Remarks at NAASR’s “Expanding Horizons” Gala

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

Միա-zine: A Zine Workshop in Armenian

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.

Անպարտելի Զապէլը: A Reading

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

Emcee: NELC Poetry Night

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

An Evening with Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan

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

Mayda Book Launch Party

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

neMLA: Regional Wounds, Universal Traumas, and the Possibility of Empathy

Regional Wounds, Universal Traumas, and the Possibility of Empathy (Part 2) Roundtable with: Chair: Maryam Ghodrati, University of Massachusetts Amherst Chair: Rachel Dale, Brandeis University Location: ORLEANS (Media Equipped) Comparative Literature & Interdisciplinary Humanities “Chang-rae Lee and the Traumatic Affect of the Gesture” Susan Moynihan, Tennessee Technological University “Narrativizing Empathy in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry… Continue reading neMLA: Regional Wounds, Universal Traumas, and the Possibility of Empathy