• Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Fresno State, April 22, 2016 at the new Armenian Genocide Monument.

  • The Armenian Studies Program 28th Annual Banquet was held on March 6, 2016 at the Ft. Washington Country Club.

  • Dr. Sergio La Porta,left and Richard Hagopian were honored as "Men of the Year" by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan on April 16, 2016.

  • Left to right: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Ambassador John Evans, and Ara Sarafian. Ambassador Evans was in Fresno April 25 to speak about his new book "Truth Held Hostage."

  • 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.

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

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


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 7 • 7:30PM
"The Curious Case of Armenian Genocide Perpetrator
Ahmed Faik Bey
Dr. Ümit Kurt, Research Fellow at Harvard
University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium,
Fresno State.

Free admission and free parking in Lots P6 or P5.
Parking code is required for free parking. 

With the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Read more about the lecture.

Sunday, March 19 • 5:00PM
Armenian Studies Program 40th Anniversary Banquet
with special guest Dr. Mary Papazian,
President of San Jose State University

Ft. Washington Country Club, Fresno
Reception: 5:00PM; Dinner: 6:00PM.
General public-$50 per person. For reservations contact the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State-559.278.2669

Tuesday, April 4 • 7:30PM
Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism"
Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Fresno State.

Free admission and parking in Lots P6 or P5.
Coupon code is required for free parking.
With the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Friday, April 7 • 5:30PM
The Fresno Premiere of the film "Lost Birds
With co-directors Ela Alyamac & Aren Perdeci
Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)
In conjunction with CineCulture
Free admission and free parking.

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


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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.