Kazan Visiting Professors

The Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professorship in Armenian Studies

This specially designed endowment allows the Armenian Studies Program to invite, for one semester each year, an internationally recognized scholar in contemporary Armenian affairs. The distinguished professor teaches a single course on a subject related to modern Armenian history, including the Genocide of 1915 and the formation of the Armenian Republic. In addition, the scholar will present three public lectures on a single topic; these will be published as a volume in the Kazan Armenian Studies series.

Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professors

Armenian Studies Program, Fresno State (2000-2011)

1-Fall 2000-Richard Hovannisian
"The Armenian Genocide  and Its Denial"

a) "Remembrance and Denial: The Armenian Genocide"- October 8, 2000

b) "The Last Generation of Ottoman Armenians: Bitter Sweet Memories" -October 30, 2000

c) "Historical Memory and Armenian Foreign Affairs" -December 5, 2000

2-Fall 2001-Robert Hewsen
"The Conversion of Armenia to Christianity"

a) "Armenia on the Eve of the Conversion" –October 4, 2001

b) "The Conversion of King Trdat: Reading Between The Lines"-November 1, 2001

c) "The Conversion of the Armenian People" –December 6, 2001

3-Fall 2002-Barbara Merguerian
"The Armenian Question in United States Foreign Policy"

a) "The Impact of the American Missionaries" -October 22, 2002

b) "The Witness of the American Consulates" -November 12, 2002

c) "Isolationism vs. Internationalism in US Foreign Policy: The Case of Armenia" -December 6, 2002

4-Fall 2003-Ara Sanjian
"The Armenian Quest for Mountainous Karabagh Under Soviet Rule: 1923-1988"

a) "The Question of Mountainous Karabagh in Soviet Armenian Politics, 1923-1987" -September 24, 2003

b) "The Armenian Quest for Mountainous Karabagh and the Diaspora: 1923-1987" -October 15, 2003

c) "The Armenian Church Under Soviet Rule" -November 19, 2003

5-Spring 2006-James Reid
"Inner Dimensions of the Armenian Genocide"

a) "The Effect of World War I on the Human Psyche" -February 21, 2006

b) "The 'Death World' and its Influence on Victim Survivors" -March 22, 2006

c) "Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Genocide Survivor Writing" -April 25, 2006

6-Fall 2006-Levon Chookaszian
"Armenian Massacres and Genocide Reflected in Armenian Art of the 20th Century"

a) "The Armenian Painters of Constantinople at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries" -September 27, 2006

b) "Armenian Massacres and Genocide and the Liberation Movement as Reflected in Armenian Art" -October 18, 2006

c) Armenian Art Treasures Saved from the Genocide"-November 15, 2006

7- Spring 2009-George Bournoutian
"The Armenian Church Under Foreign Rule: 16th-20th Centuries (Russia, South Asia, and Iran)"

a) "The Armenian Church Under Persian Rule: 1600-1800"
-March 3, 2009

b) "The Armenian Church under Russian Rule: 1600-1800"
-March 24, 2009

c) "The Armenian Church in South Asia: 1600-1800" -April 21, 2009

8-Spring 2010-Abraham Terian
"In the Darkness of the Genocide"

a) "Armenian Identity and the Genocide" –February 17, 2010

b) "The Loud Cry: Early Literary Responses to the Genocide"–March 11, 2010

c) "The Less-Known Victims of the Armenian Genocide" –April 29, 2010

9-Spring 2011-Barlow Der Mugrdechian
"Armenian-American Literature in English"

a) "Armenian-American Literature: The First Generation"
-February 23, 2011

b) "The Theme of Genocide in Twentieth Century Armenian-American Literature"-April 27, 2011

10-Spring 2013-Sona Haroutyunian
"The Theme of the Armenian Genocide in Literature, Translation,
and Cinema"

a) "The Armenian Genocide in Literature" -February 25, 2013

b) "The Armenian Genocide in Translation" -March 14, 2013

c) "The Armenian Genocide in Cinema" -April 10, 2013