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Armenian Studies Program

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

The Armenian Studies Program was established in 1977 and the Center for Armenian Studies was founded in 1988. The Center provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact and currently houses the Armenian Studies Program, the Sahatdjian Armenian Studies Library, the Avedian Armenian Studies Archives, the newspaper Hye Sharzhoom/Armenian Action, the Armenian Students Organization, and the Index of Armenian Art.

The Haig and Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair in Armenian Studies, established in the fall of 1988, is one of several Armenian Chairs in the United States and provides financial support for a distinguished Armenologist. The endowment honors Haig and Isabel Berberian and was established by their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold H. and Dianne Gazarian. Other friends of the Armenian Studies Program have made significant contributions to the endowment.


joe bidenJimenez-Sandoval

107th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

President Joseph Biden's Statement on the 107th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

President Biden's Statement

Fresno State Interim President Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval's Statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval's statement

The Latest-Upcoming Events

Bedross Der Matossian

"The Horrors of Adana: Revolution and Violence in the
Early Twentieth Century"

by Dr. Bedross Der Matossian

Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and President of the Society for Armenian Studies

Friday, August 26, 2022 • 7:00PM
Smittcamp Alumni House-Fresno State campus-2625 E. Matoian Way

Free admission and free parking.

Read more: Bedross Der Matossian

Armenian Genocide Monument

Armenian Genocide Monument Unveiled at Historic Ceremony

4,000 plus attended on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Fresno State's Maple Mall

Photo by Paul Schlesinger, The Collegian

On Sunday, November 2, 2014 the Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley broke ground on a Monument dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event began at 2:30 p.m. and took place at the Fresno State Maple Mall, located south of the Satellite Student Union. 
For more information, go to Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee-Fresno.