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The Rise of the Western Armenian Diaspora in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

In-person lecture. Also Live-streamed at https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube The Rise of the Western Armenian Diaspora in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire traces how Armenian migrants changed the demographic and cultural landscape of Istanbul and Western Anatolia in the course of the 17th century. In subsequent centuries, Ottoman Armenian merchants, financiers (sarrafs), authors, musicians, translators, printers and bureaucrats… Continue reading The Rise of the Western Armenian Diaspora in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

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Artsakh: The Photographer’s Eye!

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Greater Fresno Chapter Since 1992, Hrair Hawk Khatcherian has been capturing the eternal images of Artsakh (Mountainous Karabakh) which he shares with his readers in this book. His travels started in 1988, with his involvement and participation in various Armenian diaspora activities related to the Karabakh Movement. Inspired… Continue reading Artsakh: The Photographer’s Eye!

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In The Shadow of Territorial Conflict Symposium: Legacies of Soviet-era Media Control and Speech Norms

Southwestern Law School 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Armed conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2020 and 2022 in connection with Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) are tragic examples of long-running ethnic and geo-political disputes that became flashpoints for war and aggression after the Soviet Union collapsed. This is but one of many other protracted conflicts that have re-escalated into armed conflict in former Soviet Republics,… Continue reading In The Shadow of Territorial Conflict Symposium: Legacies of Soviet-era Media Control and Speech Norms

Dr. Dennis Papazian: Reflections on an Armenian-American Journey

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

Born ninety years ago in the pre-WWII, pre-civil rights American South of Armenian immigrant parents from Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Dennis Papazian reflects on a quintessentially twentieth-century American life shaped by the challenges of the immigrant experience, his family’s struggle to create a life in a new land, and his determined efforts to secure an education… Continue reading Dr. Dennis Papazian: Reflections on an Armenian-American Journey

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The First Decision of the Armenian Genocide and the Role of the Kurds in Ottoman Documents

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

Reception-6:00PM Presentation-7:00PM Live Streamed at https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube Based on newly available Ottoman documents, Dr. Akçam will revisit the question of the final decision to exterminate the Armenian population. He will show that the first decision to exterminate Armenians, contrary to the common belief in the field, was not taken in February-March 1915 but way early, at… Continue reading The First Decision of the Armenian Genocide and the Role of the Kurds in Ottoman Documents

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Fresno Film Premiere of “Back to Ashtarak”

Universtiy Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, United States

Co-sponsored by Hamazkayin Fresno Taniel Varoujan Chapter Film screening and discussion with Director Tigran Nersisian and Producer Armen Karaoghlanian “Back to Ashtarak” is a documentary about its director, who returns to his hometown of Ashtarak in Armenia to relive the happiest moments of his childhood.

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Discussion of the Documentary Film “Motherland” with Director Vic Gerami

Co-sponsored by CineCulture-watch "Motherland" April 7-14 (streaming). Contact the Armenian Studies Program for information how to watch the film. It took 106 years before the United States formally recognized the Armenian Genocide of 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. On April 24, 2021, President Joe Biden became the first United States president to… Continue reading Discussion of the Documentary Film “Motherland” with Director Vic Gerami

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Armenian Art: Current Directions and Future Goals

Smittcamp Alumni House 2625 E Matoian Way, Fresno, CA, United States

In person event. Live streamed at: https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube Dr. Christina Maranci will give the inaugural lecture in the Grace and Paul Shahinian Armenian Christian Art series organized by the Armenian Studies Program. Dr. Maranci will give an overview of the study of Armenian art in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on how the discipline has… Continue reading Armenian Art: Current Directions and Future Goals

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Profound Theologian Barthev Gulumian Speaking at St. Gregory Pasadena April 20

St. Gregory Armenian Church, Pasadena, CA 2215 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA, United States

NOTE THIS EVENT WILL BE IN ARMENIAN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY Q & A 1.)  Life After Life:  What does Heaven look like?        Will we know each other in Heaven?  Will we have physical bodies in Heaven?  What age will everyone be in Heaven? 2.)  What Is Prayer and Why Should We Pray:… Continue reading Profound Theologian Barthev Gulumian Speaking at St. Gregory Pasadena April 20

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Virtual Pilgrimage: Golgotha (the site of the crucifixion)

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Holy Land Lights LLC welcomes you to our Virtual Pilgrimages... This time to the Golgotha! The rock of Golgotha is now enclosed within the Holy Sepulchre Church, under the custody of the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. However, Armenians have had a long relationship with the rock, too. We will visit Golgotha virtually, to… Continue reading Virtual Pilgrimage: Golgotha (the site of the crucifixion)

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President Reagan former Ex. director of Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Chuck Jelloian to speak at St. Gregory

St. Gregory Armenian Church, Pasadena, CA 2215 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA, United States

 Served as Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan  Presidential Foundation  Appointed by President Reagan to be Responsible for the Planning & Development of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum * A short slide show presentation on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum with “background info” on how Chuck built this great institute for… Continue reading President Reagan former Ex. director of Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Chuck Jelloian to speak at St. Gregory

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Eradicating Cultures, Erasing Lives: Children and the Armenian and Native American Genocides

University Business Center 5245 N. Backer Ave., Fresno State, United States

In this talk, Keith David Watenpaugh, Professor and Director at UC Davis Human Rights Studies, draws the genocide of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire into the comparative study of indigenous genocide. He focuses on the erasure of indigenous children's identity by state authorities through boarding schools to argue that the ideology and practice of… Continue reading Eradicating Cultures, Erasing Lives: Children and the Armenian and Native American Genocides

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