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.
107th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
President Joseph Biden's Statement on the 107th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Fresno State Interim President Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval's Statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The Latest-Upcoming Events
"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
"A Woman of the World: Armen Ohanian,
the 'Dancer of Shamakha'"
by Dr. Vartan Matiossian and Artsvi Bakhchinyan
Saturday, September 17, 2022 • 10:00AM Fresno time/ 1:00PM NY time/ 9:00PM Yerevan time
Virtual presentation-Zoom link: https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesohanian
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.