TITLE: Armenian Literary Identity
SPEAKER: Kevork Bardakjian, Levon Avdoyan
EVENT DATE: 04/19/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 74 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Kevork Bardakjian presented "Scribes, Compositors and the Mind in the Making: the Armenian Script and the Creation of an Armenian Literary Identity." Levon Avdoyan discussed "The Continuity and Change of an Armenian Identity in the Digital Age." Following the lectures, participants visited the new exhibition, "To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress."
Speaker Biography: Born in Beirut, Kevork Bardakjian received a degree in Armenian Studies at Yerevan State University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Armenian Studies at Oxford University in 1979. He is the director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan and the director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. He has written six books, including "Hitler and the Armenian Genocide." His main interests are literature, history, church history, identity and genocide.
Speaker Biography: Levon Avdoyan is a specialist for Armenia and Georgia in the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division.