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корица Монтана 2020.56On the occasion of the Day of the City of Montana (December 2), the main city of the district of the same name, the collective volume Bulgarian Northwest: Transport, Communications and People from Antiquity to the Present Day (Tendril Publishing House) has been published. Compiler of the edition is Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Dr. habil, Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The book is another significant edition of the branch of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) in the city of Montana, 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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Cover Balkani 9Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce that the new, ninth issue of the peer-review journal Balkans has been published. Balkans is a peer-review journal published by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The topic of the latest issue is The Balkans and the sea.

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Presentation of the last issue of the journal by Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Dr. habil., Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Dear colleagues,

On November 6, 2020 a round table will be organized on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Veselin Beshevliev. Due to the epidemic situation in the country, the event will be held remotely at the following link: https://meet.nasledstvo.bg/ThracicaetProtobulgaricaKruglaMasa120godiniVesselinBeshevliev

Registration is not required. To join the round table it is necessary to follow the above-mentioned link on November 6, 2020 at 10h00.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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osmanski Solun koritsa prednaOn the eve of the National Awakeners' Day - November 1, the Management Board of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences awarded distinguished scientists from the BAS for individual and collective contribution to the formation of the H-index of the Academy, as well as for significant monographs of national importance.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. habil. Yura Konstantinova from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology was awarded a diploma for the book The Bulgarians in the Ottoman Salonica (IBSCT, 2020).

Assoc. Prof. Konstantinova's monograph is the first comprehensive study of the participation of Bulgarians in the political, economic and social life of Salonica during the Ottoman period. The e-book is available on the website of the project Thessaloniki and the Bulgarians: History, Memory, Present, funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund.

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LSimeonovaPosterF 1Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the lecture of Prof. Liliana Simeonova, Dr. habil. The God-protected Constantinople. City with special status and limited access, 4th - 12th c.

The event will be held on November 3, 2020 (Tuesday) at 17h30 at the Building of the Rectorate of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, room 21A.

This scholarly event is organized by the Seminar of the Center for Regional Studies and Analyzes (CRSA) at the Faculty of History of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

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IMG 1668On October 20, 2020 at the Hungarian Cultural Institute – Sofia Dr. Catherine Orel gave a public lecture on Multiculturalism in the Cities of the Habsburg Empire 1880-1914. The event was organised by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) in partnership with the Hungarian Cultural Institute – Sofia under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

Mrs. Szandra Miskedi, Director of the Hungarian Cultural Institute – Sofia and Prof. Dr. Roumiana Preshlenova, Director of the IBSCT-BAS opened the event, welcomed the audience and gave the floor to the guest lecturer from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris Dr. Catherine Horel. The lecture was attended by Renaud Dorlhiac from the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies (CETOBaC), a guest of the IBSCT-BAS.

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Multiculturalism in The Cities of The Habsburg EmpireThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Hungarian Cultural Institute – Sofia are pleased to invite you to the public lecture „Multiculturalism in the Cities of the Habsburg Empire 1880–1914“ presented by Catherine Horel, Ph.D., Research Director at CNRS, Paris.

The event will be held on October 20, 2020 (Tuesday) at 18h00 at the Hungarian Cultural Institute – Sofia on Aksakov Street No. 16. The lecture will be in English.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

 

The event will be held in strict compliance with health protection measures. In order to ensure social distancing, please RSVP at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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120812878 1741651532651303 8468730750416249829 nThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences organizes new edition of the exhibition The City in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memory in Postcards. It can be seen at Svoboda Square in Dobrich from the 2nd to the 31st of October 2020.

Postcards from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the digital age represent landmarks from various urban centers in the Balkans. A special place is given to the capitals of the Balkan countries, as well as to smaller cities. Apart from Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Dobrich, the visitors of the exhibition will see emblematic spaces from Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje, Athens, Bucharest, Constantinople, Shkodra, Sarajevo, Mostar, Thessaloniki, Cetinje, Nis and many others.

This edition of the exhibition is carried out in partnership with the Municipality of Dobrich and the Dobrudzha Scientific Institute under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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Prof. Dr. habil. Valeria Fol, Prof. Dr. habil. Kalin Porozhanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivo Topalilov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalin Stoev from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences were guests in the TV show "History.bg", broadcast on the Bulgarian National Television on September 28, 2020. The topic of the show was ′′Sunset of the Thracians. Spartak′′.

You can watch the full recording here

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120047785 1712504982235434 8398367100931237415 oThe one-day discussion colloquium "Dacia Ripensis: new research and discoveries" will be held on September 26, 2020 in the city of Lom. The event is organized under the project "LABedia: Encyclopedia of Late Antiquity in the Balkans" in cooperation with IBSCT–BAS, Montana branch, History Museum – Lom, Regional Center for Academic Research – Montana and Lom Municipality.

The event is limited to participants – speakers and participants. The individual reports will be recorded and uploaded to the youtube channel Late Antique Balkans. You can learn more about the event here.

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Plakat finalThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the American Research Center in Sofia organizes the Third Thracian Readings "Ancient Thrace and the Thracians: Interpretation and Reinterpretation". The event will be held on 14 and 15 September 2020 and is dedicated to the prominent Bulgarian thracologist Prof. Alexander Fol.

25 scholars from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology – BAS, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, South-West University Neofit Rilski – Blagoevgrad, New Bulgarian University, University of Veliko Tarnovo St. St. Cyril and Methodius, National History Museum, National Archaeological Institute & Museum – BAS, etc. will participate in the event.

The papers presented during the scientific forum will be published in the prominent scholarly edition Thracia XXVI.

The opening of the Third Thracian Readings will be on September 14, 2020 at 9h30 at the American Research Center in Sofia.

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