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v 01 2021Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the book premiere of three monographs on Bulgarian-Greek relations and intersections:

  • Greeks and Bulgarians. Parallels and Intersections in History and Culture
  • Thessaloniki, the Dream City
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival: History, Challenges and Metamorphoses

The event will be held on September 20, 2021 (Monday) at 17h00.
You are invited to join here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81006371506

 

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IMG 6815Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition "The City in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memory in Postcards" presented in Rousse. It was designed by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Rousse Regional Museum of History under the National Scholarly Program "Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development", funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

The exhibition is on until the end of October 2021.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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14.09.21 European DefenceThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Assist. Prof. Boris Stoyanov, PhD (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski) "The European Army Project: The Great Ambition of "Small Europe".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on September 14, 2021 (Tuesday) at 17h00 in the garden of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology on Moskovska Street No. 45 in strict compliance with health protection measures.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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Pokana ThrReadings 2021On September 14 and 15, 2021, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) will organize the fourth Thracian Readings "Ancient Thrace and the Thracians: Said and Silenced", dedicated to Prof. Alexander Fol. The event is traditionally connected with the date May 15, since the Institute of Thracology was established as an independent scientific unit of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, founded by Order № 185 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria dated 12.05.1972 with founding director Prof. Alexander Fol. Due to the epidemic situation in the country this year, it was postponed to September, however the dates were symbolically preserved.

The opening of the scholarly conference will take place on September 14, 2021 at 9h30 at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) and with its kind cooperation. Twenty scholars affiliated with the most distinguished institutions - the IBSCT-BAS, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, South-West University Neofit Rilski - Blagoevgrad, New Bulgarian University, Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski, National History Museum, and other museums in the country will present various aspects of research in the field of Thracology. The number of participants is greatly reduced due to the epidemic situation in Bulgaria. Proceedings of the conference will be published in Thracia XXVII.

The topic of the national scientific conference is a replica of the book published for the first time in 1995 by Prof. Al. Fol "Thracian culture: Said and silenced", and has undergone a number of editions. In this book the author showed many challenges to his readers, entering the field of history of the philosophy of culture. This event will mark the starting of the Center for Thracology's ambitious program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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Roumiana Preshlenova BNRProf. Roumiana Preshlenova, PhD, Director of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, was a guest in the program "European Parallels" on the Bulgarian National Radio. She spoke about the history and the ongoing activities of the IBSCT-BAS, the successful cooperation with various scholarly and cultural institutions in Bulgaria and abroad, and the upcoming academic initiatives of the institute.

The interview is available here.

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Francisco de Miranda webThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Simeon Simeonov, PhD "Francisco de Miranda in the Balkans: The forgotten Balkan odyssey of the "Predecessor" of Latin American independence".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on July 30, 2021 (Friday) at 17h00 in the garden of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology on Moskovska Street No. 45 in strict compliance with health protection measures.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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Съединението прави силата корица 1On July 13, 2021 in the Regional Historical Museum - Sofia the premiere of the book "Unity makes strength. Bulgarian bearers of Belgian national orders in the 21st century" (Tendril Publishing House) took place. Its author is Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Dr. habil., Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The event was organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium and was attended by representatives of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry and other institutions, foreign diplomats, scholars and public figures. H.E. Frédéric Meurice, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Bulgaria, greeted those present.

The bilingual Bulgarian-English edition is dedicated to the activities and contribution of prominent Bulgarian politicians, scholars and businesspeople to the development of bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Belgium over the past twenty years. The main attention is paid to the role of the human factor in them and, in particular, to the recognition received through the awarding of national orders. In the eventful and personal history of the relations between the two countries, the awarding of prominent figures with high state awards is quite common. The book presents the individual efforts of each of the awarded Bulgarians, as part of the joint efforts to strengthen the common European home through the development of relations between Bulgaria and Belgium.

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13.07.2021 Building bridges between the Balkan and the Mediterranean worlds webThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Embassy of Egypt in Bulgaria are pleased to invite you to the public lecture of H.E. Khalid I. Emara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Bulgaria, "Building bridges between the Balkan and the Mediterranean worlds".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on July 13, 2021 (Tuesday) at 17h30 in the garden of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology on Moskovska Street No. 45 in strict compliance with health protection measures.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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SOLUN FESTIVAL 1 4Gergana Doncheva's monograph "Thessaloniki Film Festival: History, Challenges And Metamorphoses" (Sofia: IBSCT-BAS, 2021) has been published. The book is a result of several years of work of the author under the project "Thessaloniki and the Bulgarians: History, memory, present" (2016-2020), funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science. The monograph aims to enrich the image to Bulgarian readers and viewers about a very important but little known outside professional circles film festival, such as the forum in the city of the Aegean city.

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Изложба Николай Тодоров webThe centenary of the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov (1921-2003), a distinguished scholar, diplomat and politician in the recent history of Bulgaria, is an occasion to recall his contribution as ambassador to Athens in the period 1979-1983 for the establishment of good neighborly relations in the Balkans in the last years of the Cold War. As a member of the Executive Committee of UNESCO (1972-1976), he became President of the 23rd General Conference of UNESCO in 1985-1987, held for the first and last time in Sofia. After a successful academic and diplomatic career, Nikolai Todorov became Chairman of the 7th Grand National Assembly (July 17, 1990 - October 2, 1991) and was Head of State of the Republic of Bulgaria (July 17 - August 1, 1990).

The exhibition is organized in his hometown of Varna by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Municipality of Varna and the kind assistance of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Varban Todorov under the National Scholarly Program 'Cultural historical heritage, national memory and social development', funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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08.06.2021 Български фолклорни реликти от времето на Четвъртия кръстоносен поход и франгократията в Север webThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Dr. Kalin Yordanov "Bulgarian folklore relics from the time of the Fourth Crusade and the Frangocracy in Northwestern Thrace".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on June 8, 2021 (Tuesday) at 18h00 in Zoom.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

https://zoom.us/j/94953582249

Meeting ID: 949 5358 2249

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Mirabilia poster 1Third interdisciplinary conference Mirabilia: times, spaces, myths will be held on 8 and 9 June 2021 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS), Vasil Petleshkov Street No. 75. The event is organized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the American Research Center in Sofia. The official opening will be on Tuesday, 8 June at 10:00 at the ARCS.

Participation in the event is also provided via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99851107582

Official languages of the conference ​​are Bulgarian, English, German and French.

Proceedings of the previous two conferences, Mirabilia: Miracles and Monsters (2014) and Mirabilia: Wonderful and Magical (2018) are published in the Studia Balcanica series:
Mirabilia: wonders and monsters. Sofia, 2016 (Studia balkanika 31), (ISSN 978-619-7179-05-7);
Mirabilia: Wonderful and magical. Sofia, 2020, (Studia balkanika 33), (ISSN 978-619-7179-05-7).

Some of the papers were also published in English in two separate books of Études balkaniques LII / 1, 2016, 7-27 (ISSN 0324-1645) and Études balkaniques LV / 1, 2019, 5–23, (ISSN 0324-1645).

Proceedings of the upcoming conference will be published in the Studia Balcanica series in one of the official languages of the event.

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