Staff Directory

Roumiana Preshlenova

IMG RoumianaRoumiana Ilieva Preshlenova

Scientific degree and current position:
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor
Director of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology

Areas of academic interest:
Modern Balkan history; cultural, social, and economic history; international relations; digital humanities

Education and fellowships:

Education
1990 PhD in History from the Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1984 MA in History with Specialization in History and Theory of Culture from Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski
1984 MA in German Language from Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski

Fellowships
2017 London School of Economics and Political Science
2014, 2011 Charles University and Technical University, Prague
2013-2014 Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Wien
2008, 2007, 1999, 1998 Universität Wien
2007 British Academy, London
1994 Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien
1994 Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz
1992 Südostst-Institut, München
1991 Österreichisches Ost- und Südosteuropa-Institut, Wien
1991 Central European University, Budapest
1990 Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
1989 Freie Universität, Berlin (West) 

Participation in scholarly projects (selected):

2020– Project Manager of the Bulgarian team of the project "Visual Culture, Piety and Propaganda: Transfer and Reception of Russian Religious Art in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean (16th-early 20th c.) – RICONTRANS" funded by the European Research Council

2019– Coordinator of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the National Scholarly Program 'Cultural historical heritage, national memory and social development' funded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

2014–2016 – Coordinator of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the joint project with the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences „Between Vienna and Constantinople. Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe after the dissolution of the Habsburg and the Ottoman empires”

2011–2014 – Coordinator of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the joint project with the Institute for Contemporary History, Ljubljana, “Southeast Europe between West and East: Economy, politics, culture (19th-21st c.)”

2011–2013 – Coordinator of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the joint project with the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences „Nationalism and national identities in Central and Southeast Europe (19th-20th c.)“

2001–2002 – Coordinator (together with H. Heppner) of the project „Öffentlichkeit im neuzeitlichen Bulgarien“ funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

1997–1998 – Coordinator (together with M. Lalkov) of the project of the Bulgarian-Austrian Working Group at the Historical Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences „Österreich, Österreich-Ungarn und die Entwicklung der bulgarischen Eliten, 1815-1918“

1996–1997 – Coordinator (together with H. Heppner) of the project „Geschichte des Europa-Verständnisses bei den Bulgaren“ funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

2020– Participant in the joint project of IBSCT-BAS and the Institute of Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences „Serbian(Jugoslav)-Bulgarian relations and the interests of the Great Powers in the Balkans (19th–20th c.)“

2019– Member of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the National Interdisciplinary E-Infrastructure for Resources and Technologies for the Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage, integrated within the European Infrastructures CLARIN-ERIC and DARIAH (CLADA-BG) funded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

2018–2020 – Participant in the international project of the University of Maryland „Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History“

2018–2020 - Participant in the international project of Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski "Der Donauraum als Zivilisationsbrücke: Österreich und der Balkan. Perspektiven aus der Literatur- und Geschichtswissenschaft".

2017 – Participant in the educational project of the IBSCT  Summer Students’ Academy „The Balkans from Antiquity to the present days” funded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

2016–2020 – Participant in the project of the IBSCT „Thessaloniki and the Bulgarians – history, memory, present“ funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science

2016–2017  Participant in the international project of the Pro Oriente Foundation, Vienna, the Vienna University and the Graz University „Leitfiguren der ‚Europäisierungen’ Südosteuropas im langen 19. Jahrhundert“

2014–2016 – Participant in the international project of the Graz University „Provincial Turn. Verhältnis von Staat und Provinz in der Geschichte des südöstlichen Europa, 19.-20. Jahrhundert“

2014–2016 – Participant in the project „Regional Studies“ of the University Complex for Humanities  Alma Mater  of Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski

2013–2016 – Participant in the international project of the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, „United Europe, Divided History“

2013–2016 – Participant in the international project of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity „Nationalsozialismus und Regionalbewusstsein im östlichen Europa. Ideologie, Machtausbau, Beharrung“

2013–2015 – Participant in the international project of the Graz University „Universität und Elitenbildung in Mittel- und Südosteuropa (19.-21. Jh.)“

