Teaching Faculty

Anna Kotomina

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2009 — Ph.D. in General History (Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow)
Dissertation: “Les Evangilles des Quenouilles”. The mid-French Literary Text: Transition from Manuscript to Incunabula Form and its XV-century Readers.
1995 — MS in the History of Medieval France (Moscow State University, History Department )
Minor in theory and history of culture, Philosophy department
Diploma paper: “The Strategies of the Self Representation of Marguerite de Navarre in her Private Letters and in the “Heptameron.””

Postdoctoral Training

Central European Univercity, Budapest, Hungary (2005—2007)
HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France (2002)
Training course in anthropology and cultural studies

Employment History

Central State Museum of the Cinema, Moscow (2009 — to date)
Senior researcher at the department of Cinema Posters

Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow (1995 — to date)
Assistant (1995—1997), researcher (1997—2000) in the Center for demographical anthropology (dir. Yuri Bessmertny), (1995—2000); Researcher in the Center for the studies in the History of Private and Everyday Life (dir. Igor Danilevsky), (2000 — up to date)

Teaching Experience

State University for Human Sciences, Moscow (2008 — to date)
Cultural history of media; Culture of Mass Show; State Cultural Policy and Media; State Cultural Policy in Russia; Contemporary State Cultural Policy; Theory of Media; History of Fashion; History of Russian Theatre; Culture of Television; Cultural Analyses of Printed Media; Cultural Analyses of New Media; History of Book

Moscow City University for Psychology and Pedagogy (2007—2009)
Audio-visual Arts

Moscow State University, Philosophy department (2006—2008)
History of Media

Tretiakov Art Gallery, Moscow (2005)
Media. History of the Technologies of Representation

Selected Publications
Main cultural and social history of book publications:

  • The Book and its Readers. The different readings of one mid-French Literary Text // Homo historicus. К 80-letiu so dnia rozhdenaia U.L. Bessmertnogo. М., 2003, v.1.
  • The Printing House of Collare Mansion in Bruges and the Strategies of Early Printing. // Kniga I mirovaia tsivilizatzia. (Мateriali XI mezhdunarodnoi conferentsii po problemam knigovedenia). М., 2004.
  • The Images of the Political Elite of the Burundian State in the Miniature from “Chroniques de Hainaut” (XV c). // Novaia politicheskaia istoria. v. 4. Spb ., 2004.
  • Collare Mansion. The Publisher of XV Century Looking for his Readers. // Srednie veka, 68(4), М., 2008.
  • “Les Evangilles des Quenouilles”: an Experience in Literal Transcribing of the Superstitions at the Times of Printing Revolution. // Оdissei. Chelovek v istorii. М., 2008.

History of media publications:

  • Media. History of the Technologies of Representation. Lecturs. // «Next.tretiakovgallery.ru», CD-ROM, М. 2006.
  • History of Soviet Diafilm. // Diafilm. Home media. СD-ROM,  М., 2007.
  • History of Media. (with N. Selivanov) // Diafilm. Home media. СD-ROM,  М., 2007.
  • The Computer Technique and Animation in the History of Technique Teaching. (with I. Socolovski) // Istoria nauki I tekhniki, v. 3, Novosibirsk, 2008.
  • The Tree Androids from Neufchatel and Pedagogic Ideas of J-J. Rousseau. // Kulturnie issledovania RGGU. M., 2010.
  • Lanterna magica in Russia 1870-1915.// Kinovedcheskie zapiski, 85 (in print)


  • CNRS Grant (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Research Grant, 2002), € 3000
  • Workshop Grant (for Tensions of Europe meeting in Rotterdam, 2006), $ 800
  • Karen Johnson Freeze Fellowships (the Foundation for the History of Technology, 2011) € 2000.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Russian researches of Medieval European History (IGH, RAS)
Research Network “Tensions of Europe” (European Science Foundation)