• The Armenian Studies Program held a major international conference on "The Committee of Union and Progress," October 12-13, 2018.

  • The Armenian Studies Program held a reunion on April 27, 2018, for students who had traveled on the ASP organized, Armenia Summer Study Program.

  • The opening celebration of the William Saroyan House Museum was held on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union.
  • Left to right: Dr. Hagop Ohanessian, Dr. Ümit Kurt, Deborah Sinclair, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Dean Del Hornbuckle, and Dr. Clint Curle at the opening reception of the "Genocide of the 20th Century" Exhibit held at the Madden Library, September 6, 2018.

  • Fresno State Armenian Studies Program Director Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Professor Hagop Ohanessian led a group of thirteen students on the Armenia Summer Study Trip, May 24-June 9, 2017.

    At the Megerian Carpet Factory in Yerevan.

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

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Upcoming Events-Spring 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019 • 5:00 Reception/6:00 Dinner
Armenian Studies Program
31st Annual Program
Ft. Washington Country Club, Fresno
Tickets required. More information soon.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 7:30PM
"The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice
by Dr. Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh (UC Davis)
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Free admission and free parking required for Lots P6 or P5.

Friday, April 26, 2019 • 8:00PM
"Cadence Ensemble" in Concert

Philip Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series
Concert Hall, Fresno State
Tickets required.

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.

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


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