Kirill Dmitriev

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 Kirill Dmitriev
  • Arabic Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Cultural history of late antiquity; Classical Arabic language and literature, Arabic philological tradition

2013 - 2018


University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

School of Modern Languages
Buchanan Building
Union Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9PH
Scotland, United Kingdom

+44 133 446 3634
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About me

I am Lecturer in Arabic in the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews and Principal Investigator in the ERC funded project "Language-Philology-Culture. Arab Cultural Semantics in Transition". My research focuses on the study of the cultural history of Late Antiquity, early and classical Arabic language and literature, the Arabic philological tradition and Arabic lexicography. My current book-length project focuses on the study of early Arabic poetry, in particular the poetical school of al-Hira in the context of late antique cultural history.

It is a great privilege for me to be one of the founding members of the AGYA. I see it as a unique opportunity to engage myself in the first bi-lateral Young Academy and hope that with my interest in the Arab world, its culture and history and my experience in the German Young Academy and German academia in general, I can positively contribute to the community of AGYA members, to our ideas and projects.