Armenian Studies Program Departmental Information

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, began in 1976 with the introduction of courses in the Western Armenian language and a survey of Armenian history. In 1981 the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History was established, thanks to the generous gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Manoogian. Six years later, the Marie Manoogian Chair in Armenian Language and Literature was created, making the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor a major center of Armenian Studies in the United States. The activities of the program were enhanced by more recent gifts by the Manoogian fmily and others.

Courses taught by Professors Bardakjian and Libaridian constitute the core of this program. Instruction in Armenian studies is supplemented by courses offered by Professor Ronald Suny, the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History at the University of Michigan, as well as by post-doctoral fellows and  by visiting scholars in a variety of fields. In addition, the program offers graduate and post-doctoral fellowships and an extensive list of outreach activities such as public lectures, conferences, and workshops.  


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