Society for Armenian Studies Holds 41st Annual Meeting and International Conferene
Hye Sharzhoom, December 2015 (California State University, Fresno, Armenian Studies Program)
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) held an international conference, “The Impact of the Armenian Genocide,” on Saturday, November 21, 2015, in Denver, Colorado... SAS Vice-President Bedross Der Matossian chaired the first panel on “The Impact on Society,” where three participants presented papers: Lerna Ekmekcioglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “When History Became Destiny: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey”; Sossie Kasbarian (University of Lancaster, United Kingdom), “The Politics of Memory and Activism: The Armenian Diaspora Facing 2015”; and Hratch Tchilingirian (University of Oxford), “Armenians in Turkey: The Impact of post-Genocide Isolation and (dis)Integration.”
Westminster Abbey Ecumenical Service
29.10.15 Առաջին լրատվական 13:00
NEWS REPORT: Ecumenical Service dedicated to the centenary of the Armenian Genocide at Westminster Abbey on 28 October 2015, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, President of Armenia, Catholicos of All Armenians, the Bishop of London, dignitaries and more than 2000 people.
Hratch Tchilingirian interview at 9'10".
ArmeniaTV News 29.10.2015 (at 6' 01")
ՀԱՅԼՈՒՐ լրատվական 29.10.2015 (at 5' 20")
Another Successful Armenian Street Festival
Armenian Church News, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 25 July 2015
Another Successful Armenian Street Festival
The Fifth Armenian Street Festival was held on Sunday, 19th July, on the grounds of St. Sarkis Church in Iverna Gardens, Kensington. The beautiful sunny morning started with celebration of the Divine Liturgy, Badarak, followed by the traditional process of Antasdan, the service of the blessing of the four corners of the world.
At the formal opening of the Street Festival, Dr Hratch Tchilingirian welcomed everyone on behalf of the Armenian Church of St Sarkis and the Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and then introduced the new Primate. “On this gloriously bright day, we also have a special occasion to celebrate: the beginning of the tenure of our new Primate, His Brace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, who formally started his mission a week ago.” Dr Tchilingirian highlighted the new Primate’s qualities and underlined: “Bishop Hovakim brings with him the warmest spirit of ....
Commemoration of Atrocities in the 20th & 21st Centuries
".... Event organiser Hratch Tchilingirian emphasised that the event was aimed to foster civic culture and reconciliation: “We wanted to emphasize the essential human and moral dimensions of the societal rupture that genocide causes and the process of reconciliation through living culture”...
Armenian Weekly: The issue of Canonization
"Victors, Not Victims: Johnson Presents Case for Armenian Martyrs", by Florence Avakian
"Sociologist and Deacon Hratch Tchilingirian, in a 1990 article titled “Canonization of the Genocide Victims: Are We Ready?” wrote, “Theologically, once the victims of the genocide are canonized, the Armenian Church will be put under a dogmatic imperative. ..."
Armenians in 2115
““Armenians in 2115” Strategy Seminar at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation hosted a unique two-day seminar for Armenian leaders to discuss future scenarios. The gathering was a high-level forum where forward-looking strategic discussions took place in a private, invitation-only environment. It was held on 13-14 October 2014.
Hratch Tchilingirian made a presentation on the prospects of the Armenian communities in the Middle East, entitled "To Stay or Not to Stay? The Question of the Century for Armenian communities in the Middle East".
Christians in Iraq and Syria Today
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
19 May 2014
The Centre of World Christianity, Dept for the Study of Religions, SOAS hosted on Monday 28th April, 2014 a Workshop, ‘Christians in Syria and Iraq today: facing the challenges’ to explore the realities of the Christian communities in Syria and Iraq. Six speakers presented a rich spread of papers, chaired by Dr. Erica C. D. Hunter.
The closed workshop was attended by Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian (University of Oxford), Mar Polycarpus (Metropolitan and Arch Vicar of the Netherlands, Syrian Orthodox Church), Dr. Naures Atto (University of Cambridge), Father Dr. Behnam Sony (St. Ephrem’s Seminary, Karakoche, Iraq), Dr. Suha Rassam (Iraqi Christians in Need), and Dr. Anthony O’Mahony (Heythrop College). All participants presented and openly discussed papers pertaining to the current situation of Christians in Iraq and Syria under present conditions.
A detailed summary of the presented papers and the workshop can be found in the Report of Workshop Christians in Syria and Irac Today: Facing the Challenges.
Conference on the Mediterranean
Conference on the Mediterranean, organised by the Centre for Mediterranean Studies and Diaspora Studies at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, 27-29 March 2014.
... կոնֆերանսին բանախոսելու է 28 գիտնականՙ աշխարհի տարբեր գիտական կենտրոններից: Այդ թվում նաեւՙ Փաուլ Սիլվերսթայնը (Պորտլանդ), Հրաչ Չիլինգիրյանը (Օքսֆորդ), որի ուշադրության առանցքում հայերն են «Բնիկ եւ սփյուռքացած.
Public Outreach by Oxford Armenian Studies Academics
Community and Public Outreach by Oxford Armenian Studies Academics
OXFORD (03.03.2014) In addition to offering a wide array of courses, lectures and seminars at Oxford, Armenian Studies academics have been active in bringing educational opportunities to the wider Armenian community. .... In London, Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, Associate Faculty, gave a lecture on the issue of cultural production and maintenance in the Diaspora and used Armenian music from Komitas to contemporary rabiz as case study. ....The previous week, Dr Tchilingirian gave a talk on "Armenians in the Middle East Today" at the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge.
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