2012–2014 – Participant in the international project of the Cluj-Napoca University „Disintegration and integration in East-Central Europe 1919-post-1989“

2010–2011 – Participant in the international project of Народни музеj, Belgrade, and the „Clio” Foundation, Belgrade, „Феликс Каниц: живот и дело“

2009–2010 – Participant in the international project of the Institute for Contemporary History, Ljubljana, and the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office in Ljubljana „The Role of Education and Universities in the Modernization and Europeanization Processes in Central and South-Eastern European Countries in 19th and 20th Century“

2008–2010 – Participant in the international project of the University of Maryland and the Central European University, Budapest, „Battling over the Balkans: Questions and Controversies“

2007–2009 – Participant in the international project of Vienna University „'Ergänzungsraum Südosteuropa’. Konzepte und Strategien des Mitteleuropäischen Wirtschaftstags und die Europapolitik im Zeichen der Südosterweiterung“

2007–2009 – Participant in the international project of the Graz University „Kuppeln, Korn, Kanonen. Unerkannte und unbekannte Spuren in Südosteuropa von der Aufklärung bis in die Gegenwart“

2020–2022 – Participant in the project of IBSCT „The Balkans and the projects for regional and European integration (from the 19th century to the present)“

Teaching:

Summer Students’ Academy „The Balkans from Antiquity to the present days“, 2017
Political models in the Balkans until the Second World War, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of History, since 2011 (part-time)
Training Centre to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 2010
Südosteuropäische Geschichte als europäische Geschichte – International intensive seminar for students from Southeast Europe and Germany, 2003
Economic and social history of the Balkans 19th-20th c., Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of History, 2001/2002 (part-time)

Selected publications:

Books:
По пътищата на европеизма. Висшето образование в Австро-Унгария и българите (1879-1918). София, Парадигма, 2008.

Австро-Унгария и Балканите, 1878-1912. София, Университетско издателство „Св. Климент Охридски“, 2017.

Editorial:

Маски долу! Национализмът на Балканите през XX век. София, Парадигма, 2018.

Looking West, Feeling East. Impacts, Values and Loyalties in South-Eastern Europe. Sofia, Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology, 2015.

И настъпи време за промяна. Образование и възпитание в България ХІХ-ХХ в. Ал. Костов, Д. Парушева, Р. Прешленова (съст.). София, Институт за балканистика, Българска академия на науките, 2008.

Öffentlichkeit ohne Tradition. Bulgariens Aufbruch in die Moderne. H. Heppner, R. Preshlenova (Hg.). Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern etc., Peter Lang Verlag, 2003.

Die Bulgaren und Europa von der Nationalen Wiedergeburt bis zur Gegenwart. H. Heppner, R. Preshlenova (Hg.). Sofia, Akademieverlag „Prof. M. Drinov“, 1999.

Österreich, Österreich-Ungarn und die Entwicklung der bulgarischen Eliten, 1815-1918. M. Lalkov, H. Heppner, R. Preshlenova, (Hg.). Sofia, Akademieverlag „Prof. M. Drinov“, 1999.

Articles and book chapters:

Austria-Hungary and the Balkans. - John R. Lampe, Ulf Brunnbauer (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History. 2020.

Die „Dreifaltigkeit“ der Europäisierung Bulgariens im späten 19. Jahrhundert, in Harald Heppner (Hg.), Attraktionen und Irritationen. Europa und sein Südosten im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Neue Forschungen zur ostmittel- und südosteuropäischen Geschichte, Bd. 10. Berlin, Peter Lang, 2019, S. 85-104.

Liberation in Progress. Bulgarian Nationalism and Political Economy in a Balkan Perspective, 1878–1912, in T. Snyder, K. Younger (ed.), The Balkans as Europe, 1821-1914, Rochester Studies in East and Central Europe, East European Studies, Modern History, Rochester, NY, University of Rochester Press, 2018, 54-77.

От иредентизъм към дефанзивен национализъм: България след Първата световна война, В: Р. Прешленова (ред.), Маски долу! Национализмът на Балканите през ХХ век, София, Парадигма, 2018, 201-243.

