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Pavel Borisovich
Lurje

Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - Philology
Born in Leningrad in 1976.

In 1998, graduated from St Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, the Section of the History of Iran and Afghanistan. In the same year, was admitted to the doctoral course at the St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies. Since 1994, has regularly taken part in the archaeological and ethnographical expeditions to Central Asia (Panjakent, Paikend, Ak-Beshim, Hisorak, Krasnaja Rechka). During 1999-2000, spent 8 months in Iran.

The dissertation entitled Historico-linguistical analysis of Sogdian Toponymy [Историко-лингвистический анализ согдийской топонимии], supervised by Prof Dr Vladimir A. Livshits, was defended in June 2004.

In 2002, appointed junior researcher at the Institute's Department of Ancient Eastern Studies. During 2004-09, worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and prepared a fascicle of the Dictionary of Iranian Personal Names (Iranisches Personennamenbuch) devoted to the personal names in Sogdian.

From 2009, works at the Oriental Department of the State Hermitage Museum.

Major research interests: Iranian linguistics, Middle Iranian languages, onomastics, Central Asian antiquities, historical geography and toponymy, language, history, archaeology, culture, arts of Sogdiana and neighboring lands.

Papers published at the Encyclopaedia Iranica available in the Internet:

Kangdez

Kashgar

Kesh

Yarkand

Publications

[2019]

Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference of Iranian Studies (State Hermitage Museum and Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, St Petersburg, 14–19 September 2015). Volume I: Studies on Pre-Islamic Iran and on Historical Linguistics. In English and German. Scholarly editor P. B. Lurje. St Petersburg: State Hermitage Publishers, 2019 – 386 pp. + XVI colour plates. ISBN 978-5-93572-866-3 (vol. 1); ISBN 978-5-93572-869-4.

[2001]

Lurje P. Arabosogdica: Place-names in Transoxiana as Written in Arabic Script // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 7, No 4, December 2001. P. 22-29.


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