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Lev Lukhovitskiy

  • Lev Lukhovitskiy has been at HSE University since 2021.

Education and Degrees

  • 2010

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2006

    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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2022

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)



  • 2022
    III Online Workshop on Rewriting in Byzantium (Мадрид). Presentation: Hagiographical rewriting in the Palaeologan period: new metaphrasts and old saints under the shadow of Symeon Metaphrastes
  • Romanian Society for Byzantine Studies lecture series (Бухарест). Presentation: The forbidden word: historical reflections and unspoken accusations in the icon controversy under Alexios I Komnenos
  • 2021
    «Византия… и не только»: Чтения, приуроченные к 65-летию д.и.н. проф. С. А. Иванова (Москва). Presentation: «Античное принуждение и византийское очарование»
  • Классическая филология в контексте мировой культуры 14: Научные чтения, посвященные памяти проф. Д. Е. Афиногенова (28.08.1965–28.08.2021) (Москва). Presentation: Анонимное житие Михаила Синкелла (BHG 1296) как полифонический эксперимент
  • 2016
    23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Белград). Presentation: Dissecting the miraculous: Nicephorus Gregoras’ ‘speeding up’ and ‘freezing up’ psychologizing techniques in the Lives of Theophano and Anthony Kauleas
  • ХХI-я Всероссийская научная сессия византинистов РФ «Империя ромеев во времени и пространстве: центр и периферия» (Белгород). Presentation: Благочестивое приношение или литературное состязание? Самосознание Палеологовского агиографа в письмах Константина Акрополита
  • 2011
    22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies (София). Presentation: Historical Memory of Byzantine Iconoclasm during the Hesychast Controversy: The Case of Nicephorus Gregoras and Philotheos Kokkinos

Employment history


  • May 2014 – September 2021: Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Medieval Studies Dpt., research fellow
  • March 2010 – April 2014: Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Medieval Studies Dpt., junior research fellow
  • June 2010 – present: Ecclesiastical research center “Orthodox encyclopedia”, History of the Eastern Churches Dpt., senior scholarly editor
  • April 2008 – June 2010: academic publishing house “Great Russian Encyclopedia”, Literary Studies Dpt., senior scholarly editor


  • Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University: Modern Greek (2008–2009), Ancient Greek (2008–2014), History of Byzantine literature (2011–2014), Byzantine instrumenta studiorum (2015–2016)
  • St Tikhon’s Orthodox University, Theological Faculty: History of Byzantine literature (2012–2013, 2017–2021)
  • Sretensky Theological Seminary: Cult of saints in Byzantium (2016–2017), Byzantine history (2020–2021)

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