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Alexey Muraviev

  • Alexey Muraviev has been at HSE University since 2012.


Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Humanities

Head of the Study-and-research Unit ' History and people ofthe medieval Caucasia'

Education and Degrees

  • 2021

    Doctor of Sciences*
    HSE University

  • 1995

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in World History

  • 1992

    Degree in Classics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Philology

* 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

École Française de Rome, 1993

Centre National de la Recherche scientifique, Paris, 1995-1996, 1998

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1999-2001, 2010

Istitute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Study 2003-2004

Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia, 2013

Postgraduate Studies

Doctoral student at the Institute for World History, Russian Academy of sciences (1992-1995)

Membership in the scholarly societies

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Вестник древней истории.

  • 1999: Member of the Editorial Council, Христианский восток (Christian Orient).


  • 2022
    2022 Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion (Болонья). Presentation: The Old Believer Church and its experience of a non-state religious body in the pre-revolutionary Russia. The model of Bp. Arseny of Uralsk in the panel Russian Old Believers: the conflict over faith and identity
  • 13e Symposium Syriacum et 11e Congrès d'Etudes Arabes Chrétiennes (Париж). Presentation: The impossible translatio reliquium of Persian martyr St Dadu and his compagnons (BHO 240)
  • 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Венеция, Падуя). Presentation: Those Perfidious barbarians: Arabs and Goths in the 5-6th c. Wars on the Eastern frontier
  • I Международная научная конференция «Цивилизации Востока: взгляд из XXI века» (Москва). Presentation: Определяя "средневековье" на Востоке: в поисках структурной модели
  • 2021
    Классическая филология в контексте мировой культуры - XIV (Москва). Presentation: Значение грузинского перевода Георгия Амартола (Монаха) для реконструкции «Хроники»
  • Saint Grigol Peradze 2nd International Scientific Conference Dedicated to the 900th Anniversary of the Battle of Didgori (Тбилиси). Presentation: Some Syriac penetential themes in the ‘ Galobani sinanulisani’ of St David the Builder and the tradition of the Shio-mghvime
  • 2021 ASEEES Virtual Convention (Нью-Орлеан). Presentation: Beyond The Icon and the Axe: Protopope Avvakum, Pierre Pascal, and Western Reimagining of Old Belief
  • 2019
    Готы в сравнении: восточногерманские сообщества между Балтикой, Черным морем и Западом. Presentation: “Deceitful Gothic bigamist: a ‘travel temporary marriage’ Avant la lettre in the Syriac 4th c. text”
  • Лицо в средневековой культуре Востока и Запада (Санкт-Петербург ). Presentation: Face of the Sinner and Face of the Just: Ascetical Physiognomy in Eastern Syriac Mysticism

  • The Second International Conference of Aramaic and Syriac Studies in Egypt (Каир). Presentation: Encounter of Basil and Ephrem in the Old Arabic version: in search of the Syriac witness
  • 2018
    Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century. Presentation: Literary Antecedents of the so-called Syria Julian Romance
  • 2017
    XVII Ежегодная богословская конференция ПСТГУ (Москва). Presentation: Арабы-христиане в историографии ранней арабской поэзии: wishful thinking Луиса Шайхо или историческая реальность
  • Religious Encounters between the Mediterranian and the Indian Ocean (Бохум). Presentation: The Image of Jews in the Early Syriac Hagiography
  • Eastern Christianity, Reformations and Revolutions (Цинциннати). Presentation: Eastern Syriac Christians facing the Arab Conquest: New and Old Tactics

  • 2016
    Наследие Аристотеля как конституирующий элемент европейской рациональности (Москва). Presentation: Проблема влияния аристотелизма в восточно-христианской традиции
  • III Круглый стол «Центры и периферия древних цивилизаций Востока и Запада: сферы, формы и результаты взаимодействия (IV/III тыс. до н.э. – I тыс. н.э.)» (Москва). Presentation: Сирийский «Роман о Юлиане» и Египет: проблема происхождения и жанровая специфика коптской литературы
  • Leibniz-Projekt „Polyphonie des spätantiken Christentums“ (Франкфурт-на-Майне). Presentation: Syriac exiled hermits of Amida and the dossier of ‘Asorel mamebi’: affinities and discrepancies (in search of the background for the Syriac inluences in 6th c. Kartli)

  • Коллоквиум «Sol Invictus». Горизонты возможного: иудаизм, христианство, ислам в Восточном Средиземноморье (Москва). Presentation: Христиане Востока и круг Бейт ал-Хикма: точки взаимодействия
  • 2015
    XXV Ежегодная богословская конференция ПСТГУ (Москва). Presentation: Куста ибн Лука ал-Балбакки и его трактат «Китаб ал-фарк байна-л-рух уа н-нафс»: между медициной и философией
  • Philosop[hy and Medicine in the Byzantine and the Arabic0Islamic World (600-1150) (Лозанна ). Presentation: The Syriac Medical Tradition and Nemesius of Emessa

  • 2015 Dunhuang Forum: International Conference on Dunhuang and Sino-Foreign Relations (Dunhuang). Presentation: The unknown Syriac author in the Turfan manuscript

Dissertation for a degree of Doctor of Science








Chapter Муравьев А. В., Прусская Е. А., Царегородцева И. А. Египет // В кн.: Российская историческая энциклопедия / Под общ. ред.: А. О. Чубарьян. Т. 6: Джемшиды-ильменские славяне. М. : Абрис, 2018. С. 247-267.





Chapter Muraviev A. The New Persian Marriage Contract in the Syriac Manuscript from Turfan, in: The History Behind the Languages. Essays of Turfan Forum on Old Languges of the Silk Road ([語言背後的歷史—西域古典語言學高峰論壇論文集]). Shanghai : Academia Turfanica, 2013. P. 160-164.



Article Муравьев А. В. «Мессалианский» миф iv-v вв. и споры об аскетике в иранской Церкви Востока VII в. н.э. // Вестник древней истории. 2010. Т. 275. № 4. С. 153-167.


  • Project with RHF 12-01-00387 "Syriac-Uygur biligual manuscript Academia Sinica syr. 1 and other biligual manuscripts from Turfan Area"
  • Personal Research grant for the faculty of HSE "Analysis of the ARabic Medical Terminology 9--11 cent."
  • Scholarly project of the School of Oriental and Asian Studies of HSE "Christian Texts in China 7-9 cc."

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