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Robert Hewsen
Fields Ancient Armenia, Medieval Armenia
Institutions Rowan University
Alma mater Georgetown University
Doctoral advisor Cyril Toumanoff
Known for Armenia: A Historical Atlas
Influences Cyril Toumanoff

Robert H. Hewsen is Professor Emeritus of History at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and is an expert on the ancient history of the South Caucasus.[1]



Of Armenian heritage,[2] and originally from the state of New York, Hewsen received his B.A. in history from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1967. The same year he joined history department of Rowan University, where he taught Byzantine and Russian history for more than 30 years. After retiring from Rowan University in July 1999, Professor Hewsen lectured at University of Chicago, Columbia University, California State University, Fresno and University of California, Los Angeles.[3]

Professor Hewsen is also the co-founder and president of the Society for the Study of Caucasia.


Hewsen has written a multitude of books and articles on the history of the Caucasus, especially Armenia. Professor Hewsen's most recent publication is Armenia: A Historical Atlas (University of Chicago Press, 2001).[4]


  1. ^ Thomas De Waal. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War. New York: New York University Press, 2003, p. 156 ISBN 0-8147-1945-7
  2. ^ Haroutunian, Babken. "Historical Geography." Matenadaran. Accessed March 8, 2009.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno Armenian Studies Program. News of Members.
  4. ^ University of Chicago Press. Hewsen, Robert H. Armenia: A Historical Atlas.

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