За тишината на Изтока и мира в Европа. Австро-Унгария в Източната криза 1875-1878 г., в Пламен Митев, Тина Георгиева (състав.), Балканите и Европа в Източната криза 1875-1881 г. София, Университетско издателство „Св. Климент Охридски“, 2018, 329-342.

Staat, Hauptstadt und Provinz. Heirarchien im neuzeitlichen Bulgarien, in U. Tischler-Hofer, K. Kaser (Hg.), Provincial Turn. Verhältnis zwischen Staat und Provinz in der Geschichte des südöstlichen Europa vom letzten Drittel des 17. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Edition, 2017, 113-130.

„Netzwerke und Einflussnahme. Die Besonderheiten des deutsch-bulgarischen Verhältnisses vor und während des Zweiten Weltkrieges“, in Burkhard Olschowsky, Ingo Loose (Hgg.), Nationalsozialismus und Regionalbewusstsein im östlichen Europa. Regionen des östlichen Europas im 20. Jahrhundert [Schriften des Bundesinstituts für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa, Band 59; Schriften des Europäischen Netzwerkes Erinnerung und Solidarität, Band 8]. München, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2016,  423-440.

„Collegium Germania und die deutsch-bulgarische wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit“, in Bulgarian-German Scientific Cooperation: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of the Humboldt-Kolleg, Sofia, Nov. 26– 28, 2015. Ed. by Ilza Pajeva, R. Argirova, Krum Bacvarov, Dilyana Boteva and Nikolina Burneva. Humboldt Union in Bulgaria, Sofia, 2016, 103-107.

“Benchmarking in the Era of Nationalism. Bulgarians and Slovenes in Comparison”, in R. Preshlenova (ed.), Looking West, Feeling East. Impacts, Values and Loyalties in South-Eastern Europe. Sofia, Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology, 2015, 7-35 = “Bolgari in Slovenci - primerjava v dobi nacionalizmov”, in Žarko Lazarević, Aleš Gabrič (ur.), Slovenci in Bolgari med Zahodnimi in Vzodnimi Vplivi. Ljubljana, Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, 2016, 39-61.

“State, Society and the Educated Elite in Bulgaria, 1878-1918”, in F. Bieber, H. Heppner (ed.), Universities and Elite Formation in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe [Transkulturelle Forschungen an den Österreich-Bibliotheken im Ausland, Bd. 11], Wien, Zürich, 2015, 13-23.

“Интеграция на Балканите между двете световни войни: проекти и равносметка”, Балкани, 2015/4, 72-82.

“Виена – едно специално място за българските студенти”, в Югоизточноевропейският град и съвременността на миналото. Научни изследвания в чест на проф. Лилия Кирова. София, Фабер, 2012, 250-270.

“Uniting the Balkans: Common Desires and First Initiatives in the Interwar Period”, in  Wilfried Loth, Nicolae Păun (eds.), Disintegration and integration in East-Central Europe 1919-post-1989. Publications of the European Union Liaison Committee of Historians, Berlin Nomos, Cluj-Napoca Editura Fundației pentru Studii Europene (EFES), 2014, 93-104. = “Greece and Bulgaria: Two Focuses on Integration in the Balkans between the Two World Wars”, in Y. Konstantinova (ed.), Greece, Bulgaria and European Challenges in the Balkans, Etudes balkaniques, 2015/1, 140-154.

“Economic Culture and Economic Policy in Southеastern Europe during the 19th Century”, in Tassos Anastassiadis, Nathalie Clayer (ed.), Society, Politics and State Formation in Southeastern Europe during the 19th century. Athens, Alpha Bank Historical Archives, 2011, 279-307.

“Интеграция чрез образование. Българските студенти във висшите учебни заведения на Виена и Грац (1879-1918 г.)”, в Българската общност в Австрия – историческо, лингвистично и етноложко изследване. Състав. Снежана Йовева-Димитрова, Ана Кочева, Владимир Пенчев. Т. 1. София, 2011, 7-18.

“Феликс Филип Kаниц и школовање младих Бугара у Бечу”. – Ћорђе Костић (уредник), Слике са Балкана Феликса Каница. Београд, 2011, 206-217 [„Felix philipp Kanitz und die Ausbildung junger Bulgaren in Wien“, in Đorđe Kostić (Hg.), Balkanbilder von Felix Kanitz. Belgrad, 2011, 193-205].

“Emancipation through Education: Some Bulgarian Experience since the 19th Century”, in Peter Vodopivec, Aleš Gabrič (ed.), The Role of Education and Universities in Modernization Processes in Central and South-Eastern European Countries in 19th and 20th Century. Ljubljana, 2011, 53-62.

“Национализми и идентификация”, в Ю. Константинова (състав.), Балканите. Модернизация, идентичности, идеи. Сборник в чест на проф. Надя Данова. София, ИБЦТ, 2011, 391-408. = “Εθνικισμοί και ταύτιση“. - Στο: Τα Βαλκάνια εκσυγχρονισμός, ταυτότητες, ιδέες. Συλλογή κειμένων προς τιμή της καθηγήτριας Νάντιας Ντάνοβα, Ηράκλειο, 2014, σ. 441-460.

“The Close and the Distant Balkans. Building Up Identities in the Context of Economic Development 1878-1912”, Etudes balkaniques, 2004, 3, 51-78 = Frontiers revisited. Identities and Economy in the Balkans in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Saarbrücken, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2011.

“Education as communication: Bulgarian-American Traditions”, in Miltenova, Anissava, Cynthia Vakareliyska (ed.), Bulgarian-American Dialogues in the Humanities, Sofia, Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2010, 161-174.

„Wegweiser sozialen Wandels. Über die Verdrängung des Orientalismus aus Bulgarien seit 1878“, in Ulrike Tischler-Hofer, Renate Zedinger (Hgg.), Kuppeln, Korn, Kanonen.  Unerkannte und unbekannte Spuren in Südosteuropa von der Aufklärung bis in die Gegenwart. Innsbruck, Studienverlag, 2010, 243-263.

„Elitenbildung. Die Südost-Stiftung des Mitteleuropäischen Wirtschaftstags Berlin an der Hochschule für Welthandel in Wien“, in Carola Sachse (Hg.), "Mitteleuropa" und "Südosteuropa" als Planungsraum. Wirtschafts- und kulturpolitische Expertisen im Zeitalter der Weltkriege. Göttingen, Wallstein Verlag, 2010, 391-417.

„Dinge, die verbinden. Überlegungen über die deutsch-bulgarischen Beziehungen seit dem 19. Jahrhundert”, Studies on Language and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe, 6. Chr. Voß (Hrsg.), EU-Bulgaristik. Perspektiven und Potenziale. München, Berlin 2009, 51-64.

„Befreiung auf Raten. Zur Relativierung der Jahreszahlen in wirtschaftspolitischer Perspektive“, Österreich und Bulgarien 1878-2008. Geschichte und Gegenwart, Miscelanea Bulgarica 19. Wien, 2008, 127-136.

„Die Zusammenarbeit auf dem Balkan. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten aus bulgarischer Sicht“, in Ulf Brunnbauer, Wolfgang Höpken (Hgg.), Transformationsprobleme Bulgariens im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. München 2007, 239-259.

„Deutscher Bildungsweg und politische Karriere in Bulgarien (bis 1944)“,  Danubiana Carpathica. Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Kultur in den deutschen Siedlungsgebieten Südosteuropas. Hg. von Mathias Beer, Harald Heppner, Gerhard Seewann und Stefan Sienerth. Bd. 1 (48), München, Verlag Otto Sagner, 2007, 289-305.

„Zum Stand der Südosteuropa-Forschung in Bulgarien“, Revue des études sud-est européennes (RESEE), XLIV (Bucarest), 2006, 35-42.

“Стопанство и политическа култура в следосвобожденска България”, в Юбилеен сборник. Изследвания в чест на 80-годишнината на проф. Кръстьо Манчев. София, 2006, 323 – 333.

“Между възторг и прагматизъм. Опознаването на Европа в икономически план в следосвобожденска България”, Studia in honorem professoris Virginiae Paskaleva. Bulgarian historical review, 2006, 1-2, 436 – 445.

