Armenian Studies

"My Armenia" documentary by Rejas Films production

16 October 2016

"My Armenia" - A lengthy docmentary on the Armenian history, religion, culture, architecture, nature and more. 

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CNN on the Secrets of Armenia's Stone Henge

16 October 2016

A stone circle located high in the highlands of Southern Armenia may in fact be the oldest stone observatory in the world, predating England's Stonehenge. According to newly started excavations, the Armenian Stonehenge (Karahunj) has a history of 7500 years. It's dis...

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Julfa - History of Armenian cross-stones: Documentary

04 May 2016

The film shows history of Armenian city and cemetery of Julfa or Jugha, currently known as Old Jugha. The city had up to 10,000 khachkar (cross-stones) cemetery, included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Since 1921 Nakhichevan, where the city was located was included ...

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Aris Janigian: Exile, Memory, and Assimilation: The Armenian Experience as the Essential American Experience

04 May 2016

Aris Janigian is considered one of the most important Armenian-American novelists working today. His critically acclaimed novel This Angelic Land places ethnic Armenian characters against the backdrop of the American cultural landscape. This Angelic Land, is set during ...

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Aida Boudjikanian: The Armenians of Lebanon

04 May 2016

Dr. Aida Boudjikanian, editor of Armenians of Lebanon: From Past Princesses and Refugees to Present-Day Community, speaks in connection with the U.S. launch of the book, published by Haigazian University and NAASR’s Armenian Heritage Press. The volume, which inclu...

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Exploring Identities in the Armenian Diaspora: A Panel Discussion

04 May 2016

“Exploring Identities in the Armenian Diaspora: A Panel Discussion with Members of the Emerging Generation,” Friday, December 12, 2014, at Northeastern University, McLeod Suites, Curry Student Center, Boston, MA. Organized by the National Association for Arm...

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Levon Chookaszian: The Life and Art of Arshag Fetvajian, Master Armenian Artist

04 May 2016

An Arshag Merguerian Memorial Lecture at NAASR Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Museum of America Arshag Fetvajian (1866-1947) was one of the most international of Armenian artists. Though his sophisticated views of late-19th-century European and Armenian scenery ...

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National Geographic Features Armenia's Christian Past: Documentary

04 May 2016

The history of Christianity in Armenia was the topic of a TV documentary that aired on National Geographic TV on December 12, 2010. The film, titled "Legend of the Holy Spear," traced the legend of a spear thought to have been thrust into Jesus Christ by a Roman guard w...

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George Bournoutian: Historic Armenian presence in Nagorno-Karabakh: Documentation & Falsification

04 May 2016

 A lecture by Dr. George Bournoutian about "Historic Armenian presence in Nagorno-Karabakh: Documentation & Falsification" held at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) in 2010. Source: the National Association for Armeni...

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Richard Hovhannisian: The first Republic of Armenia and its importance today

04 May 2016

Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian held a presentation on December 3, 2015, at the First Armenian Church of Belmont, Belmont, MA. Sponsored and organized by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and co-sponsored by the Armenian Assembly of America, ...

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Armenian Studies at Oxford University

04 May 2016

Armenian Studies at University of Oxford. Armenian may be studied at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The video presents the Armenian Studies program at University of Oxford, its establishment, past and present. Dr. Theo van Lint (Calouste Gulbenkian Professo...

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Marc A. Mamigonian: From Idea to Reality: The development of Armenian Studies in the U.S. from the 1890s to 1969

04 May 2016

Marc A. Mamigonian's presentation gives an overview of the gradual growth of Armenian Studies in the United States, which over the course of about 70 years evolved from the work of a few individuals who were interested in Armenian linguistic and religious issues to...

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Christina Maranci: Images of the Nativity in Armenian Art

23 April 2016

A  talk by Professor Christina Maranci of Tufts University on “Images of the Nativity in Armenian Art," held in conjunction with NAASR's Christmas Open House on December 11, 2008. Source: the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR...

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Levon Abrahamian: Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Re-Shaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity

23 April 2016

Beginning in the years of perestroika, the stormy process of reevaluating traditional Soviet key events, heroes, and “gods” was started in Armenia. By the end of perestroika and especially in the beginning of the post-communist era, much attention was focuse...

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Armenian History in Art

23 April 2016

The video presnets Armenia history though paitings of great artists from the time of Hayk Nahapet, the legendary patriarch and founder of Armenian nation  to the time of heroic battle of Sardarapat. The music in th video is Armenian Rhapsody No. 1 Op. 45 by Alan Ho...

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CNN: The Silk Road: Armenian carpets

23 April 2016

CNN The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future' explores Armenia's rich tradition of carpet-weaving, a centuries-old craft turned into a multi-million dollar industry. November 2013 Source: Phoenix Tour Armenia

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CNN International Explores the Secrets of Armenia's Stone Henge

23 April 2016

A stone circle located high in the highlands of Armenia may in fact be the oldest stone observatory in the world, predating England's Stonehenge. According to newly started excavations, the Armenian Stonehenge (Karahunj) has a history of 7500 years. It's discovery has s...

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Azat Yeghiazaryan: Daredevils of Sasun: The Poetics of the Armenian National Epic

23 April 2016

Professor Azat Yeghiazaryan’s study of Daredevils of Sasun, translated into English by Professor S. Peter Cowe of UCLA, has established itself as an excellent introduction to the epic, maintaining a sound balance between the needs of a scholarly and more popular r...

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Lynn Jones: Between Islam and Byzantium: Aghtamar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Kingship

22 April 2016

Lynn Jones gives a lecture named “Between Islam and Byzantium: Aghtamar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Kingship,” on May 22, 2008, at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center. Source: the National Asso...

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Richard G. Hovannisian: The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia

22 April 2016

Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia: Reflections on a Journey Into the Past,” at the First Armenian Church, Belmont, MA. Sponsored by NAASR. The landscape of Historic Western Armenia is changing. The mystical ...

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James Gidney: Mandate for Armenia

22 April 2016

Dr. James Gidney: "Mandate for Armenia," at the East AsianCenter of Harvard University, Cambridge, in May 1983. The event is sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Source: the National Association for Armenian Studies and ...

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