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Pavel Nosachev

  • Pavel Nosachev has been at HSE University since 2006.

Education and Degrees

  • 2018

    Doctor of Sciences* in Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies
    Russian State University for the Humanities
    Thesis Title: The Study of Western Esotericism in Western Religious Studies

  • 2009

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Theory and History of Culture
    Moscow State Pedagogical University
    Thesis Title: The limits of interpretation as a key problem of Umberto Eco"s concept

  • 2005

    Degree in Religious studies
    St.Tikhon Orthodox 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2008)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Editorial board membership

  • 2021: Member of the Editorial Board, Ученые записки Крымского федерального университета имени В.И. Вернадского. Философия. Политология. Культурология.

  • 2020: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы богословия.


"Western experience and mediaculture" (2018-2019) - HSE Scientific Fund

"Western experience of research of western esotericism: history, problems, prospects" (2013-2014) - HSE Scientific Fund

"Problem of interdisciplinarity of culturological knowledge" (2006-2008) - The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation 


Abroad conferences

"Semiotic Analysis of the Hermetic Text", 8 of july 2011, конференция "Lux in Tenebris: The Visual and the Symbolic in Western Esotericism", University of Seged, Hungary

"How to keep mental health in the totalitarian society: soviet esoteric underground in the 1960s-1980s", 28 of June 2013, "Western Esotericism and Health: The Fourth International ESSWE Conference" University of Gothenburg, Sweden

"The Dazzling Darkness of Paganism: the Theme of Antiquity in the Works of Evgeniy Golovin" 26 of June 2014 "New Antiquities: Transformations of the Past in the New Age and Beyond" Freie Universität, Berlin

"The influences of Western esotericism on Russian rock poetry of the turn of the century" 28 of may 2016, "2nd CEENSWE conference: Esotericism, literature and culture in central and Eastern Europe", University of Belgrade, Serbia

"The mountain teaches silence: The image of the mountains in Western esotericism in the late XIX - early XX centuries" 01 of July "EASR 2016 Conference: Relocating Religion", University of Helsinki, Finland.

"Game Occulture: Adventure Game Genre and Western Esotericism" 18 of September "EASR 2017 Conference: Communicating Religion", University of Leuven, Belgium. 

"Is There any Esotericism in Orthodox Christianity? Current Debates on the Status of the Jesus Prayer" 21 of June 2018 "EASR 2018 Conference: Communicating Religion", University of Bern, Switzerland. 

"A Joke about the Creator: Victor Pelevin and the Gnostic Myth" 17 of November 2018 "Third Conference of The Central and Eastern European Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism" University of Szeged, Hungary.

  • "The problem of limits of psychiatry: Antipsychiatric discourse in Orthodoxy"  25 of June 2019, 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
  • "Possession in Modern Russian Orthodoxy: Between Cultural Performance and Mental Disorder" 1 of July, "7th International Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism Western Esotericism and Consciousness: Visions, Voices, Altered States" University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • "New Age in the USSR: Some Reflections" 24 of October 2021 International Workshop "The study of New Age in Russia" Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (online)

2016- Moderator of session “Popular culture” on  "2nd CEENSWE conference: Esotericism, literature and culture in central and Eastern Europe", University of Belgrade, Serbia

Participation in international scientific communities

Area of interests

religious studies, history of western esotericism, western esotericism in the academy, integral traditionalism, mystical underground in Soviet Union

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