Born into the Armenian merchant elite of Istanbul in 1869, the renowned oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian made his fortune as a ‘business architect,’ persuading rival oil companies to collaborate for their mutual enrichment, particularly in the Middle East.Read More
Dr. Christopher Sheklian, director of the Zohrab Information Center, Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church, will present an illustrated lecture on “Liturgy and Property in Istanbul: The Armenian Minority in Turkey Today,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the University Business Center (Room 191 Auditorium).Read More
The 2018-2019 Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance & Film Series presents “Traces in Indian Miniature Paintings of Socio-Cultural Connections Between the Mughal Court and the Persianate World” featuring speaker Professor Bonnie C. Wade of the University of California Berkeley, Department of Music. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5:00 pm in the […]Read More
Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will give a lecture, “Armenians on Records: Music Production from Homeland to Diasporas,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus.Read More
Ara Sarafian, director of the London-based Gomidas Institute, will present a lecture entitled “Van 1915: The Great Events of Vasbouragan” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is part of the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program.Read More
Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz will give a presentation on “Van Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus. The presentation is part of the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program.Read More
Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca will present a lecture entitled “An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond’s History” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is the second in the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program. The Leon S. Peters Foundation is a co-sponsor of the event.Read More
Author and translator Christopher Atamian will present a lecture entitled “Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France: A Zenith of Diasporan Writing” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus.
“Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France” was published as Volume 6 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno in 2016. This is the first presentation in the Armenian Studies Program 2017 Fall Lecture series, which is supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.
Author and human-rights lawyer Fethiye Çetin (Istanbul, Turkey), will speak on “Echo of Silence” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at the Berberian Social Hall of St. Paul Armenian Church, 3767 N. First Street, in Fresno. The lecture is being held as part of the commemorative activities associated with the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian […]Read More
Tony Carr will discuss “Human Well-Being: The Untold Global Story” from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Alice Peters Auditorium. Carr is president of Halloran Philanthropies and former CEO of Fresno Heart Hospital. The human race has made remarkable progress in pursuit of well-being. Quality of life has significantly improved across the globe. This […]Read More