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Armenian Studies Program

News and Events 2014-2015

Friday, April 24 • Noon

"100th Anniversary of the Commemoration
of the Armenian Genocide"

Armenian Genocide Monument-Maple Mall, Fresno State
Sponsored by the Armenian Students Organization


Friday, May 15 • 7:30PM

"The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922"

Dr. Herand Markarian

Co-sponsored by the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society and the Leon S. Peters Foundation.


Monday, March 9 • 8:00PM

"Concert of Living Armenian Composers"

New Music Ensemble, Fresno State


Sunday, March 1 • 5:00PM – Reception; 6:00PM – Banquet

"Armenian Studies Program 27th Annual Banquet"

Ft. Washington Golf and Country Club


Thursday, February 26 • 7:00PM (Reception at 6:30PM)

"Who Cares? Genocide, Historical Memory, and Moral Responsibility"

Dr. Sergio La Porta, Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies

Satellite Student Union, Fresno State


Tuesday, February 17 • 7:30PM

"Historic Armenia after 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia"

Matthew Karanian

Co-sponsored by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
There will be a book signing after the lecture, with copies of the newly released book for sale.

Free admission.


Thursday, January 29 • 7:30PM

"Building the 'Model Ottoman Citizen': Life and Death in the Region of Harput-Mamüretülaziz (1908-1915)"

Dr. Vahé Tachjian, Director of the "Houshamadyan Project"


Tuesday, December 2 • 7:30PM

"Armenians in the Midst of Civil Wars: Lebanon and Syria Compared"

Dr. Ara Sanjian, Univ. of Michigan – Dearborn

Co-sponsored by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.


Tuesday, November 18 • 7:30PM

"ASP Armenia Summer Study Trip 2014"

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Together with Armenia Summer Study Trip student participants.
Co-sponsored by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.


Friday, November 14 • 8:00PM

Khachaturian Trio (from Armenia)

Commemorative Concert for the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

"Chosen as One of the 100 Concerts Worldwide"


Sunday, November 2 • 2:30PM

Armenian Genocide Monument Groundbreaking
Fresno State Maple Mall


Friday, October 24 • 5:30PM

"Grandma's Tattoos" Film screening

with special guest director Suzanne Khardalian
In conjunction with CineCulture


Sunday, October 19 • 1:30PM

"The Armenian Genocide and Armenian Women of 1915"

with special guests Dr. Garabet Moumdjian, Bared Maronian, and Kay Mouradian


Friday, September 19 • 7:30PM

Book Launch "Vahan Tekeyan: Selected Poems"

with special guest Edmond Azadian


Friday, September 12 • 7:30PM

"The Origins of the Armenian Community in New England and the Construction of Armenian-American: Cultural Congruence"

Dr. Simon Payaslian

Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, Boston University

Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, with the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
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