Grigorii Borisov

PhD student, University of Tübingen
academic editor of Vox medii aevi

Academic interests: auxiliary historical disciplines, early Middle Ages, History of law, palaeography, source studies, Western and Russian historiography
University of Tübingen

I joined the “Vox medii aevi” team in 2014 after Kirill Perepechkin invited me to write a note in the issue dealing with the print culture of the Early Modern time. In May of the same year, I graduated from the Department of Medieval History at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and in the early autumn, I began my postgraduate studies. The issue of “Vox” dealing with legal anthropology, which Grigory Gorbun and I had prepared, came out in October of the following year; as it seems now, it contributed to the interest in the history of law in Russia. Editors grow with the journal – this is true for me as well. In 2017, already as members of the renewed editorial board, Kirill Perepechkin and I took up the preparation of the first issue of “Vox medii aevi” as its executive editors, renewed according to the standards of a full-fledged academic journal. The issue bounded two big topics- “Merovingian Elites” and “Umberto Eco” – and the dualism of academicity on the one hand and absolute openness to the world on the other, determined by these themes, is especially dear to me in our foundation. “Vox medii aevi” as an intellectual forum is built around the editorial board, authors, and experts of the journal, which is subjected to strict academic publishing standards. At the same time, in carefully selecting bright topics for discussions and in promoting modern knowledge about the Middle Ages through new media formats such as social networks, our blog with interviews, materials about new books, etc., “Vox” strives to be accessible to everyone who would like to touch the world of the Middle Ages and learn about it. My role as an academic editor is designed to bind both aims of our journal, and it gives me genuine joy to do it.