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Yuri Zaretsky

Russian Federation

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Short Biography:

Education 

2005 – Doktorskaia degree (Habilitation) in History, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. Thesis title: “Individual in European Autobiographies: from the Middle Ages to Modern Times”

1993 – Kandidatskaia degree (Ph.D.) in History, Institute of World History (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow). Thesis title: “Renaissance Autobiography and Individual Self-Consciousness: Aenea Silvio Piccolomini (Pius II)”

1976 – Diploma of History and English, Rostov-on-Don Pedagogical Institute

Employment Record

State University – Higher School of Economics, 2004 – present

Associate Professor, Professor

Russian State University for the Humanities, 2000-2003, 2007 – present

Research Associate, Professor (part-time)

Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2003-2004

Senior Research Fellow

Nizhnii Novgorod State University, 1999-2000

Associate Professor 

Courses Taught or Currently Teaching

·         European History

·         Medieval Civilization of Western Europe

·         ‘Individual’ in European Culture History

·         Pre-modern Western Autobiography

 Major Grants and Awards

·         Russian State Foundation for the Humanities research grants (1997-1999, 2006-2007)

·         Max-Planck-Institut fuer Geschichte short term fellowships (2004, 2005, 2006)

·         State University – Higher School of Economics research grants (2005, 2006, 2007)

·         Maison des sciences de l’homme short term fellowships (May 2004, May 2006)

·         Collegium Budapest senior fellowship (September 2002 – June 2003)

·         CEU/HESP International Scholar and Educational Fellowship (October-November 1998)

·         Fulbright fellowship (September 1995 – January 1996)

 

Short Bibliography:

Books

·         Yuri Zaretsky [Ed.] Istoriia subiektivnosti: Srednevekovyi Zapad (Aurelius Augustinus, Sanctus Patricius, Othlonus Sancti Emmerami, Guibertus Novigenti, Petrus Abaelardus, Angela de Foligno, Michael VIII Palaeologus, Carolus IV Luxemburgensis) [A History of Subjectivity: Medieval West (Aurelius Augustinus, Sanctus Patricius, Othlonus Sancti Emmerami, Guibertus Novigenti, Petrus Abaelardus, Angela de Foligno, Michael VIII Palaeologus, Carolus IV Luxemburgensis)] (Moscow: Akademicheskii Proekt, 2009), 565 pp. (in Russian)

·         Yuri Zaretsky. Avtobiograficheskiie ia ot Avgustina do Avvakuma [Autobiographical Selves from Saint Augustine to Protopope Avvakum] (Moscow: Institute of World History RAS, 2002), 323 pp. (in Russian)

·         Yuri Zaretsky. Renessansnaia avtobiografiia i samosoznanie lichnosti: Enea Sil’vio Pikkolomini (Pii II) [Renaissance Autobiography and Individual Self-consciousness: Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pius II)] (Nizhnii Novgorod: Nizhnii Novgorod University Press, 2000), 154 pp. (in Russian)

Articles

·         Yuri Zaretsky. “Requestioning Old Russian Autobiographical Writings” Les écrits du for privé en Europe de la fin du Moyen Age au XXe siècle. Recenser, analyser, editer. Ed. J.-P. Bardet et F.-J. Ruggiu  (Bordeaux: Presses de l’Université de Bordeaux, 2009) (in English, in print)

·         Yuri Zaretsky. “Detstvo v zapadnoevropeiskikh avtobiografiiakh: ot Srednikh vekov k Novomu vremeni” [Childhood in Western autobiographies: from Middle Ages to Modernity] Neprikosnovennyi zapas [No-touch Reserve] 2008, №2, pp. 220-231 (in Russian)

·         Yuri Zaretsky. “Tortured Body as the Location of the Self? A Seventeenth-Century Russian Case” Räume des Selbst. Selbstzeugnisforschung transkulturell. Hg. Andreas Bähr, Peter Burschel, Gabriele Jancke (Köln; Weimar; Wien: Böhlau, 2007), S.187-196 (in English)

·         Yuri Zaretsky. “Evreiskaia kupchikha o sebe i svoikh detiakh (‘Memuary’ Glikel iz Gamurga),” [“Jewish Merchant Woman about Her Children and Herself (“‘Memoirs’ of Glickel from Hamburg)”] Individ semnadtsatogo veka [Individual of the 17th Century] (Moscow: Institute of World History, 2005), pp. 46-62 (in Russian)

·         Yuri Zaretsky. “Taina monakhini (o skazannom i ne skazannom ‘Knigoi zhizni’ Teresy Avilskoi” [“Nun's Secret : Told and Untold by the ‘Book of My Life’ of Teresa of Avila”] De mulieribus illustribus: Sudby i obrazy zhenschin srednevekovia [De mulieribus illustribus: Lives and Images of Medieval Women] (St.Petersburg: Aletheia, 2001), pp. 97-122 (in Russian)