Prof. Dr. Efim Rezvan

     

Prof. Dr. Efim Rezvan

Deputy Director, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of “Manuscripta Orientalia, International Journal for Oriental MSS Research”

 

Education and Scholarly Career

  • Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) State University Oriental faculty (Arabic Philology, 1980, Honours);
  • PhD program (Arabic and Islamic Studies) at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute for Oriental Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences (1980—1983);
  • PhD thesis “Ethno-social terminology of the Qur'an as a Source for the History and Ethnography of Arabia at the turn of VI—VII centuries. N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology (1984) ;
  • Practice in Institut d’Etudes Arabes et Islamiques, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) (1989) ;
  • Dr. Sci. thesis “The Qur'an as Historical and Ethnographic Source and a Literary Monument”. Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (2000);
  • Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Branch of the Institute for Oriental Studies: from Research Assistant to Deputy Director (1984—2000);
  • Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences: Deputy Director (since 2000);
  • “Manuscripta Orientalia, International Journal for Oriental MSS Research”: Deputy Editor-in-Chief (1995—2000), Editor-in-Chief (since 2000);
  • Honorary Professor of the UNESCO chair on comparative studies of spiritual traditions and interreligious dialogue at D. S. Likhachev Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage (since 2006)

 

Research Interests:

The Qur’an and the early history of Islam, language of the Qur’an, the Qur’an and pre-Islamic poetry, Arabic and Islamic manuscripts, the diversity of Islamic civilization, history of Russian-Arabic relations, museology, museum management, multimedia in museums.

 

References:

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

Wikipedia 

 

ORCID iD:0000-0002-4192-0271

 


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