Upcoming Events


The Michigan Center is pleased to present events in 2021-22 that again emphasize the contributions of Christianity and Christian antiquity to the foundations of Western and American Culture.

The Michigan Center Board of Directors and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) are pleased to present Dr. Sylvie Merian via Zoom from 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time on 12 May, 2022. The presentation, titled “Reproducing the Resurrection: From European Prints to Armenian Manuscripts,” will focus upon the rich Armenian art tradition.

The earliest representations of the “Resurrection” in Armenian manuscript illuminations are not Resurrections at all, but illustrate the Holy Women at the Tomb and/or the Harrowing of Hell. It was not until the early 17th century that the image of Christ emerging from the tomb appeared in Armenian manuscripts. The reasons for this late usage will be explained, as well as where the inspiration for this new iconography came from, which culminated in its ubiquitous use in manuscripts and other artistic media for centuries.

The registration and event are free. Register in advance here: https://tinyurl.com/2k32pkzp

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2 Replies to “Upcoming Events”

  1. I am interested in the history and art of the Armenian people. Thank you.

    1. Ms. Rosso, We hope you were able to register and will join us Thursday, this week, May 12, at 3 PM Eastern Daylight Savings time in the US (which we believe is 9 PM in Italy). Let me know if you have difficulty registering.
      At the present time we do not have plans to offer another event on Armenian Art, at least as it relates to our organization’s main interest in promoting the study of early Christianity.
      Thank you for your interest in our event.
      Jim Lepkowski, President, Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies Board of Directors

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