2017 Posted on 11 Jan 11:32

Sunday, January 8: Alice Ketabgian, “Life in Istanbul: A Family’s Odyssey” with an introduction by Dr. Tammy Ketabgian, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and NAASR.

Thursday, January 19: Screening of "Referendum Rewind" and discussion with Nate Schenkkan of Freedom House, moderated by Ara Araz, at St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by Justice Armenia, Armenian Renaissance - New York, Tufenkian Foundation, SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY, Armenian Network of America - Greater NY, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party – Ramgavars, New York Armenian Students Association, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, January 22: Staged Play Reading, Red Dog Howls by Alexander Dinelaris, followed by discussion with featured actors, moderated by Dawn Mackeen, at Ararat-Eskijian-Museum/Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, January 28: Levon Chookaszian, “The Silk Route and Armenian Textiles Throughout the Centuries,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, February 11: Conference, “Hadjin: Remembering a Historic Armenian Community in Cilicia,” at George Deukmejian Community Center, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, February 12: Khatchig Mouradian, “Resistance, Refuge, and Return: The Challenges Facing Syrian Armenians,” at St. David Armenian Church, 2300 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL.  Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and St. David Armenian Church.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, February 16: Boris Adjemian, “The King and the Forty Orphans: The Invention of an Armenian Homeland in Ethiopia,” at the NAASR Center.  Click here to view flyer.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23: Umit Kurt: “The Curious Case of Ali Cenani Bey: The Story of a Genocide Perpetrator During and After the 1915 Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Click here to view flyer.



Friday, February 24:15th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies.  Click here for more information.

Sunday, February 26: Asya Darbinyan, "Russian Response to the Armenian Genocide: Refugee Crisis in the Caucasus and Russian Humanitarianism," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, March 4: Armen Marsoobian, “The Presence of Absence: The Role of Photography in the Lives of Ottoman Armenians,” at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, March 5: Umit Kurt, “The Curious Case of Ahmed Faik Bey: The Story of a Genocide Perpetrator During and After the 1915 Armenian Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Armenian Bar Association, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Organization of Istanbul Armenians..  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, March 9: Panel discussion, “Spotlight on Nagorno-Karabagh: The Four-Day War and Its Aftermath: Perspectives on Security, Diplomacy, and the Prospects for a Lasting Peace,” moderated by Dr. Antranig Kasbarian, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and the MIT Armenian Society.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, March 16: Owen Miller, "The Massacre in the Sasun Mountains (1894): Interpretations of Violence at the End of Empire," at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19: 2nd Armenian Genealogy Conference, at University of Michigan, Dearborn.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Houshamadyan.org, Nor Keghi Association, and the Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul.  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, March 19: Maurice Missak Kelechian, “Antelias Prior to the Catholicosate of Cilicia,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, March 25: “New Perspectives on Photography in the Ottoman Empire: A Symposium,” at the Armenian Museum of America.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archive, and NAASR. Moderated by Armen Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University) and with the participation of Ruth Thomasian (Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives), Edhem Eldem (Boğaziçi University), Suzanne K. Adams (Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives), and David Low (University of Michigan).  Click here to view flyer.



Thursday, March 30: Melissa Bilal, “Voice Signatures: Recordings of Russian Armenian POWS in German Camps, 1916-1918," at the NAASR Center.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, April 1: Hrair "Hawk" Khatcherian, "Khatchkars: A Photographic Journey," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

 

Thursday, April 6: Bilgin Ayata, “Quo Vadis Turkey? The Constitutional Referendum and Political Transformation in Turkey?"  At the NAASR Center.  Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, April 8: "Contemporary Construction of Armenian Identity Workshop," at UCLA.  Organized by the Armenian Studies Program at UCLA and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

Monday, April 17: Panel Discussion, “New Perspectives: Lightning, Climate Change, and Other Exciting Scientific Challenges,” featuring Prof. Ashot Chilingirian, Dr. Bagrat Mailyan, and Prof. Areg Danagoulian, and others; Sponsored by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association and co-sponsored by NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, April 20: Gayane Novikova, “Armenia: Some Features of Internal (In)Stability," at the NAASR Center.  Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, April 22: Ashot Chilingirian, "Armenian Science and Science Education," at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA.  Sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.  Click here to view flyer.

