Armenian Studies

Contact for Armenian Studies Collections.

  • Liladhar R. Pendse, Ph.D.
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Office Location: 438 Doe Library
  • Contact Info:

    +1 510 768 7610

General Sources on Armenia and Armenian Studies

An electronic library featuring books and documents on Armenian literature, history, religion, and anything else Armenia-related. In English, Armenian, and Russian.

Armenian Research Center

The Armenian Research Center of the University of Michigan-Dearborn maintains a homepage of materials on the Armenians, their history, the Armenian Genocide, and the current struggle of Nagorno-Karabagh, literature, etc. as well as links to other important Armenia-related sites.

History of Armenia from the Armenian perspective. Includes a chronology of American history, historical maps, and biographies. This site is in English.

Gomidas Institute

The Gomidas Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes and disseminates research, scholarship, and analysis on the modern Armenian experience. The Institute publishes books, documents, monographs, and memoirs, as well as the journal Armenian Forum, a quarterly journal of contemporary Armenian affairs. Some full text articles from the journal can be found here.


TITUS (Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text - und Sprachmaterialien) is an international effort to gather old texts relevant to Indo-European study. The project's site includes texts in Old Church Slavic, Old Czech, Old Polish, Old Slovenian, Old Russian, and Old Baltic languages including Prussian and Armenian.

National Archives of Armenia

National archive of Armenia is a state non-profit organization and 11 regional (including Yerevan) branches. There are approximately 5759 funds with 3419353 maintenance units. In Armenian, English and Russian.

National Library of Armenia

NLA is the largest repository of printed Armenian materials in the world. Site includes a digital collection and access to the catalog. In Armenian and English.



Selected Armenian Studies Related Items at the Bancroft Library

The purpose of Armenian Studies Collections at UC Berkeley is to support the research and teaching about Armenia, Armenian Diaspora on campus. The Bancroft Library holds special collections on Armenian Studies.

In the late 1980’s, a group of Bay Area Armenian- American visionaries decided to introduce the concept of Armenian Studies to one of the most renowned universities in the world – the University of California, Berkeley. Within a few years, under the leadership of the UC Berkeley Armenian Alumni, the William Saroyan Visiting Professorship in Modern Armenian Studies was established, thanks to the remarkable mobilization of the community and generosity of a number of major donors. The Krouzian Endowment, established in 1996, provided important additional support.

In the fall of 1998, the William Saroyan Visiting Professorship became a full-time position. Professor Stephan Astourian was appointed Executive Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Assistant Adjunct Professor of History in July 2002. The William Saroyan position was no longer dependent on temporary appointments.

The program is further enriched by visiting lectures, academic conferences, symposia, and public speaking engagements organized or delivered by Professor Astourian.

Armenian Manuscripts Online

Armenian Illuminated Manuscript represent a distinct tradition that draws from Byzantine manuscript style. The earliest surviving Armenian manuscripts date from the fifth century of the common era.  Most commonly used search terms are as follows: Manuscripts, Armenian -- Facsimiles. Manuscripts, Armenian. 

Manuscripts, Armenian -- California -- Berkeley. 

At UC Berkeley, we have the following Armenian Manuscript.

Armenian News Sources


Leading daily Armenian newspaper, published in Armenian, Russian and English.

Armenian Times

In Armenian and English.

Armenian Weekly

Armenian-American newspaper published in Massachusetts. In Armenian and English.


The site for the Armenpress news agency, the oldest and largest in Armenia.


Popular daily newspaper published Armenia. Azg publishes in Armenian, Turkish, English & Russian Languages.

Golos Armenii

In Russian.


In Armenian, English and Russian.

Novoe Vremia.

In Armenian and Russian.


“Oratert” is a regional news and analytic center, which is aimed to monitor the famous media resources of the diaspora, region, as well as of the world and also the news and analysis of regional or Armenian importance, translated in seven languages (Armenian, English, Russian, Persian, Arabic, Spanish and Turkish).


Leading newspaper published in Russian and Armenian.

Zhamanak Daily.

In Armenian and English. Armenian-American Political Daily.

168 Hours

In Armenian


Selected Armenian Newspapers from California


Asbarez Newspaper began publication in August 1908 in Fresno as a weekly. After several successful decades the offices and publishing headquarters moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970’s.Asbarez mainly serves the more than 500,000-strong Armenian-American community in the Western US. It is a bilingual daily newspaper, which is published five times a week from 16 to 28 pages Tuesday through Friday and 40 to 48 pages on Saturday.


The official publication of the Armenian Youth Federation of the Western United States. In English.

Hye Sharzoom

Hye Sharzhoom is a supplement of the campus newspaper The Collegian and is the newspaper of the Fresno State Armenian Students Organization and the Armenian Studies Program.

Contact for Armenian Studies Collections.

Digital Collections and Learning Resources about Armenia, and Armenian Studies.

Selected Books on Armenian History

One can use the following search terms in our oskicat to locate various books on Armenian History by their subject matter.

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Historiography.

Armenians -- Turkey -- History.

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.

Printing, Armenian -- History -- Exhibitions.

Books -- Armenia -- History -- Exhibitions.

Manuscripts, Armenian -- Exhibitions.

Armenian imprints -- Exhibitions.

Book industries and trade -- Armenia -- Exhibitions.

Armenians -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.

Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.

Turkey -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.

The Armenian history attributed to Sebeos
Author: Sebēos, Bishop of Bagratunikʻ, active 7th century.
Call #: Main (Gardner) Stacks DS186 .S4213 1999 v.1 Main (Gardner) Stacks DS186 .S4213 1999 v.2
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Armenian history and the question of genocide
Author: Gunter, Michael M.
Call #: Main (Gardner) Stacks DS195.5 .G85 2011
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The first genocide of the 20th century : the perpetrators and the victims : with notes on Armenian history
Author: Bedrossyan, Mark D. (Mark Der)
Call #: Main (Gardner) Stacks DS195.5 .B43 1983

The diaspora of Armenian printing, 1512-2012 : Amsterdam, Yerevan
Author: Lane, John A.
Call #: Bancroft Z228.A76 L36 2012
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Selected Armenian Studies Journals

Diaspora : a journal of transnational studies Emigration and immigration -- Periodicals. Minorities -- Periodicals. Ethnicity -- Periodicals. Cultural pluralism -- Periodicals. Immigrants' writings -- Periodicals.

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