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Master’s Programme 'Classical and Oriental Archaeology'

Master’s Programme 'Classical and Oriental Archaeology'

Unique for Russia and underrepresented through the world, this Master's programme offers an in-depth study of ancient Eastern civilizations, as well as disciplines related to the archeology of the Eurasian steppes and ancient archaeology. The interdisciplinary character of the programme means that students get to participate as specialists in archeology, history, philology, cultural studies, art, computer science, and geoinformatics in the study process. The programme also includes disciplines that are not represented in European universities and are related to the study of the Black Sea region, the Caucasus, the steppes of Eurasia, and Central Asia.

 

2 years
Full-time Programme
RUSENG
Instruction in Russian and English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available

News

Illustration for news: Migrations of Ancient Societies: Les migrations en discussion

Migrations of Ancient Societies: Les migrations en discussion

On the 23rd of October 2020, Valentina Mordvintseva and Jean‑Paul Demoule delivered lectures during the discussion «Les Migrations en discussion» («Migrations in a discussion») in the series of online‑seminars «Géographie historique et géoarchéologie» («Historical Geography and Geo‑archaeology») of the l’École normale supérieure, Paris organized by Prof. Anca Dan.

Illustration for news: Eurasian Lectures in German Archaeological Institute

Eurasian Lectures in German Archaeological Institute

Dr. Valentina Mordvintseva gave a lecture ‘The Sarmatian Archaeological Culture: The Network Model vs. Speculative’ in a series of on‑line lectures of the Eurasian Department of German Archaeological Institute.

Illustration for news: HSE University Returns to Campus

HSE University Returns to Campus

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Illustration for news: The Earliest Cat on the Northern Silk Road

The Earliest Cat on the Northern Silk Road

Associate Professor Irina Arzhantseva and Professor Heinrich Haerke from the HSE Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology (Faculty of Humanities) have been involved in the discovery of the earliest domestic cat yet found in northern Eurasia. The study has been published in Scientific Reports journal.

Illustration for news: Shedding Light on Mysteries of the Past

Shedding Light on Mysteries of the Past

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.

Illustration for news: Burials of Scythian Kings: Herodotus and Archaeology — Lecture by Askold Ivantchik at the Innsbruck University (Austria)

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).

Illustration for news: 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

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.

Illustration for news: “Alexander and Alexanders”: Prof. Askold Ivantchik in Kazan Federal University

“Alexander and Alexanders”: Prof. Askold Ivantchik in Kazan Federal University

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.

Illustration for news: ‘The Sense of Doing Something New Appeals to Me’

‘The Sense of Doing Something New Appeals to Me’

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.

Illustration for news: How to Teach Classical Archaeology — Talk by Askold Ivantchik in Phanagoria

How to Teach Classical Archaeology — Talk by Askold Ivantchik in Phanagoria

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”.