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Ebb and Flow of the Armenian Communities of the Indian Ocean

Ebb and Flow of the Armenian Communities of the Indian Ocean

International Conference, March 17-18, 2007

Sunday, March 18, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Court of Sciences 50 (Young Hall)
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

  

March 17, 2007Saturday Morning (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

IntroductionEbb and Flow. Richard G. Hovannisian, UCLA

Armenian Settlements and Cultural Life

Chair and Discussant: Engseng Ho, Harvard University

Armenian Mercantile Communities in Southeast Asia. Margaret Sarkissian, Smith College

From Dispersion to Nation: Armenian Diasporic Speculations in 18th-Century India.

SATURDAY, March 17  (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Morning Session: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Introduction—Ebb and Flow
Richard G. Hovannisian, UCLA

"Armenian Settlements and Cultural Life"
Chair and Discussant: Engseng Ho, Harvard University

  • Armenian Mercantile Communities in Southeast Asia
    Margaret Sarkissian, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • From Dispersion to Nation: Armenian Diasporic Speculations in 18th-Century India
    Khachig Tölölyan, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
  • The Indian Interlude in the Development of Modern Armenian Drama
    Peter Cowe, UCLA
    INTERMISSION
  • “Azdarar” and Other Armenian Periodicals of India
    Osheen Keshishian, Glendale Community College
  • Joseph Emin and British Colonial Policy in Calcutta
    Mana Kia, Harvard University
    General Discussion
    LUNCH RECESS

Afternoon Session: 2:00-:5:30 p.m.

"Indo-Armenian History and Relations"
Chair and Discussant: Houri Berberian, California State University, Long Beach

  • Colonial Counterflows: An Armenian Lady from Agra in London, circa 1610
    Michael Fisher, Oberlin College
  • Khwaja Gorgin Khan: An 18th-Century Armenian General of the Bengal Army
    Bhaswati Bhattacharya, University of Leiden
  • Notables and Benefactors (with a film on Sir Catchick Paul Chater)
    Richard Hovannisian, UCLA
    INTERMISSION
  • Armenian-American GIs and the Armenian Community of India in World War II
    Gregory Aftandilian, Harvard University
  • The Present State of the Indo-Armenian Community
    Armen Baibourtian, Erevan, First Armenian Ambassador to India
    General Discussion

 

SUNDAY, March 18  (2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

"Long Distance Merchants and Julfan Trade in the Indian Ocean"
Chair and Discussant: Edward A. Alpers, UCLA

  • French Commercial Ambitions and Armenian Interlocutors in 17th-Century Asia
    Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA
  • Long Distance Merchants and the Role of Julfan “Networks of Trust”
    Sebouh Aslanian, Columbia University
  • Don Pedro di Zaratte: A Julfan Armenian in Mexico City, 1723-31.
    Tatiana Seijas, Yale University
    General Discussion

Concluding Remarks

Khachig Tölölyan
, Wesleyan University

The Indian Interlude in the Development of Modern Armenian Drama. Peter Cowe, UCLA

Refreshments

“Azdarar” and Other Armenian Periodicals of India. Osheen Keshishian, Glendale Community College

Joseph Emin and British Colonial Policy in Calcutta . Mana Kia, Harvard University

General Discussion

Lunch Recess: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon: (2:00-5:30 p.m.)

Indo-Armenian History and Relations

Chair and Discussant: Houri Berberian (California State University, Long Beach)

Colonial Counterflows: An Armenian Lady from Agra in London, circa 1610. Michael Fisher, Oberlin College

Khwaja Gorgin Khan: An 18th-Century Armenian General of the Bengal Army. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, University of Leiden

Notables and Benefactors (with a film on Sir Catchick Paul Chater). Richard G. Hovannisian, UCLA

Refreshments

Armenian-American GIs and the Armenian Community of India in World War II. Gregory Aftandilian, Harvard University

 The Present State of the Indo-Armenian Community. Armen Baibourtian, Erevan, First Armenian Ambassador to India

General Discussion

Sunday March 18: (2:00-5:30 p.m.)

Long Distance Merchants and Julfan Trade in the Indian Ocean

Chair and Discussant: Edward A. Alpers, UCLA

French Commercial Ambitions and Armenian Interlocutors in 17th-Century Asia. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA

Long Distance Merchants and the Role of Julfan “Networks of Trust”. Sebouh Aslanian, Columbia University

Don Pedro di Zaratte: A Julfan Armenian in Mexico City, 1723-31. Tatiana Seijas, Yale University

General Discussion 

Concluding Remarks

Photographic Exhibit by Richard and Anne Elizabeth Elbrecht, Davis

                                            

Parking: Structure 2 ($8.00), UCLA Entrance, Hilgard and Westholme Avenues.


Cost : Open to the Public at No Charge

RichardHovanissian

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA International Institute, Center for India and South Asia, Department of History, Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History, G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies