VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS Erica C. D. Hunter. Ragip Zarakoğlu, Belge Publishing House, Turkey, Genocide and Jihadism: In the Past and Today. Gülçiçek Günel Tekin, Author, Turkey, Sayfo interviews with locals in Hakkari. Habib Afram, Syriac League Lebanon, Sayfo 1915: Recognition and Reconciliation. Concluding Remarks. Prof. David Gaunt and Prof. Dr. Shabo Talay.
MEMORY AND TRAUMA Chair: Ciano Aydin Önver Cetrez, Uppsala University, The Psychological Heritage of Sayfo. Noriko Sato, Pukyong National University, South Korea, The Memory of Sayfo and its Relation to the Identity of Contemporary Assyrian/Aramean Christians in Syria. Thea Halo, Author of Not even my Name, USA, The Targeting of Assyrians during the Christian Holocaust […]
SAYFO NARRATIVES Chair: Ulrike-Rebekka Nieten. Naures Atto, University of Cambridge, Singing the Sayfo in the Diaspora. Tijmen C. Baarda, University of Leiden, The Poems of Ghattas Maqdisi Elyas and the Remembrance of a Region of the Past. Tala Jarjour, University of Notre Dame, USA, Loss, Survival and the Historical Narrative of Chant.
AFTERMATH: POLITICS, CULTURE, SOCIETY AND LITERATURE Chair: Joseph Yacoub Martin Tamcke, Göttingen University, The End of the Syrian Orphanage in Dilgusha (Urmia). Sebastian Bednarowicz, Institute of Neophilology, Poland, Before and After Linguicide: A Linguistic Aspect of the Sayfo. Simon Birol, University of Münster, The Experience of the Sayfo in the Syriac literature – a First […]
AFTERMATH: POLITICS, CULTURE, SOCIETY AND LITERATURE Chair: Claus Schönig Erica C.D. Hunter, SOAS, University of London, A victim of the Sayfo: Addai Scher and his contribution to scholarship. Sabri Atman, Clark University and “Seyfo Center”, Assyrian Genocide from a Gender Perspective. Alda Benjamin, University of Maryland, Washington, Negotiating Gender Relations in the Aftermath of Sayfo […]
AFTERMATH: POLITICS, CULTURE, SOCIETY AND LITERATURE Chair: Beatrice Gründler Heleen Murre-van den Berg, University of Nijmegen, Writing the History of the Assyrians: Heroism and Persecution in Yaqu Bar Malek Ismail’s Assyrians in Two World Wars (Tehran 1964) Fadi Dawood, Lakehead University, Canada, The Aftermath of a Genocide: Assyrians and the Ba’qubah Refugee Camp (1919- 1923) […]
LOCAL STUDIES Chair: Fatma Müge Göçek Efrem Yildiz, University of Salamanca, Spain, The Genocide and Its Repercussion in Some Villages of Botan. Benjamin Trigona-Harany, Independent researcher, Canada, A History of Adıyaman: Sayfo in a Syro-Ottoman Text. Ablahad Lahdo, Uppsala University, The Struggle of Ayn Ward: Elements Of Success And Treachery. Ephrem Aboud Ishac, University of […]
LOCAL STUDIES Chair: Hannibal Travis Florence Hellot-Bellier, CNRS, Paris, The Increasing Violence and the Resistance Of Assyrians in Urmia and Hakkari (1900-1915) Nicholas Al-Jeloo, University of Melbourne, A Clean Sweep: The Purging of Assyrians from Hakkari Racho Donef, Independent researcher, Sydney, Assyrian Resistance during Sayfo.
Chair: Heleen Murre van den Berg Otto Jastrow, Tallinn University, Estonia, What Can Arabic Dialectology Contribute to Sayfo Studies? Hannah Müller-Sommerfeld, Leipzig University, Assyrian Christians in Iraq, the League of Nations and international Christian advocacy (1920-1940). Abdulmesih Bar Abraham, Yoken-bar-Yoken Foundation, Germany, Sayfo 1915 – How much did Germany know?
SOURCES & ARCHIVE Chair: Helen Younansardaroud Joseph Yacoub, Catholic University of Lyon, France, 1915 Sayfo: In the Light of Comparative Sources. Fuat Dündar, TOBB-ETU, Ankara, Turkey, Ottoman Population Policy regarding Assyrians during the Great War. Michael Abdalla, Poznan University, Poland, The Term Sayfo from a Historical Perspective.
THE STUDY OF SAYFO FROM A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Chair: Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis Ciano Aydin, Delft University of Technology and University of Twente, Identity and Identification in the Light of (yet another) Genocide. Anahit Khosroeva, Inst. of History, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia, The Significance of the Assyrian Genocide after a Century. Tessa Hofmann, FU Berlin, Osteuropa-Institut, […]