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Valeria Fol

Valeria Fol 01 10 2019Valeria Nikolova Fol

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

Areas of academic interest:
Ancient history, culture and religion of the European Southeast (Greece and Thrace) and the Mediterranean, Thracology, continuity between Antiquity and the subsequent historical eras in the European Southeast.

Education and fellowships:
Ancient and Medieval History, Second degree in Philosophy - Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski'
Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Art Studies - Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Senior Research Associate II Degree (Associate Professor) in Cultural Theory and History (Antiquity) - Institute of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. habil. - Institute of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Senior Research Associate I Degree (Professor) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


Participation in scholarly projects:
2019 Scientific Supervisor of the Summer School for young scientists and students "Sarnena Sredna Gora Expedition"
2018-2023 Scientific coordinator for the IBSCT-BAS in the INFRAMAT infrastructure project
2018-2023 Member of the project team of the National Scholarly Program 'Cultural historical heritage, national memory and social development'
2016-2018 Scientific coordinator for the IBSCT-BAS in the General academic research project of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (22 institutes and 5 laboratories) 'Thracians - Genesis and development of ethnicity, cultural identities, civilizational interactions and ancient heritage'
2016 Project Man-Nature-Culture: Ancient Thrace and Medieval Bulgaria, marking the 60th anniversary of Bulgaria's membership in UNESCO
2000-2017 – Project Manager of Bulgarian-Turkish Summer School 'Strandja mountain and its role in the transfer of East-West civilizations'
2014-2019 Member of the project team 'Sources about the history of Thrace and Thracians' - research project of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, funded by internal sources
2013-2015 Member of the project team 'Thrace and Rome' - research project of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, funded by internal sources
2013-2019 Project Co-Manager of 'Mirabilia' - research project of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, funded by internal sources
2007-2010 Project Manager of the interdisciplinary research project 'Multimedia model of Thracian royal tombs in the Mogilanska mound - Vratsa'
2008 Project Manager of the 'Strandja wind friendship project' - 2005 Joint Small Projects Fund Kirclareli, Turkey
2007-2009 Project Manager of the interdisciplinary scientific project with international participation 'The underwater archaeological heritage of Bulgaria is in danger. Thracian maritime cultural landscapes - exploration, conservation, promotion'
2006-2007 Project Manager of the project with international participation 'Travelling in the time of Thracians'
2005-2009 Project Manager of the research and museum project 'The Thracian Cosmos: The Realm of Kings' - UNESCO
2004-2005 Project Manager of the international project and scientific conference 'The Rock Sanctuaries of the Thracians, other peoples of South-Eastern Europe, and Anatolia during the Antiquity' - UNIESCO

Teaching:
Ancient History and Thracology at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (UNIBIT)

Selected publications:
Фол, В. 2014. Царете на одриската държава / The Kings of the Odrysian State : 178-253; съвместно с Димитър Попов и Кирил Йорданов: Хронологическа таблица на най-известните исторически засвидетелствани тракийски царе / Chronological Table of the Most Famous Historical Attested Thracian Kings: 272-299; Основна литература / Bibliography: 297-299 В: Фол, В. – Попов, Д. – Йорданов, К. 2014. Царете на траките. Тангра ТанНакРа, София = Fol, V. – Popov, D. – Yordanov, K. 2014. The Thracian Kings. Tangra TanNakRa, Sofia.
Фол, В. 2010. Приказки за деца и възрастни. Симолини – 94. София.
Фол, В. във ПОПОВ, Д. – ФОЛ, В. Божествата на траките/The Deities of the Thracians. Тангра ТанНакРа. София: 10-55, 100-166, 294-313.
Fol, A. – Fol, V. 20082. Траките / The Thracians. Tangra TanNakRa Publishing House. Sofia.
Фол, В. 2008. Орфей тракиецът / Orpheus, the Thracian. Тангра ТанНакРа. София.
Фол, В. 2007. Скални топоси на вяра в Югоизточна Европа и в Мала Азия. Институт по тракология „проф. Ал. Фол”. София = Studia Thracica 10.
Fol, V. 2003. La Thrace antique. Le silence parle. Comite Mational Europalia Bulgarie 2002.
Фол, В. 2000. Мегалитни и скални паметници в Древна Тракия. Университетско издателство “Св. Кл. Охридски”& Demax. София.
Фол, В. 2000. Първи дял. В: Фол, В. – Нейкова, Р. 2000. Огън и музика. Èçäàòåëñòâî íà ÁÀÍ “Марин Дринов” & Тилиа. София, 11-142, Приложения: 269-290, 293-337.
Fol, V. 2000. Golden Power and Golden Death (13-26); Entering the Long-term History (41-60); Imagenary and Idea (147-168); The Roch and the Fire (171-192) – In: Fol, A. – Jordanov, K. Porozhanov, K. – Fol, V. 2000. Ancient Thrace. International Foundation “Europa Antiqua” & Institute of Thracology – Bulgaria Academy of Sciences. Sofia.
Фол, В. 1996. Забравената светица. УИ „Св. Климент Охридски”. София.
Фол, В. 1993. Обредното представление. В: Райчевски, Ст. – Фол, В. 1003. Кукерът без маска. УИ „Св. Климент Охридски”. София, 95-135, 205-216; Въведение (съвместно с Райчевски, Ст.): 5-6; Заключение, Приложения (съвместно с Райчевски, Ст.): 135-184.
Фол, В. 1993. Скалата, конят и огънят. Ранна тракийска обредност. Аргес. София.

