Mikhail Badalyan
10.02.2016

 PhD, docent, lecturer

miq.badalyan@gmail.com

Lecturer, PhD, docent/Chair of the World History and Its Teaching Methods

Education
2010-2015 PhD Candidate at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Science, Republic of Armenia, Department of Archaeology of Early Armenia
2008-2009 Special course of the Urartian language by Prof., Dr. N. Harutyunyan, Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan Armenia.
2003-2008 The Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan, Faculty of History and Law, Department of History and Law.

Academic Credentials
PhD thesis maintenance-24.10.2015 The Supreme Triad of the Urartian Pantheon (Cult, Symbols, Iconography) on the Basis of Archaeological Sources, (in Armenian), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS RA, E. 00.03 Archaeology, Yerevan, 2015.

Career
2017-present Lecturer at the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan, Faculty of History and Law.
2015-present Head of “Karmir blur” branch of “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan Armenia
2011-2015 Researcher at “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan Armenia
2009-2011 Junior researcher at “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan Armenia

Scientific/research focus
Archaeology of the Urartian Kingdom and Neighboring Areas, Urartian Iconography and Religion, Archaeology of the Post-Urartian Period, Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Iconography.

Educational projects
2011-Present Coordinator and manager of “Junior Archaeologist” School at “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan Armenia.
2011 September-October (Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve). Educational Program of ICOMOS Armenia. Lectures of “Urartian Archaeology’’ and “Erebuni as a Historical and Archaeological Site’’ for selected Armenian Government employees, Armenian school teachers and students.

Trainings and workshops
1. 2016 September "School of Junior Archaeologist" Educational program-"Erebuni" Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve”. International Workshop “Learning, Engagement and Museum’’ Organized by Museum Educational Center in Armenia, Manchester Art Gallery and British Museum. 26-28 October.
2. 2012 November “Junior Archaeologist’’ School of the “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve in a System of Preservation and Putting Cultural Heritage to Use. UNESCO/ICOM Regional Training. CIS Museum-Reserves, Chisinau, Moldova

Conferences
1. July 18 2018 A Preliminary Report on the 2016-2017 Excavations of Odzaberd (Tsovinar). 64th Recontre Assyriologique Internationale, Workshop 10 “The Spread of Urartu”, University of Innsbruck.
2. May 4-5 2018 Preliminary Report on the 2014, 2016, 2017 Excavation at Erebuni Fortress, “The Culture of Ancient Armenia”, Yerevan, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS RA.
3. May 4-5 2018 A Preliminary Report on the 2015-2017 Excavations of Odzaberd “The Culture of Ancient Armenia”, Yerevan, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS RA.
4. May 4 2018 The Lion and Bull Hunting Scenes Depicted in Urartian Iconography, Nation, State, Motherland, Ideology of State. Third International Conference, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan, Yerevan 2018.
5. December 27 2017 The Uarubani, Bagbartu (Bagmaštu),and the “Spouse of God Haldi” mentioned in Odzasar Inscription. Conference dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of museologist, historian L. A. Barseghyan, Yerevan 2018.
6. December 8 2017 Menua and Tariria-Artashes and Satenik: Some Observations on the Tower of Goddess Astghik Mentioned by Tovma Artsruni, Conference devoted to the 300th Anniversary of the Mekhitarian Congregation, Imperium Plaza, Yerevan, Armenia.
7. November 24 2017 Urartian and Post-Urartian Sites of the Republic of Armenia in the Light of Recent Investigations, Conference on the Occasion of the Exibition “Armenia and Iran: Memory of the land’’. National Museum of Iran.
8. May 13 2017 Recent Investigations of Urartian Sites in the Republic of Armenia. ''New Finds, New Insights: Advances in Armenian Archaeology over the Last Decade'', The 3rd Hampartzoum and Ovsanna Chitjian Conference on Armenian Studies,. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Main Conference Room, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, Saturday, May 13, 2017.
9. February 27 2017 A Research on the Oldest Inscriptions of Maku Fortress (with S. Salimi). The Provincial Congress of the Fourth Congress on the History of Architecture and Urbanism in Iran, West Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Urmia, February 26-27.

