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Nina Braginskaya

  • Nina Braginskaya has been at HSE University since 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 1992

    Doctor of Sciences* in General history
    Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1972

    magna MBA magna cum laude in Classical Philology
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Classics Dept

* 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

2011–2012 Prochorov Foundation. Financial support of the three month of work in the Academic Libraries of Great Britain.

2007 a six months scholarship in Greece. Al. Onassis Beneficial Foundation.

2005  June–August. Kone Fellow Foundation. Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

2002 Summer Research Grant at the Center for Hellenic Studies. Washington.

2002 Central European University, Workshop. Course Development Competition.

2000 Institute «Open society» (Soros Foundation) 7 weeks grant for Study at the library of the German Archeological Institute in Rome.

1999 The Rockfeller Foundation. Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. Colloborative residency.

1997–1998 Eight-month Fulbright Senior Fellowship at the Princeton University. Classics Department.

1993 Institute for Advanced Study. Bloomington. Indiana. Three weeks Fellowship.

1974–1978 Institute of Arts History. Graduate Study. Greek and Roman Theater.

Academic Supervision

for a degree of Candidate of Science

Protopopova, Irina Aleksandrovna, The Origin of the Greek novel: the question of exegetical narration. PhD (candidate of Cultural studies), specialty 24.00.01. Training: Institute of advanced studies in the humanities. Russian state university for the humanities. Defended ibidem 1997.


Trubotchkin Dmitry Vladimirovich, The reconstruction of the stage conditions and the stage in the comedies of Plautus. PhD (candidate of theatrical art), specialty 17.00.01 theatrical art in antiquity. Training and defence: Russian academy of theater art, 1999.


Witkowski, Vadim Evgenievich, Quoting ancient authors in early Christian literature: the emergence and establishment of traditions. PhD (candidate of philology), specialty 10.02 14 – Classical Philology, Byzantine and modern Greek Philology. Training: Institute of advanced studies in the humanities. Russian state university for the humanities. Defended: Moscow State University, 2005.


Mikhailova, Tatiana Alexandrova, Comparative analysis of "Joseph and Aseneth" and "The Book of Judith": the problem of literary dependence and ideological debate. PhD (candidate of philology), specialty 10.02.14 – Classical Philology, Byzantine and modern Greek Philology. Training: Institute of advanced studies in the humanities. Russian state university for the humanities. Defended: Moscow state University, 2010.


Pensky, Daria Sergeevna, The Greek "Tale of our father Agapius": a theological debate in a fabulous narrative. PhD (candidate of Cultural studies), specialty 24.00.01. Training: Institute of advanced studies in the humanities. Russian state university for the humanities. Defendeed: Russian state university for the humanities 11 Dec 2017.


The total number of publications, including reprints, translations of ancient authors and translations of my works into foreign languages — 330-340 items. A considerable part of them posted on the website of the Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities together with the attached files.

Articles and book chapters48



Working papers1

Preprint Брагинская Н. В. Мировая безвестность: Ольга Фрейденберг об античном романе / Высшая школа экономики. Серия WP6 "Гуманитарные исследования". 2009. № 05.


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  • 2019
    Библеистика на перекрестке гуманитарных традиций (Москва). Presentation: Иконография Маккавейских сюжетов
  • 2018
    Память и идентичность: особенности историописания в Античности, Средние века и раннее Новое время (Москва). Presentation: Град мира и Град войны, их противопоставление, чередование и переход друг в друга: мифологические образы в структуре историописания
  • Способы мысли, пути говорения IX Международная конференция Школы философии НИУ ВШЭ (Москва). Presentation: «О разуме-самодержце»: божественная философия в Четвертой Маккавейской книге
  • ПЕРВЫЕ РОМАНОВСКИЕ ЧТЕНИЯ (Москва). Presentation: Кто автор анонимной «Жизни Эзопа»? Первые догадки
  • Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология (Чтения памяти И. М. Тронского) — XXII (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Символическая повесть
  • Международная научная конференция «Исторический нарратив: прошлое, настоящее, будущее» (Москва). Presentation: Охрипшее горло Ливия Андроника и архаический театр
  • Конференция "Столетию Елеазара Моисеевича Мелетинского посвящается (X Мелетинские чтения) (Москва). Presentation: Имена героев как ключи к мифу и ключи к поэтике
  • XXVI Лотмановские чтения "Литература и..." памяти Е. П. Шумиловой (Москва). Presentation: Песня горлицы, или восемь коров
  • Куклы, автоматы, роботы: искусственное тело в мировой интеллектуальной и художественной культуре (Москва). Presentation: Антропология куклы, или Статуя на сцене
  • 2017
    VII Полетаевские чтения (Москва). Presentation: Ориентализирующие революции: сколько их?
  • КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ «СВИДЕТЕЛЬ ВЕКА: К 95-ЛЕТИЮ А.А. ТАХО-ГОДИ (Москва). Presentation: Русская революция в мемуарах и письмах О. М. Фрейденберг
  • Историк и текст. Конференция, посвященная 80-летию «Вестника древней истории». Москва, Институт всеобщей истории РАН, 18–19 декабря 2017 г. (Москва). Presentation: Имена героев в античных романах

Editorial board membership

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология.

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Council, Аристей. Aristeas: Вестник классической филологии и античной истории.

