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Faculty of History
Historians have been trained in YSU since the day of its foundation. :
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Hamlet L. Melkumyan

Candidate of History, Assistant | Chair of Culturology
Education
Dr. of History: Cultural Anthropology. 2011: Hold his PhD. Supervisor: Prof. L. Abrahamian.
PhD Paper: The Dynamics of Developing and Preserving Armenian Culture at the Modern Stage (The Cultural Study of the Yerevan Vernissages).
PhD (2008 - 2011), Department: Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University
2006 - 2008: Master, Department: Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University
2002 - 2006: Bachelor, Department: Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University

Work Experience
2009 February up to now
Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies, Institute of Ethnography and Archeology.
Job description: research fellow.
2008 - up to now
Department of Cultural Studies, Yerevan state University. Job description: Assistant.
2007 - 2008: Department of Cultural Studies, Yerevan state University. Job description: junior assistant.

Professional Membership
2016: member of academic board for assuming PhD on Cultural Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography:
Since 2010: Co-editor of academic journal HABITUS: Studies in Anthropology and Archaeology, Yerevan, IAE

Academic Experience Scholarships and Projects:
2016 - Informal Economic Practices in the Post-Soviet Caucasus: Traveling Goods and Values in Flea Markets. In “Informal Markets and Trade in Eurasia: Central Asia & Caucasus” project.
2014 - 2016: Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) - “Elites”: definitions, identities, and cultural repertoires. An anthropological approach to recent transformations of social structure of the Armenian and Georgian societies.
2013 - 2014: Researcher team member honored ASCN foundation, Project: Everyday Nationalism in Armenia.
2012 - 2015: Researcher team member honored by SCS RA, Project: Ethnobotanical traditions of Yezidis in Armenia.
2009: Scholar The Heinrich Böll Foundation South Caucasus.

Academic Interests
Anthropology of Nationalism and Identity. Economic Anthropology (Market studies and Informal Economy). Everyday Anthropology. Anthropology of Religion. Urban Anthropology. Souvenir and tourist Anthropology. Yezidyi Studies.

Language skills
Language Skills
Armenian – native;
English – advanced, (TOEFL pbt, AUA, 2008);
Russian - good
Practicing Georgian