Events

Current Year

Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 2019: Armeno-Iranica: A Shared History: A Conference in Honor of Nina Garsoian, at UC Irvine and UCLA. Organized by the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies at UCI, the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA, the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and Culture at UCI, and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click to view the UCI flyer here and the UCLA flyer here.

Tuesday, January 29, 7:45 p.m.: Zakarya Mildanoglu, "The Enduring Legacy of Armenian Anatolia," at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ.  Click here to view flyer.

Friday, February 8, 7:45 p.m.: Henry Theriault and Ara Papian, "Resolution with Justice: Reparations for the Armenian Genocide Considered," at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsor AGBU Ararat, Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Rights Watch Committee, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater New York, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Topics, St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.: "A Tribute to Komitas Vardapet" at Columbia University, Hamilton 517, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Hamazkayin Eastern Region, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 17th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies, at UCLA Royce Hall 314. Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.: Mari Firkatian, “Home Again: Armenian Recipes from the Ottoman Empire,” co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the AGBU New England District, at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.: Heghnar Watenpaugh, “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice,” at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Armenian Museum of America. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.: Heghnar Watenpaugh, “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Research Institute on Turkey, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion, “Multilateralism in the Caucasus: A Conversation about Armenian Democratization and Diplomacy,” with Gregory Aftandilian and Emil Sanamyan.  Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Armenian Student Association, the Knights of Vartan, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). At HFSC Social Room, 3700 0 St NW, Washington, D.C. Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, March 6, 6:10 p.m.: Jennifer Dixon, “Dark Pasts: Changing the State’s Story in Turkey and Japan,” at Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, 420 W 118th St., Room 918 (9th Floor), New York, NY.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Research Institute on Turkey, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, March 6, 7:45 p.m.: Vahe Tachjian, “How We Lived: The Houshamadyan Project,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday March 10, 4:00 p.m.: Vahe Tachjian, "How We Lived: The Houshamadyan Project," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Nor Serount Cultural Association, and Dr. Meher and Nina Babian.  Click here to view flyer.

March 16-17: Armenian films at the 2019 Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York City. Click here for information about these films and here for information on the festival.

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.: Book Presentation of English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s Letter to Yerevan, translated by Tatul Sonentz-Papazian and Rupen Janbazian, at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC)
47 Nichols Ave. Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society of Boston, ARF Sardarabad Gomideh, the Hairenik Press, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, March 23, 4:00 p.m.: Susan Pattie, "The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I," at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church, 4906 Flint Drive, Bethesda, MD, co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, March 24, 2:30 p.m.: Adrienne Alexanian, "Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army," at Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA. Co-sponsored by the AGBU, Armenian Assembly of America, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.: Susan Pattie, "The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I," at Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), 1711 N Street, NW. Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.: Ara Sanjian, “Unwelcome Topics in Armenian Diaspora Historiography,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Armenian Society of Columbia University, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and Research Institute on Turkey. Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

Thursday-Friday, March 28-29: Symposium,"Ahead of Time: Exploring the Relationship between Ancient and Modern Armenian Studies," and Graduate Student Conference, “Entangled Encounters: Antiquity and Modernity in Armenian Studies,” at Harvard University. The March 28 symposium is open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Hrant Dink Memorial CMES Fund and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, April 2, 7:45 p.m.: Raffi Bedrosyan Presents Trauma and Resilience: Armenians in Turkey-Hidden, Not Hidden and No Longer Hidden, at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian-American Support and Educational Center, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society, Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Inc., Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, Tibrevank Alumni Inc., and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. Tufts Armenian Genocide Commemoration, featuring a lecture by Helen Evans, "Medieval Traditions of Commemoration." Co-sponsored by the Darakjian Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the History Department at Tufts University, Tufts University, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.: Heghnar Watenpaugh, “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.: Jonathan Conlin presents Mr. Five Percent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man, at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: Jonathan Conlin, “Mr. Five Percent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man,” at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA.  Presented by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and co-sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion, "Artificial Intelligence: Getting Smarter Every Day," presented by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association and co-sponsored by the Tufts Armenian Club and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, April 17, 6:10 p.m.: Marc A. Mamigonian, "'Facts Are Stubborn Things': How Denial Erodes Truth," at Columbia University, Mudd Building, Room 227, 500 W. 120th Street. New York, NY. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.: Sato Moughalian, “Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian,” at Columbia University, Pupin Hall, Room 420.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Research Institute on Turkey, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

Monday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.: Hans-Lukas Kieser, “Talat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Author of Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Hamazkayin Educational and Cultural Society, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.: Avedis Hadjian, "Secret Nation: The Hidden Armenians of Turkey," Belekdanian Hall, 5 Menouf Street (off Cleopatra street), Heliopolis, Egypt.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Cairo and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer in English and here in Armenian.

Sunday, April 28, 4:00 p.m.: Christina Maranci, "The Art of Armenia: An Introduction,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.: Panel, “A Trend or an Exception? Democratization in Armenia and Authoritarianism Worldwide," featuring Anna Ohanyan (Stonehill College), Dimitri Sotiropoulos (Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard), and Valerie Sperling (Clark University), moderated by Lisa Gulesserian.  At Harvard University, Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall).  Co-sponsored by the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, AGBU YP Boston, and the Harvard Armenian Students Association. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, May 4, 12:00 noon: NAASR's 65th Annual Assembly of Members, at First Armenian Church, Nahigian Hall, 380 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA.  Featuring presentation on progress on NAASR's new headquarters construction by NAASR’s architectural, engineering, and design team of Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA).

To make luncheon reservations for the Assembly, send an email to hq@naasr.org, or mail registration and luncheon fee to NAASR, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478, or register online through www.naasr.org.  Reservations are due by April 26, and the luncheon fee is $18.00 per person.

Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5: 2nd Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop: Gendering Resistance and Revolution, at the University of California, Irvine. Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Topics. Click here for more information and click here to view program.

Sunday, May 5, 4:00 p.m.: Mathew Karanian, “The Armenian Highland: Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Kharpert Cultural Association, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.: Mathew Karanian, “The Armenian Highland: Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918,” at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.: Aram Kerovpyan, "From the Medieval Khaz to the Modern Armenian Notation System," at at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

 

FRIDAY – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1-2, 2019

NAASR GRAND OPENING & GALA

Friday, November 1 – Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, at NAASR’s new world headquarters, 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA. Further details to follow.

Saturday, November 2 – NAASR 65th Anniversary Gala, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA. 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner and Program. Distinguished Honoree Dr. Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York; Master of Ceremonies David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post and novelist;  Featuring renowned operatic sensation, Isabel Bayrakdarian, accompanied by the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet, performing a special program of songs by Komitas. Further details to follow.