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Oleg Voskoboynikov

  • Tenured Professor (2013)
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Oleg Voskoboynikov has been at HSE since 2007.

Fellow of the Warburg Institute, 2003,

Visiting fellow at the Maison des sciences de l'Homme, Paris,

Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2011, 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2006

    Postgraduate programme in History and civilisations
    École des hautes études en sciences sociales

  • 2002

    École des hautes études en sciences sociales
    Thesis Title: Arts, sciences and ideas of nature at the court of Frederick II Hohenstaufen. 1200-1250

  • 2002

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in World History
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    Thesis Title: Visions of Nature at the Court of Frederick II

  • 2000

    Master in History and civilisations
    École des hautes études en sciences sociales

  • 1999

    Diploma in History
    MSU French University College, History

  • 1998

    Lomonosov Moscow State University, History

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2011-2012)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Courses (2010/2011)

Editorial board membership

2009: Member of the Editorial Board, Mediaeval Sophia.


Timetable for today

Full timetable

Oleg Voskoboynikov’s Book Published in France

Vendémiaire publishing house in Paris has issued a book by Oleg Voskoboynikov, Professor at the HSE School of History and Tenured Professor of HSE. The book is called ‘For centuries and centuries. Christian civilization of the Medieval West’ (Pour les siècles des siècles. Civilisation chrétienne de l'Occident médiéval. Paris, Vendémiaire, 2017).

Short Lists for Golden HSE

The second stage of the Golden HSE competition has come to an end, and the short-listed nominees have been announced.

Thank You for Choosing HSE!

Several HSE instructors recognized as ‘the best’ in their fields would like congratulate students with the start of academic year and hope that they don’t give in to procrastination, take advantage of all opportunities available at HSE, have a good sleep before exams at least once, and remember that teachers are humans too!

‘It Is a Great Experience – Being Happy for Your Students’ Success and Watching Them Outdo You’

On December 23, 2015, the 15th Golden HSE Award ceremony took place at the Central House of Artists.

Students and Graduates Invited to Faculty Meetings on HSE Day

HSE Day’s Reunion initiative offers students and graduates the opportunity to meet informally with the Dean and teachers of their faculties, ask senior students about their studies or remember their time as a student and share their wisdom with the younger generation.

From Ancient Inscriptions to Blogs: Different Disciplines’ View on Ego Texts

HSE has held its post-graduate humanities summer school 'History in the First Person: From Antiquity to Our Time'. The summer school was dedicated to texts written or recorded in the first person, as well as to various methods for analysing them. The school’s organizers and participants spoke with the HSE news service about what ego texts are, how representatives of different disciplines work with them, and how French methodology differs from Russian.

History in the First Person: From Antiquity to Our Time

On August 24-26 the post-graduate humanities summer school 'History in the First Person: From Antiquity to Our Time' will be held at HSE. The event is organized by HSE Faculty of Humanities, the Centre of Franco-Russian Research in Moscow, the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris), and Eastern Studies Research Group of Strasbourg University.

‘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.

HSE Tenured Professor Oleg Voskoboynikov Has Won the Prix Maurice Wachsmacher

Associate Professor at the Department of Social History Oleg Voskoboynikov has won the Humanities Prize 2014 for his translation into Russian of French art historian Roland Recht’s Le croire et le voir: L'art des cathédrales, XIIe-XVe siècle (Believing and Seeing, The Art of Gothic Cathedrals) in a volume published by the HSE Publishing House. The prize was awarded by the French Ambassador to Russia, Jean-Maurice Ripert who signed a certificate at the ceremony for the winner to travel to France.

The Nibelungenlied Read Like it Was 8 Centuries Ago

A premiere of the Story of the Nibelungs took place at Moscow's Russian-German House as part of the 'In the beginning was the Word' festival of literature and drama. The event was organized by the International Union of German Culture's 'Echoes of the skies. Voices of Russian actors' project and the HSE German film club gut geD-A-CHt.

HSE Publishing House to Present New Books 

Each year the Higher School of Economics publishes a number of works on various topics that are of interest not only to specialists but also to a wide range of readers. From June 11 to 14, the Central House of Artists on Krymskiy Val will host the IX Moscow International Open Book Festival, which will feature the HSE Publishing House.