- Associate Professor:Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies
- Programme Academic Supervisor:Ethiopia and the Arab World
- Maria Bulakh has been at HSE University since 2017.
Education and Degrees
Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
Russian State University for the Humanities
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
- Amharic (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 2 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Geez (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 2 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- History of Ethiopian and Eritrean literature (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 2 year, 3, 4 module)Rus
- Introduction to the Study of Christian Orient (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus
- Language and culture of semitic peoples of Ethiopia (Minor; Faculty of Humanities; 1, 2 module)Rus
- New Testament and Literature of Christian East (Minor; Faculty of Humanities; 1, 2 module)Rus
- Arabic Language (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 2 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Arabic Language (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Grammar of a Non-European Languages (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 2-4 module)Eng
- Research Seminar "Analysis and Criticism of Ancient Texts" (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Article Bulakh M. The Gutturals in North Argobba: an Etymological Evaluation // Journal of Semitic Studies. 2022. Vol. 67 (in press)
- Article Bulakh M., Nosnitsin D. An Old Amharic poem from northern Ethiopia: one more text on condemning glory // Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. 2019. Vol. 82. No. 2. P. 315-350. doi
- Article Kogan L., Bulakh M., Cherkashin D., Наумкин В. В., Gumaan I., Issa A., Mohammad M. Studies in the Verbal Morphology of Soqotri III/1: The Second Stem // Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik. 2019. Vol. 69. No. I. P. 61-93. doi
- Article Cherkashin D., Kogan L., Наумкин В. В., Gumaan I., Issa A., Mohammad M., Bulakh M. Studies in the Verbal Morphology of Soqotri III/2: a List of Sound and Weak Verbs Belonging to Second Stem in Soqotri // Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik. 2019. Vol. 70. P. 73-91. doi
- Article Булах М. С. «Поучение о бренности мира» как жанр староамхарской поэзии // Вестник Православного Свято-Тихоновского гуманитарного университета. Серия 3: Филология. 2018. № 57. С. 24-36.
- Article Bulakh M. Al-Malik al-Afḍal’s 14th century “Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary” as an attempt at language documentation // Chroniques du manuscrit au Yémen. 2017. No. 1. P. 1-30.
- Article Kogan Leonid, Bulakh M. On some poorly known or unrecognized verbal categories in Soqotri: 1905–2015 // Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics. 2017. Vol. 9. No. 1-2. P. 73-105. doi
- Book Kogan L., Bulakh M. The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal: An Annotated Edition with a Linguistic Introduction and a Lexical Index. Leiden : Brill, 2017.
- Article Bulakh M. The Jibbali (Shaḥri) Language of Oman. Grammar and Texts. Brill: Leiden-Boston 2014 // Journal of Semitic Studies. 2017. Vol. 62. No. 1. P. 285-287. doi
- Article Булах М. С., Hummel S., Rave T. Bibliography of Ethiopian Semitic, Cushitic and Omotic Linguistics XIX: 2014/2015 // Aethiopica. 2016. Т. 19. С. 90-99. doi
- Chapter Bulakh M. On static verbs in Gəʕəz, in: Time in Languages of the Horn of Africa. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. Ch. 1. P. 15-52.
- Article Bulakh M. Review of: ELIAS, DAVID L., The Tigre Language of Gindaˁ, Eritrea. Short Grammar and Texts, Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, 75 (Leiden–Boston, MA: E.J. Brill, 2014); x, 292 pp. // Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes. 2016. Vol. 106. P. 385-390.
- Chapter Bulakh M. Some problems of transcribing Geez, in: 150 Years after Dillmann’s Lexicon: Perspectives and Challenges of Gəʕəz Studies. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. Ch. 6. P. 103-137.
- Article Наумкин В. В., Bulakh M., Cherkashin D., Kogan L., Issa A., Gumaan I., Mohammad M. Studies in the Verbal Morphology of Soqotri II: Weak and Geminated Roots in the Basic Stem // Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik. 2016. Vol. 63. P. 19-60. doi
- Article Bulakh M. Was There a Color Term *ḥmr ‘to be red’ in Proto-Semitic? // Babel und Bibel. 2016. Vol. 9. P. 3-17.
- Chapter Bulakh M. The Prefix ʔat- in Tigre, in: Tigre Studies in the 21st Century / Tigre-Studien im 21. Jahrhundert, Studien zum Horn von Afrika. Köln : Rüdiger Köppe, 2015. Ch. 1. P. 15-45.
- Chapter Bulakh M. The Proto-Semitic “Asseverative *la-” and the Innovative 1SG Prefixes in South Ethio-Semitic Languages, in: Semitic languages in contact. Leiden : Brill, 2015. Ch. 5. P. 68-96.
- Article Bulakh M., Kogan L. Towards a Comprehensive Edition of the Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary of al-Malik al-Afḍal. Part III: New Readings from the Third Sheet // Aethiopica. 2015. Vol. 18. P. 56-80. doi
- Chapter Lyavdansky A., Loesov S., Bulakh M., Eugene B. Review of "Aramaic in Its Historical and Linguistic Setting" (ed. by M. Folmer and H.Gzella), in: Babel und Bibel 6: Annual of Ancient Near Eastern, Old Testament, and Semitic Studies. Winona Lake : Eisenbrauns, 2012. P. 545-564.
In 2003–2004 worked as a junior research fellow at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
In 2008–2010 worked as assistant professor of the Department of History and Philology of the Ancient Middle East, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities.
From 2010 on – Assistant Professor at the Centre of Ancient Middle Eastern Studies, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities.
From 2017 on – Associate Professor, Leading Research Fellow at IOCS HSE.
November 25, 2021 marked the publishing of a corpus of Soqotri folklore texts. Translated into Classical Arabic, the texts are accompanied by a brief introduction explaining the basic principles of the Soqotri writing system, which is based on the Arabic orthography. The authors of the book are Soqotri native speakers Ahmed Isa al-Daarhi, Isa Gumaan al-Daarhi, and Maysoon Mohammed Aldarhi. It was published by Maria Bulakh and Leonid Kogan under the editorship of Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The publication was supported by the UAE Embassy in Moscow.
University of Hamburg professors Denis Nosnitsin and Magdalena Krzyzanowska delivered a series of online lectures dedicated to the study of Ethiopian manuscripts. The course, which was developed for first-year students of the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, was held as part of the Digital Professors project. In an interview with the HSE news service, the professors talked about their research, teaching approaches, and impressions of lectures.