Senior Researcher, Section of Applied Linguistics
Employed at the Institute of Linguistics since 2009.
Born in Moscow on the 10th of January 1982.
In 1999, Evdokimova graduated from a humanities class of Gymnasium № 1505 in Moscow. In July 2001, she did a linguistic internship with the University of Cyprus in an advanced group.
In June-July 2002, she did a summer linguistic internship with the University of Athens as part of FIESPA.
From 2003 to 2004, she obtained extra qualifications in teaching Russian as a foreign language and in comparative-historical literary studies.
In January-February 2004, she did a science internship with the University of Thessaloniki as part of the Yason programme.
In 2004, Evdokimova graduated with distinction from the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology of the Faculty of Philology of Moscow State University. The topic of her diploma thesis was "Kategorija «Sophrosyne» v antičnyx i vizantijskix èpigrafičeskix tekstax. Opyt sravnitel’nogo analiza" [The category of "Sophrosyne" in Classical and Byzantine epigraphic texts. A comparative analysis].
From 2004 to 2007, she undertook postgraduate studies at the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academic supervisor Mikhail Bibikov, PhD, Dr.habil.
That same year she entered the Russian department at Collège Universitaire Français de Moscou and specialised in history.
From 2005 to 2008, she used to annually take part in the Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching. Contextualizing Classics: Renewal of Teaching Practices and Concepts at the University of Sophia, Bulgaria. As part of this seminar, Evdokimova worked on a Greek grammar based on epigraphic material, as well as discussed and created new programmes and educational databases for classes in Latin, Greek and other classical subjects.
In 2006, she entered the French Department of the French College and specialised in literature and history.
In 2007, she did a science internship with the University of Cologne (Germany) as part of the DAAD programme.
In 2007, she graduated from postgraduate school and became an aspirant at the Institute of Linguistic Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In April of 2008, she successfully presented her PhD thesis "Jazykovye osobennosti grečeskix graffiti Sofii Kievskoj" [Linguistic peculiarities of Greek graffiti in Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv], academic supervisor Mikhail Bibikov, PhD, Dr.habil., scientific advisor Maksim Kisilier, PhD.
Certified Greek teacher since 22.02.2011 (Grade I teacher since 2016).
Working experience: 16 years.
From 2004 to 2020, Evdokimova used to teach at the school she had once graduated from (Gymnasium № 1505). She has been teaching custom specialisation courses in deciphering ancient writings, as well as leading an archaeological club, workshops in linguistics, archaeology and connected subjects, in Latin, movement physiology etc.
Evdokimova taught an extracurricular course during the fifth educational session in folkloristics "Mythology as a System" (29 April - 10 May 2005). She also taught a course "Snake pendants: talismans from Ancient Rus and Byzantium as a reflection of ritual practices" during the sixth educational folkloristics session "Folklore and Ritual" (the autumn of 2005).
From 2005 to 2009, she taught her custom courses in Russian, literature and philology at School N179, as well as some specialisation courses: linguistics, philology, Modern Greek, deciphering of ancient and undeciphered writing systems, gender developmental psychology.
From 2008 to 2009, she led a seminar in Byzantine epigraphy for postgraduate students at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology at MSU.
From September 2009 to May 2016, she was the head of the archaeological museum at Moscow Pedagogical Gymnasium-Laboratory № 1505.
In 2010 and 2011, she took part as a French teacher in a multilingual session organised for the humanities class at School N179.
From September 2010 to December 2011, she taught courses in Serbo-Croatian lexicology, Serbo-Croatian morphology and syntax at Russian State University for the Humanities, at the Institute of Philology and History, in the Department of Slavic and Central European Studies.
From September 2011 to 2013, Evdokimova taught a Greek course for MA students of Indo-European studies as Russian State University for the Humanities.
