Armenian Language Workshop

Mar 17, 2023 at - | FIsher-Bennett Hall, Room 401


The MEC invites you to our Armenian Language Workshop, a half-day symposium spotlighting Armenian through the lenses of history, linguistics, literature, and music.

Open to the public, space limited. RSVP to bakrii@sas.upenn.edu



9:45 - 10:00am
Pari Yegak: Welcome and Introductions
Deanna Cachoian-Schanz, Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania
John Ghazvinian, MEC, University of Pennsylvania

10:00 - 10:45am
Historical Interlopers: Texts in Armenian and Armenian-Alphabet Languages in South West Asia
Rachel Goshgarian, 
Associate Professor, Department of History, Lafayette College

11:00 - 12:30pm
Armenian Language Workshop, Part I: A Practical Lesson for Beginners
George Balabanian, Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

12:30 - 1:15pm

1:15 - 2:00pm
The Danger of "En-danger-ed": Western Armenian poetry today
Tamar Boyadjian, 
Stanford University, Editor in Chief, Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies

2:00 - 2:45pm

Oud as Quill: Discovering soundscapes through Armenian and American folk idioms
Talk and Oud Performance
Raffi Joe Wartanian, Musician & Writing Lecturer, UCLA

3:00 - 3:45pm
Language Workshop Part II
Balabanian, Goshgarian, Boyadjian, Wartanian & Cachoian-Schanz