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Bio: Dr Maxim Fomin gained his Masters degree in History and Theory of World Culture from Moscow State University in 1998. In 2002, he has gained PhD in Cultural Anthropology, History and Theory of World Culture and History of Religion at Moscow State University by public defence of the doctoral thesis on the topic of righteous kingship in Indo-European societies. He also worked for a PhD in Early and Medieval Irish from University College Cork which he was awarded in 2003. Specialisms: Irish folklore and oral culture, comparative studies of folk beliefs and cultural practices in European and Oriental traditions, Irish oral narrative, international folktales and migratory legends, public celebrations and calendar festivals, Celto-Slavic parallels in language, medieval narrative literature and folklore, Irish-Indian connections and cultural parallels, comparative linguistics, digitisation and linguistic computing in Celtic Studies, bibliography of Celtic scholars in the 19th and early 20th cc. Affiliations: He is Secretary and Equality and Diversity Officer of the Learned Association Societas Celto-Slavica, as well as its Founding Member and General Editor of Studia Celto-Slavica series. He is member of the Awarding Committee, AHRC Doctoral Training Programme in Celtic Studies (led by University of Glasgow) and of the Irish Humanities Alliance (RIA, Dublin). He is member of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung research network, supported by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, having spent his Experienced Researcher Fellowship at the Eberhard-Karl University of Tübingen in 2016-7. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College Cork

19 Mar 20002 Jun 2003

PhD, Moscow State University

1 Nov 199822 Feb 2002

Master, Moscow State University

1 Sep 19931 Jun 1998

External positions

Visiting Lecturer in Irish Folklore, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale

1 Sep 2017 → …

Fellow (Experienced Researcher), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

1 May 201630 Sep 2017

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Research Output

Studia Celto-Slavica 10: Journal of the Learned Association Societas Celto-Slavica, volume 9

Fomin, M. (ed.), Mac Mathúna, S. (ed.), Johnston, D. (ed.), Mikhailova, T. (ed.), Broderick, G., Kudenko, K., Rüdiger, A., Scherschel, R., Solliec, T. & Vogt, T., 17 Dec 2019, 1 ed. Brest. 202 p. (Studia Celto-Slavica; vol. 10)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Hunting the deer in Celtic and Indo-European Mythological Contexts

    Fomin, M., 1 Feb 2018, Celtic Myth in the 21st Century: The Gods and their Stories in a Global Perspective. Lyle, E. (ed.). Cardiff, p. 73-87

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Multilingual Practices and Linguistic Contacts in Pre-Patrician Ireland and Late Roman Britain

    Fomin, M., 31 May 2018, In : Studia Celto-Slavica. 8, p. 151-172

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Mutual Regard: An Anthology of Indo-Irish Writings

    Mac Mathúna, S. (ed.), Welch, R. A. (ed.), York, R. (ed.), Kapoor, K. (ed.), Fomin, M. (ed.), Ó Ciardha, E. (ed.) & Sareen, S. K. (ed.), 2018, 1st ed. New Delhi. 712 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Open Access
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    • 1 Publication Peer-review

    Studia Celto-Slavica (Journal)

    Maxim Fomin (Member of editorial board), Séamus Mac Mathúna (Member of editorial board), Dafydd Johnston (Member of editorial board), Tatyana Mikhailova (Member of editorial board), Jadranka Gvozdanovic (Reviewer), Gary German (Reviewer)
    17 Sep 200617 Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review



    Tochmarc Moméra: A Critical Edition and Literary Analysis

    Author: Kudenko, K., Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Smith, P. J. (Supervisor) & Fomin, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis