News and Events 2012-2013

 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 • 7:30PM

“Networks of Knowledge: Communication and Identity in 12th-14th c. Armenia"

by Dr. Sergio La Porta Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies


 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 • 2:00PM

“The Sandcastle Girls"-a book presentation

by NY Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian

Supported by the Bertha and John Garabedian Foundation and the Leon S. Peters Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Armenian Students Organization, and the Armenian National Committee, Central California.

Free admission and free parking.


 
Friday, April 12, 2013 • 5:30PM

The Fresno premiere of the film "The Son of the Olive Merchant"

with director Matthieu Zeitindjioghlu


 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • 7:30PM

“The Theme of the Armenian Genocide in Literature, Translation, and Cinema" (Part III)

by Dr. Sona Haroutyunian, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies


 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 • 7:30PM

“Trans-generational Trauma:  The Impact of the Armenian Genocide on the Second Generation”

by Greg Aftandilian


 
Friday, March 22, 2013 • 7:30PM

“The 25th Anniversary of the Karabagh Movement"

with Robert Avetisyan, Special representative of the Republic of Karabagh to the United States

Supported by the Bertha and John Garabedian Foundation and the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Armenian Students Organization, and the Armenian National Committee, Central California.


 
Sunday, March 17, 2013

5:00PM Reception, 6:00PM Dinner
Armenian Studies Program 25th Annual Banquet

featuring author Matthew Karanian
"The Stone Garden Guide to Armenia and Karabagh"


 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 7:30PM

“The Theme of the Armenian Genocide in Literature, Translation, and Cinema" (Part II)

by Dr. Sona Haroutyunian, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies

The second lecture in the series will focus on translation as an instrument, which brings greater attention to the historical phenomenon of the Armenian Genocide. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Students Organization.


 
Friday, March 8, 2013 • 7:00-9:30PM

“14th Annual Armenian Film Festival"

Industrial Technology Building, Room 101

Supported by the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Students Organization.

Free admission and free parking.


 
Monday, February 25, 2013 • 7:30PM

“The Theme of the Armenian Genocide in Literature,
Translation, and Cinema" (Part I)

by Dr. Sona Haroutyunian, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies

The first lecture in the series will focus on the literary genre as an instrument, which brings greater attention to the historical phenomenon of the Armenian Genocide.

University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Students Organization.


 
Friday, February 8, 2013 • Reception 6:30-7:30PM

7:30PM – “Armenian Jerusalem: Past and Present",
a symposium

“Lament for the City: Jerusalem and the Armenians in the Medieval Period”

by Tamar M. Boyadjian, UCLA

“Armenian Jerusalem Through the Eyes of a Pilgrim”

by Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Fresno State

“Negotiating the Sacred and Secular: The Armenian Heritage in Jerusalem”

by Sergio La Porta, Fresno State

“Jerusalem in a Critical Period: Challenges facing the New Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem"

by Bedross Der Matossian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This symposium examines the historic role of the Armenian presence in the Holy City of Jerusalem. Each presentation gives a different view of the significance of Jerusalem to Armenians.

Free admission. Parking in Lots A and J.

University Business Center
Room 191, Alice Peters Auditorium
Fresno State.

Supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Students Organization.


 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 • 2:00-5:00PM

“Armenian Song and Dance Workshop"
by Hasmik Harutyunyan

South Gym Room 133, Fresno State
Free admission. Free Parking on Saturday.


 
Monday, January 28, 2013 • 7:30PM

“Treasures of Faith: Sacred Objects from the Armenian Churches of Constantinople"

by Dr. Ron Marchese

The lecture will present findings from Dr. Marchese's research into the sacred art treasures of the Armenian Churches of Constantinople.

Dr. Marchese is Professor of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Free admission. Parking in Lots A and J with permit.

University Business Center
Room 191, Alice Peters Auditorium
Fresno State.

Leon S. Peters Foundation Lecture.

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Students Organization. Partially funded by the Associated Students, Inc.


 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 7:30PM

"Historic Armenia: Memories and Images"

Barlow Der Mugrdechian at Aghtamarby Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Der Mugrdechian traveled to historic Armenia in summer of 2012, visiting Kars, Ani, Van, Aghtamar, Bitlis, Moush, and Erzerum. The rich cultural history of Armenia was much in evidence, with many Armenian churches and areas where Armenian had lived. The Monastery of Varag and the Arakelots Monastery of Moush were among the historic and moving sites that he visited. He will tell about the changes that are taking place in Turkey regarding Armenian monuments and churches.

Der Mugrdechian is Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program.

University Business Center
Room 191, Alice Peters Auditorium
Fresno State

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Students Organization.