Staff Directory

Raia Zaimova

Raia ZaimovaRaia Iordanova Zaimova

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

Areas of academic interest:
Evolution of ideas in modern Europe; history of the Francophonie in the Balkans; cultural and historical ties between the West and the East; sources and archives

Education and fellowships:

Education
2010 Dr. habil., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1988 PhD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1979 Master's degree in Philology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Fellowships
2015 University of Geneva, Switzerland – Katsarovi Foundation
In recent years: Greece (Onassis Foundation), Hungary (Europe Foundation), France owing to French state scholarship and scholarship granted by the Francophone University Agency

Participation in scholarly projects:

2018–2020 Project Manager "Dynamique régionale, transformations urbaines dans les Balkans ottomans", joint project between the IBSCT–BAS and the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romanian Academy

July 2017–2020 Project Manager "Between tradition and modernity: interdisciplinary dialogues in the study of the Balkans" – IBSCT

2017–2020 Participant in the project "Thessaloniki and the Bulgarians: history, memory, present", funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund of the Ministry of education and sciences and managed by Assoc. Prof. Yura Konstantinova, Dr. habil.

2017–2020 "The Enlightenment in Eastern Europe", international project, managed by R. Zaimova,  J-P. Chendeler (Université de Montpellier, France) and E. Tartari (Albania)

2017–2019 Participant in the project "The Greater Mediterranean: an insiders’ and outsiders’ view" – IBSCT, Project Manager: Prof. Liliana Simeonova, Dr. habil.

2015–2017 Project Manager of the joint Bulgarian-Romanian project "The Balkans during the Ottoman period: conquests and national identities", together with Prof. Violeta Barbu, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romanian Academy

2012–2013 Project Manager of the joint Bulgarian-French project "Borders in an Enlarged Europe: Parallel Memories and Identities", together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Catherine Horel (Paris IV Sorbonne)

2013–2014 Participant in the project “The Balkans and the World - modus concursionis”, implemented by the IBSCT

2008–2011 Participant in the project "The emotional basis of the Bulgarian national identity", funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund of the Ministry of Education, Sciences and Youth. Partners: Institute of Literature, Institute of Balkan Studies and Institute of Sociology (BAS): http://balkansbg.eu/bg/content/e-sadarzhanie.html

2008–2010 Participant in the project “European Dimensions of Culture and History of the Balkans”, funded by the European Social Fund 2007–2013, Operational Program “Human Resources Development”. Partners: Ethnographic Institute and Institute of Balkan Studies: http://parliament.europe.bg/bg/index.php?id=18573&category=329

2002–2006 Project Manager of the project “Bulgaria and its Neighbors in the Context of European Cultural Communications, 19th – 20th Centuries”, funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Sciences

2003–2007 Participant in the program: "Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe - regional dimensions" of the Institute of Balkan Studies, funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Sciences

2002 Participant in the program: "Balkan identities in Bulgarian culture", implemented by the Institute of Literature: http://balkansbg.eu/bg/content/b-identichnosti.html

1996–1999 Participant in “Littérature bulgare à l’expression française”, joint project of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology and D’Artois University, France: http://www.vox-poetica.org/sflgc/info/21.html

1994–1998 Project Manager of the project: “The Echo of the Middle Orient: Cultural and Historical Communications between Western and Southeastern Europe (15th – 18th Centuries)”, funded by the Ministry of Education and Sciences

Teaching:

"Eastern Mediterranean and European Modernity" – Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Master's Program "Anthropological Studies of the Mediterranean and the Balkans", 2017–2019.

"Enlightenment and the creation of the modern world" – New Bulgarian University, Master's Program "History, Politics and Religion", 2017–2019

National center for professional development of pedagogical specialists – Ministry of education and sciences, 2019.

"The Balkans between East and West" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Slavic Philology, Bachelor's program, scientific specialty “Balkan Studies”, 2011–2014.

"History of Francophonie" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Master's Program (in French), 2011–2012.

"Ethnic Map and Civilization Models of the Balkans" - New Bulgarian University, Master's Program in History, 2010-2011.

"The Enlightenment and the Creation of the Modern World" - New Bulgarian University, Master's Program in History, 2006-2007, 2009-2011.

"Francophonie and European space" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Master's Program “Francophone Studies and European Projects” (in French), 2006–2007.

"History and Civilization of Modern Europe" - New Bulgarian University, Department of Political Science and Mass Communications, Basic Program (in French), 2005-2011.

"Balkan Modernity" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, scientific specialty “Balkan Studies”, 2003–2011.

"History of Francophonie" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Master's program “Francophone Studies” (in French), 2002–2003.

"European Modernity and Francophonie in the Balkans" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, scientific specialty “Roman Studies”, Master's program (in French), 2003–2005.

