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1860 Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles 2022
“Mapping Culture & Sharing Stories”

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The Timourian family, Constantinople. Standing, left to right: Anarig, Kalenig, and Onnig. Seated, left to right: Levon, Nazen, Herman, Setrak, and Haygaluys.

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

12:00pm PST

Exhibition Doors open- George Deukmejian Community Center.

1:00 pm PST

Doors open to the Sheen Chapel.

Conference Part 1: 1:30 -3:45pm PST

1:30pm PST

Opening Remarks
Dr. Vahram Shemmassian
Martin Eskijian
Marguerite Mangassarian-Goschin

“Leaving Behind a Legacy” by
Nazelie Elmassian, granddaughter of Setrak Timourian and Nazen Telfeyan

1:50-2:55pm PST

Session I:
In Front of the Eyes of the World:
The Memoirs of Setrag Timourian

Followed by Q & A by
Dr. Vahé Tachjian
Dr. Y. Tolga Cora

3:00pm PST

Session II:
Discovering and Learning through Telfeyan/Timourian Family Textiles and Dresses, (1880 Kayseri)

Followed by Q & A by
Dr. Sofi Khachmanyan

3:45 - 4:00pm PST

Intermission

Conference Part 2: 3:45pm- 6:30pm PST

4:00pm PST

Session III:
Bringing Stories to Life: One Bocja at a Time

Followed by Q & A by
Tina Demirdjian,
Dr. Mary MacGregor-Villarreal
Dr. Carol Tuntland

5:10pm PST

Session IV:
The Cultural Roots of Folk Medicine in Armenia and its Implications for Healthcare Today

Followed by Q & A
Dr. Carolann Najarian

7:00pm PST

Exhibition Remains open until 7:00pm PST.

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

12:00pm PST

Exhibition Doors open- George Deukmejian Community Center.

1:00 pm PST

Doors open to the Sheen Chapel.

Conference Part 3: 1:30 -3:45pm PST

1:30pm PST

Opening Remarks
Dr. Ann R. Karagozian

1:40pm PST

Session I:
The Market as a Means of Post-Violence Recovery:
Armenians and Oriental Carpets in the Late Ottoman Empire

Followed by Q & A by
Dr. Y. Tolga Cora

2:30pm PST

Session II:
The use of natural dyes in the Armenian highlands and the socio-cultural differences in their use in different textiles

Followed by Q & A by
Artur Telfeyan

3:20pm PST

Session III:
Made by These Unworthy Hands:
The Armenian Silversmiths of Kayseri

Followed by Q & A by
Dr. Sylvie Merian

4:10 - 4:25pm PST

Intermission

Conference Part 4: 3:45pm- 6:30pm PST

4:25pm PST

Session IV:
Kayseri Folk Medicine
by Adom Boudjikanian, Ph.D
Presented by Dr. S. Peter Cowe

4:55pm PST

Session V:
The Midwife of Aintab: The Life and Legacy of Siphora Shnorhokian (1864-1940)

Followed by Q & A by
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian

5:55pm PST

Session VI:
Special Poetry Reading
Tina Demirdjian

7:00pm PST

Exhibition Remains open until 7:00pm PST.

Ararat-Eskijian Museum
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345