Current Academic Competitions

On October 30, 2019 (Wednesday) at 11h00 in the conference hall of the Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre of Thracology 'Prof. Alexander Fol' at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, located in the city of Sofia, Moskovska Street No. 45, there will be public PhD thesis defense of Marta Metodieva for acquiring the scientific and educational degree "Doctor" in professional field 3.1. Sociology, Anthropology and Culture Studies, Doctoral Programme Cultural Theory and History. The topic of the dissertation is 'Greek-Roman Antiquity in Bulgarian literature (end of 18th - first half of 19th century)'. All scientific reviews and opinions of the members of scientific jury, as well as the autoreferate of the PhD student are available on the IBSCT website. Hardcopy of the dissertation is disposable at the IBSCT office.

Review of Assoc. Prof. Dragomira Valcheva, PhD
Review of Prof. Nikolay Aretov, Dr. habil.
Opinion of Prof. Vanya Lozanova-Stancheva, D.A.
Opinion of Prof. Nadia Danova, Dr. habil.
Opinion of Prof. Orlin Sabev, Dr. habil.



The Institute of Balkan Studies and Center of Thracology "Prof. Alexander Fool" (BAS) announces an academic competition for full-time and part-time PhD students for the academic 2019-2020 in the following professional fields and scientific specialties:

2.2. History and Archaeology
Ancient History - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student
Medieval History -1 (one) place, full-time PhD student
Early Modern and Modern History - 2 (two) places, full-time PhD students and 1 (one) place part-time PhD student
Documentation, Archivistics, Paleography - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student

3.1. Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Sciences
Cultural Theory and History - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student


From 13.08.2019 to 11.10.2019 the candidates shall submit the documents required at the IBSCT-BAS: Sofia, Moskovska Street No. 45.

For more information: IBSCT-BAS, Moskovska Street No. 45, phone number: 02/ 980 62 97, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or BAS-Administration, 15th November Street No. 1, office 310, phone number: 02/ 979 52 60.

Full text of the announcement and application documents required
Application form to the Director of the IBSCT-BAS for participation in the academic competition

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