Alexandra Evdokimova also served as the academic supervisor to several school students from the Gymnasium №1505, in particular, to Polina Ivleva and Miriam Erokhina-Luchanskaia, who were awarded prizes at several conferences. She was responsible for the preparation of three prize-winners of the VIII All-Russian School Students' Conference "Scientific Potential - XXI". She has a letter of gratitude from the open conference on humanities "Vyshgorod - 2014". As a scientific advisor, a guest lecturer and a specialist in linguistics and Byzantine studies, she participated in extra-mural humanities sessions of the "Intellectual" school 1505 in 2015, 2017-2020. Evdokimova also took part in the extra-mural career counselling session for the students of this school. She represented the humanities in 2017-2020.
On the 22nd of April 2017, she was among the members of an expert board during the final stage of the Moscow City Contest of Research and Project Works of Students.
Since 2020, she has been teaching a course in Modern Greek for BA students at the Institute of Linguistics of Russian State University for Humanities, as well as a course in Ancient Greek basics for MA students specialising in Egyptology at the Russian Orthodox University of Saint John the Divine.
In 2009, Evdokimova became a researcher at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an Academic Secretary in the Section of General Comparative Linguistics.
Since 2009, she also has been working as a morphologist at "ABBYY Lingvo", where she created morphological databases for Greek, Arabic, Farsi, Uzbek and other languages.
She obtained a Presidential grant МК-4741.2009.6 for her research "The system of accents and phonetic changes in Greek, based on accented writings and papyri."
An AIP (International Association of Papyrologists) member since 2010.
A life member of the Association of Greek and Latin Epigraphy since January 2012.
19.06.2012 she agreed upon the topic of her Dr.habil thesis with the Academic Council of the Institute of Linguistics: "Sistemy grečeskoj akcentuacii ot èllinizma do konca vizantijskoj èpoxi (na materiale èpigrafiki i papirusov)" [Systems of Greek stress accentuation from the Hellenistic period to the end of the Byzantine era (based on epigraphy and papyri)] (specialisations 10.02.20 and 10.02.14).
A Russian Foundation for Basic Research project participant (13-06-00086 А "Epigraphic data as an object of linguistic and cultural-historical analysis", led by Tatiana Mikhailova).
A Russian Science Foundation project participant (grant №14–18–03819) at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, led by Andrej Kibrik.
Alexandra actively participates in different conferences in Russia and abroad. Namely, she took part in international congresses of Byzantine scholars in August of 2006, 2011 and 2016. She also participated in international congresses on Green and Latin epigraphy in September of 2007 and in August of 2012 and 2017; in the international congress of Balkan scholars in September of 2009, 2014 and 2019; in the international papyrologist congress in August 2010.
Research interests and achievements
Greek epigraphy, palaeography, stamps, papyri, Byzantine archeology, Medieval Greek, Ottoman Turkish etc.
The topic of her most recent research is "Byzantine graffiti as a reflection of Byzantine dialects and different systems of accentuation." While working on this subject, she collected and published more than 350 Greek graffiti from various regions, including Kiev, Cappadocia, Constantinople etc. Now she is preparing to publish a corpus of Greek and Ottoman graffiti from Hagia Sophia. As a result of this research, an electronic database of accented Greek inscriptions and papyri was created; it includes photographed sources, plotting, deciphering, translations, geographical maps, linguistic and palaeographic commentaries for each source. The material in the database is analysed from the viewpoint of phonetic change that happened in Green from the IV century to the XV century. It also helped to establish and describe accentuation systems represented in these papyri and writings. The results of this analysis are now being gathered into a monograph dedicated to accentuation systems and phonetic change in the Greek language.
Special attention in this research is given to the Byzantine dialects of Greek, that were conserved thanks to inscriptions, in particular, to graffiti. It is especially interesting to compare inscriptions made in the Cappadoccian and Pontic dialects. At the present time the corresponding dialects are being gathered into a database.
At the University of Zadar in November-December 2011, a course in Green Byzantine epigraphy and ties between Greece and Russia was conducted. A book based on this course now exists as a draft and is expected to be edited and published.
At the present stage of her Dr.habil. work, Alexandra has analysed and described accented Greek papyri from papyrus collections of universities in Cologne, Princeton, Yale, Paris, as well as papyri found in Oxyrhynchus, Hawara, and some other collections. She has studied accentuation systems and phonetic changes in Greek, using more than 2000 accented inscriptions and 700 papyri, as well as sigillographic artefacts. Now she is working on creating a morphological database of Byzantine Greek and a glossary of Byzantine epigraphy using inscriptions and graffiti.
