Дигитално културно наследство

Digital Cultural Heritage

Head of Section: Prof. Roumiana Preshlenova, PhD
Secretary: Assist. Prof. Stella Stefanova, PhD


  • Prof. Olga Smolina, Sc.D.
  • Assoc. Prof. Kalin Yordanov, PhD
  • Assist. Prof. Samuil Kamburov, PhD
  • Maria Tortika, Dr. habil., historian
  • Todor Chobanov, PhD, historian
  • Vasil Karadzhov, PhD, anthropologist
  • Svetoslav Stamov, anthropologist

Activities of the department "Digital Cultural Heritage" are mainly focused on digitisation of cultural content, creation of databases and catalogs, organisation of virtual exhibitions, reconstructions and other initiatives based on information and communication technologies. The interdisciplinary activities of the scholars support the preservation of cultural heritage, its wider dissemination and its inclusion in the information space.


Podcast "Let's talk about the Balkans"

The podcast "Let's talk about the Balkans" of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is broadcast since 2021 twice a month. To listen to new episodes as soon as they come out, subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Podcast Index or RSS Feed. 

Link to the podcast on Spotify


"Digital catalog of medieval weapons in the Bulgarian lands"

The main goal of this interdisciplinary project is preparation of an online catalogue in which elements of medieval weapons from the Bulgarian lands and the equipment (armor, shields, helmets and other parts of the military costume) will be presented. The catalogue will also include medieval images of weaponry from artistic monuments - miniatures of manuscripts, church painting, images on monuments of jewelry art and torevtics, in order to present parallels to real archaeological finds where possible.

The digital catalog will be bilingual - in Bulgarian and in English. The search will be carried out both by type of weapon and individual types. A map search will be also provided. By clicking on a corresponding location point information about the item will be displayed: basic data, parallels in Europe and Asia, sources used to describe the weapon or publication from which it was taken image. A bibliographic corpus on the topic of the project will also be prepared.
Technical support for the implementation of this project  will be provided through funding from external sources on a competitive basis.

Digital catalog demo


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