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02.02.2017 “The Presence of the Absence: Photography in the Ottoman Armenian Migrant Experience”

Post - Events - Ottoman Armenian Photography
Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Time: 4:30PM
Location: Southern Connecticut State University, Buley Art Gallery, Buley Library, Ground Floor, New Haven, CT

Professor Armen T. Marsoobian will be giving a lecture on his recent work on Ottoman Armenian Photography, conducted during his fellowship in Istanbul.

Click here to view event flyer.

UConn’s Steven Enoch Playing Well For Armenian Team In FIBA Under-20 Event

UConn's Steven Enoch is spending part of his summer playing for the Armenian under-20 team. (Brad Horrigan / The Hartford Courant)
UConn’s Steven Enoch is spending part of his summer playing for the Armenian under-20 team. (Brad Horrigan / The Hartford Courant)

UConn sophomore Steven Enoch had 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead his team, Armenia, to a 74-68 victory over Estonia in the consolation round of the FIBA under-20 European championships Friday in Halkida, Greece.

Click here to view Hartford Courant article.

New PAGES being turned in the human evolutionary story

Dr. Daniel Adler from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Anthropology is working on a  team of archaeologists and geologists, led by Dr Keith Wilkinson (University of Winchester), set to examine the history of early humans in Eurasia after being awarded funding to further its research.

The £387,792 grant for the Pleistocene Archaeology, Geochronology and Environments of the Southern Caucasus (PAGES) project comes from the Leverhulme Trust, which aims to support original research that advances world knowledge in the fields of the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

The project team comprises scientists from Universities of Connecticut, Royal Holloway, University of London, Armenian Academy of Sciences, University of Glasgow, University of North Carolina (Greensboro), and the Senckenberg Research Institute.

The team will carry out fieldwork in the the Hrazdan and Debed river valleys of Armenia in 2016 and 2017, while collected samples will be studies in laboratories of the University of Winchester, Royal Holloway, and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre at the University of Glasgow.

For more information on the project, visit here

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09.17.2016 Armenian Harvest Festival

Event - 2017.09.17 Armenian Harvest FestivalDate: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Alumni Center, 2384 Alumni Drive Storrs, CT

This event is free and open to the public.

Join us for traditional food, music, dancing, a rug weaving workshop, a lecture on grape cultivation in Armenia, and a show! Note that the evening performance will take place in the Student Union Theater.


We are no longer taking RSVPs for the 2016 event. Please visit the Fall 2017 event page.

We are no longer taking vendor registrations. All vendors should have been confirmed by Friday, September 3, 2016. The list of confirmed vendors can be found below. If you have any questions please contact zahra.ali@uconn.edu or dorothea.hast@uconn.edu

 

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ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant – Deadline extended

Date Due: Rolling (all annual funds will be distributed by August 31, 2016)

Contact Information: info “at” arisc. org

Project Description:

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery! and private donations, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Restoration of threatened archaeological remains
  • Stabilization of historical resources
  • Long-term protection for archaeological sites or historical monuments
  • Curation and permanent exhibition of heritage materials
  • Cataloging and recording of collections
  • Digitization of heritage materials for wider public access
  • Enhancement of conservation lab facilities
  • Advanced training for specialists

Given the level of funding, these awards can also be used as seed grants to demonstrate the feasibility of a pilot program and/or in concert with funds from parallel sources.

Grantees will be required to either give a talk or run a workshop pertinent to the subject of the grant while in Armenia.

Eligibility:

Proposals are submitted jointly by a team of two or more scholars and/or specialists. At least one must be a citizen of the U.S. and one a citizen of the Republic of Armenia. Proposals must show evidence of endorsement from all relevant institutions in Armenia in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the undertaking. These grants are not intended for primary research. The participants must demonstrate that the project requires true collaboration between both PIs, as well as active participation by both PI’s in all aspects of the work required to complete the project.

Late, incomplete, or ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

Award Information:

Awards are usually made for a period of 12 months during which the work described in the proposal must be completed. Extensions will be granted only with the explicit approval of ARISC. Award checks will be sent to the US collaborator. Awardees are responsible for tax payments in association with this award, either in the US or in Armenia. Grants will typically not exceed $4000.

Grant recipients are eligible to reapply for a second CHM grant two years after their most recent award.

