6 half day Course                               1:30 – 4:30 pm live at Hayashen

 The series this year is dedicated to the late Carol Kilbey.  

Sunday 20 February 2022 Morphia and Melisende, the Armenian Queens of Jerusalem Illustrated talk by Katherine Pangonis, a British historian with some Armenian heritage. She holds MA degrees in literature and history from Oxford University and UCL, and has lectured on medieval Jerusalem both at the British Museum, and in Jerusalem. Her focus as a historian is on shedding light on understudied areas of history, particularly the stories of women and marginalised communities.


Sunday 27 February 2022The Armenian Genocide Legacy – Alexis Demirdjian is a Canadian attorney, currently serving as a Trial Lawyer for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague since 2015. Mr Demirdjian is the editor and co-author of “The Armenian Genocide Legacy” (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and has published several articles in the field of international criminal law.


Sunday 6 March 2022Armenia’s path to catastrophic war, security crisis and ways out of it  – Lilit Gevorgyan is a Senior Economist at IHS Global Insight, a UK- based business intelligence company. She specialises in political, economic and sovereign risk issues in Russia and former Soviet states, including Armenia. Ms Gevorgyan is a regular contributor to major media outlets and regularly publishes on former Soviet and Eastern European countries.


Sunday 13 March 2022 The diaspora and the challenge of State building  – Tigrane Yegavian has a Masters in Comparative Politics from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a BA in Arabic from the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO). He is a freelance journalist and researcher at the French Intelligence Research Center (CF2R). He works in particular on Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Armenian diaspora and the Christian diasporas of the East. He published in January 2022 his last book “Géopolitque de l’Arménie” (Bibliomonde, 2021). One of his books “Minorities of the Orient, the Forgotten Ones of History” has been translated into Armenian in 2021 (Actualt Art editions).


Sunday 20 March 2022 Women and the Armenian Church through Centuries – Illustrated talk by Dr David Zakarian who is a Associate Member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. He received his DPhil from Oxford in 2015, and between 2017 and 2019 he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Faculty of Oriental Studies in Oxford working on the colophons of medieval Armenian manuscripts. He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters that explore the representation of women in late antique and medieval Armenian sources, and in January 2021 Brill published his monograph entitled Women, Too, Were Blessed: The Portrayal of Women in Early Christian Armenian Texts.


Sunday 27 March 2022 Exploring the Life Journey of Armenians in LondonScarlet Sarksan has over ten years of experience in working with the London-Armenian community in health & care. Four years of providing psychological support/psychotherapy to BAME communities in Ealing in relation to DV, substance misuse, depression, anxiety and other mental health struggles. Scarlet is a qualified member of BPS & EMPSY. Her academic background is on counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Her Doctoral thesis is in the stage of final amendments to be published.


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