EX-PATRIA

Dissidence and Emigration in Late Antique Rome, Persia, and Neighbouring Lands

People & Collaborations

Principal Investigator

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Ekaterina Nechaeva

Ekaterina Nechaeva is Researcher at the Histoire, Archéologie et Littérature des Mondes Anciens laboratory (HALMA; UMR 8164). She has obtained her PhD from the University of Siena (Italy, 2007). She is an expert in Late Antique history, with the focus on international affairs, relations between Rome and the Sasanian Persia, diplomacy, across-the-border mobility.

Short bio

She has obtained her BA and MA in the history of ancient Greece and Rome (2001) from the University of Saint Petersburg, Russia and prepared her doctorate at the University of Siena, in Italy (2007). Having worked at the Hermitage Museum as a researcher and educator for almost ten years (1999 and 2010), she has left Russia in 2010 and continued her research activities in international contexts.
Since then she has been awarded a number of prestigious fellowships, among them the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies fellowship (Washington DC, 2013-2014) and the EURIAS MSCA-COFUND Pogramme-FP7 Fellowship carried out at Collegium Helveticum (Zurich, 2016-2017). Dr. Nechaeva has held postdoctoral research positions at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris, 2011-2012) and the University of Tübingen (DFG-Kollegforschergruppe « Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter », 2017-2018). She was a bibliographic consultant at the research library of the American Academy in Rome (2010-2014) and a program coordinator for the Joseph Brodsky Foundation (Rome, 2014-2015). She has also been a research associate at the University of Geneva (2015-2016) and the University of Bern (2016-2017).
In 2019, Dr Nechaeva joined the HALMA laboratory in Lille, first as a postdoctoral researcher within the DANUBIUS project (until Septemer 2020), then as the principal investigator of the EX-PATRIA project.

Detailed CV


Former interns

El Mehdi Bazzine & Oussama Elmounkad

In their End-of-Studies project at carried out in the Fall semester of 2020 at the E-Services programme of the Science and Technology department of the University of Lille, El Mehdi and Oussama have developed the initial version of the future prosopographic database. The project was co-supervised by Simon Bliudze.