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Grant Recipient Reports From the Field

Grant Recipient Reports From the Field

Grant recipient Tigran Aleksanyan updated his report from the field. As an archaeologist at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia, Tigran received a NAASR grant issued by the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies in support of his project to document monuments preserved in the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh associated with the memory of Vardanants' martyrs.   During July 2019, the expedition led by Tigran explored two more monuments in Gegharkunik region: a St. Vardan cave complex in Vardenis and St. Vartan Church in N. Getashen village. Stay tuned to...

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NAASR Expands Worldwide Reach While Building New Headquarters

NAASR Expands Worldwide Reach While Building New Headquarters

In the midst of constructing its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Belmont, MA, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) has also expanded its programs and scholar support worldwide with an unprecedented level of activity in the first half of 2019. Read it in MASSIS Post or continue reading here. Unprecedented Number of ProgramsTo date, in 2019, NAASR has sponsored or co-sponsored 38 programs on a wide variety of subjects and in many locations, the most in its history for a six-month period.  These events have taken place in Massachusetts, California, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and,...

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NAASR Receives Donation of Rare Books and Periodicals from the Hairenik Association

NAASR Receives Donation of Rare Books and Periodicals from the Hairenik Association

Rare books from the 1800s published by Armenian presses around the world as well as precious bound volumes of Armenian newspapers from the early 1900s and other hard-to-find treasures comprise the notable donation in July from the Hairenik Association of Watertown, MA to the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). This collection represents a significant addition to NAASR’s Mardigian Library and will become accessible to the public after NAASR’s new Vartan Gregorian Building opens on November 1, 2019, in Belmont, MA. Read the story in the Armenian Weekly or continue reading below. George Aghjayan, a member of NAASR’s Board of...

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NAASR Congratulates Board Member Edward Avedisian On Receiving Honorary Doctorate from University of Rhode Island

NAASR Congratulates Board Member Edward Avedisian On Receiving Honorary Doctorate from University of Rhode Island

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research is proud and thrilled to recognize our illustrious Board member, Edward Avedisian, who is also the principal building donor for our new global headquarters, on receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Rhode Island at its commencement in Kingston, RI, on May 19, 2019. Mr. Avedisian, the son of Armenian Genocide survivors, became a clarinetist with the Boston Pops for 35 years and the Boston Ballet Orchestra for more than 40, and has devoted himself with the same heartfelt dedication and excellence as a philanthropist in Armenia and the U.S....

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NAASR Spring Benefit Hosted by Dr. Seda and Vartan Keshishian

NAASR Spring Benefit Hosted by Dr. Seda and Vartan Keshishian

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) held a benefit dinner at the historic home of Dr. Seda and Vartan Keshishian on May 18. The Keshishian home, which used to belong to Gov. William Weld of Massachusetts, was recently renovated and formed an impressively elegant backdrop to the brief formal program and dinner, at which more than 80 guests were present. The fundraising was to support NAASR’s operational expenses, not the construction of its new building. Read the complete article by Aram Arkun, in the Armenian Mirror Spectator.    

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