Middle Eastern Studies, a leading journal in the field, has published an article authored by Associate Professor Denis V. Volkov. ‘The evil genius of Iranian constitutionalism? “Bloody Shapshal” at the Qajar court’ presents the findings of Volkov’s research that is part of a major international project ‘Life Writing and Historiography of the Modern Middle East’ carried out under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (CSMECCA) with the participation of the IOCS’ researchers as well as scholars from France, Austria, United Kingdom and the USA.
HSE Expands Offerings in Asian Studies with Opening of Joint Department with RAS Institute of Oriental Studies
HSE has been offering courses in Asian Studies for 10 years now with numerous departments and programmes producing research in the field and offering in-depth courses. In December 2019, the HSE Academic Council approved the opening of a Joint Department with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS RAS). How will the IOS RAS transfer its vast experience and resource to its new home at HSE? And what traditions in the study and teaching of Asian studies already exist at HSE?
The Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, HSE congratulates Dr Denis V. Volkov, Associate Professor and Leading Research Fellow, Head of the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (CSMECCA) on the occasion of a new honourable award. Dr Volkov’s monograph Russia’s Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence (Cambridge University Press, 2018) has been graced by the IRI World Award for Book of the Year.
Michele Minardi, from Italy, holds a PhD in Archaeology from Sydney University and has spent a number of years in investigating Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. He has recently joined the team of Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology of the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies as a Research Fellow. We spoke with Michele about his projects, teaching methods and expedition plans.
Burials of Scythian Kings: Herodotus and Archaeology — Lecture by Askold Ivantchik at the Innsbruck University (Austria)
On December 4, 2019, at the invitation of Dr. Walter Kuntner, Askold Ivantchik, head of the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, IOCS HSE, gave a lecture “Burials of Scythian Kings: Herodotus and Archaeology” at the University of Innsbruck (Austria).
Celebration of the Centenary of the International Union of Academies in Paris: Askold Ivantchik, Vice‑President of the Union—one of the organizers of the event
From 22 to 29 November, Paris hosted the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Academies (Union académique international, UAI–IUA)—the most prestigious international organization in the humanities and social sciences. The head of the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, IOCS HSE, Askold Ivantchik, elected two years ago Vice‑President of the International Union of Academies, took an active part in its preparation and holding.
Prof. Boytsov discusses the Faculty’s main achievements of 2019, new academic programmes, and plans for the new year.
From November 18 till December 2, 2019, Kazan Federal University hosted the scientific and educational festival “Alexander‑Fest” dedicated to the 215th anniversary of the University. Head of the Center of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, IOCS HSE, Askold Ivantchik gave an opening lecture for the students of the Higher School of Historical Sciences and World Cultural Heritage of Kazan Federal University.
Professor Heinrich Haerke, a renowned archaeology expert, has been cooperating with HSE University researchers for a long time. This year he has joined HSE as a Professor at the recently formed Centre for Classical and Oriental Archaeology. He has talked to HSE News Service about his research interests, field projects, and teaching archaeology.
International conference “Ancient Heritage of Kuban” took place on November 5–7, 2019 at the Phanagoria Museum‑Reserve (Sennoi of the Krasnodar region). The conference was attended by researchers from Russia, Germany and France. The head of the Center of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, IOCS HSE, Askold Ivantchik gave a talk on “Problems of Teaching Classical Archaeology: To What and How to Train Archaeologists-Classicists”.