Prior Years

2008 Posted on 22 Jun 11:58

January 25: “A Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Assassination of Hrant Dink.” At the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, Burbank, CA. Featuring talks by Taner Akçam, Richard G. Hovannisian, and Stephen A. Kurkjian. Co-sponsored by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians of Los Angeles, the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA, and NAASR, under the auspices of the Western Diocese, His Eminence, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate.

Feb. 3: Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Museum and the NAASR.

Feb. 25: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” In the G Hall at the Diocesan complex of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, New York, NY. Co-sponsored by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and NAASR.

March 2: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” Saint David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by NAASR and St. David Church.

March 13: Sebouh Aslanian, “Honor Among Merchants: The Armenians of New Julfa and the Growth of Modern Long-Distance Trade.” At the NAASR Center.

April 3: Levon Abrahamian: “Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Reshaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity,” at the NAASR Center.

April 8: Verjine Svazlian, “Testimonies of the Eyewitness Survivors: Irrefutable Historical Documents of the Armenian Genocide,” at the Armenak Der Petrossian Hall, St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum under the auspices of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.

April 10: Levon Abrahamian: “Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Reshaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity.” At Armenian Euphrates Evangelical Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.

April 23: Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide. At Harvard University’s Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS), South Building, Auditorium S010, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Harvard Armenian Society.

May 4: Vahram Shemmasian, “The Rescue of Enslaved Armenian Women and Children in Syria at the End of the World War I Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

May 5: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” At the NAASR Center.

May 17 (Preceding 54th NAASR Annual Assembly): Sergio La Porta: Armenian Studies in Jerusalem and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” at the NAASR Center.

May 22: Lynn Jones: “Between Islam and Byzantium: Aghtamar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Kingship.” At the NAASR Center.

June 5: Donald Bloxham, “The Role of the Great Powers in the Armenian Genocide.” At the NAASR Center.

June 9: Razmik Panossian, “Change Without Transition: Politics in Post-Soviet Armenia.” Co-sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society Summer Youth Program and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 11: James Russell, “The Rime of the Book of the Dove: Zoroastrian Cosmology, Armenian Heresiology, and the Russian Novel.” Roman Jakobson Memorial Lecture. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 17: Panel Discussion: “Murder at the Altar”: The Context and Legacy of the Abp. Tourian Murder After 75 Years,” with Author/Journalist Terry Phillips, Ben Alexander, Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian, and Dikran Kaligian. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 21, 4:00 p.m.: Rubina Peroomian: “And Those Who Continued Living in Turkey After 1915.” Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

Sept. 27: Conference: “The Legacy of the Republic of Armenia, 1918-1921.” With Benjamin Alexander, Erik Goldstein, Robert Krikorian, Razmik Panossian, Victoria Rowe, and Ara Sanjian. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, the Boston University Department of History, the International History Institute at Boston University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). At Boston University’s School of Management (SMG).

Weds., Oct. 22: Azat Yeghiazaryan, “Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of the Armenian National Epic,” at the NAASR Center.

Oct. 30: Helen Evans, “Byzantium and Armenia: The Large Picture,” co-sponsored by NAASR and the Knights of Vartan. At the NAASR Center.

Nov. 6: Apo Torosyan, screening of documentary “The Morgenthau Story,” at the NAASR Center, featuring commentary by James Russell.

Nov. 16: Azat Yeghiazaryan, “Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of the Armenian National Epic.” Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

Nov. 23: NAASR day trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, for “Sunday at the Met” Armenian Program, with in-trip presentation by Christina Maranci.

Dec. 4: James Russell: “Black Milk: Bedros Tourian, Paul Celan, and Anselm Kiefer.” Co-sponsored by Hamazkayin-Boston Chapter and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

December 11: NAASR Christmas Open House with illustrated talk by Christina Maranci of Tufts University, on "Images of the Nativity in Armenian Art". At the NAASR Center.

Dec. 15: James Russell: “The Armenian Magic Scroll and Outside Art.” Co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America and NAASR. At ALMA.


2007 Posted on 22 Jun 11:57

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.


2006 Posted on 22 Jun 11:56

February 23: Lecture by Dr. Henry Theriault: “From Dehumanization to Imperial Dominance: Rethinking Genocidal Violence.”

March 9: Lecture by Dr. Simon Payaslian on “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Armenian Question: An Historiographical Analysis.”

