Infidelities Conference

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 3:00pm

Slought & LGBT Center

4017 Walnut St

This location is ADA accessible

The Critical Armenian Studies Collective is pleased to announce "Infidelities: Armenian Studies Otherwise" (March 24 – 26, 2023), a three-day international conference about new directions in the study of Armenian memory, culture, and displacement across West Asia and the Middle East to the Americas and back. In collaboration with scholars and programs at Penn, the University of Michigan, and the Free University of Berlin, “Infidelities” brings together scholars, curators, filmmakers, visual artists, physical theatre performers, and a sound performer, all of whom work either directly in, or tangentially to, Armenian Studies, to flesh out new visions for the field, for the understanding of “Armenianness,” and for categories of identity at large.

Through a series of panels, performances, film screenings, and working groups focused around the polyvalent provocation of "infidelity," the conference will focus on a spectrum of lively new directions toward which Armenian Studies is currently moving: feminist and queer interventions; cultural studies of hybrid and syncretic identities; aesthetic imaginings of Armenité beyond text and language; new materialisms and revolutionary change in a postsocialist setting; utopian futures beyond the nation-state; necropolitics, post-memory, and alternative imaginaries of the archive; as well as postcolonial critiques and visions of "reconciliation."

The event will be hosted at Slought (4017 Walnut St.), with afternoon panels and film screenings at the LGBT Center (3907 Spruce St.).


Open to the public. Registration is kindly requested.