BURBANK, CA — To mark the 125th anniversary of the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party (SDHP), a conference featuring world-renowned scholars will take place on Oct. 27 at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.
The event is co-sponsored by the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn; the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, and Woodbury University.
Scholars who have already committed to participate in – and present papers at – this conference include Prof. Richard Hovannisian, Dr. Gerard Libaridian,Prof. Ara Dostourian, Dr. Ara Sanjian, Prof. Vartan Matiossian, Dr. Garabet Moumdjian, Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian, Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, Rev. Dr. Able Manougian and historian Aram Arkun.
The co-sponsors and organizers have issuing a call for papers in anticipation of additional submissions from researchers in the United States, and also from around the world. All proposals will be peer- reviewed by an ad hoc committee of experts in the field. The authors, whose abstracts are accepted, will be notified by e-mail by August 31, 2012.
The co-sponsors hope that this conference will thus break new ground in study of the political, intellectual and social history of the Armenian people from the end of the nineteenth century to the present.
For more information on submission requirements, deadlines and other details, please visit www.SDHP125.org

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