IBSCT - Branch Montana, Bulgaria

Branch Montana, Bulgaria

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Address: 6, Aleksandar Stamboliyski Blvd., Montana, Bulgaria

The branch was founded in 2018.

Director: Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Dr. habil., Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Coordinator: Valeri Stoichkov

Main research areas: Socio-economic and cultural development of Northwestern Bulgaria from Antiquity to the present day

 

Publications of the IBSCT branch in Montana, Bulgaria:

 

корица Монтана 2021 33Kostov, Al. (compl.) Montana: a modern city of 130 years. Sofia, Tendril Publishing House, 2021. ISBN 978-619-91496-6-9

The book is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the proclamation of the village (Golyama) Kutlovitsa as a town named after the Bulgarian prince Ferdinand. Thus begins a new stage in the history of the place, formed in Antiquity. Its development over the past thirteen decades has undergone major socio-economic and political transformations. Perhaps, the proof of these frequent and profound changes during this period is the change of its name - from Kutlovitsa to Ferdinand (1891) and Mihaylovgrad (1945) to reach today's - Montana (since 1993), reminiscent of the ancient past of this settlement.

This collective volume is the third consecutive edition of the branch of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology (IBSCT) - BAS in Montana. It includes ten papers and articles examining a number of important aspects of the city's development over the past 130 years. It is the result of a successful cooperation between IBSCT and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with local institutions such as the Regional History Museum (RHM) and the State Archives (SA) in Montana through the participation of their collaborators as authors in the publication.

The initiative came from the IBSCT's branch in the city and is supported by Mr. Zlatko Zhivkov, Mayor of Montana and the Regional Academic Center coordinated by Mr. Valeri Georgiev. The book is published with the financial support of Assoc. Prof. Borislav Velikov, PhD - Chairman of the 39th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and a member of the Board of Trustees of BAS.

 

 

корица Монтана 1 CopyKostov, Al. (compl.) The Northwest Bulgaria in Europe - history and culture.
Sofia, Tendril Publishing House, 2019. ISBN 978-954-92809-8-2

The collective volume includes ten contributions by researchers from the IBSCT-BAS, the Regional History Museum (RIM) and the State Archives (DA) in Montana. The articles reveal the cultural, social, economic and technological wealth of the city of Montana and the region, starting with the treasure from Yakimovo and reaching the traditions of preserving the cultural heritage today.

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корица Монтана 2020Kostov, Al. (compl.) Bulgarian Northwest: Transport, Communications and People from Antiquity to the Present Day. Sofia, Tendril Publishing House, 2020. ISBN 978-619-91496-2-1

The book is dedicated to the history and present of this region. It includes ten articles written by researchers from the IBSCT-BAS, the Regional History Museum (RIM) and the State Archives (DA) in Montana. The collective volume presents important issues about the development of the region, related to the construction and use of land roads (roadways and railways) and the first telecommunications, following the example of the telegraph. It also investigates the role of the Danube as an important international artery, and last but not least it studies the influence of different communication opportunities on the lives of people from the region from Antiquity to the present day.

The activity of the branch of IBSCT in the city of Montana as well as the preparation of this collective volume has been supported by Mr. Zlatko Zhivkov, Mayor of Montana, by RIM - Montana, DA - Montana, and the Regional Academic Center (RAC) - Montana. The publication became possible thanks to the financial support of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borislav Velikov - Chairman of the 39th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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