Honoring Christina Maranci, Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, Harvard University Saturday, May 6, 2023 6 pm Cocktail Reception ~ 7 pm Seated Dinner The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA Join us as we honor: Professor Christina Maranci The newest holder of the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, Harvard University Yervant Chekijian Chairman of the… Continue reading Welcome Remarks at NAASR’s “Honoring Christina Maranci” Gala
Join us for the second event of our reading series, Literary Lights, featuring Deanna Cachoian-Schanz, translator of A Book, Untitled, written by Shushan Avagyan. Cachoian-Schanz will be joined by Dr. Lisa Gulesserian, Harvard University Preceptor on Armenian Language and Culture. The event will take place on March 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM Eastern, at the Guild Hall… Continue reading Literary Lights: In Conversation with Deanna Cachoian-Schanz
Join students from the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations as they recite their favorite poems in more than a dozen languages taught in NELC! The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations presents Poetry Night Sponsored by the Aga Khan Foundation Open to the Harvard community only March 28, 2023 | 5:30 pm… Continue reading Emcee: NELC Poetry Night
I presented a lecture on hayrens—an Armenian poetic form—and led a poetry-writing workshop for Hamazkayin Canada’s Levon Shant Armenological Course on Saturday, 28 January 2023. In my lecture and workshop, participants were introduced to the hayren poetic form, collaboratively produced Armenian-language hayrens, and presented their poems.
Please join us in celebrating NAASR’s “Expanding Horizons” at our annual gala. Remarks: Lisa Gulesserian, Preceptor on Armenian, Harvard University Keynote: Ani Hovannisian, director, producer, and filmmaker of The Hidden Map
I led a zine-making workshop for Hamazkayin Eastern Region’s Cultural Retreat on Saturday, 28 May 2022. In my workshop, participants were introduced to the zine format, produced Armenian-language zines, and presented their work.
Anbardeli Zabel / The Unstoppable Zabel / Անպարտելի Զապէլը: A Reading (book by Nora Kayserian and illustrated by Lusine Ghukasyan) All ages will enjoy this compelling picture-book biography of the writer and social justice activist Zabel Yessayan, read in period costume in Western Armenian by Dr. Lisa Gulesserian, who teaches Western Armenian at Harvard University. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring… Continue reading Անպարտելի Զապէլը: A Reading
Join us for a night of readings and renditions of favorite poems in multiple languages. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations presents Poetry Night Sponsored by the Aga Khan Foundation Open to the Harvard community only March 29, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East Third… Continue reading Emcee: NELC Poetry Night
Join us for an intimate evening discussion about Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan. Well known during their lifetimes, Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan wrote books about women’s rights, human rights, and Armenian life during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian International Women’s Association, AIWA, recently published the translations of Yessayan’s The Gardens of… Continue reading An Evening with Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan
Join us for an intimate discussion about the first Armenian feminist novel. Srpuhi Dussap’s 1883 novel calling for the equal rights of women and social justice for everyone entertains the reader with criticisms of 19th century Armenian society in Istanbul and relevant themes of work and motherhood, religion and ignorance, love and marriage. Don’t miss… Continue reading Mayda Book Launch Party