Monday, April 24: Art and Activism: A Conversation with Serj Tankian, artist and activist, & Eric Nazarian, filmmaker.  At Columbia University, Davis Auditorium (Schapiro CEPSR, Room 412) 530 W. 120th St.  In commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  Presented by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and co-sponsored by NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, April 26: Hovsep Nalbandian, launch of Kevork Buyukhagopian’s History of Istanbul Armenians' Educational Life & Academic Establishments, at Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA) Center, 19726 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA.  Co-sponsored by Armenian Writers’ Society, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Tekeyan Cultural Association, Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Association, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Mashdots College, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer. 

Wednesday, April 26: Screening of the documentary Children of Vank and discussion with filmmaker Nezahat Gündoğan, Eylem Delikanli, George Aghjayan, and moderated by Khatchig Mouradian, at Columbia University, Hamilton 717, Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Research Institute on Turkey, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

Friday, April 28: Conference: "Spaces of Remembering the Armenian Genocide," at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Co-sponsored by Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Liberal Arts & Sciences Conference Support Program; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Center for Advanced Study; National Association for Armenian Studies and Research; Beckman Institute; Program in Comparative and World Literature; Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures; Department of English; Department of History; Graduate College; European Union Center.  Click here to view flyer.

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Tuesday, May 2: Umit Kurt, "Perpetrators, Other Actors, and Motives in the Armenian Genocide," at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association-Greater NY Chapter.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, May 4: Nora Nercessian, “City of Orphans,” at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), Armenian Mirror-Spectator, Daughters of Vartan, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, May 7: Abraham Terian, "The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, May 11: Taner Akçam, “The Story Behind ‘The Smoking Gun’: A Presentation of Never-Before-Seen Documents,” at the Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Museum of America.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, May 18: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at the Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian General Benevolent Union New England District, the Armenian Museum of America, and Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, May 20: NAASR 63rd Annual Assembly of Members, at the NAASR Center.  Registration at 11:30 a.m.   Featured Presentation by Ara Krafian, CEO, SMMA Architectural, Engineering & Design Firm for NAASR’s Building Transformation.  Click here for more information.

Sunday, May 21: Scott Abramson, "The Armenians of the Levant," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Monday, May 22: Arsen Manukyan, “The Business Environment in Armenia: Legal and Practical Issues for Investors,” at the NAASR Center.  Co-sponsored by the Armenia Business Network and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, May 23: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at the St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, May 25: Jennifer Manoukian, “A Literary Renegade: Zareh Vorpouni and Twentieth-Century Western Armenian Literature in France,” at the NAASR Center. Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, June 4: Sebouh Aslanian, “From Nakhijevan to the Netherlands: Thomas Vardapet of Vanand and Armenian Printing in Amsterdam, 1677-1708,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to few flyer.

Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.: George Shirinian, “Genocide in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks 1913-1923,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association, Zoryan Institute. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.: Henry Theriault in conversation with Marc Mamigonian, “Setting the Agenda: Genocide Studies Today and the Place of the Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA  The program is presented as the first of the 2017-2018 NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, September 24, 1:30 p.m.: Archbishop Boghos Levon Zekiyan, “Abbot Mkhit‘ar of Sebastea: A Sacred Genius and an Enduring Challenge for Today,” at Royce Hall, UCLA.  Presented by the Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History with the co-sponsorship of NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, October 1, 2:00 p.m.: "Forbidden Journeys: J. Michael Hagopian’s Film of the 1967 NAASR Trip to Historic Armenia and Its Legacy and Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s Work-in-Progress on the Vanishing Traces of Historic Armenia," at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA.  “Forbidden Journeys” will present portions of Hagopian’s 1967 film Historic Armenia and of Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s current documentary, and a panel that includes Carla Garapedian, Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian, Richard G. Hovannisian, and Marc A. Mamigonian, with opening and closing words from S. Peter Cowe and Sebouh Aslanian.

