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New Roads

May 27, 2020

One of the oldest Armenian Studies programs in the US is directed by a 3rd generation Fresnoan. Barlow Der Mugrdechian is the Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program & Director of the Center for Armenian Studies at California State University, Fresno. He speaks to Institute Director Salpi Ghazarian about growing up...


May 19, 2020

In this episode, the Institute’s Chitjian Researcher Archivist Gegham Mughnetsyan talks about bread in personal memories and its cultural and linguistic appearances in the Armenian context.

Inch By Inch is an attempt to explore little aspects of daily life and connect them to larger themes through a prism of...


May 7, 2020

Studying genocides and religion — Dr. Donald Miller, co-founding director of strategic initiatives for the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC, studies global religious trends. He talks to Institute Director Salpi Ghazarian about oral histories of Rwandan and Armenian genocide survivors and the questioning of...


Mar 22, 2020

Confiscation and destruction — Dr. Mehmet Polatel is a historian and a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation, researching the confiscation and looting of Armenian properties during the genocide. He speaks with Institute director Salpi Ghazarian about the dispossession of Armenians and the late Ottoman...


Mar 6, 2020

How did the Armenian ceramic tradition go from Kutahya, Turkey to Jerusalem? What is the place of material culture in the loss of genocide & the renewal that came after? Flutist & author Sato Moughalian talks about her grandfather, David Ohannessian’s role in that journey & about her book, Feast of Ashes.

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