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Andrey Vinogradov

  • Andrey Vinogradov has been at HSE University since 2010.

Academic biography

Dr Andrey Vinogradov is Associate Professor at the Centre for Medieval Studies. He is an expert on the history, architecture, and epigraphy of the eastern Roman empire in the Middle Ages (commonly known as Byzantium).

Andrey did his undergraduate and graduate studies in ancient and medieval history at the Faculty of History, Moscow State Lomonosov University. His doctoral project on the early Greek narrative tradition on the Apostle Andrew, was done at the Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences. He joined HSE in 2010 after extensive teaching and research experience at his alma mater as well as a number of other centres, including Trier University.

Andrey is member of the International Association of Byzantine Studies (AIEB), International Association for Christian Apocrypha (AELAC), and the leading member of the IOPSE project which successfully lauhced a fully searchable online database of inscriptions from the Northern Black Sea.


Academic interests

Dr Andrey Vinogradov has published widely on Byzantine political and cultural history, architecture, and epigraphy. A particular focus of his studies has recently been the complex dynamics of mutual interaction between centre and periphery in Byzantium. Patterns of architectural developments in the Caucasus region, as influenced by Syria and Armenia, loom large on his research agenda. Tracing the enigmatic origins and medieval historical trajectory of the Crimean Goths, including the remnants of their language as well as doctrinal affiliations.

Alongside this, Andrey has worked much on wider political and cultural history of Byzantium as element of the wider historical matrix of the Christian middle ages; the manyfold connections between the Byzantine empire and the nascent Russian state are among his research priorities.

Education and Degrees

  • 2020

    Doctor of Sciences*
    HSE University

  • 2002

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Historiography, Source Study and Methods of Historical Research
    Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Greek Lives of apostle Andrew : the problem of sources and the critical edition

  • 1998

    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.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Best Teacher – 2023, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011

  • Winner of the HSE University Best Russian Research Paper Competition – 2023

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2012-2013)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Богословские труды.

  • 2011: Member of the Editorial Board, Аристей. Aristeas: Вестник классической филологии и античной истории.

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы эпиграфики.


Timetable for today

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Dr Arkadiy Avdokhin secures funding for a major joint Russian-Austrian research project

On 26 March 2021, it was announced that Dr Arkadiy Avdokhin, Associate Professor at the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, Senior research fellow at the Centre for Medieval Studies, HSE University, was successful in his application for a research grant to fund a 4-year Russian-Austrian project on pilgrims’ inscriptions in Byzantium and Old Rus’. The project has received funding from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Austrian science fund (FWF Der Wissensсhaftsfond).

HSE Researchers and Students Discover Burials on Archaeological Expedition

History students and colleagues from the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences travelled to an excavation site in the North Caucasus region of southern Russia. HSE News Service spoke with Professor Andrey Vinogradov of the Faculty of Humanities about the burials they discovered, field work, and the joys of archaeology.

Electronic Version of Volume V of the Byzantine Inscriptions of the North Black Sea Presented by Project ISOPE 3 at King’s College London

On the 10th March at King’s College London, the IOSPE 3 project involving Russian French and British funding and researchers presented the electronic version of Volume V of Byzantine Inscriptions from the Northern Black Sea.

‘As long as we think about the Middle Ages as a dark time, we will remain dark ourselves’

Every era builds its own version of the Middle Ages, and the modern age is no exception. Oleg Voskoboynikov, the youngest full professor at the Higher School of Economics, talks about the reason for the popularity of metaphors that refer to that era, why the ‘Suffering Middle Ages’ group on VKontakte [Russia’s largest social media site — Ed.] is not the same thing as medieval studies and how the desire to be different from everyone else can lead a student to study the Middle Ages.