SAS Conference on "Armenians in America"

SAS organized a conference on "Armenians in America" held in Boston, Massachusetts, on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State-Conference

Conference on "Empire, Politics, and War: The Armenian Genocide with the Context of the Ottoman Empire" co-sponsored by SAS. March 18-19, 2016

Participants in the "Impact of the Armenian Genocide" Conference organized by SAS. Denver, November 21, 2015.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Centennial Conference

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln held a two day conference, March 19-20, on “Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated."

SAS 40th Anniversary Workshop in Yerevan

The SAS held it 40th Anniversary Workshop, in Yerevan, Armenia. The Workshop took place at the National Academy of Sciences in Yerevan, October 3-5, 2014.


The aims of the Society for Armenian Studies are to promote the study of Armenian culture and society, including history, language, literature, and social, political, and economic questions; to facilitate the exchange of scholarly information pertaining to Armenian studies around the world; and to sponsor panels and conferences on Armenian studies. The programs of the Society include publication of a Newsletter on the Society’s activities and on current research on Armenia; publication of the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, encouragement, sponsorship and publication of research on all facets of Armenian culture and society; and such other activities as the SAS council may from time to time determine.


The Society for Armenian Studies was founded in 1974 by a group of scholars from the universities of California, Columbia and Harvard on the initiative of Richard G. Hovannisian, Dickran Kouymjian, Nina Garsoian, Avedis Sanjian, and Robert Thomson. It is dedicated to the development of Armenian Studies as an academic discipline.

SAS Secretariat

The SAS Secretariat is based at the Armenian Studies Program of California State University, Fresno.

Armenian Studies Program

Armenian Studies Program
California State University, Fresno
5245 N Backer Ave. PB4
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

Telephone: 559-278-2669
FAX: 559-278-2129

The Society for Armenian Studies is a 501c3 tax exempt organization.