"History of the Modern World" - New Bulgarian University, Department of Political Science and Mass Communications, Basic Program (in French), 2004-2005

"Enlightenment and the Modern World" - New Bulgarian University, Department of History, Master's Program, 2002–2003

"History of Francophonie in Europe" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, scientific specialty “Roman Studies”, Master's program in (French), 2002–2003.

"Renaissance and Enlightenment" - New Bulgarian University, Department of History, Bachelor's Program, 2002-2005
"Enlightenment and the Modern World" - New Bulgarian University, Department of Political Science and Mass Communications, Basic Program (in French), 2001–2004

Guest lecturer - Le Mirail University, Toulouse, 2001

College de France, 2001

"Enlightenment in the Balkans" - New Bulgarian University, Department of History, Master's Program, 1999–2002

"Enlightenment and the Modern World" - New Bulgarian University, Department of Humanities, Department of History and Political Science, Bachelor's Program, 1995/6 - 2000/2

"Western Sources for Balkan History and Culture" - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of History, 1994/5 - 1996/7

Guest lecturer - University of Reims, 1998

Selected publications:

Dissertations:

Българският аспект на балканската тема в западноевропейската -литература и театър (XVI-XVII в.), С., 1988. Published dissertation abstract 30 p.

Франция и Босфора: пътешествия, книжнина, словесни и визуални образи (ХVІ-ХVІІІ в.), С., 2010. Published dissertation abstract 43 p.

Books:
Живата история или за паметта на една солунска фамилия. София, ИБЦТ, 2019. 127 с. Rés. fr., En. p. 124-127. ISBN: 978-619-7179-11-8.

Histoire de la Mission lazariste de Macédoine (1839-1939) par Arthur Droulez C. M. Texte publié par les soins de Raïa Zaïmova. Istanbul, Les Editions ISIS, 2018. 268 p. (Cahiers du Bosphore XCVIII). ISBN 9789754285594.

Aux sources de l’histoire balkanique et l’impact francophone, The Isis press, Istanbul. 2012. 204 p. (Analecta Isisiana CXVIII) ISBN 978-975-428-471-3: http://www.theisispress.org/

Voyager vers l’”autre” Europe (Images françaises des Balkans ottomans, XVIe – XVIIIe s.). Istanbul, The Isis press, 2007. 228 p. (Cahiers du Bosphore XLVI) ISBN 978-975-428-337-2: http://www.theisispress.org/

Пътят към “другата” Европа (из френско-османските културни общувания, ХVІ-ХVІІІ в. С., изд. “Кралица Маб”, 2004. 276 с.

Българската тема в западноевропейската книжнина, XV-XVII в. С., Унив.изд.”Св.Климент Охридски”, 1992, 226 с.

Translated scholarly edition:
Византийска история. История на империята на Константинопол от Шарл Дюфрен Дюканж. Предговор, съставителство и превод от старофренски Р. Заимова (c.5-28, 95-194). Съставителство и превод от латински М. Кискинова (c.29-76), коментар (c.76-94, 194-210) и редакция В. Тъпкова С., 1992,изд. “Аргес” и “Св.Георги Победоносец”, 234 с. ISBN 954-509-056-1.

Archival inventories of sources about the Balkans:
Consulats de France en Grèce et en Turquie. Inventaires analytiques, art. A.E. BI 173, 174, 908 par Mme Psaras (p.1-90) et BIII 412-415 par R. Zaïmova (p.91-123). Paris, Archives Nationales, 1985. 123 p. ISBN 2-86000-110-7.

Correspondance consulaire des ambassadeurs de France à Constantinople (1668-1708). Inventaire analytique des articles A.E. BI 376 à 385 par R. Zaïmova, revu pour l’impression par Ph. Henrat, avant-propos par J.-P. Babelon. Paris, Centre historique des Archives Nationales, 1999. 273 p. ISBN 2-86000-224-3.

Documentary editions:
Солун и българите: история, памет, съвремие. Документи. Ю. Константинова (ред.), Н. Данова, Р. Заимова, Р. Прешленова, Т. Георгиева, Й. Желев, Е. Василева, Г. Дончева, И. Начев, М. Спасов (съст.). София, ИБЦТ – ДАА, 2018. ISBN 978-619-00-0761-6.

Editorial:

Editor-in-chief of Etudes balkaniques journal (IBSCT): http://www.etudesbalk.org/

Member of the International Board of Etudes balkaniques journal, Cahiers Pierre Belon, Ecole des Hautes Etudes (Paris): http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/758917747

Café Europe, textes réunis par R. Zaimova, trad. du bulgare par M. Vrinat-Nikolov, Sofia, IBCT, 2019.

Preface, ed. and comp. on Българи и гърци, черти от взаимните им представи от Саня Велкова-Кожухарова. София, Фабер, 2014. (together with Yura Konstantinova).

