News

67th Annual Assembly of Members ~ Saturday, November 6, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

67th Annual Assembly of Members ~ Saturday, November 6, 2021 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Featured Speaker: Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress talk: From Illumination to Digitization: The Armenian Collections at the Library of Congress

The general public is invited to attend via NAASR's YouTube channel. NAASR Members, please register on Zoom in order to vote.

For more →


In Memoriam: George Bournoutian (1943-2021): Prolific and Dedicated Scholar and Friend

In Memoriam: George Bournoutian (1943-2021): Prolific and Dedicated Scholar and Friend

George Bournoutian (1943-2021) Prolific and Dedicated Scholar and Friend NAASR joins with scholars and friends all over the world in mourning the passing of an esteemed colleague, Prof. George Bournoutian. While wishing to honor his stated wishes that no outpourings of sentiment follow his death, out of respect for his enormous contributions we offer this brief appreciation and extend our deepest sympathies to his family.George Bournoutian was born and raised in Isfahan, Iran. Over the course of a long and productive career he published more than thirty books as author or translator which have been translated into many languages, and...

For more →


NAASR Seeks Next Executive Director

NAASR Seeks Next Executive Director

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) is looking for a dynamic and dedicated person as its next Executive Director. Sarah Ignatius, the current Executive Director, is retiring but will continue in the position until it is filled and will serve as Executive Advisor to the new Executive Director to ease the transition.

For more →


NAASR Receives Generous Bequest from Longtime Member

NAASR Receives Generous Bequest from Longtime Member

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) has received a very generous bequest of over $240,000 from the estate of Bernard L. Zulalian of Belmont, MA. Among NAASR’s longest serving members, Mr. Zulalian joined the organization in 1964 and was a staunch supporter for over 55 years. He passed away in May 2020.

For more →


NAASR Chairman Announces the Retirement of Its Respected Executive Director

NAASR Chairman Announces the Retirement of Its Respected Executive Director

Yervant Chekijian, the Chairman of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) has announced that its Executive Director Sarah Ignatius is retiring this year, now that she is turning 70. She has served as Executive Director since January 2016, as NAASR’s first full-time person in this role. NAASR has opened a search for a new candidate to fill the position.

For more →