• 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.

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Upcoming Events:

Friday, September 22 • 7:00PM
Saturday, September 23 • 10:00AM
An International Conference
"Armenians and Greeks: A People's History of the Ottoman Empire"
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Fresno State
Free admission. Details and Full program upcoming.

Monday, October 9 • 7:30PM
"The AGBU Nubar Library in Paris: Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage through Documentation, Research, and Publication"
Dr. Boris Adjemian, Director of the AGBU Library in Paris
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191
Fresno State
Free admission. Details and Full program upcoming.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 • 7:30PM
"Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Army"
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Adrienne Alexanian
University Business Center, Room 191
Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking with code.

Friday, March 2, 2018 • 8:00PM
"Chilingirian Quartet"
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The Concert Hall (East Music Building)
Fresno State
in cooperation with the Keyboard Concert Series.
Tickets required. Details and full program upcoming.

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.

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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.