• Fresno State Armenian Studies Program Director Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Dr. Sergio La Porta led a group of nine students on the Armenia Summer Study Trip 2014.

  • Armenian Genocide Commemoration, April 24, 2015. More than 500 people joined with the Armenian Students Organization at the newly constructed Armenian Genocide Monument.

  • The Armenian Studies Program 27th Annual Banquet was held March 1 at Ft. Washington Country Club. More than 45 students were recognized for their achievements.

  • Former Hye Sharzhoom editors at the ASP Banquet celebrating the 35th anniversary of Hye Sharzhoom-March 2, 2014.

  • Graduating students receiving a Minor in Armenian Studies were honored at the ASP Annual Banquet, March 1, 2015.

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

The Armenian Studies Program was established in 1977 and the Center for Armenian Studies was founded in 1988. The Center provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact and currently houses the Armenian Studies Program, the Sahatdjian Armenian Studies Library, the Avedian Armenian Studies Archives, the newspaper Hye Sharzhoom/Armenian Action, the Armenian Students Organization, and the Index of Armenian Art.

The Haig and Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair in Armenian Studies, established in the fall of 1988, is one of several Armenian Chairs in the United States and provides financial support for a distinguished Armenologist. The endowment honors Haig and Isabel Berberian and was established by their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold H. and Dianne Gazarian. Other friends of the Armenian Studies Program have made significant contributions to the endowment.
Read more-A Brief History of the Armenian Studies Program

Armenian Genocide Monument Unveiled at Historic Ceremony
4,000 plus attended on Thursday, April 23
Maple Mall, Fresno State


Armenian Genocide Monument

The Armenian Genocide Monument.
Photo by Paul Schlesinger, The Collegian

Armenian Genocide Monument to be Built on Fresno State Campus
-Groundbreaking Held on Sunday, November 2, 2014
Fresno—On Sunday, November 2, the Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley  broke ground on a Monument dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event began at 2:30 p.m. and took place at the Fresno State Maple Mall, located south of the Satellite Student Union. 
For more information, go to the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee-Fresno website.

Armenian Studies Program Library Catalog
The Armenian Studies Program announces that a catalog of the books in the Armenian Studies Program collection is now available for patrons to search by going to the Library Catalog link below. The work is still in progress and patrons will have access to the works only in the Armenian Studies Program Library.

Visit our Library Catalog to See Our Latest Titles


Upcoming Events:
Saturday, November 14 • 3:00PM

The Fresno premiere of the motion picture "The Cut"
A historical epic seven years in the making, the drama tells one man's story of survival after the 1915 Armenian Genocide. With a special appearance by screenwriter Mardik Martin.
Fresno Film Festival in cooperation with the Armenian Studies Program
Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave., 559-485-9050
$10 general admission; $8 students/seniors

Wednesday, November 18 • 7:30PM
"What Comes After Undoing Denial: Reflections on Contemporary Art and Exhibition Practices in the Armenian Diaspora"
by Neery Melkonian-New York
University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State.
Free admission and free parking with coupon code. With the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 • 5:00PM Reception • 6PM Banquet
Armenian Studies Program 28th Annual Banquet
Ft. Washington Country Club, Fresno.
Details to follow.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 • 8:00PM
Pianist Sergei Babayan
Fresno State Concert Hall.
In conjunction with the Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series.
For ticket information and general information: Keyboard Concert Series

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"A Century of Rebirth"-Armenian Students Organization organized
100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration-April 24, 2015

Matthew Karanian Lecture, Fresno State, February 17, 2015.

Dr. Vahé Tachjian Lecture, Fresno State, January 29, 2015.

Armenian Genocide Monument Groundbreaking, Fresno State November 2, 2014.