Category: Armenian Studies

NAASR and the Knights of Vartan Have Awarded 20 Grants to Scholars Since January

NAASR and the Knights of Vartan Have Awarded 20 Grants to Scholars Since January

BELMONT, Mass. — In the first six months of the year, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies (FAS) have awarded 20 grants to scholars from around the world. The list of awardees demonstrates the tremendous diversity of the subjects covered by these grants, […]

Balakian to be Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at University of South Florida

Balakian to be Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at University of South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — During the week of February 13-17, Peter Balakian will be Distinguished Scholar in Residence and will be visiting classes in the departments of English, Sociology, Africana Studies and the Honors College at the University of South Florida (USF). He also will be spending time with the Digital Heritage work group in the USF […]

Houri Berberian Named Chair of UC Irvine Armenian Studies Chair

Houri Berberian Named Chair of UC Irvine Armenian Studies Chair

IRVINE, Calif. — The University of California, Irvine School of Humanities celebrated the installation of Houri Berberian as the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies in the Department of History. She will work closely with the school’s faculty and lecturers in Middle East and Near East studies as well as Russian and Soviet studies […]

Dr. Richard Hovannisian to Present New Book on Musa Dagh, Dört Yol, Kessab at Fresno State

Dr. Richard Hovannisian to Present New Book on Musa Dagh, Dört Yol, Kessab at Fresno State

FRESNO — Dr. Richard Hovannisian, Professor Emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern History at UCLA, will present a talk on his newly published book, Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh—Dört Yol—Kessab, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is the first […]

Society for Armenian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies Association Meet in Boston

Society for Armenian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies Association Meet in Boston

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON – The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) held a conference on Armenians in America on November 17 in Boston, along with its annual membership meeting. It sponsored several panels at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Conference, which continued through the weekend ending on November 27 at Boston’s […]

NAASR Panel at Harvard Probes Diaspora Role in Armenia’s Democratic Future

NAASR Panel at Harvard Probes Diaspora Role in Armenia’s Democratic Future

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On Saturday, December 3, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) held a panel discussion entitled “The Armenian Parliamentary Elections in April, 2017: How can the Diaspora engage in Armenia’s Democratic Evolution,” at Harvard University. The program was sponsored in conjunction with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Moderating the panel discussion was […]

NAASR Looks Back at History, Forward to New Era

NAASR Looks Back at History, Forward to New Era

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff     BURLINGTON, Mass. — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) celebrated its 60th anniversary on November 12 with a family affair — whether those families were academics who had worked with NAASR, longtime members of the organization or members of the Ignatius family, who have been […]

Mren on Verge of Collapse

Mren on Verge of Collapse

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — An awe-inspiring but gravely worrying lecture on the preservation of historic Armenian churches in danger of collapse, was presented by leading Armenian art historian Dr. Christina Maranci recently. It was sponsored by the Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. The seventh-century religious icons […]