2008 Posted on 22 Jun 11:58

January 25: “A Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Assassination of Hrant Dink.” At the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, Burbank, CA. Featuring talks by Taner Akçam, Richard G. Hovannisian, and Stephen A. Kurkjian. Co-sponsored by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians of Los Angeles, the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA, and NAASR, under the auspices of the Western Diocese, His Eminence, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate.

Feb. 3: Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Museum and the NAASR.

Feb. 25: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” In the G Hall at the Diocesan complex of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, New York, NY. Co-sponsored by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and NAASR.

March 2: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” Saint David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by NAASR and St. David Church.

March 13: Sebouh Aslanian, “Honor Among Merchants: The Armenians of New Julfa and the Growth of Modern Long-Distance Trade.” At the NAASR Center.

April 3: Levon Abrahamian: “Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Reshaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity,” at the NAASR Center.

April 8: Verjine Svazlian, “Testimonies of the Eyewitness Survivors: Irrefutable Historical Documents of the Armenian Genocide,” at the Armenak Der Petrossian Hall, St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum under the auspices of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.

April 10: Levon Abrahamian: “Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Reshaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity.” At Armenian Euphrates Evangelical Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.

April 23: Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide. At Harvard University’s Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS), South Building, Auditorium S010, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Harvard Armenian Society.

May 4: Vahram Shemmasian, “The Rescue of Enslaved Armenian Women and Children in Syria at the End of the World War I Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

May 5: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” At the NAASR Center.

May 17 (Preceding 54th NAASR Annual Assembly): Sergio La Porta: Armenian Studies in Jerusalem and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” at the NAASR Center.

May 22: Lynn Jones: “Between Islam and Byzantium: Aghtamar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Kingship.” At the NAASR Center.

June 5: Donald Bloxham, “The Role of the Great Powers in the Armenian Genocide.” At the NAASR Center.

June 9: Razmik Panossian, “Change Without Transition: Politics in Post-Soviet Armenia.” Co-sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society Summer Youth Program and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 11: James Russell, “The Rime of the Book of the Dove: Zoroastrian Cosmology, Armenian Heresiology, and the Russian Novel.” Roman Jakobson Memorial Lecture. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 17: Panel Discussion: “Murder at the Altar”: The Context and Legacy of the Abp. Tourian Murder After 75 Years,” with Author/Journalist Terry Phillips, Ben Alexander, Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian, and Dikran Kaligian. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 21, 4:00 p.m.: Rubina Peroomian: “And Those Who Continued Living in Turkey After 1915.” Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

Sept. 27: Conference: “The Legacy of the Republic of Armenia, 1918-1921.” With Benjamin Alexander, Erik Goldstein, Robert Krikorian, Razmik Panossian, Victoria Rowe, and Ara Sanjian. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, the Boston University Department of History, the International History Institute at Boston University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). At Boston University’s School of Management (SMG).

Weds., Oct. 22: Azat Yeghiazaryan, “Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of the Armenian National Epic,” at the NAASR Center.

Oct. 30: Helen Evans, “Byzantium and Armenia: The Large Picture,” co-sponsored by NAASR and the Knights of Vartan. At the NAASR Center.

Nov. 6: Apo Torosyan, screening of documentary “The Morgenthau Story,” at the NAASR Center, featuring commentary by James Russell.

Nov. 16: Azat Yeghiazaryan, “Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of the Armenian National Epic.” Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

Nov. 23: NAASR day trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, for “Sunday at the Met” Armenian Program, with in-trip presentation by Christina Maranci.

Dec. 4: James Russell: “Black Milk: Bedros Tourian, Paul Celan, and Anselm Kiefer.” Co-sponsored by Hamazkayin-Boston Chapter and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

December 11: NAASR Christmas Open House with illustrated talk by Christina Maranci of Tufts University, on "Images of the Nativity in Armenian Art". At the NAASR Center.

Dec. 15: James Russell: “The Armenian Magic Scroll and Outside Art.” Co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America and NAASR. At ALMA.