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Boris K. Knorre

  • Boris K. Knorre has been at HSE University since 2007.

Education and Degrees

  • 2003

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2003

    Bachelor's in Religious Studies
    St.Tikhon Orthodox University

  • 2002

    Doctoral programme
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1996

    Degree in Applied Mathematics
    Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics

* 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

2019 (March - May). Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Programme. Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland.

2018 (October - November). Research Project “Postsecular Conflicts”. Universität Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria 

2016 (February - May). Erasmus Mundus Aurora program. Catholic University of Leuven. Leuven, Belgium

2016 (July). Summer School of Radboud University and HSE. Radboud University. Nijmegen, Netherlands

2013 (Oct) - 2014 (April). Erasmus Mundus Aurora program. Catholic University of Leuven. Leuven, Belgium

2013 (January - February). A Winter School in Religious Studies. New-Dehli - Kolkata - Madras, India

2012 (Aprial - May). University of Wrocław, Poland 


Professional interests

-Sociology and psychology of religion, social anthropology;
-Regional religious studies;
-Russian philosophy, philosophy of Russian literature;
-Church-state relations

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2016/2017)


History (Bachelor's Degree, read: Faculty of Arts, direction "47.03.01., Philosophy", 1st course, 1-4 module)

History (Bachelor's Degree, read: Faculty of Humanities, direction "51.03.01. Cultural Studies", 1st course, 1-4 module

Religious traditions of Europe: "scriptures", beliefs, institutions, rituals (General University elective,read: (Faculty of Humanities, 3, 4 module)

Religion as a form of knowledge (Master's degree, read: Faculty of Humanities, program "Historical knowledge", direction "46.04.01. History", 2 nd year, 1, 2 module)

Philosophy of Religion (Bachelor's Degree, read: Faculty of Arts, direction "47.03.01., Philosophy", 4th year, 3rd module)

Philosophy of Religion (Bachelor's Degree, read: Faculty of Humanities, direction "51.03.01., Culturology", 4th year, module 3)


-The project "Social and Cultural Models and New Institutional Forms in Contemporary Orthodoxy: Between Empowerment and Oppression" (postdoctoral study in The University of Leuven, Belgium, 24 October 2013 - 24 April 2014 - Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - Aurora)

-"Encyclopedia of Religious Life in Russia Today" - Keston Institute's ground-breaking research project. (Oxford, United Kingdom). The participant of the project. 1998 - 2001, 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2010.

-"Religion, Society and Security" is the program of the Carnegie Moscow Center. The participant of the project (2010).

-"Inter-ethnic relations and nation-building" - a program of the Moscow Carnegie Centre (2003 - 2004). The participant of the project.



  • 2018
    Ecumenism 2.0? Between Ecumenism and Anti-Ecumenism (Orthodox Cases) (Вена). Presentation: Anti-Ecumenical arguments of Orthodox fundamentalists throughout the response to Havana meeting and the Council in Crete
  • Basees Annual Conference (Cambridge). Presentation: Theology of war in the post-soviet Orthodoxy as a symbolical language
  • 2017
    BASEES Annual Conference 2017 (Кембридж). Presentation: Historiosophy and political views of small Orthodox groups in Russia
  • Gender – Power – Eastern Europe: Changing Concepts of Femininities and Masculinities and Power Relations (Berlin). Presentation: Gender roles in the organization of social space and communicative culture of the Russian Orthodox Church

  • Gender – Power – Eastern Europe: Changing Concepts of Femininities and Masculinities and Power Relations (Berlin). Presentation: Gender roles in the organization of social space and communicative culture of Russian Orthodox Church
  • REFORMATION IN ECUMENICAL PERSPECTIVE (Bose). Presentation: Reformation Ideas of “Alternative Orthodoxy”: From the Jurisdictional Separation to the Space of Dialogue Creation
  • XVIII Апрельская Международная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Механизмы формирования и роль чувств вины и стыда в церковной социо-среде
  • Международная междисциплинарная конференция «Религия в публичной сфере: парадоксы присутствия» (Екатеринбург). Presentation: Политический язык православия в современной России»
  • Религиозное сознание в постсекулярном обществе/Religious Consciousness in a Post-Secular Society (13-14 December 2017, St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute - INaSEC, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Theology - Cultural Centre "Pokrovskiye Vorota") (Moscow). Presentation: Этические и психологические основания современной православной диаконии как феномен постсекулярного самоопределения Русской православной церкви
  • Семинар Центра изучения гражданского общества и некоммерческого сектора НИУ-ВШЭ (Москва). Presentation: «Волонтерство в социальном служении и диаконических практиках Русской православной церкви: проблема мотивации в конфессиональном аспекте»
  • 2016
    Summer school “Philosophy between Religion and Politics” (Наймеген). Presentation: Orthodox Political Theology
  • РЕФОРМАЦИЯ, ЦЕРКОВЬ И ОБЩЕСТВО (Москва ). Presentation: Реформаторские идеи малых церковных групп российского православия
  • 2015
    International Workshop "Russian Orthodox Theology. Politics and Power" (Упсала). Presentation: "Political Orthodoxy" in Russia: Between A Wide Social Mission and A Protective Strategy
  • XVth Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Culture and Russian Society” (Хельсинки). Presentation: ‘Political Orthodoxy’ in the Post-Soviet Area as a Social-Cultural Phenomenon
  • 2014
    Religious Diversification Worldwide and in Central and Eastern Europe (Каунас). Presentation: Socio-Cultural Aspects of Spirituality of Independent Orthodox Churches in the Post-Soviet Russia: Empowerment and Oppressive Attitudes
  • 2013
    Philosophy of Vaishnavism: Theory and Practice (Дели). Presentation: Cultural and Civilizational Identity of Vaishnavism in The Context of Cross-Cultural Processes of Modernity
  • Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy. Presentation: Modern perception of Orthodox Christianity in the context of social-political situation in Russia (Sweden, Uppsala, 20.05.2013 - 22.05.2013)
  • XIV Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Трансформация коммуникативного языка в русском православии в контексте постсекулярности: 2011-2012 гг.
  • Научный семинар Московского центра Карнеги в рамках программы «Религия, общество и безопасность», Москва. (Москва). Presentation: Российское православие. Постсекулярная институционализация в пространстве политики, власти и права
  • 2012
    Dziedzictwo o. Aleksandra Schmemanna (Sokolowsko). Presentation: Dziedzictwo Aleksandra Schmemanna w kontekście socjokulturowych tradycji współczesnego prawosławia

Scientific supervisor of dissertational research

Zygmont A.Phenomenon of violence in discussions about the sacred in the French philosophy of the 20th century (postgraduate study: 3rd year of study)

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