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Dear colleagues, I am forwarding this conference program on behalf of Emine Kolivar from the Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul. Please note that it will be possible to watch (and participate with questions) in this conference via the webpage of the Foundation: http://www.hrantdink.org All the best, Baki Tezcan ___________ Workshop on the Social and Economic History of Mardin and the Region 2-3 November 2012 - Erdoba Elegance Hotel Conference Room, Mardin Friday, November 2 Registration and Opening of the Workshop (10:30-11:30) Welcome address by Rakel Dink, Hrant Dink Foundation Opening speeches by Evgil Türker, President of the Federation of Syriac Associations Cengiz Aktar, Hrant Dink Foundation Keynote speech by David Gaunt "The View from the roofs - what everyone in Mardin could see 1915" Lunch break (12:00-13:00) I- General Panorama of Mardin and its Surroundings Panel 1 (13:00-14:30) Chair: Suavi Ayd?n Cafer Sar?kaya "Looking at the Social and Economic History of Mardin and its Periphery from 1873 Vienna Universal Exposition" Füsun Aliog(lu "Traditional Houses of Mardin" Osman Köker "Population, Economy and Cultural Diversity in the Sandjak of Mardin at the beginning of the 20th Century" Coffee break (14:30-15:00) II- Ethnic Variety of the Region Panel 2 (15:00-16:30) Chair: Rober Koptas, Ramazan Turgut "Dom- The Lost Tribe" Mehmet Ali Aslan The M?hallemies : Mystery of Turabdin History" Ara Sarafian "Mapping Communities: Arisdages Devgants and his Report on Siirt, 1878" Abdürrahim Özmen "Memory and Life: Cases from Oral History of Turabdin Syriacs" Saturday, November 3 III- Interferences and Emerging Nationalisms Panel 3 (8:30-10:00) Chair: I.s,aya Üs,ür Elçin Macar "The American Protestant Missionaries and their Institutions in Mardin" Eden Naby, "Women Missionaries, Syriacs and Armenians in Mardin" Michael Abdalla "Mardin and its People between mid-19th Century and end of WWI: Relations of Missionaries and Inhabitants" Coffee break (10:00-10:30) Panel 4 (10:30- 12:00) Chair: Elçin Macar Suavi Ayd?n "Local Power Struggles during the Reign of Abdulhamid II and the Constitutional Era in Turabdin: Tribes and Communities" Andrew Palmer "The Transformation of the Suryani Village of Maare into the Kurdish village of Marin, circa 1840- 1915" Nineb Lamassu "The Ethnic Identity and National Renaissance of the Eski Süryanis" Martin Tamcke "On the way to the Bagdad-Railway: Germans in and on Mardin" Lunch break (12:00-13:00) IV-Violence, Pogrom and Genocide in Mardin Panel 5 (13:00-15:00) Chair: Ali Bayramog(lu Naures Atto "Syriac Orthodox Church Leadership during the Transition Period (1918-1926) and the Removal of the Patriarchate from Turkey" Suphi Aksoy "The Massacres against Nestorians Committed by Bedirhan, the Bey of Cizre, Nurullah, Bey of Hakkari, and the Other Kurdish Beys between 1843-1846" Hilmar Kaizer "Yezidi Sharkian Tribe and Urban Elites: The CUP's First Massacre." Raymond Kévorkian "Syriac and Armenian: A common fate in 1915" Tuma Çelik "Deportation of Nestorians from Hakkari in 1924" Coffee break (15:00-15:30) V-Post-traumatic survival Panel 6 (15:30-17:30) Chair: Ayhan Aktar Ays,e Gül Alt?nay Grandchildren in Mardin: Silencing and Remembering Islamized Armenians Ramazan Aras "Haunting Memories of Armenian Roots: Construction of Muslim Armenian Identity in the post-1915 Era" Ishkhan Chiftjian "Some testimonies of Armenian and Syriac Genocide Survivors" Aryo Makko "Remembrances from Overseas Exile: The Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Republic of Turkey in the Discourses of Assyrian Emigrants, circa 1900--1938" Lokman Sazan "Oral History in Derik" Coffee break (17:30-18:00) General Evaluation and Discussions (18:00-19:00) Chair: Cengiz Aktar Recapitulation by David Gaunt -- /Baki Tezcan @ UC Davis/ <http://history.ucdavis.edu/people/btezcan> Associate Professor of History, and Religious Studies Director, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program