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Master’s Programme 'Classical and Oriental Archaeology'

New programme. First intake in 2019.

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
370 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2019
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable
RUS
Instruction in Russian

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Illustration for news: “The ups and downs of elites. Symbols of power in archaeological contexts”: a lecture of Valentina Mordvintseva

“The ups and downs of elites. Symbols of power in archaeological contexts”: a lecture of Valentina Mordvintseva

On November the 22nd, Associate Professor (IOCS HSE) and lecturer in the Master’s program in Classical and Oriental Archeology delivered a lecture on elite burials in antiquity.

Illustration for news: Presentation of a new book about Crimean Scythia

Presentation of a new book about Crimean Scythia

On November the 21st, a presentation of a new collective monograph “Crimean Scythia in a system of cultural relations between East and West (3rd century BC – 7th century AD)” prepared under the editorship of Askold Ivanchik and Valentina Mordvintseva (Master’s Programme ‘Classical and Oriental Archaeology’ at IOCS HSE) took place at the Department of Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Illustration for news: Archaeological expedition in Dzhankent

Archaeological expedition in Dzhankent

From the 1st of August to the 15th of September, 2018, in Dzhankent (Kazalinsk district, Kyzylorda region, Republic of Kazakhstan) there was hosted an international archaeological expedition under direction of Irina Arzhantseva. Excavations were carried out in frames of the project “Nomad state formation and urbanization on the northern Silk Road: The early medieval town of Dzhankent (Aral Sea region, Kazakhstan)” funded by the German research society (DFG).

Illustration for news: Heinrich Härke and Irina Arzhantseva hosting a workshop in Kazakhstan

Heinrich Härke and Irina Arzhantseva hosting a workshop in Kazakhstan

In the second week of September, at the end of this year’s excavation season at Dzhankent, an international group of experts gathered in western Kazakhstan for an intensive workshop discussing archaeological work at Dzankent and its results so far.

Illustration for news: Askold Ivanchik and Valentina Mordvintseva in Constance (Romania)

Askold Ivanchik and Valentina Mordvintseva in Constance (Romania)

From the 20th to the 24th of August, 2018, took place the International Conference “Advances in Ancient Black Sea Studies: Scholarly Traditions & Preservation of Cultural Heritage” organized by the Institute of Archaeology in Jasi and the Museum of National History and Archaeology of Constance (Romania).

Illustration for news: New book on the past of the North Caucasus

New book on the past of the North Caucasus

At the end of July, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) in Berlin published the full account and results of the cemetery excavations which Professor Heinrich Härke and his colleague Andrej Belinskij (Stavropol) carried out some 20 years ago near Kislovodsk in the North Caucasus.

Illustration for news: Valentina Mordvintseva on Expression of Power and Status in the Barbarian Cultures of the Crimea and Networking of Political Elites

Valentina Mordvintseva on Expression of Power and Status in the Barbarian Cultures of the Crimea and Networking of Political Elites

On the 29th of Jule, 2018, a workshop “Power, status and symbols in the Black Sea area in antiquity” was hold at the University of Wroclaw being organized by the Institute of History of Wroclaw University (Poland) and University of Waterloo (Canada).

Illustration for news: Participation of Irina Arzhantseva and Heirich Härke in the International Congress in St. Petersburg

Participation of Irina Arzhantseva and Heirich Härke in the International Congress in St. Petersburg

From the 6th to the 8th of June, the International Congress “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan – the path to dialogue between peoples and countries” was held in St. Petersburg. The event was dedicated to the publication of 15 unique books, albums and documentaries dedicated to the collections of historical and cultural monuments of the peoples of Uzbekistan. Irina Arzhantseva and Heinrich Härke are the authors of the volume “The works of the Khorezm expedition in Uzbekistan. Archival material”.

Illustration for news: Irina Arzhantseva and Heinrich Härke at Princeton

Irina Arzhantseva and Heinrich Härke at Princeton

At the end of April this year, Dr. Arhzantseva and Prof. Härke flew to the USA to attend a workshop at the famous Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The workshop was entitled Climate, Archaeology and History in the Eurasian Middle Ages, and it was organised by Prof. Nicola DiCosmo, a renowned expert on early historical nomads and their interaction with China and other civilizations.