One of her other research interests is multimodal communication. Alexandra studies and annotates the gestures of the human head, torso, and legs, as well as facial expressions.
- The first antirrhetic answering the main points in illegal speeches by John heresiarchus, lekanaruspex and ex-parhedros of Byzantium against the Christ’s image, or rather against the true incarnation of God’s son». The first edition of the manuscript Escorial Y-II-7 200-205 // Scrinium. 7-8. Part one. Gorgias Press: 2011-2012. p. 145-168
- New Greek graffiti of St’Sofia’s in Constantinople in the archive of Robert van Nice (Dop, Washington). – XVII. Saint-Petersburg. 2013. pp.272-278.
- New Greek graffiti in St. Sophia of Constantinople in the archive of Robert van Nice. Part II. Preliminary examination. Indoevropejskoe jazykoznanie i klassičeskaja filologija [Indo-European Linguistics and Classic Studies] - XVIII. Proceedings of the 20th Conference in Memory of Professor Joseph M. Tronsky. Saint-Petersburg. Nauka. 2014. pp.228-237
- New Byzantine graffiti from Cappadocia (Kiliclar Vadisi, Gomeda valley, Aktepe Hill). // Indoevropejskoe jazykoznanie i klassičeskaja filologija [Indo-European Linguistics and Classic Studies] - XXI. Proceedings of the 20th Conference in Memory of Professor Joseph M. Tronsky. Saint-Petersburg. pp. 226-237. 2017. ISSN 2306-9015
- Budennaya E. V., Evdokimova A. A., Nikolaeva Ju. V., Sukhova N. V. REFERENTIAL PHENOMENA IN SPEAKER’S KINETIC CHANNELS // Komp’juternaja lingvistika i intellektual’nye texnologii [Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies]. Proceedings of the annual international conference "Dialogue" (2020) Issue N 19, Moscow. 2020, pp. 133-147.
- Half of the book "Byzantine Greek Epigraphy and Computational Linguistics" is ready at the moment.
- Greek graffiti of St Sofia’s in Constantinople in the archive of Robert van Nice. (DOP, Washington)// Byzantine Epigraphy - New Methods and New Projects. Austrian Academy of Sciences: 2013
- Greek graffiti in the saint Sofia in Kiev // Acts of the 13th international congress of Greek and Latin epigraphy: Summary papers. — Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. — P.86
- Comparison of the accentuation systems in Greek papyri and Byzantine inscriptions // 26th international congress of papyrology. August 16 – 21, 2010. Geneve: 2010. P. 72
- Paleography of the Greek Byzantine graffiti. Basic paleographical types and temdencies (On the material graffiti from Saint Sofia of the Constantinople, from Cappadocia, from Saint Sofia in Kiev and in Novgorod etc.)// Proceedings of the 22nd international congress ob Byzantine studies. Sofia, 22-27 august 2011. Vol III. Sofia: 2011. p. 390
- Paléographie des inscriptiones grecques avec l’accentuation: les différentes systèmes de l’accentuation // X-e Congrès de l’Association internationale du Sud-Est europeen (AIESEE). Paris, 24-26 2009. Actes. L’Homme et son environnement dans le Sud-Est européen. Paris : 2011. P. 485-489
- The corpus of New Byzantine Greek Graffiti from the Cappadocia» - presented at a conference in Tbilisi. International conference Topical Issues of Ancient Culture and Its Heritage 23-27 september 2014.
- Evdokimova A.A., Sukhova N.V .MOVEMENTS AND MEANINGS OVERLAP IN CEPHALIC ANNOTATION // 8th International Conference on Cognitive Sciences. Presentation highlights. 2018. Pp. 1294-1296
- Evdokimova A.A., Sukhova N.V. TOWARDS CEPHALIC ANNOTATION: DO WE TURN TO CHANGE THE POSTURE? // The Fourth Saint Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language Collected papers. 2018. p. 46