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Conference to Explore Lingering Impacts of The Ottoman Empire on The Descendants of Its Inhabitants

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

11:45, October 19, 2012

Internationally Renowned Novelist Amitav Ghosh Joins as Keynote Speaker 

Several years of artistic collaborations, informal conversations, and public discussions among artists and scholars from around the world have resulted in the Strategies of (Un) Silencing (SoUS) Conference being held in Yerevan, Armenia on October 26-27, 2012 at the American University of Armenia.

SoUS developed out of the Blind Dates Project, a series of artistic collaborations that tackle the traces or ‘what remains’ of the peoples, places and cultures that once constituted the diverse geography of the Ottoman Empire. The undertaking explores the effects of various forms of ruptures, gaps, erasures as well as (re)constructions through the prism of contemporary lived-experiences. SoUS focuses on the intersections among artistic practice, literature, and ethics/law. The conference will also include comparisons/contrasts to other ‘residues’ of similar or parallel ruptures, including those involving the Soviet regime and the Cold War. 

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