• 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

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.

Armenian Genocide Monument in construction

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
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

Upcoming Events:
Friday, April 24 • Noon
"100th Anniversary of the Commemoration
of the Armenian Genocide"
Sponsored by the Armenian Students Organization

Armenian Genocide Monument-Maple Mall, Fresno State
Parking Lots P5 or P6-free.

Open Through May 29, 2015
"The Armenian Genocide: A Centennial Exhibit 1915-2015"

Armenian Exhibit
Henry Madden Library, 2nd Floor Ellipse, Fresno State
Free admission. Co-sponsored with Armenian Students Organization
The Exhibit is open during regular Library hours. Read more.

Friday, May 15 • 7:30PM
"The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922"
Dr. Herand Markarian

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.

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.