March 23: Lecture by Dr. Ina Baghdiantz McCabe: “Armenians As a Global Diaspora Entrepreneurial Network.”

April 9: An Afternoon with Andrew Goldberg, Producer and Director of the PBS Documentary The Armenian Genocide. The event is co-sponsored by NAASR, The Armenian Library and Museum of America, and Facing History and Ourselves.

May 4: Launch of new NAASR Armenian Heritage Press and Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations publication Bosphorus Nights: The Complete Lyric Poetry of Bedros Tourian, lecture and readings by Prof. James R. Russell.

May 25: Screening of Our Boys: Armenian World War II Veterans, by Roger Hagopian and Tom Spera. This event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America. Held at the ALMA building at 65 Main Street, Watertown.

October 10: Gregory Aftandilian, “The Armenian Lobby Then and Now: The 1918-27 Period and the Present Day.”

October 22: Dr. Levon Chookaszian, “Armenian-Crusader Artistic Relations,” an illustrated lecture, at the Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Worcester, MA.

October 26: Zeynep Turan, “Objects of Legacy: Material Culture and Post-1915 Armenian Cultural Identity in Diaspora.”

November 9: Dr. Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill, “The Armenians in Canada and the U.S.: A Borderless Diaspora.”

November 18: Dr. Razmik Panossian, “Armenian National Identity: A Historical Analysis for the 21st Century,” at the NAASR Center as part of NAASR’s 52nd Annual Assembly of Members.

December 3: Van Aroian, “A World in Transition: Armenians in the Ottoman Photographs Collection of the Getty Museum,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

December 6: Gregory Aftandilian, “The Armenian Lobby Then and Now: The 1918-27 Period and the Present Day,” at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Columbia Armenian Students Club.

December 7: Dr. David Gaunt, “Massacres and Resistance: The Genocide of the Armenians and Assyrians Based on New Evidence from the Archives,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the United Assyrian Association of New England.

 


2005 Posted on 22 Jun 11:48

February 22: Lecture by David L. Phillips on “Turkish Armenian Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from TARC.”

March 17: Lecture by Dr. Levon Z. Boyajian: “The Land That Is No More: Extinction, Survival, and Armenian Identity.”

April 7: Lecture by Nishan Parlakian: “Preserving Ancestral Voices: The Theatre and Armenian Identity.”

May 14: Seminar by Dr. George Bournoutian: “The Academic War Over Nagorno-Karabagh.”

May 19: Lecture by Dr. Pamela Steiner: “When a Traumatized People Try To Resolve Past Hurts.”

May 22: Launch of NAASR’s Armenian Heritage Press publication The Armenians of New England, co-sponsored and hosted by the Armenian Cultural Foundation.

June 16: Lecture by Robert Kalantari on “The Energy Crisis in Armenia Today.”

September 8: Lecture by Dr. Moorad Mooradian: “A New Look at TARC (Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission).”

September 10: All-day seminar by Dr. Moorad Mooradian: “Hurting Stalemate or Mediation: The Conflict Over Nagorno-Karabakh.”

September 22: Lecture by Dr. Carolann Najarian: “Healers, Holy Books, Mountains, and Gardens: Armenian Folk Medical Beliefs and Practices.” Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian International Women's Association.

September 30: Panel Discussion: “Armenian Genocide Education: Reaching Into the School Curriculum,” with Prof. Richard Hovannisian (UCLA), Adam Strom and Margot Stern Strom (Facing History and Ourselves), and Prof. Henry Theriault (Worcester State College). Co-sponsored by NAASR, The Armenian Assembly of America, and Facing History and Ourselves.

October 13: Illustrated lecture by Van Aroian: “Armenian Photographs in the Getty Museum Collection: An Introduction.”

October 26: Lecture by Marc A. Mamigonian: “All Abunk for Tarararat! The Use of Armenian in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.”

November 7: Lecture by George Bournoutian, “The Academic War Over Nagorno-Karabagh,” at Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, New Britain, CT. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Church of the Holy Resurrection.

November 10: Lecture by Steve Kurkjian: “Kiss My Children's Eyes: A Search for Answers to the Armenian Genocide Through One Remarkable Photograph.”

November 19: 51st Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, luncheon lecture by William S. Parsons, Chief of Staff, U.S. Holocaust Museum, "Genocide: Remembering Is Not Enough."


