs. Stefanie  Rudolf via email:   s.rudolf@fu-berlin.de

The  travel  and  accommodation costs  of all  accepted speakers will  be  covered  by the  conference organizers.

Organizer:

Seminar  für Semitistik  und Arabistik  at Freie Universität Berlin, In cooperation with  the Inanna Foundation, Netherlands.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2014.

Information s.rudolf@fu-berlin.de.



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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2014, 24 septembre). Appel à communications : International Conference “Sayfo 1915 – The Genocide of Assyrians/Arameans”, Freie Universität Berlin (Allemagne), 24-28/06/2015 — LIMITE : 30/11/2014. IISMM. Consulté le 16 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/pyl0

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