Publications
1. ‹‹Պատմում են օղերը...››: Գիրը որպես ուրարտական կայսրության ստեղծման կարևոր չափորոշիչ, Հայոց պատմության հարցեր, Երևան 2021 , 2 (25), էջ 31-48:
2. Erebuni: Alleorigini dell’ Armenia…, Archaeologia Viva n. 207, Maggio-Giugno 2021, pp., 52-65 (a cura di PierfrancescoCallieri).
3. Karmir Blur Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve and the Community: a Successful Practice in Revitalization of the Historical Site, Cultural Heritage. Experience and Perspectives in International Context. Proceedings of the Rochemp center International Conference 23rd -24th of January 2020, Yerevan, 2020, pp., 98-106.
4. Էրեբունիից դեպի Կարմիրբլուր: Որոշ դիտարկումներ Թեյշեբաինի քաղաքի կառուցման պատճառների շուրջ, Մերձավոր և Միջին Արևելքի երկրներ և ժողովուրդներ, XXXIII (I), Երևան, 2020, էջ, 131-140 :
5. Šiuni: The Urartian Sun God, Studies in Near Eastern History and Archaeology presented to MirjoSalvini on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday, Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford, 2019, pp., 49-60.
1. R. Dan, M. Delle Donne, M. Badalyan, A. Petrosyan, B. Gasparyan, P. Vitolo, G. Moradi, C. Milanesi and L. Costantini, Production and Storage of Food Plants in Armenia during the Iron Age: the Evidence from Karmir-blur/Teišebai URU, Arin-berd/Erebuni and Solak-1, Archaeology of Food. New Data from International Missions in Africa and Asia.
2. M. Badalyan, G. P. Basello, R. Dan, The Elamite Tablets from Armavir-blur (Armenia): A Re-examination, Studies in Near Eastern History and Archaeology presented to MirjoSalvini on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday, Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford, 2019, pp., 34-45.
3. Ռ. Հեյդարի, Ս. Սալիմի, Մ. Բադալյան,Մակուի պատմական ամրոցի առաջին պեղաշրջանի նախնական արդյունքները, 16th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology, Tehran 2019, պարսկերեն, էջ, 133-138:
6. Serie Orientale Roma n. s. 17,2019, pp., 141-164.
7. Bianili-Urartu. Gods, Temples, Cults (in Armenian), Yerevan 2018, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography Press. Co-authored with Y. Grekyan, N. Tiratsyan and A. Petrosyan.
8. The Cult Images and Areas of God Haldi (From the last quarter of IX c. to first quarter of VII c. B.C. E.), (in Armenian). Y. Grekyan, M. Badalyan, N. Tiratsyan, A. Petrosyan, Bianili-Urartu. Gods, Temples, Cults, Yerevan 2018, pp., 110-143.
9. Y. Keheyan, M. Badalyan, R. Dan, Some Analyses of Pigments from Erebuni, Aramazd: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Volume XII, Issue 2, Oxford, 2018, pp. 83-96.
10. The Lion and Bull Hunting Scenes Depicted in Urartian Iconography (in Armenian with English and Russian summary), Nation, State, Motherland, Ideology of State. Third International Conference, Yerevan 2018, pp., 163-172.
11. The First Deity Depicted on the Shield from Upper Andzav (in Armenian, with English and Russian summary), History and Social Sciences. Yerabook 4, Yerevan 2018, pp., 185-200.
12. The proposal of book, “The Urartian Supreme God Haldi: Cult, Symbols, Iconography’’, has been received by the Editorial Board of Colloquia Antiqua, the monograph supplement to the journal Ancient West and East, and is accepted for publication.
13. The Uarubani, Bagbartu (Bagmaštu) and the “Spouse of God Haldi” mentioned in Odzasar Inscription. Selected Materials of the Conference dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of museologist, historian L. A. Barseghyan, Yerevan 2018, pp., 114-135.
14. Menua and Tariria-Artashes and Satenik: Some Observations on the Tower of Goddess Astghik mentioned by Tovma Artsruni (in Armenian, with English summary). “The Islet that Gave us the Sun…”. The Jubilee Conference Materials Dedicated to the 300-Years Anniversary of the Foundation of the Armenian Mkhitarian Congregation, Yerevan 2017, pp., 88-112.
15. M. Badalyan, A. Mikayelyan, H. Kyureghyan, M. Iskra, R. Hovsepyan, S. Nahapetyan, Prelimeary Results of the 2014-2016 Archaeological Excavations in Odzaberd (in Armenian with English summary), Metsamorian Readings I, Selected-scientific articles, Yerevan 2017, pp. 205-246.
16. “On the Mention of the God Haldi in the Aramaic Inscription of Bukân’’ (in Armenian, with English and Russian summaries), History and Social Sciences. Yerabook 3, Yerevan 2017, pp. 56-62.

Memberships
2017-Present Research Project of the Urartian Studies
2010 – Present Member of “Ethnos” Ethno-Cultural Scientific-Researches.
2013 – 2017 Member of “Metsamor” Research Project.
2015 – Present Member of ICOMOS Armenia.
2015 – Present Member of “Urartian pantheon Research” Project.

Language skills
Armenian (native speaker), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Turkish (conversational). Urartian language

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