PRESS RELEASE
Armenian Studies Program and Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan

1080 S. University Ave., St. 3633
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1106
Contact: Zana Kwaiser
Tel: 734-763-0622
fax: 734-763-4765
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://ii.umich.edu/asp/


Event Announcement
ANN ARBOR, MICH., February 26, 2014-


Armenian Studies Program presents
Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished LectureProf. Marie-Aude Baronian
to speak on visual representations within the Armenian diaspora

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:00 pm

The University of Michigan's Armenian Studies Program is pleased to
announce that Marie-Aude Baronian will deliver the 2014 Berj H. Haidostian
Annual Distinguished Lecture, titled "Missing Images: Textures of Memory in
Diaspora." Baronian is the 2014 Manoogian Visiting Professor at the
University of Michigan and an associate professor in film and visual
culture at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on various
topics such as visual culture in the Armenian diaspora, ethics and
aesthetics, archive, memory, and French thought. Her most recent books
are Mémoire
et Image. Regards sur la Catastrophe arménienne (2013) and Cinéma et
Mémoire. Sur Atom Egoyan (2013). In the lecture, she will consider the
relationship between images--particularly film--and memory in the context of
the Armenian diaspora and the 1915 genocide.

The Haidostian Annual Distinguished lectureship was established by the
family of the late Dr. Berj Haidostian, a prominent and devoted physician
in Michigan. The Haidostian family has a long and continuing relationship
with the University of Michigan and the Armenian Studies Program. Every
year, together with the Armenian Studies Program faculty they select a
speaker from among internationally recognized experts on Armenia and
Armenians. Recent Haidostian Distinguished Lecturers have included renowned
playwright, novelist, and actor Eric Bogosian; famous director Atom Egoyan;
Dr. Gerard Chaliand of Paris; Dr. Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution;
Mr. Thomas de Waal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and
Dr. Vartan Gregorian of the Carnegie Foundation.

The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a question and
answer period, and will also be video recorded and posted on our website at
ii.umich.edu/asp .


LOCATION: Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art,
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

SPONSORS: Armenian Studies Program, Department of Screen Arts & Cultures,
Program in International & Comparative Studies

WEB LINK: ii.umich.edu/asp

The University of Michigan's Armenian Studies Program promotes the study
of Armenian history, culture, and society. A member of the University of
Michigan International Institute, the program organizes educational
opportunities for students, faculty, and the community. For more
information, contact the Armenian Studies Program at 734-763-0622 or visit

ii.umich.edu/asp .



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