Armenian Embassy Reception for SAS in Washington, D.C.

The Armenian Embassy in Washington, D.C. held a reception for SAS members on Saturday, November 18, 2017. From left to right: Dr. Richard Hovanissian, Asya Darbinyan, Varak Ketsemanian, Dr. Sylvia Kasparian, Ambassadro Grigor Hovhannissian, Dr. Rouben Adalian, and SAS President Barlow Der Mugrdechian.

SAS and Gulbenkian Foundation Conference

The Society for Armenian Studies and Gulbenkian Foundation, co-sponsored a conference on "Transmitting Western Armenian to the Next Generation" on Saturday, November 18, in Washington, D.C.

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 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.