Seminar on the Armenian Genocide in Amsterdam

I received an email with an announcement from Armeense Culturele Vereniging Abovian (Abovian Armenian Cultural Association) in The Hague which might be of interest for some of you. I would have liked to attend, butfor obvious reasons I won’t be able to make it.
Looking back, Moving forward
Film symposium on the Armenian Genocide
On May 7th, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies together with Filmhouse Kriterion, organizes a Cinema Discutabel on the Armenian Genocide. How this genocide is placed in history is still an apparent complex issue, especially in the political arena. As journalists and academics speak up in Turkey and the rest of the world, one would assume that the past will be positioned as it should be soon. The discussion is nevertheless still developing. Together with national and international acclaimed guests on this subject we would like to invite you for an event of film, lecture and panel discussion.
Date: Sunday, 7 May 2006
Time: 13:00 to 18:00
Place: Filmhuis Kriterion (, Roetersstraat 170, Amsterdam, tel: 020-6231708
Programme: 13:00 – 13:15 Introduction by prof. dr Johannes Houwink ten Cate, director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
13:15 – 14:15 Film: I hate dogs, 2005, 29 min by Suzanne Khardalian. A small but impressive tale of a 96 year old survivor.
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:15 Lecture: Prof. dr Donald Bloxham, University of Edinburgh.
15:15 – 16:15 Documentary The Armenian Genocide, 2006, Dutch premiere, 56 min. by Andrew Goldberg. This new documentary contains a lot of archival imagery, commentaries by leading professionals in the field and responses by people on the streets in Turkey.
16:15 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 16:50 Film: Turkey – Facing up to the Past, ABC, 2006, 18m.
16:50 – 18:00 Panel discussion on the developments in the current academic debate as reflected in politics, with short opening statements lead by Nena Tromp, Ara Sarafian – Historian, publisher and director of Gomidas Institute, Kerem Oktem – Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, Jos Weitenberg – Professor of Armenian Studies at Leiden University, Donald Bloxham – Professor at the University of Edingurgh.
Admission: 8 Euro
Reservation: Kriterion: email:
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