UCLA Conference on Armenian Communities of Iran

UCLA AEF Chair in Armenian History
Contact: Prof. Richard Hovannisian
Tel: 310-825-3375
Email: [email protected]


UCLAThe fourteenth in the UCLA International Conference series on Historic
Armenian Cities and Provinces will feature the colorful history and
culture of the
Armenian communities of Iran from ancient to modern times. The conference,
to be held in Glendale and on the UCLA campus from Friday evening to
Sunday afternoon, May 14-16, will bring together scholars from Armenia,
Cyprus, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, and various parts of the
United States. The opening session in Armenian will be held on Friday
evening, May 14, from 7:30 to 9:30, in the Glendale Presbyterian Church at
the corner of Louise and Harvard Streets in Glendale and will include
illustrated lectures by Onnik Hairapetian (Glendale and Mashdots
Colleges), Gohar Avagian (National Historical Archives, Armenia), Armen
Hakhnazarian (Germany and Armenia),

The Saturday sessions on May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be held
on the UCLA campus, in Court of Sciences 50 (Young Hall), and will be
conducted in English. The presentations will focus on the political,
cultural and literary, economic, and social history of the Armenians of
Iran or Persia. Speakers include Richard Hovannisian (UCLA), A.Elizabeth
Redgate (Newcastle, England), Peter Cowe (UCLA), Hovann Simonian (USC),
Thomas Sinclair (University of Cyprus), Gabriella Uluhogian (Bologna
University, Italy), Vazken Ghougassian (Eastern Prelacy, New York), Rubina
Peroomian (UCLA), Houri Berberian (California State University, Long
Beach), RoseMary Cohen (Los Angeles), Gayane Hagopian (UCLA), Anahid
Keshishian (UCLA), Bert Vaux (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

The Sunday afternoon sessions on May 16 from 1:30 to 5:30 will be in
Armenian and in English with presentations by Armen Ter Stepanyan
(Matenadaran, Armenia), Armen Hakhnazarian (Germany and Armenia), Artsvi
Bskhchinyan (Armenia), Samvel Stepanian (Glendale), Aida Avanessian
(Tehran, Iran), Claudia Der-Mardirosian (UCLA), and Anny Bakalian (New
York University). As in all previous conferences, a photographic exhibit
will be mounted by Richard and Anne Elizabeth Elbrecht of Davis, California.

The conference is organized by Professor Richard G. Hovannisian, Holder of
the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at
UCLA, and is co-sponsored by the Armenian Society (Iranahay Miutiun) of
Los Angeles and the UCLA International Institute, G.E. von Grunebaum
Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Center for European and Russian

All proceedings are open to the public at no charge. Parking on the UCLA
campus is in Parking Structure 2, entrance from Hilgard Avenue at
Westholme. The conference program may be viewed at
and Professor Hovannisian may be contacted by e-mail at
<mailto:[email protected]>[email protected].