Evgeniya Zarubina

Evgeniya Zarubina is a postdoctoral research associate in medieval Hebrew palaeography at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL-University.
Evgeniya Zarubina

Evgeniya Zarubina received her BA and MA in Oriental Studies (with a specialization in Jewish history) from Moscow State University. In 2016, she was awarded an Eshnav scholarship to support her research in Israeli libraries in preparation for her doctoral thesis. Based on unpublished manuscripts from the Guenzburg collection of the Russian State Library, her doctoral thesis explored voluntary fraternities in Jewish port communities in the early modern Eastern Mediterranean.

After receiving her MA, she worked at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Science, as a junior research fellow and, after defending her thesis, as a research fellow. She has published on the subject of minute books (פנקס) manuscripts and early modern Jewish fraternities.

Dr. Zarubina joined the MiDRASH team in 2023, working as a postdoctoral researcher.



  • 'Comparative codicological and structural analysis of two Italian Hebrew manuscripts', in: Uchenye Zapiski Kazanskogo Universiteta. Seriya Gumanitarnye Nauki, Vol. 159, no. 4, pp. 981–991.
  • 'Minute book of Hevrat shomrim la-boker society: composition of the manuscript and primary specification of the association', in: Oriens, no. 4, pp. 143–151.


  • 'Role and functions of the head administrators (parnaśim) in the Venetian Šomerim La-Boqer fraternity and its social context', in: Materia giudaica, Vol. XXV, pp. 403–410.
  • 'A term “minyan” in Venetian Hevrat Shomerim la-Boker minute book (16–17th centuries)', in: Orientalistica, Vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 1269–1279.


  • 'Pinkas-notebook and Pinkas-register book: evolution, structure, and composition', in: Orientalistica, Vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 1199–1218.

In Press


  • 'Early modern “Italian type” pinkas manuscripts. A codicological approach to the study of minute books' in: Proceedings of the XIIIe journée d'études doctorales en paléographie et codicologie hébraïques : Pinqasim: la vie communautaire juive au Moyen Âge et au début de la modernité.