Fol, V. 2019: Angry Deities and Heroes: Example from Thrace. – Études balkaniques. Mirabilia: Miraculous and Magical, LV/1, 24-31.
Fol, V. 2019: Mycenaean Thrace – a theme to be continued. In: Thracia 24. ΕΠΟΠΤΕΙΑ In honorem annorum LXXXV Alexandri Fol, 17-28.
Fol, V. 2019. Golden masks from the lands of the Odrysian Kingdom. – Scienze dell’Antichita, 24 – 2018, Fascicolo 3, 89-98.
Fol A. А., Fol V. 2018. Music in the sacred spaces of the Thracians. Сборник в чест на 85 години от рождението на Професор Александър Фол, д.н. Български институт по египтология – НБУ, Софияр 77-95.
Фол, В. 2018. Бележки за царската власт в Тракия. В: Thracia XXIII Thraco-Anatolica. Сборник в чест на 65 годишнината на проф. Калин Порожанов, д-р, д.н., ИБЦТ, София, 43-53.
Fol, V. 2018. The light, imaginary and real sacred space in the thracian rock - cut sanctuaries. – In: Gjorgjievski, D. (Ed.) 2018. Giving gifts to god: evidences of votive offerings in the sanctuaries, temples and churches. proceedings of the 1 st & 2nd International archaeological conference “Kokino”, held in Skopje & Kumanovo, 2016-2017. National Institution Museum of Kumanovo, Kumanovo, 67-74.
Fol, V., Konstantinov, O., Stoev, K. 2017. Interactive Lapidarium – Opportunities for Research and Training. – 23 International Coferance ICE / ITMC Advances on Digital Cultural Heritage, Madeira, Portugal, June 28, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018; M. Ioannides et al. (Eds.): Digital Cultural Heritage 2017, LNCS 10754, pp. 1–11, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75789-6_10, 130-140.
Fol, V. 2017. The Treasure from the Golyama Brestnitsa Village and the Relation: Sacred Object – Rite – Faith. – Orpheus. Journail of Indoeuropean and Thracian Studies, 22, 72-79.
Fol, V., Konstantinov, K. 2016. Megalithic Monuments in Sarnena Gora, Brezovo Municipality. – In: Megalithic Monuments and Cult Practices. Proceeding of the Second International Symposium “Megalithic Monuments and Cult Practices” Blagoevgrad, 12-15 October 2016, Neofit Rilski University Press, Blagoevgrad, 9-16.
Фол, В. 2016. Великата богиня-майка и чудовището Кенхринес. – В: Mirabililia: Чудеса и чудовища. (= Studia Balkanica 31), Институт за балканистика & Център по тракология – БАН, 34-45.
Fol, V. 2016. Masks and the World Beyond. – In: Hulubaș, A., Repciuc, I. (Ed.) 2016. The Rites of Passage Time after Time, Iaşi, 376-389.
Фол, В. 2016. Пейзаж и вяра. – В: Thracia 21 „Древна Тракия през І хил.пр.Хр. Икономика, политика, общество, култура”, БАН, София, 295-306.
Fol, V., György, G., Trifonov, T., Alexiev, A., Ivan S. Ivanov, I. S. 2016. Acoustic Characteristics of Sacral Thracian Sites. In: AIS 2016 - 11th International Symposium on Applied Informatics and Related Areas, November 17, 2016, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 84-87.
Fol, V. 2016. The great goddess-mother and the monster kenchrines. – Études balcaniques LII, 2016: 28-40.
Фол, В. 2016. Светлината и тъмнината в посветителната обредност на траките. В: Поломието. Находки, събития, личности. VІІ и VІІІ национални научни конференции. Фобер, Велико Търново: 76-82.
Фол, В. 2016. Култът към Слънцебога в Тракия в Средиземноморски и Малоазийски контекст. В: Поломието. Находки, събития, личности. VІІ и VІІІ национални научни конференции. Фобер, Велико Търново: 588-594.
Fol, V. 2016. Les royomes thraces au-delà des légendes. – Nouvelle école numéro 65 : 169-167.
