Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, European University at St.Petersburg (Russian Federation), Title of the MA thesis - "Forced migration: assimilation in a "foreign" cultural landscapes (Armenians in the former Azerbaijani villages)"), 2013-2015.
Master’s degree in Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University (Armenia), Title of the MA thesis: “The cultural landscape of early medieval Armenia”, 2008-2010.
Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University, Diploma of Excellence, 2004-2008.
EXPERIENCE AND POSITIONS:
February - July 2015 PHD fellow, Institute of Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany (Research topic - The Shrinkage of Refugee Cottage Settlements within the Medium and Small Cities of Armenia)
January - December 2013 holder of stipendium program of Heinrich Boll (Research topic - "Ghost-Cities": The investigation of abandoned settlement - Old Harzhis (Armenia))
July 2012 - September 2013 The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Junior researcher at the Codicology Department (Armenia)
March 2012 - June 2013 Yerevan State University, Department of Cultural Studies, Per-hour lecturer (Title of the lecture - “Medieval Armenian Culture”, “Cultural Studies”)
March 2011 - march 2013 Member of the research project - "The historical research of the river Khachen valley (Tigranakert of Artsakh and environs)" (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic).
TRAININGS AND INTERNSHIP:
June 1-3, 2015 - Conference -Religions and Secularities in the Caucasus: New Configurations (Title of the paper - Everyday sacred practices of Armenian refugees in the village Mets Masrik as a model of social balance) (Tbilisi, Georgia).
December 11-14, 2014 - Conference - Moscow urban forum (Title of the paper - "Phantoms of abandoned places" - a local discourse on a dilapidated historic buildings at Vyborg) (Moscow, Russia).
May 16-21, 2014 - Summer School: “Reconfigurations of city regions and city networks in post-Soviet space” (Rostov on Don, Russia).
March 27-29, 2014 - Conference - Anthropology. Folklore Studies. Sociolinguistics (Title of the paper - "Ghost-Cities": The investigation of abandoned settlement - Old Harzhis (Armenia)) (St. Petersburg, Russia).
June 29-July 5, 2013 - Summer school: “Postsocialist Cultural Studies: Methodology and Research” (St. Petersburg, Russia).
October 10-14, 2012 - First International Symposium: Ancient Cultures in South-East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean - "Megalithic monuments and Cult practices" (Title of the paper - Territorial-cultural interactions and the main factors of the landscape organization of Early Christian Armenia) (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria).
Hovhannisyan E.H. "Ghost-Cities": The investigation of abandoned settlement - Old Harzhis (Armenia). Proceedings of the Conference - Anthropology. Folklore Studies. Sociolinguistics. European University Press. St. Petersburg. 2014. P. 81-83.
Hovhannisyan E.H. Territorial-cultural interactions and the main factors of the landscape organization of Early Christian Armenia. Proceedings of the First International Symposium: Ancient Cultures in South-East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Megalithic Monuments and Cult Practices. South-West University NeofitRilsky University Press. Blagoevgrad. 2012. P. 67-75.
Hovhannisyan E.H. The myth about Simourgh (arm. [siramarg] - peacock) in the Medieval Armenian Culture, Proceeding of the International Scientific Conference: Civilizational contribution of Armenia in the history of the “Silk Road”. Institute of History of NAS RA Press. Yerevan. 2012. P. 397-404.
Native Armenian speaker, fluent in Russian, English, Classical Armenian, functional Latvian.
IT skills: MS Office, 3Ds Max (basics), everyday use of E-mail, Internet.