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Armenian Studies Program

News and Events 2013-2014


Tuesday, April 1 • 7:30PM

"Saving Armenians: The United States
and the Armenian Genocide Thesis, 1915" On the occasion of the publication of "Inside Constantinople: A Diplomat's Diary..."

by Lewis Einstein
by Ara Sarafian (Gomidas Institute)


Sunday, March 30 • 3:00PM

"Remembering the Armenians of Bitlis"

An Exhibit in the Library-Open March 30-April 30

Opening reception – hors d'oeuvres and refreshments

4:00PM – "Down and About Bitlis: An Exhibition on Bitlis Armenians on the Shores of Lake Van"

by Ara Sarafian (Gomidas Institute)
Library, Fresno State, Second floor.

Thursday, March 20 • 7:30PM

"An Armenian Eccentric: The Life and Times of Kara Darvish"

by Dr. James Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University

Friday, March 7 • 8:00PM

Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov – works for two pianos
Keyboard Concert Series-Fresno State Concert Hall.

Tickets: $18 per person; $12 Seniors; $5 for Fresno State Students.
Call 278-2337 for tickets.

Sunday, March 2 • 5:00PM Reception; 6:00PM Dinner

Armenian Studies Program 26th Annual Banquet

Fort Washington Golf and Country Club, Fresno.
Tickets: $50 per person; $25 for Fresno State Students.

Thursday, February 20 • 7:30PM

"The Armenians, Georgians, Azerbaijanis, Arabs and Jews:
The British Colonial Ethos After WWI"

by Dr. Artin Arslanian, Marist College, New York

Saturday, February 1 • 2:00-5:00PM

"Armenian Dance & Song Workshop"

by Hasmik Harutyunyan

Thursday, January 30 • 7:30PM

"Art & Society in Armenian Constantinople"

by Dr. Ron Marchese, Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth

Thursday, November 21 • 7:30PM

Book Launch – "David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic"

Remarks: Dean Vida Samiian, College of Arts and Humanities
"The Armenian Epic" by Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Armenian Studies Program
Remarks: Dr. Sergio La Porta, Armenian Studies Program

Friday, November 15 • 7:30PM

A Special Presentation on Karabagh

“Irredentism at the Crossroads of Nationalism, Communism and Diverging Interpretations of the Soviet Experience: The Armenian Diasporan Press on Mountainous Karabagh, 1923-1985”

by Dr. Ara Sanjian, University of Michigan – Dearborn


“Drawing Borders in the Caucasus-the Early 1920's”

by Dr. Arsen Sapararov, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Tuesday, October 8 • 7:30PM

"Landmine Free Artsakh Awareness Campaign"

by Galina Danilova of the HALO Trust

Thursday, October 3 • 7:30PM

"Armenian American Contributions to Humanity after The Armenian Genocide and The Armenian World: A Photographic Journey"

by Stepan Partamian

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

"Historic Armenia II: Armenian Cilicia"

by Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Armenian Studies Program

Tuesday, September 17 • 7:30PM

"The Emergence of the New Wealthy Class between 1915-1922: The Seizure of Armenian Property by the Local Elites in Aintab"

by Ümit Kurt, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Thursday, September 5 • 7:30PM

"A Hundred Years Ago... the Armenians of Bitlis"

by Ara Sarafian (Gomidas Institute, London)