2004 Posted on 22 Jun 11:47

February 12: Illustrated lecture by Philip Ketchian: “Climbing Mt. Ararat: Then and Now.”

February 26, March 4 & 11: Seminar by Dr. Barbara Merguerian and Dr. Suzanne Moranian, “American Power and Armenian Destiny: A Fateful Century, 1819-1927.”

April 21: Illustrated lecture by Dr. Harutyun Marutyan: “The Genocide and Armenian National Identity During the Karabagh Movement.” Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Zoryan Institute.

April 23: Film Screening: Germany and the Secret Genocide, directed by Dr. J. Michael Hagopian. At Belmont High School auditorium.

May 20: Lecture by Dr. Taner Akçam: “From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide.” At Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium. Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Zoryan Institute, and the Mashtots Chair of Armenian Studies, Harvard University.

June 24: Lecture by Harry Parsekian, “Roots of an Armenian American.”

September 9: Illustrated lecture by Philip Ketchian: “Climbing Mt. Ararat: Then and Now.” At Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.

September 30: Lecture by Dr. Ara Dostourian on “Armenian Christianity in the Context of World Christianity.”

October 7: Lecture by Lina Yacubova on “Assyrians and Armenians: Insights from Armenian Sources.”

October 9: Seminar by Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian on “Armenia Today: Problems and Prospects.”

October 21: Lecture by Dr. Knarik Avakian on “Armenian Immigration to the U.S.: Evidence from the Constantinople Patriarchate.”

November 4: An Evening with David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian

November 13: 50th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, luncheon lecture by Prof. Merrill Peterson, University of Virginia, on “Starving Armenians: America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1930 and After.”

December 2: Illustrated lecture by Rouben Galichian on “Historic Maps of Armenia.”

December 9: Illustrated lecture by Rouben Galichian on “Historic Maps of Armenia,” at the Armenian Euphrates Evangelical Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.


2003 Posted on 22 Jun 11:46

February 13: Lecture and Readings by Dr. James R. Russell and Khachatur Haroutiunyan: “Old Love and New Art: Nahapet Kuchak in St. Petersburg.”

February 27: Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Levon Chookaszian on “Armenian Artists of Constantinople: Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries.”

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3: Seminar by Dr. Simon Payaslian: “The Long Twentieth Century in Armenian History.”

April 22: “Images of the Armenian Spirit”: An Evening with Filmmaker Andrew Goldberg

May 8, 22, 29: Seminar by Dr. James R. Russell on “Philosophers, Mystics, and Poets: Ancient Armenian Intellectual Life.”

June 3: Talk and readings by Nancy Kricorian: “Dreams of Bread and Fire.”

June 12: Lecture by Dr. Bert Vaux on “Armenian Language and Studies: A Look to the Future.”

October 18: All-day seminar by Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian on “Making Sense of the New Armenian Republic.”

November 15: 49th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, with luncheon talk by Dr. Paul Zimansky of Boston University on “Armenia’s First Cities: Urartu in the 7th-8th Centuries B.C.”

December 4: Lecture by Asbed Kotchikian on “Armenian-Georgian Relations: Between Old and New.”


2002 Posted on 22 Jun 11:41

January 17: Lecture by Vickie Smith Foston: “What's Armenian? Uncovering a Hidden Armenian Heritage.”

February 7: Illustrated Lecture by Joe Dagdigian on “Armenia and Its Scientific Heritage.”

February 21: Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Levon Chookaszian on “Armenian Art of the First Christian Centuries.”

February 27: Lecture by Bat Ye’or on “Jihad, Politics, and Religious Minorities: The Armenian Experience.”

March 28: Panel Discussion on “Current State of the Armenian Economy” with business leaders from Armenia, co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

May 9, 16, 23, 30: Seminar by Prof. James R. Russell: “The Near East in the Mind of America: Cultural Connections Between American Literature and the Civilizations of Armenia and Her Neighbors.”

June 13: Video Screening: Roger Hagopian: “Memories of Marash.”

June 20: Lecture by Fr. Dajad Davidian, “The Reality of Today's Armenia: Confessions of an Unrepentant Optimist.”

August 15: Panel Discussion: “Secondary School Partnerships Promoting Civil Society in Armenia,” co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

September 12: Lecture by Dr. Moorad Mooradian on “The Armenian Genocide Conflict with Turkey: Perspectives and Possible Resolutions.”

