Events

2019 Discovering Armenian Heritage & Culture

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: The Mark Twain House & Museum
385 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

This event is free and open to the public.

Join us for UConn's Discovering Armenian Heritage & Culture event! Bring family and friends to enjoy food, music, workshops, book signing and panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Images provided by Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives.

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AGENDA

10:00 AM | WELCOME

Nina Rovinelli Heller, Ph.D., Dean, School of Social Work, University of Connecticut

10:05 AM | BOOK DISCUSSION & DEMONSTRATION

HOME AGAIN: ARMENIAN RECIPES FROM THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Mari Firkatian, Ph.D, Professor of History, University of Hartford

THE MAKING OF ARMENIAN STRING CHEESE
Maggie Stepanian

11:00 AM | LECTURE & RECITAL

CONTEMPORARY ARMENIAN MUSIC
Tatev Amiryan, DMA, Composer & Pianist
Anna Hayrapetyan, Soprano and a lecturer in Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut

11:45 AM | PANEL DISCUSSION

DISCOVERING YOUR ARMENIAN ROOTS: HOW TO RESEARCH GENEALOGY & ANCESTRY
George Aghjayan, Director of the Armenian Historical Archives
Marc Mamigonian, Director of Academic Affairs, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Armen T. Marsoobian, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University
Catherine Masud, Documentarian and Lecturer, Digital Media & Design, University of Connecticut
Tsoleen Sarian, Executive Director, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives
Moderated by Kathryn Libal, Ph.D., Director of the Human Rights Institute and Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights, University of Connecticut

1:15 PM | LUNCH & DISCUSSION

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2018 Armenian Harvest Festival

Please note that the October 13, 2018 event has been canceled due to conflicts with events in Hartford and greater New England. We anticipate holding an Armenian Ancestry & Heritage event in the spring highlighting how to trace genealogy, traditional foods and cultural activities. More details, including date, time, and featured activities are forthcoming.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 (CANCELED)
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Nathan Hale Inn, 855 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT

This event is free and open to the public.

Save the date for UConn's third annual Armenian Harvest Festival! Bring family and friends to join us for food, music, dancing, workshops and craft vendors. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Featured Activities & Vendors

The Art of Rug Weaving | Workshop by Hayk Oltaci

The Making of Armenian String Cheese | Workshop by Maggie Stepanian

Contemporary Armenian Music | Lecture & Recital by Tatev Amiryan, DMA, and Anna Hayrapetyan

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09.23.2017 Armenian Harvest Festival

Event - 2017.09.17 Armenian Harvest FestivalDate: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Nathan Hale Inn, 855 Bolton Road, 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 filmmaking in Armenia, and a show! Note that the evening performance will take place at the Rome Commons Ballroom.




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04.12.2017 Hand-in-Hand: Preventative Dentistry & Public Health in Armenia

04.12.2017 Hand-in-Hand - Preventative DentistryAnnual Alice K. Norian Lecture

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Lecture
7:15 PM Q&A Discussion facilitated by Professor Stephen Schensul
Location: Nathan Hale Inn, 855 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT
This event is free and open to the public.

Speaker: Dr. Berdj Kiladjian, Board of Director for Hand-in-Hand and principal of Longwood Dental Group



Sponsored by UConn’s Norian Armenian Programs, Global Affairs, and School of Social Work. If you are an individual that requires an accommodation to participate, contact global@uconn.edu or 860.486.3152

Dr. Kiladjian will discuss the state of dentistry in Armenia and how the organization Hand in Hand came to be—the purpose, the past and the future. He will provide an introduction of preventive dentistry services that Hand in Hand provides in Armenia and Karabagh, as well as the steps taken to achieve the organization’s goals.

Biography

Dr. Kiladjian is the principal of Longwood Dental Group in Brookline MA USA.  Longwood Dental is a multi specialty group practice with a staff of 35, including 14 general dentists and specialists. Dr. Kiladjian is a prosthodontist and maintains his practice within the group, specializing in advanced cosmetic dentistry and dental implant dentistry. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hand-in-Hand, a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the improvement of the health and social welfare of the Artsakh population, focusing on dental care and preventative education in Armenia and Karabakh.

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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.

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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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04.28 – 09.30.2016 They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief Exhibit

They Shall Not Perish Exhibit Cover Panel1st Showing : One Day Only–in West Hartford

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Also join us for Genocide Recognition or Quest for Justice Lecture w. Harut Sassounian at at 5:30PM
Location: UConn School of Social Work, Zachs Community Room, 1798 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Get directions.

2nd Showing: 5 months in Storrs, CT

Date: Friday, April 30, 2016 – Friday, September, 30, 2016
Location: UConn Storrs Campus, Laurel Hall Lobby.

This Exhibit has been provided by the Near East Foundation.

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