Gubaidullin Ayrat Maratovich

Senior Researcher Associate of the Medieval Archaeology Department of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences

Gubaidullin Ayrat Maratovich (January 4, 1965, Kazan) – Archaeologist, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Expert in Medieval Archaeology of the Volga-Ural Region. Senior Research Associate at the Medieval Archaeology Department of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Faculty of Historical of the Kazan State University in 1990. After graduation in 1990, he entered the full-time post-graduate school of the G. Ibragimov Institute of Language, Literature and Art of the Kazan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (consequently the G. Ibragimov Institute of Language, Literature and Art of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences) at the Archaeology Department. In 1993, he completed the postgraduate studies under the supervision of A.Kh. Khalikov. From 1993 to 1994 he was Head of the Archaeology and Restoration Department at the Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve. In 1994, he was employed as a Research associate at the Archaeology Department of the the G. Ibragimov Institute of Language, Literature and Art of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. In June 1996, he defended his candidate’s thesis “Fortification of Volga Bolgaria Settlements” in Ufa. From 1995 to 2013 he worked at the National Center for Archaeological Research of the Sh. Mardzhani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. From 2014 until the present day, he has worked at the Medieval Archaeology Department of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications, including one monograph and three books. Since the period of studying at the university (since 1988), he has studied archaeological monuments located in the territory of various regions of Tatarstan in the impact area of Kuibyshev reservoir, explored several dozens of medieval settlements, such as Bolgar, Kuralovskoye (Starokuibyshevskoe), Kominternovskoye II, Challynskoye, Kamaevskoye, Elabuzhskoye, Kashan I, and has also worked in the Kazan Kremlin.

Academic interests: ancient and medieval fortification of the peoples of the Ural-Volga region, urban settlements of Volga Bolgaria, Bolgar Ulus of the Golden Horde and the Kazan Khanate.

Awards:

Medal “In Memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan” (2010)

Main Scientific Publications:

Monograph:

Fortification of the Settlements of Volga Bolgaria. – Kazan: Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, 2002, 232 p.

Books:

Towns of Volga Bolgaria. Series “History of the Tatars”. – Kazan: “Tatarskoye knizhnoye isdatelstvo” Publ., 2003, 48 p. (co-authored by I.R. Karimov).

Fortification Dictionary. 2nd edition, updated and revised. – Kazan: Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, 2006, 144 p.

Articles:

1. Gubaidullin A.M. Classification of the settlements of Volga Bolgaria // Archaeological Study of Bolgar Towns. – Kazan: “Master Lain” Publ., 1999, – pp. 72-76.

2. Gubaidullin A.M. Means of Construction and Types of Bolgar Fortifications // Tatar Archaeology. Turko-Steppe Middle Ages. – Kazan: Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, 2000, pp. 168-176.

3. On the emergence of the Bolgarian fortification // Bulletin of Kazan State University, Vol. 151. Series: Humanities. Book 2, Part 1. – Kazan: Kazan State University, 2009, pp. 24-28.

4. Fortification of Suvar Settlement // Philology and Culture. – Kazan: Kazan University, 2012, No.2 (28), pp. 217-220.

5. Studies at Starokuibyshevsky Settlement // The Volga River Region Archaeology. – Kazan: “Kazanskaya nedvizhimost” Publ., 2012, No. 2, pp. 223-229.

6. Bolgar Fortifications (the History of Studying) // Kazan Science. – Kazan: “Kazanskiy izdatelskiy dom” Publ., 2013, No. 12, pp. 28-32.

7. History of the Study of Kazan Khanate Settlement // Kazan science. – Kazan: “Kazanskiy izdatelskiy dom” Publ., 2013, No. 12, pp. 33-38.

8. Summary of the Results of Studying the Fortification of 12th – 13th Century Settlements // Kazan Science. – Kazan: “Kazanskiy izdatelskiy dom” Publ., 2014, No. 4, pp. 32-35.

9. Fortification of the 13th – 14th Century Settlements on the Right Bank of the Volga River // Kazan Science. – Kazan: “Kazanskiy izdatelskiy dom” Publ., No. 4, pp. 36-38.

10. Brief Analysis of the 10th – 16th Century Fortification in the Territory of the Middle Volga Region // Philology and Culture. – Kazan: Kazan University, 2014, No. 2 (36), pp. 236-239.

11. Spatial Distribution of Medieval Settlements in the Terrisoty of the Middle Volga Region // Philology and Culture. – Kazan: Kazan University, 2015, No. 1 (39), pp. 278-282.

12. Supplementary Fortifications of Medieval Settlements // Philology and Culture. – Kazan: Kazan University, 2015, No. 2 (40), pp. 299-302.

13. Summary of the Results of Studying the Fortification of the 14th Century Bolgar Town // Bulletin of Kazan State University of Culture and Arts. – Kazan: Kazan State University of Culture and Arts, 2015, No. 2, Part 2, pp. 102-105.

14. Methods of the Reconstruction of 10th – 16th Century Fortifications in the Middle Volga Region // The Volga River Region Archaeology. – Kazan: “Fen” Publ., 2015, No.3, pp. 125-143.

15. Gubaidullin A.M. Comparative Analysis of the Fortification of the Kazan and Siberian Khanates // The Volga River Region Archaeology. – Kazan: “Fen” Publ., 2016, No.4, pp. 173-181.