ASOF-Humanities

Project:

Directions in the Humanities

ASOF-Humanities

The project's goal is to explore various innovative programs and proposals for developing the Humanities in Armenia, and to network existing structures in Armenia with international centers of excellence in the Arts and the Humanities.

Task Forces

Philosophy and Public Policy - International Law and Human Rights - Media, Communication, and Journalism - Film & Music - Ecological Humanities - Textile Art & History - Languages and Translation
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

Ecological Humanities
ASOF-Humanities

Members

Marie-Aude Baronian
Professor, University of Amsterdam, Media Studies
Media
The Netherlands
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Anna Barseghian
Artistic director, Utopiana
Architecture, Art
Switzerland
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Talinn Grigor
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of California, Davis
Architectural History, Art History
California, USA
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Nina Hovnanian
Hovnanian International
Art History
Armenia
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Stefan Kristensen
Professor of Philosophy, University of Strasbourg, Faculty of Arts
Aesthetics, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis
France
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Armen Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut
Genocide Studies, Philosophy
Connecticut, USA
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Marlyne Sahakian
Associate professor, Sociology department, University of Geneva
Consumption, Energy, Sustainability Studies
Switzerland
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

Film & Music
ASOF-Humanities

Members

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Melissa Bilal
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Associate Director of the Armenian Music Program and Lecturer in Ethnomusicology; American University of Armenia, Gender Studies Minor Program, Core Team Member
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, History, Music, Sociocultural Anthropology
California, USA; Turkey; Armenia
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Ted Bogosian
Visiting Professor, Brown University
Visual Media and Messaging
Rhode Island, USA
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Atom Egoyan
Oscar-nominated writer and director (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Film, Opera, Theatre, Writer
Ontario, Canada
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

International Law and Human Rights
ASOF-Humanities

Members

Core Team

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Gassia Apkarian
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Law
California, USA
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Karnig Kerkonian
Kerkonian Dajani LLP
International Law, Law
Illinois, USA
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Yeghishe Kirakosyan
Representative of the Republic of Armenia on International Legal Matters
International Law, Law
Armenia
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Sergio La Porta
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, California State University, Fresno
Armenian Studies
California, USA
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Armen Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut
Genocide Studies, Philosophy
Connecticut, USA
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Melanie Tanielian
Director of the Center for Armenian Studies, University of Michigan
History
Illinois, USA
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Henry Theriault
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Worcester State University
Genocide Studies, Philosophy
Massachusetts, USA

Advisors

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Levon Gevorgyan
EY Senior Manager, Head of Law Practice for EY in Armenia
International Law, Law
Armenia
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Christina Maranci
Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
History, History of Art and Architecture, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Massachusetts, USA
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Sarkis Shahinian
Secretary General of the Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group
Architecture, Translation
Switzerland
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Arman Tatoyan
Professor at the American University of Armenia
Human Rights
Armenia
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Paul Tour-Sarkissian
Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices
Law
California, USA
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

Languages and Translation
ASOF-Humanities

Members

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Christopher Atamian
Digital Marketing and Content Consultant
Digital Marketing and Communications, Film, Translation
New York, USA
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Peter Balakian
Pulitzer prize winning poet
Genocide Studies, Literary Studies, Poetry
New York, USA
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Armen Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut
Genocide Studies, Philosophy
Connecticut, USA
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

Media, Communication, and Journalism
ASOF-Humanities

Members

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Nina Hovnanian
Hovnanian International
Art History
Armenia
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

Philosophy and Public Policy
ASOF-Humanities

Members

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Maria Baghramian
Professor of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin
Philosophy
Dublin, Ireland
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Paul Boghossian
Professor of Philosophy, New York University, Dir. of the Inst. of Philosophy and GIAS
Philosophy
New York, USA
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James Der Derian
Director, Centre for International Security Studies
Film, Information technology, International security, Philosophy
Australia
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Ned Markosian
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Philosophy
Massachusetts, USA
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Armen Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut
Genocide Studies, Philosophy
Connecticut, USA
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Henry Theriault
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Worcester State University
Genocide Studies, Philosophy
Massachusetts, USA
ASOF-Humanities

Task Force on

Textile Art & History
ASOF-Humanities

Members

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Talinn Grigor
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of California, Davis
Architectural History, Art History
California, USA
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Christina Maranci
Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
History, History of Art and Architecture, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Massachusetts, USA
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Gayane Shagoyan
Leading Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Cultural studies, Ethnology
Armenia
James Tufenkian
Tufenkian foundation
Leadership, Art, Entrepreneurship
Armenia
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Heghnar Watenpaugh
Professor of Art History, University of California Davis
Art History, Gender, Jewish Studies
California, USA
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