WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Sat., Sept. 15, the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), the Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will present “The Armenians and the Book,” a one-day symposium, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The symposium will be held in ALMA’s Contemporary Art Gallery (3rd floor) on 65 Main St. in Watertown.
The symposium will feature presentations by Prof. Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA), Marc A. Mamigonian (NAASR), Prof. Christina Maranci (Tufts University), Dr. Barbara Merguerian (Armenian International Women’s Association), Prof. Simon Payaslian (Boston University), and Prof. James R. Russell (Harvard University). It is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “The Armenians and the Book” organized and sponsored by Russell, the Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies at Harvard, and the above-listed organizations, as well as the Armenian programs of Tufts University and Boston University. The exhibition was first displayed at Harvard’s Lamont Library during the first three weeks of April 2012 and was re-mounted on ALMA’s third floor gallery in May 2012. It is currently on view at ALMA.
“The Armenians and the Book” contains items drawn from the collections of ALMA, ACF, NAASR, and local private collections. In addition to the Harvard Book Exhibit, attendees will be able view ALMA’s own exhibit, “Bound for Glory: 500 Years of Armenian Printing from ALMA’s Collection,” which is now on exhibit in the Second Floor Gallery. The Sept. 15 event is free and open to the general public.
For directions and more information about the program and current exhibits on display, visit www.almainc.org.