Kevork Bardakjian

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Kevork Bardakjian

Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian Languages and Literatures
Professor, Near Eastern Studies

202 South Thayer Street, Suite 4135 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

Office Location(s): 4135 STB
Phone: 734.763.7655
Fax: 734.936.2679

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Near Eastern Studies
    • Armenian Studies Program
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • About


    The Mekhitarist Contributions to Armenian Culture and Scholarship. Cambridge, MA: Middle Eastern Department, Harvard College Library, [1976].

    A Textbook of Modern Western Armenian. (With R.W. Thomson). (With a grant from H.E.W.). New York: Caravan Books, 1977.

    The Historical Figures and Events in Some of Hagop Baronian's Allegorical Works (in Armenian). Boston: Baikar Press, 1980.

    Hitler and the Armenian Genocide. The Zoryan Institute: Cambridge, MA, 1986.
    Translated into Armenian and published in Armenia. Erevan: Hayastan, 1991.

    Eastern Armenian, A Textbook, (with B. Vaux). New York: Caravan Books, 1999.

    A Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 1500-1920, with an Introductory History. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000.

    Book Chapters

    "Armenia and the Armenians Through the Eyes of English Travellers of the 19th Century." In The Armenian Image in History and Literature. Edited by R.G. Hovannisian. U.C.L.A., 1981, pp. 139-153.

    "The Rise of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople." In Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire, edited by B. Braude and B. Lewis, 2 vols. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1982, vol. 1, pp. 89-100.

    "Armenian Literature." In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Middle East and North Africa. (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1988) pp. 211-213.

  • Education
    • Ph.D 1974, Armenian Studies, Oxford University
    • M.A. 1970, Armenian Language and Literature, Yerevan State University
  • Awards
    • 2000 Armenian Students Association of America's "Arthur H. Dadian Armenian Heritage Award," New York, NY
    • 1984 Awarded "The Jack H. Kolligian Memorial Award for Meritorious Achievement in Armenian Studies and Culture"
    • 1972-1974 Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholarship
    • 1970-1973 Calouste Gulbenkian Scholarship
  • Grants
    • 1970-1974 Supplementary grants, University of Oxford: Middle East Center, St. Antony's College
    • Nubar Pasha Armenian Fund
    • Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies
    • Committee for Graduate Studies
    • Cyril Foster Fund
    • 1980, The National Endowment for the Humanities grant to prepare a reference guide to Armenian literature (with R.W. Thomson )
    • 1976 U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare grant to prepare a textbook of Modern Western Armenian (with R.W. Thomson)
  • Language(s) and Proficiency Level(s):
    • Armenian (all major, and numerous secondary, dialects)
    • Arabic (classical and modern and a few regional dialects)
    • Azeri Turkish
    • English
    • French
    • Russian
    • Turkish (Ottoman and modern)
    • Greek: basic knowledge
    • Persian: basic knowledge