Dmitry Galtsin

Researcher at Rare Book Department
Russian Academy of Science Library

Dmitry is a researcher at Rare Book Department of Russian Academy of Science Library (Biblioteka Akademii Nauk, BAN) in Saint Petersburg. He graduated from History faculty of Petrozavodsk State University in 2005 and earned a Ph.D. degree in history from Saint Petersburg History Institute, Russian Academy of Science in 2009. In 2011 – 2012 he was a Fulbright fellow at John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Dmitry is a lecturer at Russian Christian Academy for Humanities and a member of Association for the Study of Esotericism and Mysticism. He is the author of publications on book history, colonial America and Modern Paganism, including a book Faces of Proteus: A History of Modern Paganism as a Religious Identity (2020). His publications also include: The boom in popularity of esotericism and mysticism in Russia of the nineties: what was that? Afisha Daily, 2023; The Divine Feminine in the Silver Age of Russian Culture and Beyond: Vladimir Soloviev, Vasily Rozanov and Dmitry Merezhkovsky // Pomegranate: International Journal of Pagan Studies Vol. 17. 2015. No. 1. P. 14-15; Colloquium Heptaplomeres: A Scholarly Almanac. Volum I: Paganism in 20th and 21th centuries: Russian and European context. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod State University, 2014, P. 142-152; Wicca between esoteric society and exoteric Paganism (Russian Christian Academy of Humanities), 2011.

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