Room: Demarais Building - DMS10121
Work E-mail: Alexei.Alexeev@uOttawa.ca
Alexei Alexeev is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Classics and Religious Studies. From 1984 to 1989, he studied at the Department of History of the Astrakhan State Pedagogical Institute, specializing in the cultural history of the early Iranian nomads (focusing on the worldview, mythology, religious beliefs, and art of the Scythians and Sarmatians). He participated in seven archaeological expeditions in Southern Russia (including three conducted by the Institute of Archaeology of the USSR Academy of Sciences). From 1991 to 1994, he completed postgraduate studies in philosophy at St. Petersburg State University. In 1995, he defended his thesis (Orthodox Iconology and Sophiology in the Concrete Metaphysics of Pavel Florensky) and received his PhD in the History and Philosophy of Religion. Since moving to Canada in 1997, he has worked in the high-tech industry as a UX/UI specialist. His portfolio includes a variety of digital projects for such major Canadian educational institutions and museums as the Canadian Historical Association, the Museum of Civilization (now the Museum of Canadian History), and the National Gallery of Canada.
- Reptiles and composite creatures in religious imagination, mythology, and art; specifically, the genesis of ophidian symbolism and iconography in the context of early Jewish and early Christian apocalyptic imagination.
- Genesis of early Christian iconography and its relationship to classical Greco-Roman art: reception, interpretation, appropriation, preservation, modification, and transmission.
- Cultural interactions between Eurasian civilizations during the Hellenistic Period, Late Antiquity, and the Early Middle Ages.
Serpentarium Mundi (www.serpentarium.org)
- American Academy of Religion
- Society of Biblical Literature
- Society for Classical Studies
- Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
Alexeev, Alexei. (Forthcoming). SOLID Arguments: Using a Digital Research Framework to Study Ancient Coin Iconography. In Archaeological Institute of America / Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Virtual Meeting 2022, 5-8 January 2022. [Proposal accepted]
Alexeev, Alexei. (Forthcoming). Formal Semantic Indicator: A Novel Analytical Device for Numismatic Iconographic Typology. In Society of Biblical Literature / American Academy of Religion Joint Annual Meeting 2021, 20-23 November 2021. [Proposal accepted]
Alexeev, Alexei. (2021). Serpentarium Mundi: A New Digital Resource for Iconography Researchers. In Archaeological Institute of America / Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Virtual Meeting 2021, 5-10 January 2021. [Video] [Abstract]
Alexeev, Alexei. (2020). Constructing and Deconstructing Digital Serpentary: Goals Established, Challenges Encountered, Lessons Learned, Discoveries Made. In The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Virtual Annual Conference: Digital Humanities 2020, 22-24 July, 2020. [Video] [Abstract]
Alexeev, Alexei. (2016). The Early Slavs: Genesis of the Prominent European Ethno-Linguistic Group through the Lens of Archaeological, Linguistic, and Historiographical Studies. Part I: Proto-Slavs (Archaeological Sources, Linguistic Studies, Written Sources and Historiography). [Video]
Alexeev, Alexei. (2016). The Early Slavs: Genesis of the Prominent European Ethno-Linguistic Group through the Lens of Archaeological, Linguistic, and Historiographical Studies. Part II: The Early Historical Slavs (Venedi, Sclaveni, Antes). [Video]
Alexeev, Alexei. (1995). Orthodox Iconology and Sophiology in the Concrete Metaphysics of Pavel Florensky. PhD Dissertation. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University. [In Russian].
Alexeev, Alexei. (1995). Orthodox Icon-Painting in Philosophy of Pavel Florensky. In Materials of the Conference “Philosophy of Religion and Religious Philosophy: Russia, West, East”. St. Petersburg: Society for the Study of Philosophy of Religion, pp. 76-79. [In Russian].
Alexeev, Alexei. (1994). Sophiology as a Philosophical Framework of the Russian Orthodox Iconology. In Materials of the Conference “Russian Philosophy and the Modern World”. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Vladimir Solov’yov Foundation, pp. 4-5. [In Russian].
Alexeev, Alexei. (1991). Ritual, Myth, and Image in Archaic Worldview. In Materials of the Annual Academic Conference: Abstracts. Astrakhan: Astrakhan State Teachers Training Institute, p. 137. [In Russian].