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Aneta Mihaylova

Aneta Mihaylova pictureAneta Vasileva Mihaylova

Scientific degree and current position:
Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Professor

Areas of academic interest:
Contemporary history of the Balkans, Romania after WWII, elites, cultural policies, collective memory, national identity

Education and fellowships:
1994 Master's degree in History - Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Faculty of History
1998 Master's degree in Southeast European Studies - Central European University, Budapest
2000 PhD in History - Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Faculty of History
2002 Fellowship in New Europe College - Institute for Academic Studies, Bucharest


Participation in scholarly projects:
2018 - Between East and West: foreign patterns and national approaches in the socio-political development of Romania and Bulgaria in the 20th Century - joint international project between the IBSCT-BAS and the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism, Romanian Academy
2018 - Contemporary Balkans and the challenges facing Bulgaria - project, funded by the National Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science
2017 - The Balkans and the European idea from the second half of the 19th to the beginning of the 21st Century - project of the IBSCT-BAS, managed by Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Dr. habil., Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2017-2019 Searching the beneficial past: history as a resource for the present" - project for international cooperation between the Institute for Historical Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
2016 The Balkans and the Cold War - join project between the IBSCT-BAS and Cold War Studies program at Harvard University's Davis Centre
2015-2017 Politics and society in Bulgaria and Romania in the 20th Century - project for international cooperation between the IBSCT-BAS and the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism, Romanian Academy
2014-2016 Historiographies and public use of history in Southeastern Europe, 19th-21st Centuries - project for international cooperation between the Institute for Historical Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
2014-2016 Between Vienna and Constantinople. Nationalism in Central and Southeastern Europe after the collapse of the Habsburg and Ottoman empires - project for international cooperation between the IBSCT-BAS and the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies at the Czech Academy of Sciences.
2011-2013 Politics and culture in Southeastern Europe, 19th-20th Centuries - project for international cooperation between the Institute for Historical Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
2003-2006 'Political culture and culture policies in Central and Southeastern Europe (mid-19th to mid-20th Centuries) - joint project between the IBSCT-BAS and the University of Newcastle, British Academy


Selected publications:
"Мястото на “новото поколение” в румънския идейно-политически живот през 30-те години" – Историческо бъдеще, 1998/2, 64-76.
"Румънският национализъм в периода между двете световни войни". – История, 2-3, 1999, 40-51.
"Right-wing Ideology and the Intellectuals in Romania during the Second World War". – In: New Europe College Regional Program Yearbook 2001-2002, 2003, 107 – 137.
“Education in Service of the Nation: the Uses of Education for the Purposes of Nation Building in Interwar Romania”. - Etudes Balkaniques, 2006/2, 71 – 86.
“National versus Regional Identity: the “Other” Romanians in Greater Romania”. - Etudes Balkaniques, 2006/1, 9 - 23.
“Румънското общество и дилемите на модернизацията в периода между двете световни войни”. - Изследвания в памет на Апостолос Христакудис. Studia balcanica 26, 2007, с. 204 – 222.
“Commemorating the Nation: the Political Uses of the National Day Celebration (Some Examples from the Balkans)”. - Etudes Balkaniques, 2008/4, 179 – 195.
“Through Neighbouring Eyes: the Changing Mutual Perceptions of Bulgarians and Romanians in the Process of European Integration”. - Revue des Études Sud-Est Européennes, XLVI, 1-4, 2008, 403–415.
“Граници на “другостта”: малцинственият въпрос във “Велика Румъния” - В: Гранични и етнонационални конфликти в Средна и Югоизточна Европа. Доклади от научна конференция 12–13 юли 2007 г. в София. Институт по балканистика при БАН, С., 2008, 63–82.
“Румънските интелектуалци и проблемът за националната идентичност в периода между двете световни войни” – In: Formování moderních národů ve střední a východní Evropě v 19. a 20. století. Richard Vašek, Jan Rychlík (Eds.), Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR, v. v. i., Praha – Sofie 2010, 93–108.
“Мирните конференции в Париж от 1919 г. и 1946 г. и следвоенната обстановка в Румъния” – В: Европа: народи и граници. Версайският мир и неговото наследство, Studia Balcanica 28, София: Парадигма, 2010, 186-206.
"Румъния в началото на 21. век: трудното “завръщане“ в Европа". – В: Балканите през първото десетилетие на 21. век (Сборник статии). София: Парадигма, 2012, 268-293.
"Politics and Culture in an Extreme Situation: Nazi Ideology and the Intellectuals in Bulgaria and Romania". - In: Identitate, cultură şi politică în sud-estul Europei / coord.: Cătălina Vătăşescu, Elena Koytcheva, Constantin Iordan, Blagovest Nyagulov, Brăila: Editura Istros a Muzeului Brăilei, 2014, 271-295.
"Румъния: стремеж към излизане от периферията". – В: Балканите през второто десетилетие на XXI век. Проблеми, предизвикателства, перспективи. Съст. Ал. Костов, С., Парадигма, 2015, 255-282.
"The Emergence of Another "Little Entente"? The "Prague Spring" and the New Divisions in the Balkans". - Revue des Études Sud-Est Européenes, LIV, 1–4, Bucarest, 2016, 301-314.
"Reluctant Reformers: Zhivkov, Ceauşescu, and the Moscow Wind of Change". - Arhivele Totalitarismului, Vol. 92-93, Year XXIV, issue 3-4/2016, 161-180.
"The Negotiated Past: the Memory of the Second World War in Post-Communist Romania". - Bulgarian Historical Review, 1-2, 2015, 64-75.
(В съавт. с Plamen Dimitrov), "In Line with Brussels. Romanian and Bulgarian
Position on the Ukrainian Crisis." - Europolity, vol. 11, n. 1, 2017, 87-117.
"The Paris Peace Conference of 1946 and the Redrafting of Borders in Europe: The Bitter Experience of Two Former German Satellites." - Etudes Balkaniques, 4/2017, 666-688.
"Румъния и украинската криза: в търсене на нова стратегическа роля". - В: Балканите и украинската криза, съст. Б. Маринков и Б. Банчев. София: Парадигма, 2017, 65-93.
"На изток от кризата": Румъния и бежанският поток през Балканите (2015-2016 г.) - В: Бежанската криза и Балканите (2015-2016 г.), Съст.: Ал. Костов, И. Огнянова, Б. Банчев, ИБЦТ, 2018, 319-340.
"Национален въпрос и национална политика в Румъния през XX век". - В: Маски долу! Каузи и употреби на национализма на Балканите през XX век, София: Парадигма, 2018, 244-281.
"Educational and Cultural Policies in Post-Communist Romania and the Minorities". - Études balkaniques, LIV, 4/2018, 2018, 589-607.
"Румъния три десетилетия след Чаушеску". - В: Новите предизвикателства пред Балканите, Съст.: Ал. Костов, София: Парадигма, 2019, 169-198.
"Румънско-югославските отношения в годините на Студената война". - В: Централна Европа и Балканите, XIX-XX век. Сборник в памет на проф. Милчо Лалков, Съст. Ив. Първев, Н. Кайчев, М. Баръмова, София: УИ "Св. Климент Охридски", 2019, 395-406.

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