Associate Member - Irish and Celtic
Studies Research Institute
T. Mikhailova is Senior Researcher at the Department of Germanic
and Celtic Philology, Philological faculty, Moscow State University,
since 1984. She was appointed Professor of the Ancient Languages
at the Faculty of Linguistics, Russian State University for
the Humanities, in 2001. She is also a Leading Researcher
at the Institute for Linguistics of the Russian Academy of
Science (Moscow) from 2003. She is founding Joint President
of the Societas Celto-Slavica, and founding editor of Studia
She took her primary degree (Mabinogi in medieval European
literature, 1979) and doctorate (Ulster cycle of tales and
the problem of typology of the epic form, 1984) at the Philological
faculty, Moscow State University. She submitted her Doct.
Habilit. dissertation on various aspects of the 12th c. Irish
saga Buile Shuibne in 1999. She was a Visiting Researcher
at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced
Studies, in 1995, and was a British Academy Visiting Professor
at the Research Institute between June-July 2005.
& Modern Irish literature and folklore, Indo-European
linguistics, Celtic philology (incl. Gaulish), Celtic links
with Lappish, Slavic and Germanic linguistic traditions, aspects
of Early Irish language teaching, translations of Early and
Modern Irish prose and poetry into Russian.
published over 200 publications, including 3 monographs:
Buile Suibne - looking back from the 12th century
to the 7th . (= Irlandskoye predaniye o Suibne Bezumnom, ili
vzglyad iz XII veka v VII. Published in Russian) Moscow: MSU,
Suibne-geilt - Beast or Demon, Madman or Outlaw.
(Suibne-Gel't: zver' ili demon, bezumets ili izgoj. Published
in Russian) Moscow: Agraf, 2001.
Harbinger of Death, Shaper of Destiny: the Image
of Woman in Irish Traditional Culture. (Khozyajka sud'by.
Obraz zhenschiny v traditsionnoj irlandskoj kul'ture. Published
in Russian) Moscow: Yaziki Slavyanskoi Kul'tury, 2004.
translated A. & B. Rees's Celtic Heritage into Russian
(published in Moscow, 1999) and a number of Old Irish sagas
for the books dedicated to the Old Irish epic Táin
Bó Cualnge (Pohizhenie Byka iz Kual'nge, ed. S.Shkunaev,
published in Moscow, 1985; Sagi ob Uladakh = Sagas about the
Ulstermen, Moscow, 2004).
of Death and Location of the Otherworld in Early Celtic and
Germanic Traditions (with V.P. Kalygin, T.V. Toporova). Published
in Russian: Predstavleniya o Smerti i Lokalizaciya Inogo Mira
u Drevnih Keltov i Germantsev. Yazik, Semiotica, Kultura:
Series Minor. Moscow: Yaziki Slavyanskoi Kultury. 2002.
Mythologeme of the Woman and Fate among the
Ancient Celts and Germans (= Mifologema zhenshiny sud'bu u
drevnikh kel'tov i germantsev. Published in Russian), Moscow: