Culturescapes (www.culturescapes.ch),
Europainstitut and Department of History of the Basel University,
and SGMOIK
(Schweizerische Gesellschaft Mittlerer Osten und Islamische Kulturen)


Symposium

Wanted for the future - historical clarification!

Armenians, Turks, and  Europe in the shadow of World War I

Zukunft braucht Geschichtsklärung:
Armenier, Türken und Europa im Schatten des Ersten Weltkriegs

Basel 12-13 November 2005


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Program




Saturday, 12 November
Mitte, Gerbergasse 30, 4001 Basel (next to the Marktplatz, in the historical center of Basel, for a map click here)


9.15
Introduction

9.25-10.25
Panel 1: The state of research on the Armenian catastrophe of 1915/16. -- Chair: Gérard Libaridian.
- Raymond Kévorkian (Bibliothèque Nubar, Paris): "Hiérarchie des sources et problématiques nouvelles dans la recherche autour du génocide des Arméniens ottomans"

- Halil Berktay (Sabanci University, Istanbul): "Multiple layers of the Turkish nationalist discourse as seen through the prism of the recent ‘Ottoman Armenians’ conference in Istanbul"

10.25-10.45: Break

10.45-12.30
Panel 2: The 1915 genocide: reception in literature and repercussions in Germany.
-- Chair: Hilary Kirkpatrick Waardenburg (from the board of the SGMOIK).
- Hülya Adak (Sabanci University, Istanbul): "The Armenian question in Turkish literature"
- Valentina Calzolari (Université de Genève): "1915 dans la littérature arménienne"
- Mike Joseph (Cardiff): "The Personal Link. Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter: the personal link from genocide to Hitler
"
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Short presentation: Joni Kreutner (Zürich): "Deutsches Judentum und die Rezeption der Armeniermorde, 1896-1939"

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30
Panel 3: Coming to terms with the Armenian catastrophe
. -- Chair: Halil Berktay.
- Hans-Lukas Kieser (University of Zurich): "Armenians, Turks, and  Europe in the shadow of World War I: Historiographical developments"
- Ayşe Gül Altınay (Sabanci University, Istanbul): "Where did Ottoman Armenians go? Reconstructing a silenced History through stories"
- Gérard Libaridian (University of Michigan): "What questions should we be asking today?"


15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.30
Panel 4: Coming to terms with the Armenian genocide in the context of Europe and European history.
-- Chair: N. N.
Dieses Panel ist ganz auf Deutsch/ This panel is in German!
- Georg Kreis (Europainstitut, Basel): "Zur Strafbarkeit von Genozidleugnung vor dem Hintergrund der Genozide im Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg"

- Jakob Tanner (University of Zurich): "The historian and the judge: The significance of the Armenian genocide for the 20th century" (Auch Jakob Tanner wird auf Deutsch referieren.)
- Micha Brumlik (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt)
: "'Katastrophen lernen'. Zeitgeschichtliche  Bildung und menschenrechtliche Sensibilisierung"

Snack  (evening program, see culturescapes)


Sunday, 13 November
Mitte, Gerbergasse 30, 4001 Basel (next to the Marktplatz, in the historical center of Basel)

9.45-10.30
Final discussion: "Armenians, Turks, and Europe in the shadow of World War I".
Beginning with a short retrospective of the panels by Rupen Boyadjian.

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30
Public discussion (auf Deutsch): "Der Völkermord und die Zukunft der Völker".
Gesprächsleitung: Georg Kreis, Director of the Europainstitut, Basel, and President of the Federal Commission against Racism.
Mit:


12.30 Lunch



Akademische Organisation des Symposiums: Hans-Lukas Kieser; technische Organisation: Jurriaan Cooiman.


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