Reclaiming Lost Pasts - The Assyrian Community in Modern Times

Assyrian Studies Symposium
October 28, 2023

11:00 - 11:30AM

Arrival & Welcome

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Panel 1: Ethics and Archives: Framing Issues

Alda Benjamen and David Staniunas

12:45 - 1:45PM


1:45 - 2:45PM

Panel 2: Archives and the Diaspora

Anahit Khosroeva and Vasili Shoumanov

Spring 2022 Series

March 29, 12pm - Nicholas Al-Jeloo -Kadir Has University (Turkey)
"Assyrians in Modern Turkey: Navigating a Continued Existence"

April 12, 12pm -H.L. Murre-van den Berg - Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Netherlands)
“The Transnational Assyrian Church of the East: Historic Patterns and Contemporary Challenges”

April 19, 6pm - Benjamin Isakhan - Deakin University (Australia)
“The Destruction of Christian Heritage under the Islamic State: Responses from Syria and Iraq”

April 26, 6pm - Arbella Bet-Shlimon - University of Washington
"The Emergence of Ethnicity and Assyrians in Middle Eastern Studies"

May 17, 11:30am - Alessandro Mengozzi - Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy)
"Finding a Place in History: Past(s) and Present in Modern Aramaic Religious Poetry"

May 24, 6pm - Edward Y. Odisho - Northeastern Illinois University
"What is Linguistic Accent? A Trip from Phonology to Neurology and Back"

2021 Series

November 24, 6pm - Alda Benjamen - University of California, Berkeley
"Assyrians in Modern Iraq: Negotiating a Cultural Space"

January 26, 6pm - Charles Haberl - Rutgers University
"The Ferman of 1915: A Personal Account from Bequsyone"

February 23, 6pm - Laura Robson - Penn State University
"The Assyrian Experience and the Making of Minorities in the Past-Ottoman Middle East"

March 30 - 6pm - Orit Bashkin - University of Chicago
"The Poetry of Sargon Bulus"

April 27, 6pm - Joseph Hermiz - University of Chicago
"The United States v. Shmuil David (1924): Racializing Assyrians in post-World War 1 America"