Fol, V. 2015. L’aprport de la thracologie. Dans: L’Épopés des rois thraces des guerres Médiques aux invasions celtes 479 – 278 av. J.-C. Découvertes archéologiques en Bulgarie. Édition d’art. Paris : 360-361.
Fol, V. 2014. The Cult to the Sun-God and King’s Ideology – In: Serdica Edict (311 AD). Concepts and Realizations of the Idea of Religious Toleration. Tangra TanNakRa publishing House, Sofia: 181-184.
Фол, В. 2014. Маскарадът и обредното хранене и пиене – В: Маскарадните игри – визуален разказ. Аргус, Перник: 29-37.
Фол, В. 2014. Пещера и вяра. – История 1 /2014: 8-14.
Фол, В. 2013. Трибалите и култът към слънцето В: Монтана – кръстопът на цивилизации. Собрник с доклади и съобщения от национална научна конференция – Монтана’2011, Тангра ТанНакРа, София, 23-31.
Фол, В. 2013. Микенски реминисцении в пространството Самотраки – Хемус. В: Тракийско и византийско културно наследство в Родопите и Северното Егейско крайбрежие. Сборник с научни доклади по едноименен проект с акроним THRABYZHE, финансиран по Програмата за европейско териториално сътрудничество Гърция – България 2007-2013: 17-22 (български), 07-112 (английски език), 197-202 (гръцки език).
Fol, V., O Кonstantinov. 2013. The Odrysian Kingdom - a Concept of an Interactive Multimedia Application for Educational Purposes. – In: Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage – DiPP2013, Proceeding of International Conference September 18 – 21, 2013, Veliko Tarnovo:183-188.
Fol, V. 2012. Ontology of megalithism – Proceedings of the First International Symposium “Ancient Cultures in South-East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean” on the topic of “Megalithic Monuments and Cult Practices”, 11 – 14 September 2012, Blagoevgrad. Neofit Rilski University Press. Blagoevgrad: 9-12.
Fol, V. 2011. Masks and masquerade ritualism in the Early-Christianwritten tradition. In: Campostrini, P.(Ed.) Carnaval King of Europe. = SM Annali di San Mochele 24 (2011): 147-157.
Fol, V. 2010-2011. La dance de braise des Nestinari. – Nouvelle ecole, numéro 59-60, années 2010-2011: 210-216.
Fol, V. 2010. The information and Comunication Technologies, the New Challenges in the Politics towords the Cultural Heritage, and Continuing Education. – Informatics in the Scientific Knowledge. International Scientific Conference 2010. Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” and The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna: 336-338.
Fol, V. 2008. Cave as a topoi of faith. – Proceedings Russe Reginal Museum of History, book XII. The World of the Getae: 107 – 114.
Fol, V. 2009. The Anthropodaimons with Golden Masks from the Upper Stream of Tonzos. In: Thracia 18 In memory of Alexander Fol. Professor Fol Center of Thracology. Sofia: 35-42.
Fol, V. 2009. The wolf/the dog and the North as the direction of wisdom. In: Studia archeologiae et historiae antiquae. Doctissimo viro Scientiarum Archeologiae et Historiae Ion Nikuliţă, anno septuagesimo aetatis suae, dedicator. Chişinău: 149-158.
Фол, В. 2008. Вълкът/кучето и Северът като посока на мъдростта. В: Харитонов, Хр. (Съст.) 2008. От регионалното към националното. Юбилеен сборник в чест на чл. Кор. Проф. дмн Йордан Йорданов. Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов”. София.
Fol, V. 2008. The Rock as a topoi of faith. The interactive zone of the rock-cut monuments – from Urartu to Thrace. In: Kostov, R. (Ed.) Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Proceedings of the International Conference 29-30 October 2008 – Sofia, 151-162.
