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
Opening Ceremony for the Armenian Genocide Monument-Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm-
Maple Mall, Fresno State
Free parking will be available in Lots P5 and P6. Details to follow.
The Armenian Genocide Monument under construction.
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
New-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.
Thursday, March 19 • 7:30PM
"Armenian Genocide in Film: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives-Part II" (Egoyan's Ararat)
Dr. Myrna Douzjian, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Free admission. Co-sponsored by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Parking Lots P5 or P6-free with parking code.
Read the full press release here.
Friday, March 27 • 5:30PM
"Celluloid Exiles: A Brief History of the Armenian Genocide
and Diaspora on Film"
with director Eric Nazarian
Leon S. and Peter Peters Educational Center, SaveMart Center
Free admission. Co-sponsored with CineCulture.
Now on YouTube:
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.