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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~ Շնորհաւոր Նոր Տարի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդ

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~ Շնորհաւոր Նոր Տարի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդ

What a spectacular year NAASR has had — opening our magnificent new Vartan Gregorian Building with elements of Armenian culture and history incorporated into every aspect, and hosting a sold-out crowd of nearly 500 at our inspiring 65th Anniversary Gala! We thank the entire worldwide community for making this dream a reality in 2019 and look forward to an even more active 2020!  We count on you to keep the momentum going in NAASR’s exciting new era. Please donate today to advance Armenian Studies and build a global community for the next generation.

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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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