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Yura 01On the 27th of November 2023 the book of prof. Yura Konstantinova “Bulgaria and Greece in a Labyrinth of Monologues” (Sofia: IBCT-BAS, 2022) was presented in Athens on the initiative of the Ivan Seliminski Cultural Centre - Greek-Bulgarian Association for Culture and with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Hellenic Commission for the Study of Southeastern Europe and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The presentation was attended by representatives of several Greek academic institutions, diplomats, members of the Bulgarian community in Athens, prominent Greek public figures, students and pupils of several Bulgarian schools in Greece.

More information about the event is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria here.

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poster compressedWe are pleased to invite you to another meeting of the "Unknown Balkans" Discussion Club.Young scientists Stella Nikolova (NAIM-BAS) and Eli Filipova (IBSCT-BAS) will discuss the topic "The dog in Thrace: Guardian of the home, shepherd of the flocks, companion in the hunt or a source of food?", accompanied by a poster exhibition. Moderator: Todor Todorov (IBSCT-BAS, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski").

The event will be held on December 4, 2023 (Monday) at 18:30 in Conference Hall No. 1, Ancient Complex "Serdica" of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. Anyone can join the discussion.

You can also join online via Zoom: 
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9042369954
Meeting ID: 904 236 9954
Passcode: KTRIO

The "Unknown Balkans" Discussion Club is organized under the Project “Creation and development of “Heritage BG” Centre of Excellence” and the project 101061564 — K-TRIO — HORIZON-MSCA-2022-CITIZENS-01, European Commission Funding programme under Horizon Europe 's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

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Посещение БелградOn November 22, 2023, scholars from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) visited the Institute of Balkan Studies at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA). The meeting was held within the framework of the inter-academic cooperation of SASA and BAS under the project "Serbian-Bulgarian relations and the great powers in the 19th and 20th centuries". The meeting was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariyana Stamova and Assist. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dobrev from the IBSCT-BAS, as well as Dragan Bogetić - Chairman of the Balkanology Council at SASA, Dr. Dragan Bakić, Dr. Dušan Fundić and Dr. Bogdan Živković from the Institute of Balkan Studies at SASA. Scholarly research on the project, as well as past and future cooperation between the two institutions were discussed during the meeting.

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65e2a9ae 478a 4701 bd45 6b4d222eca2dOn December 5, 2023 (Tuesday) at 16h00, the film Uprooting /documentary, 2017, directed by Kostadin Bonev/ will be screened at the IBSCT-BAS. It is dedicated to the complex fate of the Armenian people at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of of the 20th century. After the screening at 17h30, there will be a discussion with the director.

The event is part of the seminar Documentary Cinema and History: Paradoxes of an Inevitable Cooperation, which is realized under the project Conversations on Literature and the Peninsula, led by Assoc. Prof. Lyudmila Mindova, PhD.

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viber изображение 2023 11 11 08 55 07 637On November 8, 9 and 10, 2023 in the "Acad. Ivan Evstratiev Geshov" Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences the international conference "The Church and Otherness" was held. The event was organized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology "Prof. Alexander Fol" at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS). The conference was funded by the Bulgarian National Scientific Fund, contract No. КП-06-МНФ/ 25 dated 08.08.2023. Partner of the event was the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria.

The conference was opened by the deputy director of the IBSCT-BAS Assoc. Kalin Stoev. Among the participants were established scholars from different academic institutions in Bulgaria and abroad, including Prof. Momchil Metodiev, Prof. Georgeta Nazarska, Prof. Sorin Paliga, Prof. Rafal Latka, Prof. Vlasis Vlasidis, Assoc. Prof. Zlatomyra Gerdzhikova, Assoc. Prof. Irina Ognyanova, Dr. Ilaria Pagani, Dr. Miguel Gales and others.

More than 50 scholars affiliated with various scientific institutes, universities and museums from 14 countries participated in the conference in person and online. The scholarly forum became a platform where established scholars in the Humanities, young researchers, doctoral students and postdoctoral students met and discussed the issuesof otherness through the eclesiastical perspective.

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Войската и военно дело във франкска Морея 3The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Assist. Prof. Nikola Dyulgerov, PhD (SU "St. Kliment Ohridski") entitled "The military and military affairs in the Frankish Morea".

