Askold IVANTCHIK, born 5/2/1965 in Moscow, Russia, graduated from Moscow State University, Historical faculty (1986), PhD (1989, Institute of oriental studies, Academy of sciences of the USSR, Moscow), Dr. habil. (1996, Fribourg University, Switzerland).
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of sciences (2003), l’Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres (France, 2016), the German Archaeological Institute (2002) and the Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (IsIAO) (2004)
Scientific director of the Center for Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2009), dean of the Historical Faculty of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow (since 2015), professor of Ancient History at Moscow State University (since 2007), Senior research fellow (directeur de recherche) at the CNRS (Institute “Ausonius”, Bordeaux, France, since 1998), Senior Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University (since 2010) and of the Excellence Cluster Topoi (Berlin), chief editor of the “Journal of Ancient History” (Vestnik drevnei istorii, Moscow, since 2009) and “Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia” (Leiden, E.J. Brill, since 2002).
President of the Russian Association of Classical Studies (since 2009), vice-president of the Council on researches of the Ministry of science and education of Russia (since 2013), member of the Council on researches of the Government of Moscow (since 2013), member of the Council of the Russian Foundation for Humanities (RGNF, 2010-2016)
Member and director of several archaeological missions in South Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Specialist in Greek and Latin epigraphy, Ancient history and archaeology of the Eurasian steppes, of the Black Sea region and of Asia Minor, Greek colonization, relations between Greeks and Iranian world, Greek ethnographic descriptions, Herodotus.
Author of c. 250 research articles and 7 books published in Russian, French, German and Japanese languages.