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Vladimir Aronovich

Leading Researcher at the IOM RAS
Doctor of Sciences (equiv. Habilitation) - History
(26.10.1930 — 05.03.2015)
Born on October 26., 1930 in Lugansk (Ukraine, the USSR).


1948-1953 - Leningrad State University, the Department of Law.

PhD Dissertation

Neo-Assyryan State and Law. Defended in the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Soviet Union (Moscow, 1967).

Habilitation Dissertation (in history):

The Laws of Hammurapy as a source for the History of the Old Babylonian Period. Defended in the Leningrad Branch of the Oriental Institute (1989).

Academic Positions:

1961-1964 - aspirant in Leningrad Branch of the Oriental Institute.

From 1964 up to 2015 - assistant, junior researcher, senior rearcher, leading researcher at the same Institute.

Teaching experience:

various programs on the Oriental History, Culture and Languages at St Petersburg University and several other institutions.

Major Research Interests:

History, History of State and Law, Cultural Relations, Mesopotamian Poetry (translations).


Accadian, Sumerian, English, German, French.

International Conferences:

Rencontres Assyriologiques: 1984 (Leningrad), 1992 (Heidelberg), 1994 (Berlin), 2007 (Moscow, S. Petersburg);

Shulmu 1986 (Leipzig), 1989 (Poznan).

SEFER Moscow (from 1997).

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


Diakonoff I.M. History of Media from the Earliest Times to the Late 4th Century B.C. [История Мидии от древнейших времен до конца IV в. до н. э.] / Ed. by Vladimir A. Jakobson and Sergey R. Tokhtas'ev. 2nd, suppl., ed. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Philology, 2008. 572 p. (“Historical studies”).


История древнего Востока: От ранних государственных образований до древних империи / Предисловие В.А. Якобсона; Под ред. А.В. Седова; Редкол.: Г.М. Бонгард-Левин (пред.) и др.; Ин-т востоковедения. — М.: Вост. лит., 2004. — 895 с.: илл., карты.


Jakobson V., Lezin G. Computer Analysis of the Laws of Hammurabi: Basic Concepts // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 8, No 3, September 2002. P. 59-65.


Jakobson V. Assyriological Database (Basic Requirements) // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 6, No 1, March 2000. P. 45-48.


Jakobson V. Computer Assyriology // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 4, No 4, December 1998. P. 55-59.

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