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Illustration for news: A new book in the series “Pontica et Mediterranea” is published

A new book in the series “Pontica et Mediterranea” is published

The volume ‘Advances in Ancient Black Sea Studies: Historiography, Archaeology and Religion’ reflects a tradition of fruitful collaboration between the Institute of Archaeology of Iaşi and many academic institutions from Romania and abroad. This volume is once again in line with their efforts to bridge the large gap between two scholarly traditions of the West with those of the East in order to integrate the constant flow of new information about the Black Sea region into western classical scholarship.

Illustration for news: First classes for students of Classical and Oriental Archaeology

First classes for students of Classical and Oriental Archaeology

In 2019, for the first time, the Master’s Programme ‘Classical and Oriental Archaeology’ has successfully begun.

Illustration for news: Askold Ivantchik, head of the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, about the meeting of the Union’s standing committee

Askold Ivantchik, head of the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, about the meeting of the Union’s standing committee

Askold Ivantchik, vice‑president of the International Union of Academies, participated in the meeting of the Union's standing committee (bureau) on June 7–10, 2019. It was held this time in the Tunisian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Académie tunisienne des Sciences, des Lettres et des Arts Beït al‑Hikma) at the invitation of its President Prof. Abdelmadjid Charfi.

Illustration for news: Archaeological Mission and Archaeological School in Agrigento, Italy

Archaeological Mission and Archaeological School in Agrigento, Italy

From the 1st to the 12th of May, 2019 an Archaeological School took place in the city of Agrigento on the Sicily, Italy. It was organized by the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, IOCS HSE (Prof. Dr.hab. Askold Ivantchik, Prof. Dr. Valentina Mordvintseva, Yuri Svoyski, Engineer). The School was conducted in the frame of an international archaeological expedition (University of Bordeaux-Montaigne, France and HSE, Russia, with the participation of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA).

Illustration for news: Historical Sarmatians and the Sarmatian archaeological culture

Historical Sarmatians and the Sarmatian archaeological culture

On the 13th of March, Valentina Mordvintseva, the associate professor at IOCS HSE, lecturer in the Master’s program “Classical and Oriental Archeology” gave a lecture on “Historical Sarmatians and the Sarmatian archaeological culture” at the Institute of History of the University of Rzeszow, Poland.

Illustration for news: Liubov Eliseeva about her work with epigraphic monuments in UK

Liubov Eliseeva about her work with epigraphic monuments in UK

From the 12th of January until the 17th of February Liubov Eliseeva, a staff member at the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology, was working with the database of epigraphic documents at King’s Digital Lab and Department of Classics (King’s College London) with the participation of Institute of Classical Studies.

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 Ivantchik 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.