Dmitri Afinogenov

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France:  from October 14th to November 23th, 2019

Born in Moscow in 1965, graduated from Moscow Lomonosov University as classicist in 1989, postgraduate studies at the Institute of World History in Moscow 1989-1991, then employed at the same Institute as researcher to this day. Dumbarton Oaks fellow in 1992-1993, held many other stipends in different countries. Main research interests revolve around the Byzantine Iconoclasm and hagiography and their reflection in the Byzantine and Old Slavic literature.

The project 

Title: Marginal notes in codex Coislinianus 305

Keywords: Byzantine history, Byzantine literature, Slavic translations from Medieval Greek, Byzantino-Slavic textual studies

Selected publications

  • The Great Purge of 843: a Re-Examination (Великая чистка 843 г.: пересмотр проблемы) // ΛΕΙΜΩΝ. Studies presented to Lennart RydОn on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Ed. J.O.Rosenquist. Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia 6, Uppsala, 1996, p. 79-91.
  • The Bride-Show of Theophilos. Some Notes on the Sources  // Eranos (Acta Philologica Suecana), 95 (1997), p. 12-18.
  • Imperial Repentance: the Solemn Procession in Constantinople on March 11, 843 // Eranos 97 (1999), p.1-10.
  • The Conspiracy of Michael Traulos and the Assassination of Leo V: History and Fiction // Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 2001, p. 327-336.
  • The Church Slavonic Life of St. Thaddaios, the Martyr of the Second Iconoclasm // Analecta Bollandiana 119, 2001, с. 313-337.
  • Le manuscrit Coislin gr. 305: la version primitive de la Chronique de Georges le Moine // Revue des Études Byzantines 62 (2004), p. 239-246.
  • Rewriting a Saint's Life in the Monastery of  Studiou: two Lives of St. Nicholas the Studite // The Heroes of the Orthodox Church. New Saints, 8th-16th century / Ed. E. Kountoura-Galake. Athens, 2004, p. 313-322.
  • Did the Patriarchal Archive End up in the Monastery of Studios? 9th century vicissitudes of some important document collections // Monastères, images, pouvoirs et société à Byzance / éd. M. Kaplan (Byzantina Sorbonensia, 23). P., 2006, p. 125-133.
  • The History of Justinian and Leo // La Crimée entre Byzance et le Khaganat khazar / éd. C. Zuckerman (Centre de recherche d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Monographies, 25). P., 2006, p. 181-200.
  • The story of the Patriarch Constantine II of Constantinople in Theophanes and George the Monk: transformations of a narrative // Byzantine History as Literature. Manchester, 2010, p. 205-212.
  • Conflated Accounts in Theophanes’ Exposition of the History of Byzantium in the Seventh Century // Δῶρον ῥοδοποίκιλον. Studies in honor of Prof. J.O. Rosenqvist. Uppsala, 2012 (Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia 12). P. 31-40. (0,5 а.л.)
  • Afinogenov D., Andrist P., Déroche V. La recension γ des Dialogica polymorpha antiiudaica et sa version slavonne, Disputatio in Hierosolymis sub Sophronio Patriarcha: une première approche // Les Dialogica polymorpha antiiudaica (CPG 7796, olim Dialogus Papisci et Philonis Iudaeorum cum monacho). Travaux et Mémoirs. T. 17. Paris, 2013. P. 27–104.
  • Mnogosložnyj Svitok: the Slavonic Letter of the Three Patriarchs to Emperor Theophilos. P., 2014 (Collège de France. Centre de recherche d’histoire et civilisation de Byzance. Monographies. 41). (12 п.л.)
  • Style, structure, and authorship of the hypothetical source of Theophanes for the reigns of Leo III and Constantine V // Studies in Theophanes / ed. by. M. Jankowiak and F. Montinaro (Travaux et mémoirs 19). P., 2015. P. 467–472.
  • A lost Hellenistic Jewish source of Middle Byzantine chroniclers: new Fragments // Gottesschau – Gotteserkenntnis. Studien zur Theologie der Septuaginta / Ed. E.G. Dafni. Band 1 (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 387). Tübingen, 2017. S. 119–126.
  • Integration of historical narrative into hagiographic texts: the Lives of Stephen the Younger and Nicetas of Medikion // Byzantine Hagiography. Texts, Themes and projects / Edd. A. Rigo, M. Trizio and E. Despotakis (Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization. Vol. 13). Turnhout, 2018. P. 325–340.
  • Hellenistic Jewish Texts in George the Monk: Slavonic testimonies // Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. Vol. 4. 2019. P. 89–98.