All are welcome to attend. Members current as of the date of the meeting may vote.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Henry Theriault, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Worcester State University, Past President (2017-2021), International Association of Genocide Scholars, Founding Co-Editor, Genocide Studies International - “The Artsakh Crisis: Scholarly Ethics, Activism, and Genocide”
The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) joins with other Armenian and non-Armenian groups in condemning the attacks carried out today by Azerbaijan against the Armenians in Artsakh / Nagorno-Karabakh.
Over the course of six decades, no individual did more to shape Armenian Studies, and certainly no one has done has much to advance and give legitimacy to the study of modern Armenian history, as Richard Hovannisian. The void left by his passing is enormous. We are fortunate, however, that the legacy of his life and work is even larger; and his legacy will endure.
In conjunction with the celebratory event NAASR held on May 6, 2023, marking the appointment of Christina Maranci as the third holder of the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, we are devoting this Library Treasures installment to materials from NAASR’s own organizational archives pertaining to this organization’s pioneering effort to establish the first chair in Armenian Studies in the U.S.—or, indeed, anywhere in the Armenian diaspora in North America—focusing on the years from 1954 to the appointment of the first chairholder in 1969.