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Inna Nikolaevna

Leading Researcher at the IOM RAS
Doctor of Sciences (equiv. Habilitation) - History
Born on May 11, 1943, in Habarovsk (the U.S.S.R./Russian Federation).


1962-1967 - The State University of Leningrad, Department of Historical Studies, Departament of Archaeology.

PhD Dissertation

Iran in the end of II mill. B.C. according Archaeological data. Early History of Iranian Tribes. Defended at the Leningrad State University, 1978.

Habilitation Dissertation

Ancient Iran before Empiries (IX-VI centuries B.C.). The History of Median Kingdom. Defended at the S.-Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, 2007.

Academic Positions

1972 - 1998 - Junior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Researcher at the Leningrad/S.-Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies.

From 1998 up to present - Head of the Department of Ancient Eastern Studies at the same Institute;

Major Research Interests:

Archaeology of the Ancient Near East; the History of Assyrian, Urartian, Median Kingdoms; Historical Geography of Ancient Iran and neighbouring territories; Problems of History and Chronology of Cimmerian and Skythian Invasion into the Ancient Near East.


English, French, German, Russian (native).

International Conferences (organization, participation)

1984 - 31 Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Leningrad).

1994 - 41 Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Berlin).

2007 - 53 Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Moscow/S/-Petersburg.

1989 - Internationale Conference SULMU IV. (Poznan).

1994 - Hamito-Semitic Congress (Moscow).

1995 - Assyria, 1995 (10the Anniversary Symposium of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. Helsinki).

Publications ( the entire list as a *.pdf file)


Medvevskaya I. N. The History of the Median Kingdom, 7th to 6th century BCE [История Мидийского царства: VII‒VI вв. до н. э.]. St. Petersburg: Evraziya, 2018. 322 p. ISBN 978-5-8071-0374-1


Medvedskaya I.N. Ancient Iran on the Eve of Empires (9—6 В. C.). The History of the Median Kingdom. St Petersburg, Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie Publishers 2010. 264 p.


Medvedskaya I.N. Once More On the Destruction of Hasanlu IV: Problems of Dating // Iranica Antiqua, vol. XXVI, 1991. C. 72-80.

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