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Hamlet Petrosyan is a specialist in Armenian archaeology and cultural anthropology with focus on traditional world-perception, identity and behavior, monuments and iconography.
He is a Doctor of Historical Sciences and works at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He also teaches courses on medieval culture, culture of khachkars and Armenian Identity at Yerevan State University.
He has more than 100 publications, including
- Wine in Traditional Armenian Culture (co-authors), Yerevan, 2005 (in Armenian and English),
- Armenian Folk Arts, Culture and Identity (co-authors), Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana Univ. Press, 2001,
- Wonders of Armenia (co-authors), Yerevan, 2000 (in Armenian),
- Garni in 9-14th Centuries, Yerevan, 1988, (in Armenian),
- The Ideology and Iconcography of Cross in Early Medival Armenia – Armrnian Studies Today and Development Perspectives, Yerevan, 2004, p. 587-604 (In Armenian).
- The Iconography of Jugha’s Khachkars - Patma-Banasirakan Handes, 2004, 1, p. 63-80,
- "Armenia – Paradise Lost": On Sources of Formation of an Image of Armenian Identity – In: Problems of Identity, Yerevan, 2002, p. 152-165 (in Armenian).
His book Khachkar. Origins, Functions, Iconography and Semanrtics now is in printing process.
(hamletpetrosyan@khachkar.am)

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