Give the Gift of Membership

Current Year — Dadourian Foundation

GAS BALLOONS, EMPERORS, and ARMENIAN MAPMAKERS: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress' Collections ~ Thursday, December 15, 2022 ~ Hybrid Event

GAS BALLOONS, EMPERORS, and ARMENIAN MAPMAKERS: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress' Collections ~ Thursday, December 15, 2022 ~ Hybrid Event

With over 5.5 million maps, the Library of Congress holds the world’s largest cartographic collection. In this illustrated lecture, the Library’s Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist Dr. Khatchig Mouradian tells the stories behind a selection of maps of Armenia or by Armenian cartographers that have made their way into this collection, taking us through a journey across the globe and over the centuries.

For more →


MAPPING the ARMENIAN HIGHLAND with MATTHEW KARANIAN ~ Thursday, December 8, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

MAPPING the ARMENIAN HIGHLAND with MATTHEW KARANIAN ~ Thursday, December 8, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Author and lawyer Matthew Karanian discusses how a series of maps that his great uncle Mardiros Kheranian produced one century ago encouraged Matthew's own research of ancient Armenia, and guided him along the way. Matthew has published several books about Armenia.

For more →


EVER-CHANGING BORDERS OF ARMENIA IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES: The Cartographic Record ~ Saturday, March 26, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

EVER-CHANGING BORDERS OF ARMENIA IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES: The Cartographic Record ~ Saturday, March 26, 2022 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 12:00pm Eastern / 9:00am PacificLive on Zoom. Registration is required and free.Livestream on NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies.This program is made possible through the generous support of the Dadourian Foundation.PRESENTERROUBEN GALICHIAN, Author of Historic Maps of Armenia: The Cartographic Heritage and other worksExploring maps of Armenia’s changing borders over time reveals significant aspects of Armenian history, culture, and geography from ancient times to the present and is critical to the current territorial debate. The 44-day war waged by Azerbaijan and Turkey against Armenia and Artsakh in the fall of 2020 and the ongoing clashes have...

For more →


‘DESERT KITES’: Mysterious Prehistoric Structures in Armenia ~ Saturday, November 20, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

‘DESERT KITES’: Mysterious Prehistoric Structures in Armenia ~ Saturday, November 20, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The fact that there are more than five thousand 'desert kites' in the world, that a lot of effort has been put on their construction, indicates their significance, and thus a whole page of the history of the ancient world remains undiscovered. Armenian kites yield great potential to shed light on these mysterious structures due to their high level of preservation and rich archaeological environment.

For more →


The Ancient Archaeological Landscape of Lernakert in the Shirak Region ~ Saturday, November 13, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The Ancient Archaeological Landscape of Lernakert in the Shirak Region ~ Saturday, November 13, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

The investigation of fortress-settlements, necropoli, and their infrastructure is of key importance for the study of the archaeological landscape of the Bronze and Iron Age Armenia. 

For more →