September 19: Lecture by Dr. Flora Keshgegian: “Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation,” co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA).

October 4-6: NAASR Conference: “Rethinking Armenian Studies,” at Harvard Divinity School and NAASR Center.

November 16: 48th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members with lecture by Dr. Simon Payaslian, “The Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair at Clark University: The Next Generation.”

December 12: Panel Discussion on “Atom Egoyan's Ararat: The Film and Its Politics,” at First Armenian Church, Belmont, co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Assembly of America’s New England Regional Council.


2001 Posted on 22 Jun 11:40

March 13: Lecture by Dr. Karen Yuzbashian on “The Battle of Avarayr and Its Historical Role.”

April 19: Lecture by Prof. James R. Russell on “The Role of the Epic in Armenian Literature.”

May 24: Lecture by Dr. Moorad Mooradian on “The Karabagh Dilemma.”

May 31: Panel Discussion on “Education in Armenia: Trends, Issues, and Methods” with educators from Armenia, co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

June 7: Lecture by Dr. Bert Vaux on “The Muslim Armenians of the Black Sea Coast.”

August 9: Panel Discussion: “Partnerships to Promote Civil Society in Armenia,” co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

September 20: Illustrated Lecture by Nancy and Sam Sweezy on “Armenian Folk Arts and Identity.”

October 18: Lecture by Thomas Ohanian on “Coming to Terms with the Armenian Genocide: New Voices, New Methods.”

November 3: 47th Annual NAASR Assembly, with lecture by Prof. Michael Stone on “Armenian Studies in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.”

November 15: Lecture by Dr. Bert Vaux on “Nagorno-Karabagh: Population, Language, and Cultural Change,” co-sponsored by NAASR and Harvard’s Armenian Students Society.


2000 Posted on 22 Jun 11:39

March 30: Panel discussion, “Armenia in Transition: Socio-Economic Conditions and Future Prospects,” co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

May 4: Lecture by Dr. Gevork Kherlopian on “Early Christianity in Armenia.”

May 11: Lecture by Peter Khanbegian on “History Through a Literary Lens.”

June 15: Panel Discussion on “Environmental Crisis in Armenia: Reversing Decades of Pollution and Neglect,” co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

September 21: Lecture by Diane Goshgarian, “True Fiction: Telling the Story of Armenian Survival, 1895-1919.”

November 2: Lecture by Robert O. Krikorian on “Crisis in Armenia: Intellectuals and the State.”

November 18: 46th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, with lecture by Prof. Joan Bamberger on “The Watertown Armenian Community from 1900-2000: Its Origins, Growth, and Strength.”

December 7: Panel Discussion on “Armenia’s New Hope: Economic Growth and Social Change” with entrepreneurs from Armenia.


1999 Posted on 22 Jun 11:38

April 9-10: Conference on “The Armenians of New England: Celebrating a Culture and Preserving a Heritage,” co-sponsored by NAASR and numerous other Boston-area Armenian groups.

January 21: Lecture by Dr. Carolann Najarian on “Missions for Survival in Armenia.”

March 18: Lecture by Dr. Bert Vaux on “The Formation of Standard Western Armenian.”

April 29: Lecture by Florence Soghoian on “Remembering the Armenian Genocide: Portrait of a Survivor” and video presentation by Roger K. Hagopian, “The Journey of an Armenian Family: The Struggle of a Nation.”

September 23: Lecture by Dr. Vahakn N. Dadrian on “Elements in Turko-Armenian Conflict and Its Culmination in Genocide.”

October 13: Illustrated Lecture by Matthew Karanian, “Visual Journey To Armenia.”

November 6: 45th Annual Assembly and dedication of NAASR’s Edward and Helen Mardigian Armenian Reference and Research Library. Lecture by Dr. James R. Russell on “Jews and Armenians: The Inside Story.”

November 7: 45th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration, honoring Dr. Gregory H. Adamian, Dr. Richard N. Frye, Everett Berberian, and Armen Dohanian.

November 18: Launch of new edition of Neither To Laugh Nor To Weep and presentation by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman and Rev. Vartan Hartunian, “The Contemporary Message of Genocide: An Armenian-Jewish Outcry.”

December 2: Lecture by Dr. Levon Chookaszian on “Armenian Miniatures and Their Relation to Crusader Art.”