Fresno State faculty members Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca will present a lecture entitled “An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond’s History” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium (Room 191). La Porta and Vacca take an interdisciplinary look at the topic by situating it in relation to the Armenian Christian and Arabic-Islamic historical traditions. They not only address Armenian perceptions of the circumstances of Islamic rule in Armenia, but also speculate on the relationship between Armenian and Arabic historical texts. The presentation is the second in the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program. The Leon S. Peters Foundation is a co-sponsor of the event. The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Fresno State lots P5 and P6, near the University Business Center. Parking permits are not needed for the lecture. See the Arts and Humanities blog for more information. INFO: Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669 or visit