Organized and hosted by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) with respect and gratitude for Prof. Hovannisian’s immeasurable contributions as a scholar, mentor, and leader.
Dr. Christina Maranci highlights the importance of combining technological innovations with knowledge of the conventions of Armenian art and texts, as well as traditional methods of visual and comparative analysis in her talk Wall Painting in Ani, Horomos, and Mren: Findings and Remarks.
Melissa Bilal is the Associate Director of the UCLA Armenian Music Program and Lecturer in the Department of Ethnomusicology. Previously a Distinguished Research Fellow at CNES, before UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Armenia, where she continues serving as a core team member developing the Gender Studies minor program.
In 2021, Büke Uras published his most comprehensive publication to date, “Balyans, Ottoman Architecture and Balyan Archive.” The Mayor of Istanbul financed the 3rd and 4th editions of the book and decided it to be the official diplomatic gift of Istanbul Municipality, a first in Republic’s history for an item of Armenian subject.