Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient

Prior Years


March 26: Tenth Anniversary Banquet at Harvard Club of New York City. Announcement of plans to create full-time Armenian Studies program at Columbia University. October 15-17: Eleventh Annual Assembly of Members and forum on “Preserving the Armenian Heritage and Cultural Values.” World premiere of film “Where Are My People?” by J. Michael Hagopian.

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March 20: Lecture by Michael E. Stone on “Armenian and Biblical Studies” at Harvard. April 17: Lecture by Roman Jakobson on “Slavic and Armenian Questions in the Middle Ages” at Harvard. May 15: Lecture by Prof. V. L. Parsegian on “Armenia Revisited by an American-Armenian Scientist” at Harvard. June 11-14: Tenth Annual Assembly of Members, Tenth Anniversary Banquet, and International Conference on the Armenian Language with Robert W. Thomson, Hagop Nersoyan, Michael E. Stone, A. A. Bedikian, Robert Godel, Charles Dowsett, Frederic Feydit, Arra S. Avakian, Paul Bedoukian, Roman Jakobson, Paul Essabal, Richard N. Frye, M. G. Sevag, Nina Garsoian,...

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March 1: Lecture on “Armenia at the Crossroads: 1917-21” by Prof. Firuz Kazamzadeh. April 20: Kick-Off Banquet and Reception at UCLA for Armenian Studies Fund featuring film director Rouben Mamoulian and others. May 18-19: Ninth Annual Assembly of Members with panel discussion “The Armenian Heritage—Why Should It Be Perpetuated?” With Hagop Nersoyan, Robert Mirak, Marjorie Housepian, Max Boudakian, Vernon Aspaturian, Emmanuel Varandyan, and Lionel Galstaun, moderator. December 6: NAASR sponsors lecture by Richard E. Pipes on “The Armenian Question in the Formation of the Soviet Union” at Harvard.

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February 16: Lecture by Hagop Nersoyan on “The Battle of Avarair and the Epic of Vartan” at Harvard. March 16: Lecture by Dr. Samuel Van Valkenburg on “Geography: Armenia’s Greatest Enemy” at Harvard. May 12: Eighth Annual Assembly of Members with cultural program on “Armenian Folklore and Mythology” with Artin Shalian and Avedis Sanjian. October 19: Lecture by Richard G. Hovannisian on “"Armenian Communities of the Far East,” for Los Angeles Chapter of NAASR.

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January: NAASR sponsors West Coast lecture tour by Avedis Sanjian. March 17: Lecture by Manasseh G. Sevag on “Armenian Men of Science: A Survey of Science in Armenia and the Diaspora Through the Ages” at Harvard. March 29: Lecture on “Problems of the Prehistory of the Armenian Language” by Prof. Werner Winter at Harvard. April 21: Lecture by James Etmekjian on “The Armenian Renaissance” for NAASR Los Angeles Section. May 12-13: Seventh Annual Assembly of Members at Harvard’s Memorial Hall with symposium on “Armenian Art and Archaeology.” June 4: Lecture by Paul Essabal, “The Efforts of Sahag and Mashtotz in...

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