Emelianov Vladimir V.

Professor

Емельянов В.В.

Address

  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11

Contact

  • +7 (812) 328-7732
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Languages:

  • Russian (native),
  • English (fluent),
  • German, French,
  • Arabic,
  • Akkadian,
  • Sumerian (reading)

Education:

  • 2005: Doctor of Science in Philosophy. Faculty of Philosophy, St-Petersburg State University. Diss. Hab. “Calendar Ritual in Sumerian Religion and Culture (ME’s and the Spring Festivals)”.
  • 1993–1997: St.-Petersburg Institute for Oriental Studies. Post-graduate school under Prof. Dr. Igor M. Diakonoff. Ph.D. in History “The Nippur Calendar as a Source on the History of Sumerian and Akkadian Cultures”
  • 1992: graduated from the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St.-Petersburg State University (Department of Ancient Near East, Assyriology). Diploma Thesis “The Sumerian Consecration Incantation as Part of the Water Consecration Ceremony”.

Professional positions:

  • Current: Professor, Department of Semitic and Hebrew Studies, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St-Petersburg State University
  • 2011–2012: Professor, Department of the Ancient East, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St-Petersburg State University
  • 2010–2011: Professor, Department of Theory and Methodology of Teaching Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St-Petersburg State University
  • 2008–2010: Associate Professor, Department of Theory and Methodology of Teaching Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St-Petersburg State University
  • 2005–2008: Associate Professor, Department of Eastern Philosophy and Cultural Studies, St-Petersburg State University
  • 2001–2005: Senior Lecturer, Department of Eastern Philosophy and Cultural Studies, St-Petersburg State University
  • 1999–2001: Assistant Professor, Department of Eastern Philosophy and Cultural Studies, St-Petersburg State University 
  • 1997–1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, St-Petersburg State University:
  • 1993–1997: Lecturer of Arabic and History of Ancient Near East, St-Petersburg Hebrew University
  • 1992–1993: Teacher of Eastern mythology, secondary school N 238 (St-Petersburg)

Awards and honours

  • Medal in Honor of V.Ya.Struve from Pulkovo Observatory for Studies on History of Ancient Astronomy and Calendars (2014)

Professional activities:

  • Head of Master Program ‘Religions of Asia and Africa’ (2009)
  • Member of St-Petersburg Union of Scientists (1993)

Research interests:

  • Sumerian and Akkadian Religion,
  • Sumerian and Akkadian Literature,
  • Calendars of the Ancient Near East,
  • Chronology and Heortology,
  • Pre-philosophy.

Teaching:

Courses taught:

  • Akkadian Language
  • Sumerian Language
  • History of the Ancient Near East
  • Religions of the Ancient Near East
  • Calendars and Festivals of the Ancient Near East
  • Categories of Culture of the Ancient Near East
  • Philosophy of Islam
  • Theory and Methodology of History

Recent Completed PhDs:

  • Yeremina M. V. Ph.D. in History “Egyptian Sheikh Tantawi and Russia in the time of Nicolas I”, Institute of History, 2014) 

Publications: 203, including 5 monographs

Russian monographs:

  • The Nippur Calendar and the Early History of Zodiac (with Engl. Summary; 272 p.).
  • Cultural history of Sumer (320 p.).
  • Rituals in Ancient Mesopotamia (320 p.).
  • ME’s and The Sumerian Spring Festivals (with Engl. Summary; 432 p.).
  • Gilgamesh. Biography of the Legend (358 p.).

English Publications:

  • From gu4-si-su3 to GU4.AN.NA: Image, Term and Semantic Field of the IInd Nippurian Month // Intellectual Life of the Ancient Near East. Prague, 1998. P. 141–146.
  • The Nippur Calendar: some notes // N.A.B.U 2 (1999). P. 40–41.
  • The Calendar Date of the Flood in Cuneiform Texts // N.A.B.U 2 (1999). P. 41–45.
  • The History of Gudea’s Procession // Materials of the III-rd International Conference “Hierarchy and Power in the World Civilization” (Moscow, June 18–21, 2004). Summaries of Papers. Moscow, 2004. P. 121–122.
  • The Ruler as Possessor of Power in Sumer // The Early State, Its Alternatives and     Analogues (ed. by L. Grinin, R. Carneiro, D. Bondarenko, N. Kradin, A. Korotayev). Volgograd, Uchitel, 2004. P. 181–195.
  • History of Gudea’s Procession // Third International Conference “Hierarchy and Power in History of Civilization”. Moscow, 2007. P. 3–14.
  • On the Early History of melammu // 53 Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale. Abstracts. Moscow, 2007. P. 7.
  • On the Early History of melammu // Proceedings of the 53e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale. Vol. 1. Language in the Ancient Near East. Winona Lake, Indiana, Eisenbrauns, 2010. P. 1109–1119.
  • Sumerian Mythology in the Mirror of the Far East // Global Mythology: Typological and Regional Studies. Program and Abstracts. St.-Petersburg, 2012. P. 8.
  • Four Stories of the Flood in Sumerian Literary Tradition // 7th Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology. Sources of Mythology: National and International Myths. May 15–17, 2013. Eberhard Karls Universitaet, Tuebingen. Program and Abstracts. P. 12.
  • Four Stories of the Flood in Sumerian Literary Tradition // 7th Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology. Sources of Mythology: National and International Myths. May 15–17, 2013. Eberhard Karls Universitaet, Tuebingen. Program and Abstracts. P. 12.
  • Akkadian Loanwords in Sumerian Revised // Acta Linguistica Petropolitana X/1. P. 483–514.
  • Sumerian ME and Vedic Maya: Magic Force of Dragon Slayer // 8-th Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology. Fighting Dragons and Monsters: Heroic Mythology. Program and Abstracts. Yerevan, 2014. P. 14–17.
  • Indra and (N)indara of the Cuneiform Sources // Ninth Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology ‘Power and Speech: Mythology of the Social and the Sacred’. Program and Abstracts. Torun, 2015. P. 13–14.
  • The Identity of Gudea as a Cultural and Historical Problem / Kings, Gods and People. Establishing Monarchies in the Ancient World. Muenster, Ugarit-Verlag, 2016 (AOAT 390/4). P. 63–76.
  • Cultic Calendars and Psychology of Time: Elements of Common Semantics in Explanatory and Astrological Texts of Ancient Mesopotamia / Xth Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology ‘Time and Myth: The Temporal and the Eternal’. Brno, Masaryk University, May 26–28, 2016. Program and Abstracts. P. 18–20.
  • Lamaštu, Namtar or Mr. Evil? Mystery of the Assyrian Amulet Against a Nocturnal Creature / XIth Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology ‘Creatures of the Night: Mythologies of the Otherworld and its Denizens’. Program and Abstracts. 8–11 June, 2017. University of Edinburgh. P. 21–23.
  • First Account of a Birthday in Human History // Вестник СПбГУ, серия 13. Вып. 3. СПбГУ, 2017. P. 281–294.

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