The Sound in Silence


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Juliana Pars (Oxford) “The Sound in Silence”

Thursday 16 February, 5 pm, Pembroke College

This event is part of the Silence and Visuality on Armenian Art & History Seminar Series. 


What is silence and when is it loud? This talk will explore silence – and its interaction with visuality – as a mechanism for expression, dissidence and transcendence in Sergei Parajanov’s The Colour of Pomegranates, also looking at the art of Seeroon Yeretzian and Krikor Momdjian.


Juliana Pars (D.Phil, Oxon) is a DPhil candidate at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. She specialises in Armenology, with her research focusing on how different aspects of traditional Armenian visual and material culture are engaged with, utilised and reinterpreted by Modern and Contemporary artists. Juliana has an MSt in Classical Armenian from Oxford, an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a BA in Theology from Cambridge University. 

This seminar is part of the Silence and Visuality Seminars on Armenian Art & History – an interdisciplinary series presenting current research by emerging and established scholars, and conversations with distinguished contemporary artists. Seminar Conveners are Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalaycı, Director of the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research, and Dr Vazken Khatchig Davidian, Associate Member of Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. This series of talks is hosted by the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research and supported by TORCH funding.


Talks finish by 5.50pm to allow those with other commitments to leave, and are then followed by discussion and refreshments.

Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide ResearchTORCH Networks