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In the last week have focused on the initiative of the International Foundation Inanna Assyrian and academics from across Europe and the USA have joined forces to hold a genocide conference. In this debate was about the genocide of the Assyrians, which took place in 1914-1918 in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). Renowned professors, doctors, doctoral students and exposing students and activists came to the academic exchanges in Rijssen, Holland together, and worked intensively in a 5-day workshop on the theme of the Seyfo, a metaphorical term that the years of the sword (1914-18) lost by the Assyrians (Suryoye) about 60% of its total population, symbolized.
Names such as Dr. Hannibal Travis (University of Florida), Prof. Dr. David Gaunt), Jan Beth-Sawoce (Södertorn University), Dr. Ton Zwaan (Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam), Dr. Ugur Ümit Ungo (Assistant Professor, University of Utrecht), Sabri Atman (Director of Seyfo Center) are in the world Genozidforschung no unknown names. Also among them were aspiring Assyrian historians who devote themselves to their studies with an emphasis on `modern` Assyrian studies: Aryo Makko (PhD University of Stockholm), Sennacherib Demir (MA student, University of Bielefeld).
The workshop was led Seyfo disciplines, representatives from many different academic areas guild were present and contributed to the reappraisal of the tragedy of 1914-1918. Political scientists, linguists, church historians, sociologists, theologians, psychologists, artists and musicians participated in this conference.
After 97 years, the Assyrians have managed to leave the genocide committed against them not only on the subject of individual pioneers such as Gabriele Yonan, but have done it with the Seyfo workshop to develop an academic discourse. Targeted goals include those who give lectures around the world, universities encourage the Assyrian Genocide issue to accept and train students and recent graduates for such an interest, dissertations and scholarly articles to publish on the Seyfo, and other possibilities with the "denied or forgotten to address genocide. " Foundation for such a project is already developed at the University Södertorn where an archive has been established, which includes material gathered from 35 years of work. Likewise, running a new project, which is supported by the Assyrian scholars from around the world and held at Cambridge University has its place. In MARA Modern Assyrian Research Archive can find all the materials which deal with the Assyrian identity digitizing.
The program of the workshop at a glance: Saturday was the Seyfo workshop on the contribution by the historian Prof. David Gaunt officially opened. Then followed speeches by genocide researchers Dr. Ton Zwan and Dr. Ugur Ümit Üngör. After lunch was attended by Prof. Dr. Ciano Aydin (philosopher), Dr. ÖNV Cetrez (psychologist) and PhD. Aryo Makko (political scientist), the theme of the Seyfo from the views of the respective disciplines.
Held on Sunday Prof. Dr. Efrem Yildiz (Linguist), Prof. Dr. David Gaunt, Jan Beth-Sawoce (Head of Mesopotamia library / archive), Prof. Dr. Hannibal Travis (lawyer), Dr. Andrew Palmer (Linguist) lectures. In the evening, the Syrian Orthodox monastery of Mor Ephrem was visited in Glane.
On Monday, the historian, Prof. Dr. Michael Abdalla from Poland, Ph.D. Sharbil Raid Gharib (Universität Tübingen), Sabri Atman (Seyfo Center), the church historian Jan van Ginkel (Leiden University), chairman of the Yoken bar-Yoken Foundation Abdulmesih BarAbraham and Ibrahim Seven (Assyrian activist) and their contributions to the series.
Tuesday was a journey undertaken in the two-hour away Amsterdam, the Jewish Museum and the Anne Frank House were visited.
On Wednesday, the Assyrian contributed linguist Prof. Dr. Shabo Talay from Norway, Assyriologist Nineb Lamassu (Cambridge University), Naur Atto (PhD. sociologist, Leiden), the musician and oud player Mousa Elias Malki Nahrin the artist and the young graduates Demir Sennacherib and the Turkish Sabanci University student from their contributions to the conference. On the same evening, a graduation ceremony was held in the Mousa Elias played for the musicians on the oud Assyrian sounds and songs. An additional award was made for Professor David Gaunt, who was honored for his commitment and his intensive research regarding the question and the Assyrian genocide.