May 2006 • Vol. 27, No. 4 (94)

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The Armenian Genocide Film- New Affirmation of Genocide

Campus Commemorates April 24th-Armenian Genocide Day-With Solemn Ceremony

"Armenians in Fresno" Subject of Osher Institute Presentation

Araz Artinian Presents The Genocide In Me

Volume 14 of the Journal for the Society for Armenian Studies

Dr. Reid Speaks on "Inner Dimensions of the Armenian Genocide"

Review-Armenian Baking and Cooking

Congratulations Fresno State Armenian Studies Minors and Grads

Arshile Gorky Exhibit at Fresno Art Museum: A Unique Armenian Artist

Matossian Presents "A Case of Mistaken Identity: Why Arshile Gorky Changed His Name" as Part of University Lecture Series at Fresno State

President Bush Issues April 24 Statement

ASP Administrative Aide Ziegler to Retire

Saroyan Drawings and Books Donated to ASP

Canada Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

Armenian Studies Website Undergoes Changes

Armenians on the Internet

Poetry

Armenian Studies Website Undergoes Changes

armenianstudies.csufresno.edu

STAFF REPORT


The Armenian Studies Program website has undergone some major changes recently. New webmaster Ara Nalbandian has put his expertise into improving the accessibility of several of the web site pages.


In particular, the Index of Armenian Art (IAA) Armenian Miniatures page has been redesigned in a way which has made it user friendly. The IAA now has a database which can be used to search for any manuscript illumination in the files.


The database of Armenian Miniatures is the first part of the Index of Armenian Art. It features a chronological database of Armenian manuscripts, each of which is accompanied by a collection of color slides. The web version of the database has been partially supported by grants from The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation, Fresno, California.


Thus manuscript illuminations (miniatures), from as early as the 6th century, are now accessible throughout the world. They can be searched by date of execution and scene depicted, thereby allowing for a comparative study of the images.


The IAA brings together manuscript illuminations from the major repositories in the world: the Matenadaran, the Mekhitarist library in Venice, the St. James monastery in Jerusalem, and other major collections.


Dr. Dickran Kouymjian developed the Index of Armenian Art-Armenian Miniatures, part I of which, provides information on the formative period in the development of Armenian manuscript painting.


The newly designed web page will provide scholars with easy access to the images that they need to conduct research. The easy to use database, with its search function, is the major addition to the website.


http://armenianstudies.csufresno.edu/iaa_miniatures/