After his studies in Saint Petersburg, Florence, and Münster, Grigory Vorobyev got a PhD in Greek and Latin paleography from Sapienza University of Rome and a C.Sc. degree in Classical, Byzantine, and Neo-Hellenic philology from the University of Saint Petersburg. He worked then at the Russian Academy of Sciences, where he explored the early modern reception of Aristotle’s scientific vocabulary and cataloged Greek manuscripts. Grigory taught Greek and Latin at HSE University Saint Petersburg, as well as Greek and Latin paleography at the University of Tartu.
After research stays at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin studies, at the University of Innsbruck, and at the Aristoteles-Archiv of the FU Berlin, he is now joining MELA as a paleographer. In Ghent, Grigory will be investigating late Byzantine miscellaneous manuscripts transmitting grammatical textbooks and related materials. Alongside conventional codicological description and Provenienzforschung, particular attention will be paid to the detection of linguistically relevant metadata of marginalia and other paratextual elements.