Our Story

Established in Fall 2017, the Sarguis Modern Assyrian Heritage Project brings new and emerging research in Assyrian studies to Stanislaus State University. Working in collaboration with the Sarguis Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection in Vasche Library, the project facilitates student projects and research documenting Assyrian history and culture with a special emphasis on Assyrians in California. The Modern Assyrian Heritage project offered courses in Assyrian history, hosts Assyrian speakers on campus, supports Assyrian students on campus, and funds an annual research fellowship to drive student research into all aspects of modern Assyrian heritage. The Modern Assyrian Heritage Project is hosted by the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Department of History. Its current director is Dr. Erin Hughes.

You can contact the project's director, Dr. Erin Hughes, via email at ehughes1@csustan.edu.

Upcoming event

The closing program for our exhibition Tell Our Stories: Artifacts from the Assyrian Genocide will take place on August 7, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Snider Recital Hall. Visit our exhibition page for more information.

Updated: June 06, 2023