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Armenian Studies Program

News and Events 2018-2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Singing in Exile"-A Fresno movie premiere
with Aram and Virginia Kerovpyan

Friday, April 26, 2019 • 8:00PM
"The Cadence Ensemble" Concert
Philip Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • Noon
Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Monday, April 22, 2019 • 5:30PM
"The Promise"-Movie Screening and Vigil

Thursday, April 11, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Historic Armenia Today: Western Armenia and the First Republic of Armenia 1918"-Book Launch

Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 7:30PM
"The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice"
Dr. Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Calouste Gulbenkian: Mr. Five Per Cent"
Presented by biographer Dr. Jonathan Conlin

Friday, March 29, 2019 • 5:30PM
Screening of the award-winning "Yeva"
with discussant Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Sunday, March 17, 2019 • 5:00PM Reception/6:00PM Dinner
Armenian Studies Program
31st Annual Banquet

Special guest-H.E. Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia

Friday, March 15, 2019 • 7:30PM
"The Denial of the Armenian Genocide and the Killing Order of Talat Pasha"
by Dr. Taner Akçam

(Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, Clark University)

Thursday, March 7, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Armenia's Road to and Since the 'Velvet Revolution'"
by Dr. Ara Sanjian
Director, Armenian Research Center, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn

Friday, March 1, 2019 • 7:30PM
"The Armenian Song Repertoire of the Middle East: Part II"
Richard Hagopian

Friday, February 22, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Liturgy and Property in Istanbul: The Armenian Minority in Turkey Today"
Dr. Christopher Sheklian, Zohrab Information Center, New York

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Letters to Barbra"
by Paul Chaderjian and Stefani Booroojian

Friday, February 1, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Germans and Armenians: Historic and Artistic Relations"
Dr. Levon Chookaszian, Chair, Department of Art History,
Yerevan State University

Friday, January 25, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Lights! Camera! Saroyan! Documentary

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 • 7:30PM
"The Hidden Map of Armenia"
with explorer Steven Sim and producer Ani Hovannisian
with a special screening of the film "The Hidden Map"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 • 7:30PM
"The Curious Case of Ahmed Necmeddin Bey: A Look into the Socio-Political Climate in Aintab on the Eve of 1915"
Dr. Ümit Kurt, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies

Friday, November 2, 5:30PM
The screening of "Roots"
with producer Lilit Martirosyan

Thursday, November 1, 2018 • 7:30PM
"The Republic of Armenia: A Daring Endeavor, 1918-2018"
Dr. Richard Hovannisian, UCLA, USC, and Chapman University
Thursday, October 25, 2018 • 7:30PM
"Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, 1915: A Geographic and Demographic Gazetteer"
Ara Sarafian, Gomidas Institute

Friday, October 19, 2018 • 8:00PM
"Jazz pianist/Composer Tigran Hamasyan"
Friday, October 12, 7:00PM
Saturday, October 13, 10:00AM
"The Committee of Union and Progress: Founders, Ideology, and Structure"
An International Conference

"The Business of Regret: War, Chaos, and the Rejection of Violence"
Featuring the works of Henrik Abedian and Varaz Samuelian
Wednesday, October 3-5:30-6:30PM-Artist /Panel Talk-University Business Center, Fresno State
Thursday, October 4-5:00-8:00PM-Opening Reception-M Street Graduate Studios, 1419 M Street, Fresno

Friday, September 21, 2018 • 7:30PM

"A Rescuer, an Enigma, and a Génocidaire: Cemal Pasha"
Dr. Ümit Kurt, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies

Friday, August 31, 2018 • 6:30PM
"Grand Opening Celebration of the William Saroyan House Museum"

Thursday, September 6, 2018 • 6:30PM
"Genocides of the 20th Century" Exhibition-Reception
Inaugural Ceremony-7:30PM
Peters Ellipse, Second Floor, Library
The exhibit is designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France and will be open September 1-October 31, 2018.