Principal Investigator:          Alexander Vovin Ph.D.

Member of Academia Europaea

Directeur d'études, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Centre de recherches linguistique sur l'Asie orientale.


After working for many years as a faculty member in universities in the U.S.A., Japan, Germany, and Russia, he took the current position in EHESS in 2014.


Laureate of  NIHU prize 2015

Recipient of the ERC Advanced Grant for the compilation of the ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE JAPONIC LANGUAGES (2018)


Major scholarly interests and directions of research: Japanese, Korean, Mongolian and North Eurasian historical linguistics and philology, Old Japanese literature.

Project Blog Entries