Since diaspora studies emerged in the 1980s, the Armenian dispersion has played a prominent role in the scholarly literature seeking to understand and classify the nature, forms, and effects of diasporas as social formations.
While new diasporic communities are emerging, the historical loci of Armenian presence have lost their institutional resources and experienced new forms of member dispersal, fueling a declinist discourse centered on the haunting theme of “identity dilution” (Hovanessian, 2007). Simultaneously, voices that had previously been absent, ignored or imperceptible are gaining momentum, renewing the agenda of “ethno-political entrepreneurs” (Brubaker, 2004), and reinventing the repertoire of diasporic mobilization, which can take the form of aid and support for the disputed region of Karabagh, and can sometimes challenge or undermine traditional community structures, actors, and practices.
French Collaborative Institute on Migration (Institut Convergences Migration)
To held at Campus Condorcet in Paris on March 14 & 15, 2024.
Submission guidelines: papers may be presented either in English or French. Abstracts (500 words) along with a short biographical notice must be sent to email@example.com by June 30, 2023.
We can contribute to the travel and accommodation expenses.
More information in attached flyer or online: https://www.icmigrations.cnrs.fr/2023/05/11/aac-colloque-diasporas-armeniennes/
Boris Adjemian (AGBU Nubar library, CRH-EHESS, Institut Convergences Migrations)
Anouche Der Sarkissian (Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW, Institut Convergences Migrations)
Alain Navarra de Borgia-Navassartian (University of Bologna)
Yann Scioldo-Zürcher (CNRS, CRH-EHESS, Institut Convergences Migrations)