Forschungsschwerpunkte / Fields of Research:

Transmission of intellectual traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean area in Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages, with the emphasis on Armenian-Syriac and Armenian-Byzantine relationships.

Jewish-Christian contacts in Late Antiquity and shaping of Apocryphal literature; the Apocrypha’s role in the formation of anthropological, cosmological and historiographical representations.

Christians under Islamic rule; hagiography of Oriental Churches.

Russian exploration of the Caucasus and Central Asia; Russian-Armenian cultural exchanges.

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte / Current Research Projects:

Christianisation of Time and Representation of the Human Past: Construction of Cultural Consciousness of the Christian East According to Syriac, Greek and Armenian Sources and Early Christian Art

Lebenslauf und Publikationsliste (CV and Publications)