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Anna Alexeyevna Rogozhina

  • Anna Alexeyevna Rogozhina has been at HSE University since 2015.

Education and Degrees

  • 2015

    PhD in Oriental Studies
    University of Oxford
    Thesis Title: ’And from his side came blood and milk’: The Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch in Coptic Egypt

  • 2010

    Master's in Classical Armenian Studies
    University of Oxford

  • 2000

    Degree in Philology
    St.Tikhon Orthodox University

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2018, 2017, 2016

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Third Hiob Ludolf Centre Summer School in Ethiopian and Eritrean Manuscript Studies 'The Manuscript Heritage of Ethiopia: Theory and Practice', 24-29 September 2018, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia.

International Summer School "The Coptic Bible and Coptic Literature in the Digital Age," Göttingen-Hamburg, July 20 – August 1, 2015, organised by the Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament Project (Göttingen Academy of Sciences),http://coptot.manuscriptroom.com/home 

Armenian Manuscripts Week Workshop, led by Dr A. Topchyan and Dr G. Muradyan, Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran) Yerevan, Armenia. November 7-11, 2011. Wellcome Trust, London.



  • 2022
    XLV Лавровские (Среднеазиатско-кавказские) чтения-2022 (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Ангелы и демоны в армянских магических сборниках
  • 2021
    XXXI Ежегодная богословская конференция ПСТГУ. Секция История и литература христианского Востока (Москва). Presentation: Завет святому и магические тексты: как обещания Бога и святого приобретают новые смыслы
  • Armenian through the Ages: Linguistic and Philological Perspectives (Оксфорд). Presentation: The Anonymous Saint in the Armenian Tradition
  • Христианский Восток: взаимодействие с другими культурами (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: A pencase from Antinoe: a curious case of an early martyr cult
  • IV Международная конференция "Христианское наследие Востока" (Сергиев Посад). Presentation: Крест Христов в армянских магических сборниках
  • 2019
    XXIX ежегодная богословская конференция Православного Свято-Тихоновского гуманитарного университета. Секция: История и литература Христианского Востока. (Москва). Presentation: «Обмен святыми» между Египтом и Сирией по данным гимнографии
  • Liturgy as Practice, Space, and Theory in Eastern Christianities (Кириллов). Presentation: The impact of Сoptic hagiographic cycles on hymnographic production in Egypt
  • Актуальные вопросы изучения христианского наследия Востока (Сергиев Посад). Presentation: Заклинание или молитва: магия в средневековой армянской традиции
  • V международная конференция молодых ученых Матенадарана (Ереван). Presentation: The Anonymous Saint in Armenian tradition: ‘a Voluntary Pauper’ or ‘a Man of God’?
  • 2018
    XVIII Ежегодная богословская конференция ПСТГУ (Москва). Presentation: Сакральная топография Антиохии в коптской агиографии мучеников
  • Narrating Power and Authority in Late Antique and Medieval Hagiographies from East to West (Рим). Presentation: “O You Evil, Blood-Shedding Lion, You Dragon That Dwells in the Abyss:” Representations of Roman Imperial Authorities in Coptic Hagiography
  • 21st Biennial Symposium of the IMSSS 'Medieval Monks, Nuns and Monastic Preaching' (Bristol). Presentation: Preaching about the fate of soul in Coptic monastic homilies and its impact on medieval Coptic hagiography
  • Актуальные вопросы изучения христианского наследия Востока (Сергиев Посад). Presentation: Монах или маг? Проблема колдовства и магии в коптской монашеской среде по материалам археологии и литературных источников
  • 2017
    XXVII Ежегодная богословская конференция ПСТГУ, зимняя сессия (Москва). Presentation: Кидан в коптской агиографии
  • Georgia - Byzantium - Christian East (Тбилиси). Presentation: Medieval Georgian tradition of the Martyrdom of Philotheus: in honour of Korneli Kekelidze’s publication of 1960

  • SEMA Annual 2017 Conference 'Holy City (Çharleston, SC). Presentation: How to build a Holy City: fictional and real Antioch in medieval Coptic hagiography
  • 2016
    Edinburgh Conference on Late Antiquity (Эдинбург). Presentation: Re-imagining paganism and magic in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt: magic contests in Coptic hagiography
  • XI International Congress of Coptic Studies (Claremont). Presentation: 'Him who brings a gift to your church I will reward sevenfold in My kingdom’ or How to encourage donations and pilgrimage by means of hagiography
  • 2014
    Tenth International ISLP Conference Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: ‘I swear by my great gods Apollo and Artemis!’: Greek gods of the Roman emperor in Coptic hagiographical texts’
  • Hymns of the First Christian Millennium (Лондон). Presentation: ‘Citizens of the Heavenly City’: an Exchange of Saints between Egypt and Syria as witnessed by Hymnographic Material’
  • 2012
    Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies (Рим). Presentation: A ‘tour of hell’ in the Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch’

Employment history

National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’ (HSE)                 2015-present

School of Asian Studies, Moscow

University Lecturer, Department of Near East Studies

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University, Moscow                                                          2000-2009

Lecturer in Classics and Oriental languages (Ancient Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac)

Orthodox Classical Grammar School “Radonezh”, Moscow                              1995-2009

Teacher of Classics and Religious Education

Timetable for today

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“Saints and Magic”: a paper by Dr. Anna Rogozhina

Dr. Anna Rogozhina (Assistant Professor, HSE University) presented her paper “Saints and Magic: hagiographical topoi in Armenian magical texts” at the seminar “Traditions of Magic in the Near East and Caucasus” (moderator: Alexey Lyavdansky, Senior Lecturer, IOCS HSE).