• Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and Mrs. Mary Castro, center, at the Armenian Studies Program 26th Annual Banquet-March 2, 2014.

  • Armenian Genocide Commemoration, April 24, 2011

  • Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, left, with Dr. Partow Hooshmandrad, Coordinator of the Persian Studies Program at Fresno State.

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

  • Hasmik Harutyunyan, left, leading an Armenian Dance Workshop. Saturday, February 1, 2014.

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

New Book on David of Sassoun Released by
The Armenian Series of The Press at Fresno State
David of Sassoun

David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic (The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2013), 228 pages, a collection of essays by the world’s foremost scholars on the great oral epic of Armenia, edited by Dickran Kouymjian and Barlow Der Mugrdechian, has just been published as the newest addition to the Armenian Series of Fresno State’s Armenian Studies Program. David of Sassoun is the fourth title in the Armenian Series established through The Press at California State University, Fresno. Read more
Now available in Yerevan, Armenia at the Artbridge Bookstore/Cafe!
(+37410) 581284/521239

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.

Library Catalog

New-The Fresno Armenians by Berge Bulbulian
available for purchase as an E-book through The Press at Fresno State.

Fresno Armenians

The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State is pleased to announce the republication of The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community, with a preface by Dr. Dickran Kouymjian. The Fresno Armenians is now available as an E-book through The Press at Fresno State.
For ordering information please go to The Press website.

Upcoming Events:
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
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Free admission. Free parking in Lots P5 and P6.
Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, with the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Press Release

Friday, September 19 • 7:30PM
Book Launch "Vahan Tekeyan: Selected Poems"
with special guest Edmond Azadian

University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Free admission. Free parking in Lots P5 and P6.
Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, with the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Press Release
Vahan Tekeyan-No. 5 in the Armenian Series of the Press at California State University, Fresno

Friday, October 24 • 5:30PM
"Grandma's Tattoos" Film screening
with special guest director Suzanne Khardalian

In conjunction with CineCulture
For additional information and full schedule of CineCulture presentations-
Read More.
Peters Educational Center Auditorium
, Save Mart Center

Friday, November 14 • 8:00PM
Khachaturian Trio (from Armenia)
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Khachaturian Trio

The Khachaturian Trio comprised of pianist Armine Grigoryan, violinist Karen Shahgaldyan, and cellist Karen Kocharyan is widely considered as one of Armenia’s leading chamber music ensembles praised for its virtuoso performances, subtle sense of style, warm sound, and deep musicality. Educated at prestigious institutions including the Yerevan State Music Conservatory and the Moscow Conservatory, these three colleagues have performed to great acclaim at the Musikverein in Vienna, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Philharmonie in Munich as well as venues in Armenia, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, United Kingdom, China, Australia, and Central and South America.

Co-sponsored with the Keyboard Concert Series of Fresno State.
For ticket information.

Now on YouTube:
Barlow Der Mugrdechian on "Historic Armenia." November 14, 2012.