~ By Barlow Der Mugrdechian, co-ordinator of the Armenian Studies Program

Dr. Boris Adjemian, director of the AGBU Nubar Library, will present a lecture entitled “The AGBU Nubar Library in Paris: Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage through Documentation, Research, and Publication” and “The Armenians of Ethiopia” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is part of the Fall Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program.

The AGBU Nubar Library is one of the most important Armenian research and resource centers in the Armenian Diaspora. With over 40,000 books, thousands of documents stretching back 200 years, 10,000 photographs and 1,500 periodicals, the library and archive is used extensively by academics, students, professional researchers and amateurs from Europe, America, Armenia, Turkey and the Middle East.

The history of the Library is closely linked to that of the destruction and dispersal of the Ottoman Armenians in the early 20th century. It has occupied a prominent place in the historiography of the Armenian genocide and continues to appear as a place of reference. Adjemian will present the collections of the AGBU Nubar Library, its scientific activity and its contribution to the dissemination of knowledge.

Adjemian will also share his research on the Armenian community of Ethiopia, which was the subject of his first book.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available, using parking code 273808 (use the code at the kiosks in the parking area to receive the free permit) at Fresno State Lots P5 and P6, near the University Business Center, Fresno State.

For more information about the lecture please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669, or visit the website.