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    RESS RELEASE
    University of Michigan
    Armenian Studies Program
    1080 S. University
    Ste., 2603 SSWB
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
    Tel: (734) 763-0622
    Fax: (734) 763-4918
    Gloria Caudill - Administrator


    Contact: Gloria Caudill, administrator
    [email protected]


    SCHOLAR OF LATE OTTOMAN PERIOD TO JOIN ARMENIAN STUDIES AT THE
    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DURING WINTER SEMESTER

    The Swiss scholar Hans-Lukas Kieser, a historian specializing in the
    late Ottoman period, has been designated the first Manoogian Simone
    Foundation Visiting Scholar, announced Prof. Gerard Libaridian,
    Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of
    Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    Dr. Kieser, on the faculty of the University of Zurich, will be
    joining the History Department faculty at the University of Michigan
    for the Winter semester of the current academic year. He will be
    teaching two mini courses " 'Missionary" America and the Near East
    (19th-20th century)" and "Turkish and Kurdish Nationalisms, Late 19th
    and 20th Centuries."

    Professor Kieser is the author of "A Quest for Belonging. Anatolia
    beyond Empire and Nation (19th-21st centuries)," to be released soon,
    as well as three other volumes and numerous articles dealing with
    Anatolia, Turkish-Armenian relations and Western-Ottoman relations. He
    has lectured widely and conducted many workshops throughout
    Europe. Dr. Kieser is considered one of the most respected scholars
    whose research focuses on this difficult period. Dr. Kieser's doctoral
    dissertation (University of Basel, in German) was titled "Mission,
    Ethnos and State in the Eastern Ottoman Provinces (1839-1923)."

    The position of Visiting Scholar has been made possible by the recent
    gift from the Manoogian Simone Foundation. In addition to teaching two
    courses, Professor Kieser will also be delivering a number of lectures
    to the University and larger communities during his stay from January
    through April 2008.

    "Professor Kieser is one of the most prolific and prominent scholars
    who study the late Ottoman period," stated Prof. Libaridian. "His
    contributions to the understanding of this important period have been
    quite significant, especially in terms of his research into the
    relations of the Ottoman state with non-Turkic peoples. His courses
    will add a new dimension not only to the Armenian studies curriculum
    but also to the already rich offerings of the departments of History
    and Near Eastern Studies at our university. We are all delighted that
    he has accepted our invitation."
    General Antranik (1865-1927): I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.

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    University of Michigan
    Armenian Studies Program
    Gloria Caudill Administrator
    1080 S. University
    Ste., 2603 SSWB
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
    Tel: (734) 763-0622
    Fax: (734) 763-4918


    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Gloria Caudill, administrator
    [email protected]

    BRITISH HISTORIAN JOINS ARMENIAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

    Dr. Joanne Layxxxx, University of Manchester, has been designated the
    first Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, announced Prof.
    Gerard Libaridian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    Dr. Layxxxx's research in recent years has covered the British
    Armenophile movement and the British response to the Armenian Genocide,
    Armenian refugee relief post WWI, and also British travel literature on
    Armenia. She has highlighted Soviet Armenian History, especially with
    regards to the repatriation to Armenia and homeland-Diaspora relations.

    Dr. Joanne Layxxxx's doctoral dissertation was titled: Anglo-French
    Scholarship on Armenians in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth
    Centuries and the Response to the Armenian Genocide (2000-2001),
    University of Manchester, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. Her
    article "Armenia: The 'Nationalization,' Internationalization and
    Representation of the Refugee Crisis," (co-authored with Peter Gatrell),
    was recently included in Nick Baron and Peter Gatrell, eds., Homelands:
    War, Population and Statehood in Eastern Europe and Russia, 1918-1924
    (Anthem Press, 2004), 179-200. Her forthcoming publications in 2008
    include Imagining Armenia: Orientalism, Ambiguity and Intervention
    1878-1925 (Manchester University Press) and "Repatriations in Post
    Second World War Armenia," in Peter Gatrell and Nick Baron, eds,
    Warlands: Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in Soviet
    Eastern Europe, 1945-1950.

    Dr. Joanne Layxxxx's research while in Ann Arbor will address the
    cultural history of population displacement in modern Armenia, with
    particular reference to constructions of 'home/land.' Her work will
    highlight the various locations and contingent nature of 'homeland,' the
    complex experience of multiple displacements and return journeys and the
    centrality of landscape and material culture in articulating relations
    between homeland and diaspora.
    The position of Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann
    Arbor, has been made possible by the recent gift from the Manoogian
    Simone Foundation to the University's Armenian Studies Program. Dr.
    Layxxxx will deliver a number of lectures to the University and larger
    communities during her stay, January through June 2008.
    General Antranik (1865-1927): I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.

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