„Der Balkan: Bilanz misslungener Annäherungsversuche“, in Michael Daxner, Peter Jordan, Paul Leifer, Klaus Roth und Elisabeth Vyslonzil (Hgg.), Bilanz Balkan. Wien, 2005, 24-46.

“Публичност и власт: Инициативи за сближение между Австро-Унгария и България през Първата световна война”, в Нина Христова (състав.), Надежди и разочарования в историята. Сборник в памет на проф. Милчо Лалков. Известия по история, т. 2. Благоевград, 2005, 165 - 175.

“Икономически аспекти в отношенията между България и Русия”, в Сборник в памет на проф. д-р Радослав Попов. София, 2005, 196-208.

„Hoffnung auf eine Zukunft. Die europäische Integration und die bulgarische Informationslandschaft“, in Franz Görner (Hg.), Die erweiterte Europäische Union und Südosteuropa – Stand und Perspektiven der Informationsvermittlung. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Veröffentlichung der Osteuropa-Abteilung, Bd. 33. Berlin, 2005, 49-53.

“Challenges of Liberty. Shaping Identifications in Bulgarian Urban Space after 1878”, "We" and "The Others": Modern European Societies in Search of Identity. Studies in comparative history, Studia historica LІІІ, Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philosophica et Historica 1-2000. Praha, 2004, 103-115.

“Die Öffentlichkeit im Krieg: Initiativen für engere Beziehungen zwischen Österreich-Ungarn und Bulgarien im Ersten Weltkrieg“, Mitteilungen des Österreichischen Staatsarchivs 51, Wien, 2004, 337-346.

“Freiheit als Verantwortung. Zehn Jahre postkommunistischer Historiographie in Bulgarien”, in Al. Ivanišević, A. Kappeler, W. Lukan, A. Suppan (Hgg.), Klio ohne Fesseln? Historiographie im östlichen Europa nach dem Zusammenbruch des Kommunismus. Österreichische Osthefte 44, Wien, 2002, H. 1-2, 473-486.

„Im Vorhof zur Macht. Wirtschaft und Öffentlichkeit in Bulgarien 1878-1914”, in H. Heppner, R. Preshlenova (Hgg.), Öffentlichkeit ohne Tradition. Bulgariens Aufbruch in die Moderne. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern etc., Peter Lang, 2003, 145-166.

“От възможното до действителното. Берлинският договор и търговските конфликти на Балканите 1878-1912”, в Св. Елдъров (състав.), Балканите между мира и войната ХІV-ХХ век. София, Военно издателство, 2002, 187-211.

“Bulgaria’s European Orientation Reflected in Town Development after the Berlin Congress 1878”, in Sl. Gzell, L. Klusakova (ed.), Peripheries or Crossroads of Cultures? Towns of East-Central and South-Eastern Europe (= Urbanistyka, V). Warszawa, 2000, 7-12.

“Външната търговия”, в Филип Панайотов (състав.), България 20. век. София, ИК Труд, 1999, 352-365.

„Kulturrezeption und Großmachtpolitik: Die Ausbildung der bulgarischen Elite in Österreich-Ungarn“, in Lalkov, M., Heppner, H., Preshlenova, R. (Hgg.), Österreich, Österreich-Ungarn und die Entwicklung der bulgarischen Eliten, 1815-1918. Sofia, Akademieverlag „Prof. M. Drinov“, 1999, 57-73.

„Bulgarisch-österreichisch-ungarische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen 1878-1914“, in Choliolčev, Chr., K. Mack, A. Suppan (Hgg.), Bulgarisch-österreichische Beziehungen 1878-1996. (Miscelanea bulgarica 12). Wien, 1998, 18-29.

„Die Wirtschaft Südosteuropas zwischen Ost und West (bis zum Zweiten Weltkrieg)“, in H. Heppner, Gr. Larentzakis (Hgg.), Das Europa-Verständnis im orthodoxen Südosteuropa. Graz, Grazer Theologische Studien Nr. 21, 1996, 17-34.

“Austro-Hungarian Trade and the Economic Development of Southeastern Europe before World War 1”, in D. F. Good (ed.), Economic Transformations in East and Central Europe. Legacies from the past and policies for the future. London - New York, Routledge, 1994, 231-260.

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