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The Assyrian Studies Association's educational events focus on promoting Assyrian heritage and culture by partnering and collaborating with institutions, universities, scholars, and educators from around the globe to bring you quality content that's educational for you and your family to enjoy!

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January 14, 2023

Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Assyrian Household

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Time: 2-4:30pm PST

Location: Chapman University - Argyros Forum Room 209AB. (Event is held in building #3 on the map

Parking Information: Guests can purchase a parking permit from the kiosks located in the parking structures ($2.00 for 2 hours, $3.00 for 4 hours.) Here is a link with a map.

Speakers: Dr. Julye Bidmead, ASA Advisory Board Member and Associate Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at Chapman University; Alexandra Lazar, Executive Director at Assyrian Studies Association; and Juliana Khamo, President at Assyrian Student Association of Los Angeles.

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Photographs From Women's Rituals in the Ancient Assyrian Household at Chapman University

August 27, 2022

The Story of Art and the Art of Stories: Living Culture from Mesopotamia to New York

Date: August 27, 2022

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Speakers: Assyrian artist Nenous Thabet and Iraqi-Americ poet and activist Ahmed Badr. Guest speakers include Sarah Graff, curator at The Met, Sargon Donabed, and Reine Hanna.

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Photographs From The Story of Art and the Art of Stories: Living Culture from Mesopotamia to New York

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June 30 - Aug 7, 2022

Tell Our Stories: Artifacts From the Assyrian Genocide 

Date: June 30- August 7, 2022

Location: California State University, Stanislaus

Cost: Free. 

Official Website:

SponsorsCalifornia Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Assyrian Arts Institute and the Assyrian Studies Association.

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This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

This project is also made possible with the support of the Assyrian Arts Institute and the Assyrian Studies Association. 


Photographs From the Closing Program

July 15 - Aug 5, 2021

Recreating Ancient Art Patterns from Mesopotamia: Assyria, Sumer & Babylonia

Date: July 15 - August 5, 2021 (4-weeks)

Instructor: Noora Badeen

Method: Virtual (online). Art supplies needed (see below).

Cost: Free. Suggested donation $100. (Donations directly benefit the Assyrian Studies Association's Preserving Assyria program.)

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June 21 - July 23, 2021

Summer Online Course, "The Heirs of Ashur: Assyrian History and Culture 19th-21st Century

Date: June 21 - July 23, 2021

Instructor: Dr. Sargon Donabed, Associate Professor of History at Roger Williams University.

Method: Asynchronous (complete work at your own pace) and there will be 2 synchronous meetings per week (TBD).

Cost: Participants may earn three credits towards their degree or can register to audit the course. Those who register for credit will receive 15% tuition discount (no promo code necessary).

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