2011 Posted on 22 Jun 12:26

January 30: Osman Köker, “Images of Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago,” at the Glendale Central Library. Sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA), Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and NAASR, through the generous support of the Hampartzoum Chitjian Foundation and the OIA.

February 3: Prof. Taner Akçam, “Forced Assimilation as a Structural Component of the Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center.

February 5: Gregory Aftandilian, “World War II and Ethnic Identity: The Armenian-American Experience,” at St. Mary’s Armenian Church Hall, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Knights of Vartan, Ani Lodge #21, NAASR.

February 13: Presentation of Armenian Constantinople , featuring Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian and Prof. Richard Hovannisian, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

February 24: Prof. George Bournoutian, “The Book of History of Arakel of Tabriz: A Vital Source on 17th Century Armenia and More,” at the NAASR Center.

March 3: “Traces: A Museum Without Artifacts: Design, Projection, and the Armenian Genocide,” an Illustrated Presentation by Dr. Martin Bechthold, Allen Sayegh, and with Introduction and Remarks by Prof. James R. Russell, at the NAASR Center.

March 6: Prof. Vahram Shemmassian, “The Experiences of Musa Dagh Armenian Immigrants in the United States, 1900-1950,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

March 8: Dr. Kim Theriault, “Displacement, Trauma, and the Making of Modern Art,” at the University of California, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and NAASR.

March 24—Sunday, March 27: Four lectures by Dr. Hayk Demoyan in Los Angeles area.

March 24: “Armenian Sports and Athleticism in the Ottoman Empire.” Co-sponsored by Homenetmen Regional Executive Committee, Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

March 25: “Armenian Sports and Athleticism in the Ottoman Empire,” at the Organization of Istanbul Armenians Center, 19726 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

March 26: “The Armenian Genocide: Centennial Anniversary and Commemoration Strategies,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

March 27: “The Armenian Genocide: Centennial Anniversary and Commemoration Strategies,” at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Woodbury University Armenian Student Association, and NAASR.

March 30: Finding Zabel Yesayan, a documentary by Lara Aharonian and Talin Suciyan, followed by discussion with Talin Suciyan, at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Armenian International Women’s Association and NAASR, in association with the Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

April 3: Marc Mamigonian, “From Idea to Reality: The Growth and Development of Armenian Studies in the U.S. from the 1890s to 1969,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

April 7: Prof. Richard Hovannisian, “In Search of Armenian Cilicia,” at the Church of the Holy Translators, Framingham, MA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators and NAASR.

April 12: Tufts Armenian Genocide Commemoration with lecture by Michael Bobelian, at Goddard Chapel, Tufts University. Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, and NAASR.

May 5: Dr. Gayane Novikova, “Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus: Recent Developments,” at the NAASR Center.

May 19: Osman Köker, “Images of Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Friends of Hrant Dink, and NAASR.

May 25: Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, “The Life and Art of Sumbat: An Armenian Artist in Iran,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR.

June 2: Dr. Susan Pattie, “Who Are the Armenians? Bringing Armenian History and Culture to Young Readers,” at the NAASR Center.

June 14: Panel Discussion on “The State of Armenian Genocide Research and Future Needs” with Prof. Taner Akçam, Prof. Richard Hovannisian, Prof. Vahram Shemmassian, and Marc Mamigonian, at the Glendale Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and NAASR.

June 26: Dr. Gregory Ketabgian, “Armenians on the Titanic” and “A Blood-Stained Bible from Urfa,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

August 11: Helene Pilibosian, “From Journalist to Poet and Memoirist,” at the NAASR Center.

September 14: Sebouh Aslanian: “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, Isfahan,” at Harvard University. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, the Harvard Armenian Society, the Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

September 15: Sebouh Aslanian: “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, Isfahan,” at City University of New York. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY and NAASR

October 6: Khatchig Mouradian, “Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide in Light of New Research,” at the NAASR Center.

October 9: George Bournoutian, “Armenians in Karabagh Before 1828: The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by Ararat-Eskijian and NAASR.

October 13: Seta Dadoyan, “Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World,” at City University of New York. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

October 25: Peter Balakian, “The Transmission of Trauma Across Generations: Literary Memory and the Armenian Genocide,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS), Columbia University, in conjunction with the Armenian Center at Columbia University and NAASR.

October 27-28: Conference, “Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Comparative Review,” at Clark University. Co-sponsored by the Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair in Modern Armenian History and Armenian Genocide Studies, the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Ohannessian Chair at the University of Minnesota, and NAASR.

October 30: Sebouh Aslanian: “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, Isfahan,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

November 1: Martin Bechtold and Allen Sayegh, “Traces: A Museum Without Artifacts,” at CUNY. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

November 3: James Russell, “An Armeno-Hebrew Mystery, or a 1,000-year-old Armenian Text in a Cairo Synagogue and the Stories It Tells,” at the NAASR Center.

November 3: Donna-Lee Frieze, “Silence, Memory & Sacred Drama: Ravished Armenia in the Memorialization of the Armenian Genocide,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

November 4: Hagop Gulludjian and Richard Hovannisian, “Armenian Kars and Ani Book Presentation” and “An Illustrated Expedition to Kars and Ani,” at the Glendale Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Educational Foundation, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

November 4, Armen Marsoobian, "Resistance and Rescue During the Armenian Genocide: The Story Behind a Photograph, Marsovan 1915-1918," at Univ. of Chicago, 102 Stuart Hall, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago. Sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies in association with NAASR.

November 6, 3:00 pm: Armen Marsoobian, "Memories of a Lost Armenian Home: Photography, Anatolia College and the Story of an Armenian Family in Anatolia, 1888 to 1922," at AGBU Chicago-Norehad Center, 7248 North Harlem Ave., Chicago. Sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union-Chicago in association with Anatolia College, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and NAASR.

December 8: Paul Ignatius, Now I Know in Part Book Launch in conjunction with NAASR’s 2011 Christmas Open House.

December 14: Screening of Grandma’s Tattoos, a film by Suzanne Khardalian, with Q&A with the filmmaker. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Club of Watertown High School, the ARF Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh, the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), and NAASR.