13th Annual International Graduate Student Workshop in Armenian Studies: “Language Revitalization and Resurgence: The Case of Modern Armenian”

Date: March 8 and 9, 2024

Location: Campus Location: Weiser Hall 1010, Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91769254957

The Thirteenth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop will focus on various issues related to the modern Armenian language. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of Armenian independence, de-Russification processes have allowed Eastern Armenian to gain an increasing presence in a variety of public institutions in the Republic of Armenia. At the same time, the future of the many regional dialects of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) remains uncertain, in light of both the globalizing modern media environment and the region’s political precarity. In the diaspora, Western Armenian has been in crisis mode, even being declared an endangered language by UNESCO. Yet this crisis has also coincided with, or even itself engendered, somewhat of a resurgence, as diaspora communities continue to search for innovative ways to make Western Armenian an everyday part of individuals’ lives. 

For more details: https://ii.umich.edu/…/all-events…/118778-21841593.html