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Khachkar in Hovhannavank. Photo by Rafael Ishkhanyan on Unsplash
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The Armenian Studies Center of the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA

Reflecting the rich history of Armenian scholarship at UCLA, the Armenian Studies Center of the Promise Armenian Institute supports teaching and research in the area of Armenian language, history, music, the arts and cultural studies. It strives to serve as a bridge across the campus, greater Los Angeles, and the international community by providing sustained engagement with Armenian studies at every level.

Projects

People

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Sebouh Aslanian

Inaugural Director, Armenian Studies Center

Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History

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S. Peter Cowe

Narekatsi Professor of Armenian Studies

Director

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Hagop Kouloujian

Kachigian Family Lecturer in Armenian Language and Culture

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Tereza Hovhannisyan

Lecturer in Eastern Armenian

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Kristine Martirosyan-Olshansky

Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Director of the Research Program in Armenian Archaeology and Ethnography

Events

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Early Modernity and Mobility: Port Cities and Printers Across the Armenian Diaspora, 1512-1800

A book talk by Sebouh David Aslanian, Richard Hovannisian Endowed Professor in Modern Armenian History... more
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
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The Horrors of Adana: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century

A hybrid book talk by Professor Bedross Der Matossian, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.... more
Friday, April 28, 2023
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That Troublesome Word, Genocide: How Should We Understand It?

Hybrid lecture by Ronald Grigor Suny with discussion by A. Dirk Moses.

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Friday, April 21, 2023
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An Armenian Artist of Constantinople

Hybrid lecture by Vazken Davidian, Ph.D., of the University of Oxford.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022
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Recent News

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Fall 2023 Armenian Classes

Armenian-interest classes offered in Fall 2023. more
Monday, July 24, 2023
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Western Armenian Is An Endangered Language. A New Generation In LA Is Learning It

UCLA Professor Hagop Gulludjian, the first recipient of the Kachigan Family Lectureship in Armenian Language... more
Monday, April 24, 2023
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$1.2 million from Kachigian family trust establishes UCLA lectureship in Armenian studies

Armenian language scholar Hagop Kouloujian has been appointed to the position for a five-year term more
Friday, July 22, 2022