Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient


Feburary 1.: Stephen Kurkjian, “Report from Istanbul: The Funeral of Hrant Dink and Its Aftermath.” At the First Armenian Church in Belmont.

February 23: Richard G. Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia: Reflections on a Journey Into the Past.” At the First Armenian Church in Belmont.

March 4: Sona Zeitlian, “Armenian Pioneers and Statesmen of Egypt,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

March 14: Taner Akcam, “A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility.” Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Zoryan Institute, the Harvard Armenian Society, and the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard, and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard.

March 17: Van Aroian, “A World in Transition: Armenians in the Ottoman Photographs Collection of the Getty Museum.” At St. George’s Armenian Church, Hartford, CT.

April 25: Screening of “Voices,” a documentary by Apo Torosyan, in commemoration of the victims and in tribute to the survivors of the Armenian Genocide.

May 3 through May 11: Lectures by David Gaunt in CA. The lectures will be co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF) in conjunction with a number of Armenian and Assyrian academic and community groups, including the Armenian Studies programs at Fresno, Berkeley, and both Armenian Studies chairs at UCLA.

May 17: An Evening with Novelist Antonia Arslan, author of Skylark Farm. Co-sponsored by NAASR and Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society, Boston Chapter.

May 23: Screening of documentary “Rouben Mamoulian: The Golden Age of Hollywood and Broadway,” by filmmaker Patrick Cazals. Co-sponsored by NAASR, ALMA, and the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance.

June 7: Christina Maranci, “Architectural Models in Medieval Armenia: The Church in Miniature.” First Arshag Merguerian Memorial Lecture.

June 14: H. Martin Deranian, “Miracle Man of the Western Front; Dr. Varaztad H. Kazanjian, Pioneer Plastic Surgeon.”

September 20: Dr. Seta Dadoyan: “Armenian Dissidence: Highlights of an Unwritten History.”

September 27: “An Armenian Journey: 20 Years After,” with producer/director Ted Bogosian. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, the Charles and Elisabeth Kenosian Chair in Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, and NAASR.

October 6 & October 7: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome,” at Abril Books, Glendale, CA, and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the hosting organizations and NAASR.

October 11: Bedross Der Matossian: “The Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future.”

October 18: David Kherdian “Forgotten Bread: First-Generation Armenian American Writers.”

October 26: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome,” at the Alex Manoogian Cultural Center, Scarborough, Ontario. Co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union—Toronto and NAASR.

November 1: “Monuments of the Nakhichevan Region,” illustrated lecture by Argam Ayvazian and Steven Sim, with translation and commentary by Anahit Ter Stepanian and James R. Russell.

November 2: Margaret L. Anderson: “Down in Turkey, Far Away: Human Rights, the Armenian Massacres of 1895-96, and Orientalism in Imperial Germany,” at Bunche Hall (History Conference Room), UCLA Campus. Co-sponsored by NAASR, the UCLA Armenian Studies Program, and the UCLA Department of History.

December 2: George Bournoutian, “The Academic War Over Nagorno-Karabagh,” at St. George Armenian Church, 22 White St., Hartford, CT. Co-sponsored by NAASR and St. George Church.

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