Etudes dix-huitiémistes dans les Balkans: Lectures de J.-J. Rousseau, 19e-20e siècles, volume dirigé par R. Zaimova – Etudes balkaniques (Sofia), 1, 2013. 139 p. http://www.etudesbalk.org/

Autobiographie de Gr. S. Parlitcheff (1830-1892) publiée par les soins de Irina Grigorova et Raïa Zaïmova avec une introduction par Raymond Detrez. Istanbul, The Isis press, 2012. 83 p. (Les Cahiers du Bosphore LXXI) : http://www.theisispress.org/

Гърция, България, Европа Културно-исторически връзки в ново време. Сб. В памет на проф. Марин Жечев. София, Унив. Изд. „Св. Кл. Охридски“, 2011. 393 с. (Ред колегия: Н. Данова, Р. Заимова, С. Велкова, Ю. Константинова, Г. Червенакова) ISBN 978-954-07-3252-7 [съст. Р. Заимова].

Емоционалното съдържание на българската национална идентичност: исторически корени и съвременни измерения. Ред. колегия Н. Данова, П. Бояджиева, Р. Заимова, съст. Н. Аретов. София, „Кралица Маб“, 2012. 602 с. ISBN 978-954-533-113-8: https://www.queenmab.eu/

Природа и общество, Нови изследвания за Жан-Жак Русо. Nature et Société, Nouvelles études rousseauistes. Съст. и ред. Р. Заимова и Н. Аретов. С., „Кралица Маб”, 2010.

La culture ottomane dans les Balkans volume dirigé par R. Zaїmova. - In: Études balkaniques, Cahiers Pierre Belon 16, Paris, 2009 [2010]. ISBN 978-2-910860-14-1, ISSN 2102-5525 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/758917747

Кафене Европа. София, „Дамян Яков”, 2007 http://www.bookpoint.bg/?cid=3&pid=24433

Пари, думи, памет. Съст. и ред. Р. Заимова и Н. Аретов. С., Кралица Маб, 2004.

Модерността вчера и днес. Съст. Р. Заимова и Н. Аретов. С., Кралица Маб, 2003.

Творецът в югоизточноевропейските култури. Ред. Л. Кирова, Р. Заимова, Й. Бибина, П. Данова. София, Акад. изд. “Проф. М. Дринов”, 2001.

Да мислим Другото – образи, стереотипи, кризи. ХVІІІ-ХХ век. Съст. Н. Аретов, Ред. Н. Данова, Р. Заимова, Н. Чернокожев. С., Кралица Маб, 2001.

Изданията на „Българско общество за проучване на осемнадесети век” http://bulgc18.com/, изд. „Кралица Маб“.

Member of Editorial Board:
Четива за историята и културата на Балканите в помощ на университетското преподаване, съст. М. Карамихова, ред. колегия Б. Бобев, В. Попов, Ел. Марушиакова, Л. Симеонова, М. Карамихова, М. Дечева, П. Христов, Р. Заимова, Р. Попов. С., Парадигма, 2010. /И-т за етнология и фолклористика с етн. музей, И-т за балканистика с ц-р по тракология/ ISBN 978-954-326-129-1.

сб. Габрово и габровци в старата книжнина, т. 1. Пътеписи (1662-1878), съст. М. Цонев, Д. Цонева… [предг.] Р. Заимова. С., Фонд. за бълг. л-ра, 2010. ISBN 978-954-677-062-2

Book chapter:
Католическите мисии, Солун и българите. – Сб. Солун и българите, съст. Ю. Константинова, Н. Данова, Й. Желев, София, ИБЦТ, 2019, с. 307-336. ISBN 978-619-7179-10-1.

Articles and papers:
Забравени от Бога или за един храм от българския Северозапад, Сб. Под знака на музата Клио, юбилеен сборник по случай 20-годишнината на департамент „История“, НБУ, 2018, с. 580-598.

Католическите мисии в Македония (края на ХVІІІ – ХIX век): между светското и духовното, В: Миналото на Балканите: подходи и визуализации,  ел. изд. на Българско общество за проучване на 18 век, 2018, с. 109-118. Rés. Fr. (Дългият ХVІІІ век 1) ISSN 2603-4492.

За „сладките времена“ по балкански, В: Наслади и забрани, ел. изд. на Българско общество за проучване на 18 век, 2018, с. 137-146. Rés. Fr. (Дългият ХVІІІ век 2) ISSN 2603-4492.

100 години от смъртта на епископ Лазар Младенов, Християнство и култура, бр. 1 (138), 2019, с. 23-28. ISSN 1311-9761.

Les agents diplomatiques de France et les études sud-est européennes. – Etudes balkaniques, 2019, 2, p. 199-211.

Солунската католическа Семинария (края на 19 – началото на 20 в.). – Литературна мисъл, 3, 2019, с. 45-56.

Information on scientometric indicators in accordance with the Register of Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria


Contacts:

Mailing address:
Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology 'Prof. Alexander Fol' at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология – БАН
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Tel. +359 (0)2 980 62 97
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