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November 2018

Medieval Armenia’s Artistic Beauty

November 18 @ 3:00 pm

Helen Evans is the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. She joined the Museum’s staff in 1991 and is responsible for the acquisition, study, and interpretation of the Museum’s collection of early Christian, early Jewish, and early-to-late East Christian and Byzantine art. Her exhibitions—including Byzantium and Islam (2012), Byzantium: Faith and Power (2004), and The Glory of Byzantium (1997)—have explored the importance of Byzantine art and its connections beyond its borders.…

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Concert of Early Modern Music of Eastern Europe and of the Armenian Communities of the Region

November 17 @ 8:00 pm

PROGRAM The first half includes sacred and secular music for chamber ensemble by composers from the Ukraine, Romania, and Poland, most of which is receiving its LA Premiere. The consort is directed by Morgan O’Shaughnessey (UCLA grad., Music Department) The second half features a series of Armenian sacred and secular music from the period performed by an Armenian Ensemble. The ensemble is directed by Areni Agbabian (experimental improvisatory vocalist). Refreshments Provided. All are Welcome.     RSVP Below:    

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Photographic Exhibition of Armenian Art and Architecture of Eastern Europe

November 16 @ 6:30 pm

The exhibition of thirty images illustrating the artistic achievement of the Armenian communities in the Crimea, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria over several centuries in sacred and secular architecture, painting, silverwork, stone and wood carving, and other media complements the analytical discourse of the conference panels in introducing viewers directly to the objects themselves and thereby evoking the space of the merchant and artisan centers in that region that served as the matrix for those exquisite expressions of Armenian creativity.…

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Hidden Treasures Unearthed: Armenian Arts and Culture of Eastern Europe

November 16 - November 18

The conference seeks to contribute to a longue durée approach to Near Eastern engagement with Europe with an emphasis on the early modern period (16th-18thcc.), which marked the heyday of Armenian communities as a crucial component of international trade hubs in eastern Europe, involving an interdisciplinary focus on the multifaceted role those communities played in hemispheric commerce marked by exchange in commodities, ideas, technological innovation, and sociocultural values. Exploring the evolution of those centers as settings for the symbiosis the…

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February 2017

Annual Colloquia in Armenian Studies

February 23, 2017 - February 24, 2017

The Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies is a forum for graduate students from various disciplines whose research bears on Armenian Studies to present scholarly papers in the humanities and social sciences, within disciplines as wide-ranging as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, History, and Political Science.

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Opening at the Close: History and Politics in Late-10th- Century Armenia

February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This paper explores the spectrum of Armenian historical writing from the second half of the 10th century, arguing for a remarkable diversity of approach and experience. Dr. Timothy W. Greenwood received his D.Phil from the University of Oxford, and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His teaching interests extend across mediaeval Byzantium and the Near East (6th–11th centuries) with particular interest in the Caucasus and Sasanian Persia. His research is…

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November 2016

2015: Discourse on the Armenian Condition

November 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A lecture by Seta B. Dadoyan (Independent scholar) Thursday, November 10, 2016 4:00 PM 10383 Bunche Hall UCLA The talk, based on her recently published bilingual volume  The Armenian Condition in Hindsight and Foresight: A Discourse, (Ontario: 2015) will focus on the basic arguments in support of the “peculiarities”, which define the Armenian condition and through which Dadoyan runs a critical assessment of it in hindsight and foresight, combining rather than separating the poles and methods of philosophy and social sciences.…

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October 2016

I Can Hear The Barbarians

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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September 2016

Undergraduate Ice Cream Social

September 22, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
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