For further information, application form, and eligibility, please see the full call at here

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.

Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia Book Talk

brothersDate: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Guilford Free Library

Professor Armen Marsoobian is giving an illustrated talk about his recent book, Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia. Armen T. Marsoobian is a professor of philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University and chairperson of the Philosophy Department.

You should attend if you like photography and want to hear about what life was like for Armenians 100 years ago during the Ottoman Empire. The book, along with a second companion photography book, Dildilian Brothers – Memories of a Lost Armenian Home: Photography and the Story of an Armenian Family in Anatolia, 1888-1923 released last month in Turkey, will be available for purchase.

 

 

Stone Age of Armenia

Stone Age of Armenia

Smith, A., T. Bagoyan, I. Gabrielyan, R. Pinhasi, B. Gasparyan (in press for 2014). Late Chalcolithic and Medieval Archaeobotanical Remains from Areni-1 (Birds’ Cave), Armenia. In Stone Age of Armenia: A Guide-book to the Stone Age Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia, edited by Boris Gasparyan and Makoto Arimura, pp. 233–260. Monograph of the JSPS-Bilateral Joint Research Project, Kanazawa University Press, Tokyo.

Gasparyan, B., C. P. Egeland, D. S. Adler, R. Pinhasi, P. Glauberman and H. Haydosyan. 2014. The Middle Paleolithic Occupation ofArmenia: Summarizing Old and New Data. In Stone Age of Armenia: A Guide-book to the Stone Age Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia, edited by Boris Gasparyan and Makoto Arimura, pp. 65–105. Monograph of the JSPS-Bilateral Joint Research Project, Kanazawa University Press, Tokyo.

Gasparyan, B., D. S. Adler, C. P. Egeland and K. Azatyan. 2014. Recently Discovered Lower Paleolithic Sites of Armenia. In Stone Age of Armenia: A Guide-book to the Stone Age Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia, edited by Boris Gasparyan and Makoto Arimura, pp. 37–64. Monograph of the JSPS-Bilateral Joint Research Project, Kanazawa University Press, Tokyo.

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) Funding Opportunities

ARISC Graduate Fellowships
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During his/her stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.
Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Friday, December 18, 2015, to info@arisc.org. Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted. All information must be received by Friday, December 18, 2015, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship, as well as in any presentations of the research results.
For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit here.

ARISC Junior Research Fellowship 
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate student, postdoctoral and junior scholar fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals early in their careers who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, but all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Research awards will be made for a maximum of $4000 each to help cover travel, living, and research expenses in the South Caucasus. For ARISC grant purposes, mentoring is understood to involve integrating a local scholar into a research project in a fundamental way that involves cultivating skills and knowledge of methods that will contribute to the professional development of the local scholar. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 1500 words, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Wednesday, December 23, 2015, to info “at” arisc.org. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted.  Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from your referee via email to info “at” arisc.org. All information must be received by Wednesday, December 23, 2015, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.
This fellowship is supported with a grant from the US Department of Education.
For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit here.

ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant
Date Due: December 18, 2015. 

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery!, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.Examples of potential projects include:

  • Restoration of threatened archaeological remains
  • Stabilization of historical resources
  • Long-term protection for archaeological sites or historical monuments
  •  Curation and permanent exhibition of heritage materials
  • Cataloging and recording of collections
  • Digitization of heritage materials for wider public access
  • Enhancement of conservation lab facilities
  • Advanced training for specialists

Given the level of funding, these awards can also be used as seed grants to demonstrate the feasibility of a pilot program and/or in concert with funds from parallel sources.

Grantees will be required to either give a talk or run a workshop pertinent to the subject of the grant while in Armenia.

For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit here.
ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.

Tantilizing Traditional Delicacies

armenian_cookingDate: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Location:
West Hartford Libraries | Noah Webster Library
20 South Main Street W. Hartford

Cooking Demonstration, Music, and Food Tasting

Recipes have been adapted for preparation in your home kitchen with available ingredients and methods. The demonstration will be followed by a sample tasting accompanied by traditional music played live on the OUD. Registration required by October 18.

westharfordlibrary.org | Online Registration is suggested, or call 1 (860) 561 6990
FREE Parking: Bring your ISHAM Garage ticket for validation.