Hasmik Knyazyan

Head of E-center

(EUSP center for international education” foundation)

Junior researcher in the Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Studied Ethnography at Yerevan State University (2012-2014) and from 2015-2017 continued her education at The European University at Saint Petersburg, faculty of Cultural anthropology (master program). Her main studies and research interests relet to the anthropology of memory, anthropology of Soviet everyday life, visual, and urban anthropology.

 

2020 – present
Junior researcher at the “Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies” – NAS RA Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography.

 

‍2022
Coordinator and researcher at “Pre-design anthropological research of Dilijan former sewing factory concept development” project – DIS Properties Foundation, Orchestra Design.

 

‍2020
Researcher at “Gagarin” community development program – “Dar” Regional Development and Competitiveness Foundation.

 

2020
Researcher at “Pre-design anthropological research of Gyumri Friendship Park” – Group of applied anthropologists “Artel”, Pomp & circumstance lab, The Tourism and Urbanism Foundation (TUF), Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation.

 

 

2017-2020
Researcher at “My Armenia” cultural heritage and tourism program – USAID, Smithsonian Institution (USA), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA.

2020 – 2021
Hetq Media Factory – media education project run by the “Hetq” Investigative Journalists NGO.

 

2021
Corruption reporting evening school – Hetq Media Factory.

 

2018
Photo course of Suren Manvelyan – Oral History Center of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA.

 

2018
The Critical and Curatorial Studies School (courses: Art and Social Reality, Urban Environment and Historical – Cultural Communication, History of Armenian Contemporary Art. Spatialization of the Modernity).

 

2017
X Baikal international school of social studies, Documents of human life: ‘The ways of understanding and the traps of interpretation – Centre for Independent Social Studies and Education (ЦНСИО), Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.

 

2017
Introduction to Memory Studies – Oral History Center of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA.

 

2013, 2017
”Caucasus, Conflict, Culture VI” student research project (”Caucasus Germans: Conflictual Relations in a Multiethnic Region” (2013); Civic Activism: Engaging the State in the South Caucasus (2017)) – Philipps-Universitat Marburg (Germany), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Association of Anthropologists of Georgia, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography (Armenia), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

 

2017
Summer school “Diasporas in Flux: Concepts and Approaches” – The Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, American University of Armenia.

 

2016
Summer school “Challenges of Studying Homo Sovieticus” – Participant at The Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, American University of Armenia.

 

2016
Winter-school “Caucasian Prisoners, forced laborers and victims of the second world war in Germany” (Berlin, Buchenwald, Weimar) – DVV International, EVZ (Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”).

2022
International conference “Zooming the City։ An Anthropological Perspective” (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA, Yerevan), paper: Hanging out laundry by “rules and regulations”։ city yard as a “panopticon”.

 

2020
18th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies” (UCLA, Los Angeles), paper: “Hanging out to dry, or…?”: the socio-cultural aspects of hanging laundry (the Armenian case).

 

2019
“Armenian Studies and Material Objects” Tenth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), paper: “Hanging out to dry, or…?”: the socio-cultural aspects of hanging laundry (the Armenian case)”.

 

2017
International Conference “Political repressions in South Caucasus from the period of sovietization until 1950s: history, everyday life, memory” (Armenian Centre for Ethnological Studies “Hazarashen”, Yerevan), paper: “Communication Strategies in the Letters of Deportees Directed to the Soviet Authorities and Governmental Structures”.

 

2017
Colloquium “Letters to authorities” – experience of an interdisciplinary study (The European University at St Petersburg (EUSPb), Saint Petersburg), paper: “Letters as a way of communication deportees with power structures”.

2018
Anastas Mikoyan’s monument localisation as a site of memory // Armenian folk culture XVII “Tradition and modernity in Armenian culture” / H. Knyazyan, Yerevan, IAE publishing house (in Armenian).

 

2015
Space and interrelations in Yerevan public transport: Tracking modern socio-cultural practices // OSF-Armenia – Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Papers, H. Knyazyan, A. Qeshishyan, A. Hakobyan, L. Poghosyan