Konstantin Bogdanov (Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg)

Konstantin Bogdanov, born in 1963, philologist, leading senior researcher at the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a graduate of the Department of Classical Philology of Leningrad State University, Doctor of Philology, the author of a great number of articles and of eight books on the history of culture, science and humanitarian knowledge, including: Homo tacens. Anthropology of Silence (1998), Everyday Life and Mythology: Studies on Semiotics of Folklore Reality (2001), Physicians, Patients, Readers: Pathographical Texts of Russian Culture of the 18th-19th Centuries (2005), Crocodiles in Russia. A History of Exoticism and Loan Words, Vox Populi. The Folklore Genres of Soviet Culture (2009), From the History of Blots. Philological Observations (2012).