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miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013

Call for Papers-"The Ottoman Turkish Genocides of Anatolian Christian: A Common Case Study"

The Ottoman Turkish Genocides of Anatolian Christians: A Common Case Study
Chicago, IL, May 10-11, 2013

The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center (AMPHRC), the Armenian
National Committee (ANC), and the Assyrian Center for Genocide Studies
(ACGS) invite
submissions of manuscript abstracts for an upcoming conference entitled "The
Ottoman Turkish Genocides of Anatolian Christians: A Common Case Study." The
goal of the conference is to promote academic and critical examination of
the Genocides of the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks perpetrated by the
Ottoman Turkish government at the beginning of the 20th century resulting in
mass extermination of at least 2.5 million Christians, the expulsion of
hundreds of thousands of others, the theft of vast amounts of wealth and
property and the destruction of thousands of cultural artifacts and
religious sites.
This conference will be an opportunity for an inter-disciplinary
investigation of the Ottoman Turkish Genocides as a large case study
consisting of the individual cases –Armenian, Assyrian,and Greek – which can
be comparatively examined to yield new insight into the overall
strategy,planning and execution of the campaign to eliminate the native
Christian populations of Asia Minor and its aftermath. Submissions from all
social science disciplines are encouraged with a suggested (but not
necessarily exclusive) focus on the following:

1. Legal Aspects of the Genocides of the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks
This may viewed from various perspectives, including
• The legal framework employed by the Ottoman Turkish government for the
executions, deportations, property expropriations, etc. prior to, during,
and subsequent to
the Genocides;
• The pursuit of legal remedies for crimes committed during the Genocides,
including the
Genocides themselves and their legal basis in both international and
republican Turkish

2. Causes of the Ottoman Turkish Genocides
This might include areas such as
• The influence of the Pan-Islamic and Pan-Turanist movements
• The aftermath of the Balkan wars and the influx of Moslem refugees

3. Prelude to the Ottoman Turkish Genocides
Presentations might look at the situation faced by Christian minorities in
Asia Minor prior to the Genocides and their reaction to them
• Measures taken by the Ottoman Turkish government in preparation for the
• Scapegoating and stereotyping – similarities and differences in Ottoman
perception and
treatment of Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks
• Political advocacy of the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks before and after
the 1908
Ottoman Revolution – what were their demands, what were their methods?

4. Aftermath of the Ottoman Turkish Genocides
Among subjects to be considered:
• Creation of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Diasporas – Similarities and
differences in
the community structures established to deal with the physical and
psychological trauma
of the Genocides, maintenance of cultural identity and strategies for
recognition and
• Treatment of the residual Armenian, Assyrian and Greek population in
Turkey, and their
respective cultural and religious institutions and landmarks
• Distribution of expropriated wealth and properties within Ottoman and
• Oral history of the Genocides as told by the current population of eastern
Asia Minor

5. Scholarship on the Ottoman Turkish Genocides
This area would focus on the present state of scholarship on the Ottoman
Turkish Genocides possibly including:
• An assessment of existing centers of source material regarding the
Genocides, including
government, corporate and private archives, their contents and their
• A review of important analysis and source material which are currently not
accessible to
English-speaking scholars and researchers. Although English-language materials
regarding the Armenian Genocide are more readily available than those of the
Greek and
Assyrian Genocides, there remains a considerable body of documentation that is
inaccessible to most scholars because of language limitations for for all
three Genocides
Guidelines: Authors are asked to submit a manuscript abstract of 1000 words
or less on any of the themes described above or other related topic for
presentation at the conference. References can be added separately.

DEADLINE for SUBMISSION: February 15, 2013.

EMAIL: Abstracts must be submitted electronically via, email

NOTIFICATION of ACCEPTANCE: February 28, 2013.
Upon selection for presentation at the conference, authors will be required
to submit a manuscript of not more than 40 double-spaced typewritten pages,
tables, appendices, and endnotes. Manuscripts are to follow the Chicago
Manual of Style format for notes and number/caption any tables or
appendices. Manuscripts must not have been published previously or be
submitted simultaneously to any other journal or conference, and must be the
original work of the author. The manuscripts presented at the conference
will be compiled, edited and published following the conference.
All Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Greek, Kurdish, Persian, and/or Turkish
words must be transliterated in conformity with the Middle East Studies
(MESA) style. The author is responsible for accuracy and consistency of
transliteration and
foreign word usage.

NOTE: In addition to an honorarium, participants will be reimbursed for
their travel and lodging expenses for the conference.

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