Hasmik Khalapyan

Education: Doctor of Philosophy in History, CEU, Budapest.

Position: Independent researcher.

Research Interests: Her research interests include: concepts and histories of social change in local/global perspective; Ottoman history (19th and 20th centuries); women’s movements worldwide in comparative perspective; theories and histories of empires and colonialism; gender and international law.

Languages: Armenian, English, Russian, French

City: Yerevan


Hasmik Khalapyan holds a PhD in History from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. She has carried out research in Ottoman Armenian social history in archives and libraries in Armenia, Austria , France , Turkey and USA .

She has been published in international journals and edited volumes in English, and has been translated to Turkish. Hasmik Khalapyan has taught graduate courses at the Yerevan State University, Armenia.   


2015 - “Online Language Learning as a Solution for Endangered Languages: The Case of Western Armenian” in ICT for Language Learning: 7th Conference Edition, Florence Italy, (co-author Yervant Zorian).

2014 - “The Armenian Theater in Asia Minor, 1860s to 1912” in Armenian Community in Asia Minor¸ed. Richard Hovannisian (UCLA) .

2014 - “Azniv Hrachia’s Autobiography as a Historical Source for Study of Theater and the World Beyond Ramifications” in Celebration, Entertainment and Theater in the Ottoman World, eds. Suraiya Faroqhi and Arzu Ozturkmen (Seagull, NYU).

2013 - “Acting as Career for Ottoman Armenian Women” in A Social History of Late Ottoman Women: New Perspectives, ed. Duygu Köksal and Anastassia Falierou (Brill: The Netherlands).

2006 - “Kendine Ait Bir Feminizm: Zabel Yesayan’ın Hayatı ve Faaliyetleri ” [“A Feminism of Her Own: Zabel Yessayan’s Life and Activism”], trans. Maral Aktokmakyan, in Bir Adalet Feryadı: Osmanlı’dan Türkiye’ye Beş Ermeni Feminist Yazar 1862 - 1933 [A Cry for Justice, Five Armenian Feminist Writers from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic, 1862-1933], eds. Lerna Ekmekcioglu and Melissa Bilal (Aras Publishing House: Istanbul).

2006 - “Women’s Education, Labour or Charity: Significance of Needlework Among Ottoman Armenians.” Women’s History Magazine (Summer 2006).