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Kalin Porozhanov

Kalin PorozhanovKalin Stoynev Porozhanov

Scientific degree and current position:
Dr. habil., Professor

Areas of academic interest:
Ancient History, Thracology, Marine History and Culture, Underwater Archeology

Education and fellowships:
In 1977, he graduated with a degree in History from Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Ancient and Medieval History.
In 1977, he specialized in Maritime History and Underwater Archeology in France - at the Directorate for Underwater Archeological Research, Marseille and at the Institute for Mediterranean Archeology at the University of Aix-en-Provence.
From 1982 to 1985 he was a full-time PhD student in Ancient History at the Centre of Thracology under the scholarly supervision of Prof. Alexander Fol.
In 1985, he defended his dissertation and got a PhD in History, afterwards he became a Research Associate/Assistant Professor at the Centre of Thracology.
In 1987, he specialized in Ancient Balkan studies in Moscow - at the Institute of Slavic Studies and Balkan Studies at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.


Participation in scholarly projects:
-Participation in the project Ancient Authors as part of the 'Sources for Thrace and Thracians', implemented by the Institute / Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, from 2001 to 2010, incl.
-Head of the team of History Departments at the Faculty of Law and History of the South-West University 'Neofit Rilski' during all Summer Universities from 2003 to 2015, incl.
-Participation in the project TRAMARISK: Bulgaria's underwater archaeological heritage in danger. Thracian maritime cultural landscapes - exploration, conservation, promotion, funded by the National Science Fund. Project № КИН 1013/07.12.2006 till 2009 incl., implemented by the Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Centre of underwater archaeology - Sozopol.
-Project Manager of the project 'History and image', implemented by the South-West University 'Neofit Rilski' and funded by internal sources, 2008.
-Participation in the targeted project of the South-West University 'Neofit Rilski' for 2009 'Cultural, historical and folk heritage from the lands of the Thracian satras'.
-Participation in the project ERA-NET: cultural heritage. Monitoring of the ancient monuments of culture in the Bulgarian lands in the information internet space, funded by the National Science Fund. Project № Д002-42/12.03.2009, implemented by the Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
-Participation in the project Online Encyclopedia of Thracian Antiquity http://www.thracians.net, implemented by the Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010, including. Project Manager of the same project since 2011.
-Participation in the project 'Ecological Crises in Bulgaria during the Holocene 8th-3rd millennium BC, funded by the National Science Fund and implemented by the Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project № 09 173/12-2009 till 2014.
-Project Manager of the projects, implemented by Regulation 9 of the South-West University: Southeastern Europe and Northwest Anatolia in Antiquity - Seaside Strandja (2012); Propontida - Inland Thracian Sea (2012); Southeastern Europe and Northwestern Anatolia in Antiquity - Seaside Strandja (2013); Aksheyna - Thracian Sea (2013).
-Project Manager of the projects, implemented by Regulation 3 of the South-West University: Trade and worship centers in the Eastern Balkans and Western Asia Minor (2014) and Thirty Century Centres of Power and Sacredness in Southeast Europe and Western Asia Minor (2015). Historical aspects of migration processes and cultural interactions between Southeast Europe and Northwest Asia Minor over the centuries (2016).
-Head of Southeast Europe and Asia Minor Research Center - center and crossroads of civilizations (since 2013) at the Faculty of Law and History of the South-West University, as well as the scholarly seminars established by this Center: Trade and Cult Centers in the Eastern Balkans and Western Asia Minor (2014/2015); Power and Sacredness in Southeast Europe and Western Asia Minor (2015/2016); Historical aspects of migration processes and cultural interactions between Southeast Europe and Northwest Asia Minor over the centuries (2016/2017).
-Participation in the general academic project of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for 2016 and 2017. The Thracians - Genesis and Development of Ethnicity, Cultural Identities, Civilizational Interactions and Heritage from Antiquity as scientific editor of Thracia21: Ancient Thrace in the 1st millennium BC. Economics, Politics, Society, Culture and author of an article in the volume Thracian Antiquity: Tехнологични и генетични изследвания, история и нематериално наследство, посветен на 75 годишнина на Петър Манджуков.
-Participation in the National Scholarly Program 'Cultural historical heritage, national memory and social development № Д01-229/06.12.2018; Activity 3, Work Package 4.1. Scientific task Creating a concept and content of online Encyclopedia of Ancient Cultural and Historical Heritage in Southeastern Europe;
Head of the team of the Centre of Thracology at the IBSCT-BAS.

