• 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

Armenian Genocide Monument to be Built on Fresno State Campus
-Groundbreaking to be Held at 2:30PM on Sunday, November 2

Armenian Genocide Monument-Fresno State

Fresno—On Sunday, November 2, the Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley will break ground on a Monument dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. and take place at the Fresno State Maple Mall, located south of the Satellite Student Union. Free parking will be available in Lots P5, P6. 
The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome.
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, November 14 • 8:00PM
Khachaturian Trio (from Armenia)
Commemorative Concert for the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
"Chosen as One of the 100 Concerts Worldwide"

Khachaturian Trio100 Concerts

The Khachaturian Trio comprised of pianist Armine Grigoryan, violinist Karen Shakhgaldyan, and cellist Karen Kocharyan is widely considered as one of Armenia’s leading chamber music ensembles praised for its virtuoso performances, subtle sense of style, warm sound, and deep musicality. Educated at prestigious institutions including the Yerevan State Music Conservatory and the Moscow Conservatory, these three colleagues have performed to great acclaim at the Musikverein in Vienna, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Philharmonie in Munich as well as venues in Armenia, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, United Kingdom, China, Australia, and Central and South America.

Co-sponsored with the Keyboard Concert Series of Fresno State.
For ticket information.

Tuesday, November 18 • 7:30PM
"ASP Armenia Summer Study Trip 2014"
Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Together with Armenia Summer Study Trip student participants.
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.

Tuesday, December 2 • 7:30PM
"Armenians in the Midst of Civil Wars:
Lebanon and Syria Compared"
Dr. Ara Sanjian, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn

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:
Armenian Genocide Monument Groundbreaking, Fresno State November 2, 2014.