Hamlet Melkumyan

Melkumyan, Hamlet

Current Position: Researcher at Institute of Ethnography and Archeology, Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies. Lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University.

Research Interest: Urban Anthropology; Identity studies; Economic Anthropology; Anthropology of tourism; Markets and Trade; Markets in transition; Post Soviet Studies.

Education:

2011 Defense of Ph.D. (Prof. Levon Abrahamian)
2006-2008 Archeology, Art History and Cultural Anthropology at Yerevan State University (Master of Cultural studies)
2002/2006 Cultural Anthropology at Yerevan State University (BA of Cultural studies)

Relevant Publications:

  • 2011    Transformation of Open Air Exhibition to Flea Market: the Case of Yerevan Vernissage, in City, Migration, Markets: New Studies in Social Science from the South Caucasus, Tbilisi, HBS, pp. 48-66 (in Russian).
  • 2010    «Hidden» Social and Urban Cultural: The Barakholka in the Yerevan Vernissage, in Tradition and Modernity in Armenian Culture, Armenian Populiar Culture XV, Yerevan, pp. 83-91.
  • 2010    The Yerevan Vernissage: flea market and souvenir fair, in Archeology, Ethnology and Folkloristic of the Caucasus, Tbilisi, pp. 492-493 (in Russian).
  • 2007    Yerevan Vernissage as a cultural space, in Issues of Armenian Archeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, N 3. p. 238-244 (in Armenian).

Other: Field research in Armenia and Georgia

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