 

Teaching:

Bachelor's degree programs - lectures

South-West University 'Neofit Rilski', Faculty of Law and History:
-Ancient History - History, History and Archaeology, Archival Studies and Information Security.
-History of Thrace and Thracians (Thracology) - History, History and Archaeology, Archival Studies and Information Security.
-General underwater archaeology - History, History and Archaeology, Archival Studies and Information Security.
-Ship underwater archaeology - History, History and Archaeology, Archival Studies and Information Security.
-Underwater archaeology - History.
-Culture of Ancient Greece - History

South-West University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
-History of the Ancient East - Pedagogy of Geography and History.
-History of the Ancient World (Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome) - Pedagogy of Geography and History.

South-West University 'Neofit Rilski', Faculty of Philology:
-Ancient Balkan History - Balkan Studies.

Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Faculty of History:
-Underwater archaeology - Archaeology

Master's degree Programs - Lectures

South-West University 'Neofit Rilski', Faculty of Law and History:

-Roman residences in Southeast Europe - Archaeology
-Interpretation and reinterpretation of archaeological and written sources - Archaeology
-Maritime culture of the Eastern Mediterranean - Archaeology
-Maritime Culture of the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity - History of the Bulgarian lands in the context of European Development
-Underwater archaeology - History of the Bulgarian lands in the context of European development
-Thracian aberration. Thracia Pontica - History of Bulgarian lands in the context of European development

Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Faculty of History:
-Underwater archaeology - Archaeology
-Maritime History and Culture - Ancient History and Culture

Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', Faculty of Philosophy and History:
-Underwater archaeology - Archaeology

Doctoral programs - lectures
At the Faculty of Law and History of the South-West University 'Neofit Rilski':
- History and Archaeology of Ancient Southeastern Europe in the context of the Eastern Mediterranean - Ancient history and Thracology; Archaeology

Training Centre to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences:
-Thracia Pontica in the context of the Eastern Mediterranean

 

Selected publications:

Monographs and books:
-Общество и държавност у траките средата на ІІ – началото на І хил. пр. Хр. (в контекста на палеобалкано-западномалоазийската общност). София, 1998, 207 с. (=Studia Thracica, 6), ISBN 954-8570-42-4
-Одриското царство, полисите по неговите крайбрежия и Атина от края на VI век до 341 г.пр.Хр., Университетско издателство „Неофит Рилски”. Благоевград, 2011 (2012), 290 с. ISBN 978-954-680-752-6 (=Studia Thracica 14).
-Тракийската цивилизация в началата на два континента и по крайбрежията на три морета (в десет етюда). Издателство Рал-Колобър. София 2012, 360 с. ISSN 0205-0234 (=Thracia Antiqua 11).
Тракийската цивилизация в началата на два континента и по крайбрежията на три морета (в десет етюда). Второ преработено и допълнено издание. Народно читалище „Литературна София – 2013”. София, 2017, 378 с. ISSN 0205-0234 (=Thracia Antiqua 12)
-Fol, Al., K. Jordanov, K. Porozhanov, V. Fol. Ancient Thrace. Sofia, 2000, 263 с. ISBN 954-90714-2-1
-Прокопов И., К. Порожанов, Щ. Щерионов. Традиционна морска култура по Българското Черноморие. Теренни изследвания, проведени в периода 1979-2004 г. В чест на 30-годишнината на Центъра за подводна археология-Созопол. – Studia Pontica, 2. Национална комисия по морска история при БАН. София, Издателство Рал-Колобър, 2009, 244 с. ISSN 1312-7519.

