Maxim Fomin


  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom


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Bio: Dr Maxim Fomin completed his doctoral thesis on the topic of righteous kingship in Early Ireland and Ancient India having graduated with PhD in Early and Medieval Irish from University College Cork. 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, Celto-Indic and Celto-Armenian parallels in language, Irish medieval narrative literature, adaptation of foreign sources in Ireland, Arthurian tales in Early Modern Irish written tradition, Irish-Indian connections and cultural parallels, comparative linguistics, digitisation and linguistic computing in Celtic Studies, history of Celtic studies in the 19th and early 20th cc. Affiliations: Secretary, Equality and Diversity Officer of the Learned Association Societas Celto-Slavica, Founding Member, General Editor of Studia Celto-Slavica series; Chair of the Irish Humanities Alliance (based at RIA, Dublin). He is Experienced Research Fellow of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung network, supported by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, having spent periods of research at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen in 2016-7 and University of Leipzig in 2022-3. He was elected Associate Member of Centre for Research in Breton and Celtic (CRBC) at the University of Western Brittany, Brest (UBO) in 2019 and appointed Visiting Professor in Celtic Studies at CRBC in 2021. He is member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UKRI) peer-review college.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Secular and Clerical Images of Kingship in Early Irish and Ancient Indian Wisdom Texts, University College Cork

19 Mar 20002 Jun 2003

Award Date: 19 Dec 2003

External positions

Fellow (Experienced Researcher), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

25 Oct 202231 Jan 2023

Visiting Professor, Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique (UBO, Brest)

1 Sept 2021 → …

Associate Member, Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique (UBO, Brest)

30 Nov 2019 → …

Member, AHRC Peer Review College member

1 Oct 2018 → …

Fellow (Experienced Researcher), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

1 May 201630 Sept 2017


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  • Maritime Twists & Tales at the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

    Maxim Fomin (Participant) & Seamus Mac Mathuna (Participant)

    2 Jun 20223 Jun 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

  • Highlights in Celtic and Slavic: Comparanda and Inspirations

    Maxim Fomin (Organiser & Speaker), Seamus Mac Mathuna (Speaker), Sabina Asmus (Chair) & Sylwester Jaworski (Member of programme committee)

    26 Oct 202229 Oct 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

  • Celtic Languages and Cultures in Contact (Event)

    Maxim Fomin (Member of editorial board), Seamus Mac Mathuna (Editor in chief), Gary German (Editor) & Dafydd Johnston (Member of editorial board)

    22 Jun 201824 Jun 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

  • 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 Sept 20067 Dec 2021

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