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.
New Book on David of Sassoun Released by
The Armenian Series of The Press at Fresno State
David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic (The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2013), 228 pages, a collection of essays by the world’s foremost scholars on the great oral epic of Armenia, edited by Dickran Kouymjian and Barlow Der Mugrdechian, has just been published as the newest addition to the Armenian Series of Fresno State’s Armenian Studies Program. David of Sassoun is the fourth title in the Armenian Series established through The Press at California State University, Fresno. Read more
Now available in Yerevan, Armenia at the Artbridge Bookstore/Cafe!
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.
New-The Fresno Armenians by Berge Bulbulian
available for purchase as an E-book through The Press at Fresno State.
The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State is pleased to announce the republication of The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community, with a preface by Dr. Dickran Kouymjian. The Fresno Armenians is now available as an E-book through The Press at Fresno State.
For ordering information please go to The Press website.
Friday, March 7 • 8:00PM
Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov-works for two pianos
Keyboard Concert Series-Fresno State Concert Hall.
Tickets: $18 per person; $12 Seniors; $5 for Fresno State Students.
Call 278-2337 for tickets.
Thursday, March 20 • 7:30PM
"An Armenian Eccentric: The Life and Times of Kara Darvish"
by Dr. James Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University
This presentation will be on Kara Darvish (Hakob Genjian was an Armenian Futurist poet who lived and worked mainly in Tiflis, Georgia, before and after World War I.
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191, Fresno State.
Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program with the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Free admission. Parking in Lots P5 or P6.
Now on YouTube:
"Armenian Genocide Commemoration"-Fresno State
Sponsored by the Armenian Students Organization and
Armenian Studies Program
April 24, 2013.
Now on YouTube:
Barlow Der Mugrdechian on "Historic Armenia." November 14, 2012.