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    The Armenian Studies Program held its 31st Annual Banquet on Sunday, March 17. More than 60 students were recognized. The special guest was Consul General Ambassador Dr. Armen Baibourtian.
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    Fresno State Armenian Studies Program Director Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Professor Sergio La Porta led a group of fourteen students on the Armenia Summer Study Trip, May 29-June 14, 2019. At the Khor Virap Monastery.
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    Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, seated right, was the recipient of the "Man of the Year" award by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan at a March 30, 2019 Banquet. Stefani Booroojian, seated left, was named "Woman of the Year."
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    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.
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    Pianist Michael Krikorian, third from right,performed in the Keyboard Concert  "Young Armenian Talent" series on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

Read the latest news about the Armenian Studies Program on the Arts & Humanities blog.

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"All Things Armenian" Radio Hour
Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:00PM
on Multicultural1600 AM Radio
Streaming live at: https://www.multicultural1600am.com/
Archived editions of "All Things Armenian" at bit.ly/allthingsarmenian

Upcoming Events:

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

Flyer and more information on the presentation.

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.
Zoom registration is available at:
More information and flyer.

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)
Zoom registration is available at:
Friday, October 2: https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesconference1
Saturday, October 3: https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesconference2
Conference program.

Friday, October 9, 2020 • 5:30PM
"What Will Become of Us"-Film Screening and discussion
what will become of us
with filmmaker/producer Stephanie Ayanian
in cooperation with CineCulture and the Center for Creativity and the Arts
Zoom registration is available at:

Friday night discussion with Stephanie Ayanian.
More information.

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
Zoom Registration is available at:
Flyer and more information on the presentation.

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 Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee-Fresno.

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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.