Education and qualifications:
2014 Dr.phil. (Habilitation), summa cum honore, Aarhus University
1991 Ph.D., Institute for the History of Material Culture (IHMC), Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg
1987-90 Post-graduate Course, Institute for the History of Material Culture (IHMC), Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg
1982-87 Department of History of Classical Greece and Rome, St Petersburg State University, Russia
Honours and memberships
- Fellow, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences (elected in 2009). - Member, Learned Society in Aarhus (Det Lærde Selskab i Aarhus) (elected in 2011)
- Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1995-97)
2015 Associate Professor, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark
2010-13 Associate Professor, Dept. of Classical Archaeology, Institute of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, University of Aarhus, Denmark
2002-10 Associate Professor, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Black Sea Studies, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
2000-01 Senior Researcher, the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Copenhagen.
1997-98 Lecturer in Greek Numismatics, Department of History of Classical Greece and Rome, St. Petersburg State University, St Petersburg
1995-1997 Research Fellow, Staatliche Münzsammlung München, Munich
1991-2000 Senior Researcher, Department of Classical Archaeology, Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg
2016 University of London, School of Advanced Study, Guest lecturer
2015 University of Wroclaw, Guest Lecturer
2001 University of Copenhagen, SAXO-Institute, Guest lecturer
1999 Aarhus University, Department of Classical Archaeology, Visiting Professor
1996 Université de Lausanne, Institut d’archéologie et des sciences de l’antiquité, Guest lecturer
1996 Universität Zürich, Historisches Seminar Fachbereich Alte Geschichte, Guest lecturer
1996 Universität Augsburg, Department of Ancient History, Guest lecturer
1996 Bayerische Numismatische Gesellschaft, Munich, Guest lecturer
2000-2001 Senior Research Fellowship, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Copenhagen
1999-2000 Grantee of the Research Support Scheme, Open Society Support Foundation, Prague
1995-1997 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Staatliche Münzsammlung München (State Numismatic Collection), Munich
Main Research Area
Black Sea Region, Northern Anatolia, Eastern Mediterranean
Main Fields of Research Interest:
2010-2013 Director, International cross-disciplinary project "Economic Models and Adaptation Strategies in a Varying Cultural and Environmental Context", University of Aarhus.
1987-1992 Director, Panskoye Archaeological Project,
2002-2004 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Black Sea Studies
2005-2007 Director, Danish-Russian-Ukrainian Interdisciplinary Project "Climate Change and Long Term History in the Northern Black Sea Area"
2005- Program committee member, International Symposium on the Ancient History and Archaeology of the Black Sea Area (Vani, Georgia)
1998 First prize in the Young Scientist's Competition of the Russian Academy of Sciences.