Presented by the Armenian Film Foundation and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research and co-Sponsored by the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History (UCLA), the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Language and Literature (UCLA), and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, “Expanding Inclusion of Media Literacy in Education in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities,” with the participation of five young women from Armenia’s media literacy organizations and schools.  At the NAASR Center.  Co-sponsored by the Cambridge Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) and NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.: Boris Adjemian, “AGBU Nubar Library, Paris: Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage Though Documentation, Research, and Publication,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

 

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.: Christina Maranci, "Art's Afterlife: Medieval Armenia in the Modern Age," at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and the Research Institute on Turkey. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.: Film Screening: “They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief,” at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum (formerly known as the National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA (at the intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue).  Presented by NAASR and the Near East Foundation, with the co-sponsorship of AGBU-New England District, ANCA-Eastern Mass., Armenian Assembly of America, Facing History and Ourselves, and Knights of Vartan-Ararat Lodge.  Featuring a panel discussion with Taner Akcam, Hayk Demoyan, Shant Mardirossian, and Nora Nercessian, moderated by Marc Mamigonian. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.: Dikran Kaligian, “The Battle of Bash Abaran: Winning Independence for the First Republic of Armenia,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenia Tree Project. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, October 22, 4:00 p.m.: Helen Evans, “‘Armenia’ at the Met: Making Medieval Armenian Art and Culture Relevant,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum / Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.: "Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide," presentation by Houry Panian Boyamian with introduction by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag and Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at Fresno State University, University Business Center, Room 191, Alice Peters Auditorium, 5245 N. Backer Ave. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, Fresno State, College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media Communications & Journalism, AGBU Greater Fresno Area, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral, 3325 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Western Diocese, AGBU, AIWA, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, NAASR, and the Knights of Vartan.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.: Henry Theriault, " 'Impossible Harms': A Conversation with Prof. Henry Theriault, President, International Association of Genocide Scholars, at 301 Pupin Hall, 538 West 120th Street (at Broadway), Columbia University in the City of New York.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and the Research Institute on Turkey. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, December 1-January 15, 2018: Exhibition: "Continuity and Rupture: Photography from the Dildilian Family Archive," Columbia University International Affairs Building, 4th floor lobby gallery of the International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street (off Amsterdam Ave.).   Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.: Owen Miller, "The Massacre in Sasun (1894) and the Ottoman Colonization of the Mountains," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.: Panel: “Environmental Security and Statecraft in Armenia,” at Northeastern University.  Co-sponsored by the NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and Northeastern University Armenian Club. At 220 Shillman Hall, Northeastern University, 115 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, December 9, 12:30 p.m.: Armen Marsoobian, Illustrated Lecture, "Breaking the Silence of a History Denied: An Armenian Family's Story Reimagined," International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street (off Amsterdam Ave), Columbia University.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and NAASR.   Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, December 10, 4:00 p.m.: Siobhan Nash-Marshall, "The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, December 14: NAASR Christmas Open House, with lecture by Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy, "Operation Nemesis, Justice, and Inter-Generational Trauma: How Resistance Promotes Resilience," at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17: Conference, "Confessionalization and Reform: The Mkhit‘arist Enterprise from Constantinople to Venice, Trieste, and Vienna," UCLA Faculty Center. Organized by the Richard Hovannisian Chair of Modern Armenian History at UCLA,  with the co-sponsorship of the Narekats‘i Chair of Armenian Studies (UCLA), the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), the USC Armenian Studies Institute, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES).  Click here to view program