The event will be held on November 20, 2023 (Monday) at 17:00 in the building of IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45) and online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86513444853

We look forward to your attendance!

This lecture is organized by the project "Going Through War: The Medieval Military Experience in the Balkans and Its Social Implications", funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund, contract No. KП-06-М70-3/15.12.2022

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плакатFrom November 8 to 10, 2023 in the "Acad. Ivan Evstratiev Geshov" hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS-Administration), an international scholarly conference "The Church and Otherness" will be held, organized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology - BAS.

The event is financed by the Bulgarian National Science Fund, contract No. № КП-06-МНФ/ 25  dated 08.08.2023.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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367998014 1359394708047075 5899154214501619204 nOn November 2 and 3, 2023, a round table was held in Regional History Museum - Sofia in memory of Sanya Velkova-Kozhuharova, PhD on the topic: "History and culture of the Balkans: Foreign Influences, Contextual Adaptation, Hybrid Phenomena", organized by the Department "Cultural History of the Balkans" under the project "Conversations about literature and the peninsula" led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lyudmila Mindova.

The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Kiril Topalov and Prof. Dr. Raya Zaimova, and among the participants were prominent scientists from various academic institutions from the country and abroad: Prof. Raymond Detrez, Prof. Dr. Nikolay Chernokozhev, Prof. Dr. Kalin Mihailov, Prof. Dr. Rumyana Stancheva, Prof. Dr. Georgeta Nazarska, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nadezhda Stoyanova, Dr. Stamatia Fotiadou, Dr. Maria Litina, Dr. Andriana Spasova, Dr. Vladimir Ignatov, Neli Popova.

The following researchers affiliated with the IBSCT-BAS were also involved delivering reports: Prof. D.Sc. Raia Zaimova, Prof. D.Sc. Yura Konstantinova, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Antoaneta Balcheva, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gergana Doncheva, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lyudmila Mindova, Dr. Malamir Spassov, Slaveya Nedelcheva.

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14.11.23 Националните катастрофи на България един различен подходThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Stamatia Fotiadou, PhD (visiting young foreign scholar in Bulgarian studies under the National Scholarly Program "Development of Bulgarian Studies Abroad") The national catastrophes of Bulgaria: A different approach.

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on November 14, 2023 (Tuesday) at 17:00 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45).

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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Seminar IzvoriOn November 7 and 8, 2023 a scholarly seminar "Thrace and the Thracians in perspective of the written sources" will be held, part of the project, funded by internal sources of the same name of the IBCT-BAS. The main focus of the seminar is text-critical and comparative analyzes of source information about the Thracians, and its purpose is to contribute to the elevation of source studies for Thracian history to a modern conceptual level and to contribute to the creation of a scientific field for comparison and comparison of sources of different nature.

The event will be held at 13:00 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 13).

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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Постер вариант 2On October 30 and 31, 2023, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology - BAS held a scholarly conference Turkish modernity - political, social and cultural dimensions, 19th-20th centuries". The occasion for the event was the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923. At the scholarly forum, reports were presented by 17 scholars from the Institute of Balkan Studies - BAS, the Institute for Historical Studies - BAS, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski", Plovdiv University, UNIBIT and other academic institutions. Topics related to Ottoman modernization, the birth of the modern Turkish state, political, migration and cultural processes from the history and modernity of the modern Turkish state were discussed.

The scholarly forum summarized the achievements of the Institute of Balkan Studies, which are the result of the long-term academic endeavors of specialists in Balkan studies, Ottoman history and modern Turkey, and those of scholars from the above-mentioned academic institutions. The research of the scholars of the Institute will continue in the coming years, especially in the context of the upcoming 2025 centenary of the signing of the Ankara Treaty between Bulgaria and the Republic of Turkey and its ratification in 1926, after which Bulgarian-Turkish diplomatic relations were established, maintaining by the two states without interruption to this day.

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Кръгла маса История и култура на Балканите 01The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to a round table "History and Culture of the Balkans: Foreign Influences, Contextual Adaptation, Hybrid Phenomena". The event is organized in memory of Sanya Velkova-Kozhuharova and will be held on November 2 and 3, 2023 at the Regional History Museum - Sofia, Ancient Complex "Serdika", conference hall No 1 (under the domes of the Sofia Largo).

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82495287715

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