Fol, V. – Kostov, R. 2008. The “unknown” megalithic and stone-cut monuments of Europe (megalithic and rock-cut sites in Southeast Bulgaria). In: Field Trip Guide Book - International Conference “Geoarchaeology and archaeomineralogy”, Sofia, 29-30 October 2008q 3-10.
Fol, V. 2007. The Solar Doors – a Gate to the Beyond. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Thracilogy, Komotini – Alexandrupolis 18-23 September 2005. Athens 2007: 169-175.
Fol, V. 2007. Kuker bez Maska. – In: Jajjé, N. A. 2007. A Balkan Customs half as old as time. A Study in Ancient Myth and Living Ritual. Trafford Publishing, LXXXI – XCI.
Fol, V. 2007. Interpretative possibilities for rock-cut topoi of faith in and around natural caves. In: Ancient Civilizations and the Sea. International Conference a Tribute to the 70th Anniversary of Prof. Michai Lazarov, Varna 13th-15th October, 2004 (= Acta Musei Varnaensis V), 84-91.
Fol, V. 2007. Thirty Years Later. In: Thracia XVII. In honorem annorum LX Cirili Yordanov, 73-84.
Fol, V. 2006. La Thrace – patrie des rois immortels. Dans : Fol, V. 2006. (Direction d’ouvrage) L’or des Thraces. Trésors de Bulgarie. Musée Jacquemart–André – Institut de France. Paris , 19-41.
Fol, V. 2006. The rock Antiquity of Delphi. In: TASIĆ, N.– GROZDANOV, C. (Eds.) Homage to Milotin Garašanin. Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Belgrade, 513-521.
Fol, V. 2005. Ritualism in rock-cut and megalithic monuments in ancient Thrace. – In: Actes du XIVème Congr UISPP, Université de Liège, Belgium, 2-8 september 2001. Section 11 L’âge du bronze en Europe et en Méditerranée = BAR International Series 1337 / 2005, 13-24.
Fol, V. 2005. Formación de la cultura tracios (1200-500 a. de C.). ¬– Los Tracios. Tesoros enigmáticos de Bulgaria. Obra Social, Fondación « La Caixa ». Barselona : 40-43 (= FOL, V. 2005. Formació de la cultura tràcia (1200-500 a. de C.). Els Tracis. Tresors wnigmàtics de Bulgària . Obra Social, Fondación « La Caixa ». Barselona, 40-43).
Fol, V. 2004. The Rock Antiquity of Eleusis. In: NIKOLOV, V. – BǍČVAROV, K (Hrsg.). 2004. Von Domica bis Drama. Gedenkschrift für Jan Lichardus. Archäologisches Institut mit Museum der Bulgarishen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Sofia, 171-180.
Fol, V. 2004. Mask and Massquerade: From Mysterious Initiation to Carnaval Tradition. In: MOULDIN, B. (Ed.) 2004. Carnaval. University of Washington Press. Seattle, 45-63.
Fol, V. 2004. Knowledge in the Beyond. Orpheus Journal of Indo-European and Thracian Studies 13-14, 31-44.
Fol, V. 2004. Herrscher und Priester im mykenischen Thrakien. – Die Thraker. Das goldene Reich des Orpheus. 2004. Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Philipp von Zabern. Bonn, 93-99.
Fol, V. 2004. Kultstätten. – Die Thraker. Das goldene Reich des Orpheus. 2004. Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Philipp von Zabern. Bonn, 213-224.
Fol, V. 2004. Das Mykenische Thrakien als Impulsgeber der antiken Welt. – Vernissage. Die Zeitschrift zur Ausstellung „Die Thraker. Das goldene Reiche des Orpheus“. Nr. 15/04, 12 Jahrgang 137, 20-25.
Fol, V. 2003. Spatial and Temporal Continuum of the Rock-Cut Topoi of Faith. An Essay on a Preliminaty Reconstruction of the Faith-Ritualism. In: MITREVSKI, D. (Ed.). 2003. Pyraichmes 2. National Museum – Kumanovo. Kumanovo, 215-228.

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