The Center for Armenian Studies is built on the solid foundation of a rigorous curriculum offered by the two endowed chairs in Armenian studies: the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History and the Marie Manoogian Chair in Armenian Language and Literature. Every year we complement our curriculum with the most promising international scholars to create a vibrant intellectual community of Armenian studies by hosting workshops, conferences, lectures and film screenings.
CAS promotes the study of the history, language, and culture of Armenia and Armenians and helps prepare a new generation of scholars in the field. We seek to increase the depth and breadth of resources devoted to Armenian studies at U-M through an endowed fund that provides permanent support for the center.
With your help, the newly established Graduate Student Fellowship Fund will offer graduate student tuition, benefits, and summer research funding to incoming and current graduate students. Costs for higher education are on the rise. Your gift is critical to help us attract and retain the most outstanding graduate students from both the US and overseas.
2020 was devastating for Armenia, as not only the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the country especially hard, but also political unrest and war contributed to the overall hardship. CAS is committed to working with partners in Armenia to create opportunities for bright and talented students. One part of the effort will be to provide access to English courses taught by the University of Michigan faculty to advanced students in Yerevan.
For more information on the various ways you can support CAS, please contact us at 734.763.0622, or via email.