The Armenian Educational Foundation, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will sponsor a book presentation and illustrated talk on Armenian Kars and Ani on Friday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street (2nd floor), Glendale, CA 91205.

In the first part of the evening, Hagop Gulludjian, Lecturer in Armenian Language and Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, will provide an introduction to the recently-published Armenian Kars and Ani, edited by Richard G. Hovannisian, Professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles. Armenian Kars and Ani is the tenth volume of proceedings from the UCLA conference series “Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces.” This volume represents a departure from its predecessors that have focused on historic Western Armenian areas, whereas Kars and Ani were very much a part of Eastern or Russian Armenia. Armenian Kars and Ani will be available for purchase and signing the night of the event.

Richard Hovannisian will conduct a photo presentation of his travel through Historic Armenia in spring 2011 as the historian-guide for a NAASR Armenian Heritage Tour led by Armen Aroyan, providing him with the opportunity to visit and reflect on these cities and regions that he has so often written about as a scholar.

Hovannisian is the author of Armenia on the Road to Independence, the four-volume history The Republic of Armenia, and has edited and contributed to more than twenty books including The Armenian Genocide in Perspective, The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, Remembrance and Denial, Looking Backward, Moving Forward, and The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies.

For more information about this free event contact NAASR at 617-489-1610 or hq@naasr.org, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 818-838-4862 or aem@ararat-eskijian-museum.com, or the Armenian Educational Foundation at 818- 242-4154.

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