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Boris A. Uspensky

  • Boris A. Uspensky has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1979
  • 1972

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1963

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1960

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1960

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* 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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Courses (2020/2021)

Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus



  • 2014
    Музыкальная культура православного мира. Песнопения Святой Руси (Москва). Presentation: Лингвистические особенности певческих текстов ХIV– ХV вв.
  • 2013
    Русская церковная наука до 1917 года и ее наследие в наши дни (Москва). Presentation: Славяно-еврейские контакты в Древней Руси
  • 2012
    Международный конгресс XX Лотмановские чтения «Слово и изображение» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Идеография слова у Казимира Малевича
  • Международная конференция «L’Impero nella storia della Russia» (Неаполь). Presentation: Impero come concetto storico e tipologico nella storia della Russia
  • конгресс Объединения итальянских славистов (Рим). Presentation: Il nome del Dio nella Bibbia slava
  • Научный семинар «Символическое средневековье» (Москва). Presentation: Гентский алтарь
  • Научный семинар Лаборатории лингвосемиотических исследований (Москва). Presentation: Имя Бога в славянской Библии
  • Международный конгресс «МНОГОЯЗЫЧИЕ КУЛЬТУРЫ», посвященный 90-летию Ю. М. Лотмана (Тарту). Presentation: Europe as Metaphor and Metonymy" (as Applied to the Russian History)
  • 2011
    Международная конференция по истории эзотерического знания ("Knowledge to die for: Transmission of Prohibited and Esoteric Knowledge through Space and Time") (Берлин). Presentation: The Glagolitic alphabet as a Manifestation of Sacred Knowledge
  • Крест в процессах перемен символического центра польского общества (Гданьск). Presentation: The Symbolism of the Cross in the Slavic Tradition
  • Международная конференция по славяно-евреейским культурным контактам (Cultural archaeology of Jews and Slavs: Medieval and early Modern Judeo-Slavic interaction and cross-fertilization) (Иерусалим). Presentation: On the Glagolitic script
  • Международная конференция «Язык и культура древней Руси. К шестидесятилетию открытия новгородских грамот на бересте» (Новгород). Presentation: Имя Бога в славянской Библии
  • Тартуская летняя школа по семиотике (Пальмсе). Presentation: The general characterictics of the Moscow-Tartu Semiotic School
  • Международная конференция "Geografia e letteratura" (Рим). Presentation: Geografia della letteratura: il Caucaso nell’Ottocento Russo
  • Ежегодный съезд Британского общества славистов-медиевистов (Slavonic and East European Medieval Studies Group, Cambridge, UK. Presentation: Русская духовность и иконопочитание

‘Projects Will Bring Research Teams Together’

A number of new projects will form the basis of the educational and scholarly activity at HSE’s School of Philology. These projects will allow the School to expand its scholarly breadth, consolidate its active research teams, and engage new colleagues in collaboration. HSE News Service spoke with School Head Evgeny Kazartsev about the new projects, their anticipated outcomes, and what changes will need to be made in order to bring them to fruition.

Russian Sincerity Today – A Conversation with Professor Ellen Rutten

On May 23, Ellen Rutten, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, delivered a lecture at HSE on her new book, ‘Sincerity after Communism’. An expert on Slavonic literature and culture, Professor Rutten is involved in numerous projects, including the Digital Emotions group, Sublime Imperfections, and ‘Russian Literature’, a journal where she serves as editor-in-chief.

Article by HSE Philologist Published in Slověne Journal

The article ‘St. Anthony of Kiev and the Earliest History of Russian Monasticism (Novitiates in Old Rus’)’ by Boris Uspensky, Head of the Laboratory of Linguo-Semiotic Studies, was published in the international journal of Slavic studies Slověne (№1 Vol.5, 2016).