EVENT:  For the first time, the University of California, Irvine will host the Armenian Studies Chairs and Directors Workshop. Representatives from the campus’s Armenian studies program will welcome leading scholars, program chairs and directors from across the nation to discuss the field’s existing challenges and future prospects. The first to be held in more than a decade, the workshop is by invitation only, but the public is invited to meet participants at a reception, the details of which are below.

WHEN/WHERE:  6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Humanities Gateway 1030 (bldg. 611, grid E7 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf)

INFORMATION:  The reception, which will feature wine and appetizers, is free. Parking is available in the Mesa Parking Structure (grid C7 on campus map) for $10 per day or $2 per hour. Media planning to attend should contact Pat Harriman at 949-824-9055 or pharrima@uci.edu.

6:15 p.m. – Welcome by Tyrus Miller, dean of the School of Humanities

6:20-6:30 p.m. – Remarks by Houri Berberian, director of UCI’s Armenian studies program and the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies

BACKGROUND:  Sponsors include UCI’s Armenian studies program, the UCI Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, the UCLA Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History and the Society for Armenian Studies. For more information about UCI’s Armenian studies program, visit https://www.humanities.uci.edu/armenianstudies.