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Richard G. Hovannisian ( , born November 9, 1932) is an Americanmarker-Armenian historian and scholar. He was born and raised in Tulare, Californiamarker. He received his B.A.(1954) and M.A.(1958) degrees from the University of California, Berkeleymarker, and his Ph.D.(1966) from University of California, Los Angelesmarker. He was also Associate Professor of History at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, from 1966 to 1969. In 1987, Professor Hovannisian was appointed as the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at the UCLA. Hovanissian is a Guggenheim Fellow who has received numerous honors for his scholarship, civic activities, and advancement of Armenian Studies. His biographical entries are included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World among other scholarly and literary reference works.

The Director of the Armenian Research Center in University of Michigan–Dearbornmarker, Dr. Dennis R. Papazian commended Hovannisian in a recent review:
"Richard Hovannisian has done genocide and Holocaust scholarship a great service by producing a collection of fresh essays which expand our knowledge and explore revealing facets heretofore ignored."


Hovannisian is the father of Raffi Hovannisian, former Foreign Minister of Armenia.

His grandson, Garin Hovannisian, is a libertarian commentator and writer, and the co-founder of The Bruin Standard, a libertarian publication at UCLA.

Selected writings

  • The Republic of Armenia, Volume 1 (1971) and Volume II (1982), Vols. III & IV (1996) U.C. Press
  • The Armenian Holocaust, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Armenian Heritage Press (1980)
  • The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, 2 vols. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997
  • Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998


UCLA conference series proceedings

The UCLA conference series titled "Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces" is organized by Hovannisian, as the Holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History. The conference proceedings (edited by Hovannisian) that have so far been published (in Costa Mesa, CA, by Mazda Publishers) are:
  1. Armenian Van/Vaspurakan (2000)
  2. Armenian Baghesh/Bitlis and Taron/Mush (2001)
  3. Armenian Tsopk/Kharpert (2002)
  4. Armenian Karin/Erzerum (2003)
  5. Armenian Sebastia/Sivas and Lesser Armenia (2004)
  6. Armenian Tigranakert/Diarbekir and Edessa/Urfa (2006)
  7. Armenian Cilicia (2008)
  8. Armenian Pontus: the Trebizond-Black Sea communities (2009)


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