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Armenian Studies Program

News and Events 2020-2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021 • 6:30PM 
"The 103rd Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia"
Ambassador Armen Baibourtian, Ph.D.
Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles
co-sponsored by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Fresno

Thursday, May 6, 2021 • 7:00PM California/10:00PM New York
"The Armenian Church in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) in Modern Times"
Dr. Ara Sanjian, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 • 4:00PM California/7:00PM New York
"Armenian-American Sketches: An Evening with the Contributors"
with Christopher Atamian, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Lou Ann Matossian, Vartan Matiossian, Mark Keljik and Thomas Keljik.
co-sponsored by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and the Society for Armenian Studies

Friday, April 16, 2021 • 5:30PM
"The Last Inhabitant" film discussion
with director Jivan Avetisyan

Thursday, April 15, 2021 • 9:00AM-10:00AM
"A Conversation on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide"
part of "Genocide Awarenesss Week" at Scottsdale Community College
Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Friday, April 9, 2021 • 7:30PM
"Art of Armenia-Armenian Architecture"
Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Saturday, March 27, 2021 • 10:00AM (California)/1:00PM (New York)
"The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918"
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Library of Congress 

Friday, March 19, 2021 • 7:00PM
"Migrants from Van and the Transforming Politics of Representation in the Ottoman Empire, 1850s-1870s"
Dr. Dzovinar Derderian, American University of Armenia

Thursday, March 11, 2021 • 7:00PM
"Misak Medzarents: The Complete Lyric Poems"
Dr. James Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University, Emeritus

Saturday, March 6 • 10:00AM California/1:00PM Eastern
"The 44 Day Disaster: Why It Happened as It Did"
Journalist and independent Analyst Tatul Hakobyan
co-sponsored with the Homenetmen Fresno Sassoon Chapter

Thursday, February 25, 2021 • 7:00PM
"Portraits of Unbelonging: Photography, the Ottoman State and Armenians Leaving for America 1896-1908"
Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, Rutgers University

Friday, February 19, 2021 • 7:00PM
"'The Water Has Found Its Crack': Finding Armenia Through Music"
Dr. Joseph Bohigian

Saturday, February 6, 2021 • 10:00AM
"The Armenians of Musa Dagh: From Obscurity to Genocide Resistance and Fame 1840-1915"
Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program, California State University, Northridge

Saturday, January 30, 2021 • 10:00AM Pacific/1:00PM Eastern
"The Artsakh War and Armenia: A Conversation with Eric Hacopian"
Eric Hacopian, political commentator and CivilNet contributor

Monday, November 16, 2020 • 7:00PM
"The Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul Under the Light of the Last Crisis of the Patriarchal Election"
Dr. Ohannes Kıliçdağı, 17th Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies, Fresno State

Friday, October 30, 2020 • 5:30PM
Discussion on the film "Lost Birds"
with Prof. Mary Husain and Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian
in cooperation with Fresno State CineCulture

Sunday, October 25, 2020 • 1:00PM
"The Armenian Genocide and America's Global Role"

Dr. Charlie Laderman, King's College, London

Friday, October 16, 2020 • 7:00PM
"Subjects or Citizens?: Armenians from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic"
Dr. Ohannes Kıliçdağı, 17th Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies, Fresno State

Friday, October 9, 2020 • 5:30PM
"What Will Become of Us"-Film Screening and discussion

with filmmaker/producer Stephanie Ayanian
in cooperation with CineCulture and the Center for Creativity and the Arts

Friday, October 2, 2020 • 7:00PM
Saturday, October 3, 2020 • 10:00AM
"The State of the Art of the Early Turkish Republic Period: Historiography, Sources, and Future Directions"
A two-day international conference co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Society for Armenian Studies (SAS)

Sunday, September 27, 2020 • 4:00PM
Bedros Keljik's Armenian-American Sketches: Stories of Armenians in the Early 20th C."
A Panel discussion with co-editors Christopher Atamian, Lou Ann Matossian, Barlow Der Mugrdechian and co-translator Vartan Matiossian. Moderated by Marc A. Mamigonian.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 • 7:00PM
"The City Lament: Jerusalem Across the Medieval Mediterranean"
Dr. Tamar Boyadjian, Michigan State University

Friday, September 18, 2020 • 7:00PM
"'Living Together Requires Dying Together': Conscription of Armenians into the Ottoman Army after the 1908 Revolution"
Dr. Ohannes Kıliçdağı, 17th Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies, Fresno State

Thursday, September 3, 2020 • 7:00PM
"Ani Cathedral, its Sculpture, and its Inscriptions Revisited"
Dr. Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art & Architecture, Tufts University