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World-renowned Operatic Sensation Isabel Bayrakdarian To Perform at NAASR Gala

World-renowned Operatic Sensation Isabel Bayrakdarian To Perform at NAASR Gala

World-renowned opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian will perform songs of Gomidas and Sayat Nova at the sold-out Gala of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. A versatile opera singer, and concert and recording artist, Ms. Bayrakdarian has performed to great acclaim with the premier orchestras of the world and will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Gomidas (1869–1935), the priest, musicologist, and choirmaster, with her performance at the NAASR Gala. Accompanying her will be the Borromeo String Quartet, one of the most important string quartets of our...

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NAASR/Knights of Vartan Grant Recipient Presents Paper at Digital Armenian Conference in Paris

NAASR/Knights of Vartan Grant Recipient Presents Paper at Digital Armenian Conference in Paris

NAASR/Knights of Vartan Grant recipient Dr. Ani Shahnazaryan recently presented a paper on the project “A Digital Critical Edition of Aghvesagirk” at the Digital Armenian Conference organized by the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, the Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (ATALA, Paris), the Calfa Association (Paris), and the French Society for Armenian Studies, with the support of the Laboratory of Excellence EFL (Paris), on October 3-5, 2019. Dr. Shahnazaryan is a Senior Researcher at the Matenadaran in Yerevan Ani writes that “I presented the digital innovation tools I used to create an online critical edition. Digital...

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NAASR To Host Grand Opening of New World Headquarters ~ Friday, November 1, 2019

NAASR To Host Grand Opening of New World Headquarters ~ Friday, November 1, 2019

BELMONT, MA -- On Friday, November 1, 2019, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will host the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of its spectacular, new, state-of-the-art global headquarters, named after Vartan Gregorian, President of the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York. The new building’s official name will be the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, fulfilling the request of the building’s principal benefactors, Edward and Pamela Avedisian of Lexington, MA. The public is invited to attend the ceremony from 4 to 7 pm, at 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA. This historic event is the result of a...

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Rouben Mamoulian Research Funded by NAASR/Knights of Vartan Grant

Rouben Mamoulian Research Funded by NAASR/Knights of Vartan Grant

Milena Oganesyan, PhD, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, has been conducting an independent, multi-sited research project on American-Armenian stage and screen director Rouben Mamoulian. Milena received a NAASR grant issued by the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies to conduct research in the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Directors Guild of America; and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

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NAASR Grant Recipients Present Papers at International Conference

NAASR Grant Recipients Present Papers at International Conference

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies are proud to have provided provide grant support for PhD students Julia Hintlian of Harvard University and Onnik Kiremitlian of the Catholic University of Louvain to present papers at the workshop on the Armenian reception of the Syriac Church Fathers, convened as part of the 18th International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford on August 23. The conference as a whole featured over 350 scholars from around the world who gathered to examine the theology, philosophy, liturgics, hagiography, philology, of the Church Fathers. Photo...

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