Programme

36th INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSE OF ARMENIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN VENICE

GENERAL PROGRAMME OF CULTURAL & LEISURE ACTIVITIES August 2022

The programme may be subject to change.

1° WEEK OF LESSONS
8th Monday, 8.45 -10.00 am – Inauguration of the Intensive Summer Course
9th Tuesday, 20.30 (8:30 pm) – Փոխադարձ ծանօթութեան Ուրախ երեկոյ / Evening party for mutual knowledge
11th Thursday, 18.30 (6:30 pm) ‒ Workshop by Valentina Calzolari (University of Geneva) on Arshaluys Aurora Mardiganian and Her Autobiography “Ravished Armenia” (First Session). Languages: French and English.
12th Friday, 18.30 (6:30 pm) ‒ Workshop (Second Part) by Valentina Calzolari (Second Session).
13th Saturday, 20;30 (8:30 pm) – Film Screening: ‘’El secreto de Maró’’ (Maró’s secret, Argentina, 2021, directed by Alejandro Magnone). Feature film, Spanish with English subtitles. Artsvi Bakhchinyan will comment on the movie.
14th Sunday, 11.00 am – Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption /Աստուածամօր Վերափոխման տօն, in the Armenian rite. Solemn Divine Liturgy of the Holy Mass / Սուրբ Պատարագ (Surb Patarag) at the Monastery of San Lazzaro. Departure from Residences: 9 am, Boat from San Zaccaria: 10.25 am

2° WEEK OF LESSONS
15th Monday, festival day, no lesson.
16th Tuesday, 18.00-20.00 (6:00-8:00 pm) Lecture by Benedetta Contin (University of Vienna, ViceDirector of the Summer Course) on “Past as a Mirror to the Present: Sense of History, Sense of Belonging and Identity in the Armenian Experience”/“Le présent dans le mirroir du passé: sense de l’histoire, sentiment d’appartenance et identité dans l’experience arménienne”. Languages: English and French.
17th Wednesday, 15.00 (3:00 pm) Group visit to Surb Ghazar, the Monastic Island of San Lazzaro in Laguna, Headquarters of the Mekhitarist Order and cradle of the modern Armenian Renaissance in the 18th century.
18th Thursday, 20.30 (8:30 pm) – Ուրախ երեկոյ/ Evening party
19th Friday, 20.45 (8:45 pm) – Film Screening: «Հաճընցիք թում Աղո են» (Local Dialects and Customs) and «Մեր անունները» (Our Names), short films both directed by Silvina Der-Meguerditchian for HOUSHAMADIAN project. The film author and director will introduce and comment on her movies.
21st Sunday, 11 am – Liturgy of the Holy Mass / Սուրբ Պատարագ (Surb Patarag) at the Medieval Armenian church of the Holy Cross / Սուրբ Խաչ (Surb Khach), celebrated by H.G. Archbishop Levon Zekiyan.
Departure from Residences: 9.30 am

3° WEEK OF LESSONS
23rd Tuesday ‒ Last day of lessons
24th Wednesday, 9.00-12.00 ‒ Examinations 20.30 (8:30 pm) ‒ Հրաժեշտի երեկոյ / Farewell evening
25th Thursday ‒ Departures