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Armenian Studies Program

News and Events 2017-2018


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 • 7:30PM
"Classical Armenian in the 21st Century: Why Armenian Sources Matter to Students Today"
with Dr. Sergio La Porta, Dr. Michael Pifer, and nine student participants in the Fresno Institute for Classical Armenian Translation

Thursday, May 24, 2018 • 7:00PM
"Armenian Heritage and Cultural Celebration"
in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia
with vocal performance, dance, and poetry recitation
organized by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Fresno. Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 5:00PM
"Armenian Song Repertoire of the Middle East"
Richard Hagopian

Monday, April 23, 2018 • 6:30PM
Screening of "Architects of Denial"
followed by a Vigil at the Armenian Genocide Monument, Fresno State

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • 12:00PM
103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide-Commemoration
Armenian Genocide Monument, Maple Mall, Fresno State

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 7:30PM
Lecture III-"(Re)-Evaluating the Decision-Making Processes in the Armenian Genocide"
Dr. Yektan Türkyilmaz

Friday, April 20, 2018 • 5:30PM
"The Other Side of Home"-Film screening
with Director Naré Mkrtchyan
In conjunction with CineCulture

Friday, April 6, 2018 • 7:30PM
"A Farewell to Arms: Broken Hopes and Total Departure from the Homeland-the Armenians of Aintab"
Dr. Ümit Kurt, Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem

Monday, March 19, 2018 • 7:30PM
"Multiple Identities and Memories in the Armenian World "
Dr. Hayk Demoyan-U.S. Fulbright Scholar

Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 5:00PM
Armenian Studies Program 30th Annual Banquet
Ft. Washington Country Club, Fresno

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 • 7:30PM
Lecture II-"Armenians on Records: Music Production from Homeland to Diasporas"
Dr. Yektan Türkyilmaz-Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies
with special guest Richard Hagopian on oud.

Friday, March 2, 2018 • 8:00PM
"Chilingirian-Bagratuni-Hakobyan Trio"

in cooperation with the Keyboard Concert Series.

Friday, February 23, 2018 • 7:30PM
"Van 1915-The Great Events of Vapouragan"
Ara Sarafian

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 • 7:30PM-Presentation
6:30PM-7:30PM Reception

"Van/Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide"
Dr. Yektan Türkyilmaz

Friday, January 26, 2018 • 7:30PM
"An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond’s History"
Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca

Tuesday, November 14 • 7:30PM
"Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Empire
with Adrienne Alexanian

Sunday, October 29 • 6:00PM
"The National Chamber Choir of Armenia"
Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Hamazkayin Taniel Varoujan Chapter of Fresno

Tuesday, October 24 • 7:30PM
"Armenia Summer Study Trip 2017-Reflections"
Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian and students who traveled on the trip

Monday, October 9 • 7:30PM
"The AGBU Nubar Library in Paris: Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage through Documentation, Research, and Publication"
Dr. Boris Adjemian, Director of the AGBU Library in Paris

Tuesday, October 3 • 7:30PM
"Armenian and Turks: Challenges and New Paths Forward towards Reconciliation"-A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dr. Jay Pope, Fresno Pacific University

Friday, September 29 • 5:00PM
Special screening of "The Promise"

Peters Educational Auditorium (West end of the Save Mart Center-5010 N. Woodrow Ave.)
In conjunction with CineCulture.

Friday, September 22 • 7:30PM (Reception-6:30-7:30PM UBC Gallery)
Saturday, September 23 • 10:00AM
"Armenians, Greeks, and Kurds: A People's History of the Ottoman Empire"
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191

Friday, September 8 • 7:30PM
"Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France: A Zenith of Diasporan Writing"
Christopher Atamian
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Fresno State