  • 2005–2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Мировое древо.


Edition, of the memoirs by O. M. Freidenberg with introductions, commentaries and illustaration (with Natalia Kostenko)


2016 Grant RSUH on a trip to the conference "The Synagogue in Ancient Palestine: Current Issues and Emerging Trends" in University of Helsinki.


2015 Grant RSUH on the trip report for the conference "Classics and communism in theatre" at the University of Warsaw.


2013 Grant RSUH for the trip report for the conference "Classics and class: a study of Greek and Latin behind the iron curtain" at the University of Ljubljana.


2013 Grant from Stanford University for lectures, work in the archive of the Hoover institution of the University and in seminars, Classical and Slavonic departments.


2011-2012. A grant from the Prokhorov Foundation for a three-month Fellowship in Sheffield University.


2008-2009 grant of the RFBR. The online archives of Olga Freidenberg; together with the Institute of information systems of SB RAS, Novosibirsk.


2009 Grant of the RSUH for the trip report to the conference of the International Federation of the studies of antiquity. The Alexander von Humboldt University in Berlin.


2008 Grant of the Russian state humanitarian University on a trip with a presentation at the International conference on the ancient novel. The University Of Lisbon.


2008 Grant RSUH Galaktion and Episteme. Translation, critical edition, commentary and study. Head of the research group.


2006-7 Grant of  The Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. 6 months work in Greece ("Life of Aesop").


2006 Central European University. Grant to develop a course for students of the comparative study "Life of Aesop." Head. Together with graduate student D. M. Mikheeva


2005-2006 American Council of Learned Ssocieties. Short-term grants in the Humanities. The head of the project “Joseph and Aseneth: Apocrypha, Novel, Midrash”.


2005 KONE Foundation. The Helsinki Collegium for advanced studies. Three months Fellowship. June-August


2002 Summer research grant at the Center for Hellenic Studies of the Harvard University. Washington/ Project "Oriental sources of Greek lyric poetry (Sappho).


2002 Grant from the Central European University. Leading the development of innovative course on comparative study of Greek, Roman, early Christian prose and Hellenistic Haggadah.


2000 Russian State Foundation in the Humanities. Grant for the trip with a presentation at the international conference "The Ancient Novel in Context" in Groningen. International Conference on the Ancient Novel in Groningen (Netherlands)


2000 Open society Institute grant for working at the "German archaeological Institute" in Rome and visit the excavations of Sybaris in Southern Italy.


1999 Rockefeller Foundation. Center for research and conferences in Bellagio, Italy. Joint project with M. Y. Sorokina. 4 weeks. "Russian scientific elite and Stalinism (Freidenberg O. M.)".


1997-8 Research grant under the Fulbright Program. Princeton University, Classical Department. 8 months. "The idea of self-sufficiency in antiquity and modern times".


1997-8 Russian State Foundation for the Humanities. Preparation for publishing philosophical works J. E. Golosovker.


1996 the Central European University. Preparation for publication of the memoirs of O. M. Freidenberg.


1990-1995 international Fund "Cultural initiative". Preparation of the electronic version of the personal archive of O. M. Freidenberg.

Employment history

Started working in the HSE in 2017:

Chief researcher at the Institute of Classical Orient and Classical Antiquity.

Contracts collaborated with the HSE since 2012

November 2003– present time. Professor, Institute of Oriental cultures and antiquity, Russian State University for the Humanities.

1992-2017. Leading and then chief researcher of the Institute of anvanced studies in the humanities, Russian State University for the Humanities.

1993-2000. Professor, Department of the history of world theatre. Russian Academy of theatre arts.

1991-1997. Senior, leading researcher at the  Institute of General history, Russian Academy of Sciences.

1991-1993. Senior lecturer in history and theory of culture, Department of philosophy, Moscow State University. Latin and Greek languages.

1984-1991. Freelancer

1984-1985. Senior editor of exhibition catalogues in the editorial house "Soviet artist".

1980-1984. Concierge and freelancer.

1978-1980. Freelancer.

1972-1974: Moscow publishing and printing College and the Moscow regional pedagogical Institute. Teacher of Latin language (paid by the hour).

Interviews, Public lectures

Доклад на Международной научно-практической конференции «Проблемы качества научной работы и академический плагиат» в РГГУ (тексты выступлений на конференции см. по ссылке).

«Идет уничтожение»: как в России убивают науку и образование, и могут ли они существовать без государства // Лекции на Дожде. 6 сентября 2018.

«Люди с диссидентским опытом не имели пристрастия к демократической процедуре». Интервью с Ниной Брагинской // Уроки истории XX век: Всё о культуре исторической памяти в России и за рубежом. 8 декабря 2017.

Первые религиозные гонения в истории: встреча иудейства и эллинства. Читает Нина Брагинская // Публичная лекция на arzamas.academy. 12 февраля 2017.

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“How aggressive is Aramaic aggressive magic?”: a paper by Chaja‑Vered Dürrschnabel

February 3, 2021, Chaya-Vered Dürrschnabel (Researcher, University of Bern) presented her paper “How aggressive is aggressive magic? Apotropaic aspects of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic curse bowl texts” at the seminar “Traditions of Magic in the Near East and Caucasus” (moderator: Alexey Lyavdansky, Senior Lecturer, IOCS HSE).