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George Starostin

  • George Starostin has been at HSE University since 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 2000

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Languages of Ethnic Groups of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Natives of America and Australia
    Russian State University for the Humanities
    Thesis Title: Reconstruction of Proto-Dravidian phonology

  • 1997

    Russian State University for the Humanities

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Since 2017: External Professor, Santa Fe Institute (USA, New Mexico).

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Comparative Linguistics (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 3 module)Eng

Courses (2019/2020)

Diachronic processes in the language (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 3 module)Eng


Journal papers20

Collective volume papers3


XIV Международная конференция африканистов (Москва). Presentation: К вопросу о роли фонологически сложных языков в дальнем сравнении: язык удук и нило-сахарская гипотеза.

Editorial board membership

2009: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы языкового родства (Journal of Language Relationship).

Timetable for today

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George Starostin conducted a workshop on language evolution in ancient Chinese texts in Oxford

On 8–10 July 2019, Dr. George Starostin, chief research fellow at the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, conducted an international workshop on “Tracing Language Evolution in Ancient Chinese Texts”, organized by Dr. Yegor Grebnev (research fellow at Merton College, Oxford University) and held at Oxford University China Centre.