Textbooks, Handbooks, Tutorials:
-Порожанов, К., А. Порталски, К. Бенчева, М. Менкова. История и цивилизации за пети клас. Институт за образователни политики „Архимед и Диоген“. София, 2016, 144 с. ISBN 978-619-7271-08-9. www.arhimedbg.com
-Порожанов, К., В. Китанов, А. Порталски. Студии по история на изследователските центрове Югоизточна Европа и Мала Азия – средище и кръстопът на цивилизации и История, архив и музей на тютюна към ЮЗУ „Неофит Рилски” – Благоевград. Университетско издателство „Неофит Рилски” – Благоевград. 2017, 112 с. (Учебно пособие). ISBN 978-954-00-0152
Порожанов, К. и колектив. Студии по история 2. Учебно пособие. Университетско издателство „Неофит Рилски” – Благоевград. 2019, 174 с. ISBN 978-954-00-0192-0.
-Подводната археология – разговор със “Света на мълчанието”. – In: Човекът зад находката. Археологията днес и утре. Гацов, И. (Ed.). Интела. София, 1997, 155-168 (учебник за студенти).
-Начало и развитие на подводната археология в света и в България. – В: Началото. НБУ, София, 2002, 202-221 (учебник за студенти).
Студии:
-Потъналото селище от Ранната Бронзова епоха при Урдовиза (разкопки 1986-1988 г.). – В: Добруджа, 21, 2003, Изследвания в чест на ст.н.с. І ст. д.и.н. Хенриета Тодорова, съст. Вл. Славчев. Варна, 2004, 309-322
-Thracia Pontica of Empires, Residences, Marketplaces and Poleis in South-East Europe. – Thracia, 20, In Honour of the 40th Anniversary of the Institute of Thracology (In Honorem Annorum XL Instituti Studiorum Thracicorum). Institute for Balkan Studies and Centre of Thracology “Prof. Al. Fol” at BAS. Publishing Hous “Ral Kolobar”. Serdicae/Sofia, MMXI/2012, 269-286. ISSN 0204-9872.
-Империя и полис в Тракия, Елада и Рим (в контекста на държавните формации от Източното Средиземноморие VІ/V в. пр.Хр. – І/ІІ в. сл.Хр.). –Thraciа, 22, 2017, 11-25 ISSN 0204-9872

Articles:
-Le site submergé d’Ourdoviza. – In: Thracia Pontica, 4, Quatrième symposium international, Sozopol, 6-12 octobre 1988, Les themes: Les agglomerations cotières de la Thrace avant la colonization Grecque; Les sites submerges – methodes des recherches. Sofia, 1991, 109-112.
-Конен народ ли са траките? – Thracia, 10, София, 1993, 81-87.
-Ships in Thrace during the Bronze Age. – In: Tropis, 3. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Ship Construction in Antiquity, Athens, 1989. Athens, 1995, 347-351.
-Потъналият кораб при Урдовиза (предварителни бележки). – Известия на Народния музей-Бургас (=ИНМБ), 3. Studia in memoriam Ivani Galabov, Бургас, 2000, 149-154.
-Откровение за професор Александър Фол – in memoriam. – Урил, бр. 5, декември 2013. По идея на заинтересовани студенти от специалност История на Правно-историческия факултет на Югозападния университет „Неофит Рилски”. Благоевград, 2-4.
-Царете на траките одриси в Европейския Югоизток. – В: Тракийската древност: технологични и генетични изследвания, история и нематериално наследство. Сборник в чест на 75-годишнината на Петър Манджуков. Под редакцията на чл.-кор. Васил Николов. Издателство на БАН „Проф. Марин Дринов“. София. 2017, 137-142 ISBN 978-954-322-913
-Порожанов, К., В. Китанов, А. Порталски/ Porozhanov, K., V. Kitanov, A. Portalski. Лозарство и вино на траките от Югоизточна Европа и Северозападна Анатолия/ Viticulture and winemaking traditions of the Thracians from Southeast Europe and Northwest Anatolia. – В/ In: Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans, 2017, 20 (4), 178-185 ISSN 1311-0489 (Print). Research Institute of Mountain Stockbreeding and Agriculture, Troyan ISSN 2367-8364 (Online).
-Порожанов, К., В. Китанов, А. Порталски/ Porozhanov, K., V. Kitanov, A. Portalski. Древните вина – произход и употреба/ The ancient wines – origin and usage. – В/ In: Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans, 2017, 20 (4), 186-200 ISSN 1311-0489 (Print). Research Institute of Mountain Stockbreeding and Agriculture, Troyan ISSN 2367-8364 (Online)

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