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International Conference

THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND SCANDINAVIAN RESPONSE
Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Fridjof Nansen
Yerevan, Armenia
April 20-21, 2011




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Conference program

Ani Plaza hotel, Ani hall

DAY 1 April 20


10:30-11:00 – Registration
11:00-11:30 – PLENARY SESSION

Opening speech Hayk Demoyan

Welcome speeches
Welcoming address of the Prime Minister of RA Tigran Sargsyan to the conference participants

• Arman Kirakosyan – Deputy Foreign minister of RA
• Kaare Preben Hegland - Mayor Krageroe

11:30 – 12:30 - FIRST SESSION - Armenian Genocide and Scandinavian Response: Tragedy revisited

Chair Matthias Bjørnlund (Copenhagen, Denmark)

1. Hayk Demoyan (Yerevan, Director of AGMI) - “The Armenian Genocide and European Memory”
2. Ake Daun (Stockholm, Sweden) - “A Triangular Information-Political-Ethical Dilemma: Sweden and the Armenian Genocide”
3. Göran Gunner (Stockholm, Sweden) - “An Organized and Systematic Genocide [folkmord]”

12:30-12:45 – Discussion


12:45-13:00 – Break

13:00-14:00 –SECOND SESSION - Scandinavian archive documents on the Armenian genocide

Chair Hayk Demoyan (AGMI director)

1. Vahagn Avedyan (Uppsala, Sweden) - “The Armenian Genocide From a Neutral States' Perspective: Sweden”
2. Matthias Bjørnlund (Copenhagen, Denmark) - “Danish Archival Records on the Armenian Genocide”
3. Emma Hovsephyan (Yerevan, National Archives of RA) - “Armenian Archive Sources on the Activities of Scandinavian Missioners”

14:00-14:30 – Discussion

14:30-15:30 – Break

15:30 – 16:30 - THIRD SESSION - Scandinavian memory and the Armenian history

Chair Vahagn Avedyan (Chief Editor of Armenica.org)

1. Inger Okkenhaug (Oslo, Norway) - “Armenian Refugees, Relief and Scandinavian Missions, 1915-1925”
2. Helle Schøler Kjær (Copenhagen, Denmark) - “Bearing Witness - Why did Karen Jeppe, Maria Jacobsen and Others Endure the Horrors of Witnessing the Genocide?”
3. Jussi Biorn (Oslo, Norway) -“The Life and the Mission of Bodil Katharina Bioern in Armenia”

16:30-17:00 – Discussion
17:30 – Clossing Session


DAY 2 April 21

AGMI, Komitas hall

11:00-12:00 - FORTH SESSION - Post-genocide activity and the legacy of Fridtjof Nansen


Chair – Suren Manukyan (AGMI, deputy director)

1. Aram Mirzoyan (AGMI) – “Fridtjof Nansen’s Activity Toward the Repatriation of the Armenian Refugees to the Soviet Armenia”
2. Anna Alexanyan (AGMI) – “The Meaning of the Scandinavian Missionaries’ Testimonies From the Perspective of the Armenian Genocide”
3. Tehmine Martoyan (AGMI) – “The Armenian Refugees in Salonika and the Humanitarian Activity of the Scandinavian Missionaries”
4. Asya Darbinyan (AGMI) – “Joint Activities of American and Scandinavian Organizations for Armenian Relief: the Case of Maria Jacobsen”

12:00 -12:15 – Discussion

12:15 - 12:30 - Closing Session



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TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

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Temporary exhibitions dedicated to the Armenian Genocide

During 2015, within the framework of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the AGMI plans to organize nearly twenty different multilingual exhibitions of new scientific scholarship using modern technologies and design in different countries simultaneously. There will be accompanying exhibition leaflets, catalogues and booklets in Armenian and foreign languages. In parallel, the AGMI plans to publish memoirs and monographs in Armenian and foreign languages.

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Murad Kyurikyan - one of the famous figures of Hunchak party from Sebastia. He was arrested in 1915. After being subjected to unimaginable sufferings for 40 days,he was violently killed. Victim of Armenian Genocide.

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