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Alexandra Milanova

IMG Alexandra MilanovaAlexandra Dimitrova Milanova

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

Areas of academic interest:
Modern and contemporary history of the Balkans, international relations 19th - 20th Centuries, social history, everyday life, modernization processes in the Balkans, urban culture, musicology, cultural heritage, digital humanities 


Education and fellowships:

Education
2016 PhD in History and Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of History
2012 Master’s degree in International Relations: International Organizations and Multilateral Diplomacy - with distinction, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Law
2010 Bachelor’s degree in Southeast European Studies and History teacher - with distinction, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of History

Fellowships
2014 University of Geneva, Switzerland
2014 Yale University, USA
2011–2012 African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Kenya
2009 Dilmer Language Teaching Center, Turkey
2007 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Participation in scholarly projects:

2021– Project team member in the IBSCT-BAS project "Socializing the cultural heritage of the Balkans"
2021– Project Manager of the IBSCT-BAS project "Lecture series "Every Second Tuesday"
2020– Project team member in "Vectors of historical development and national identity in the Balkans", joint project between IBSCT-BAS and the Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2020– Project team member in "Serbian (Yugoslav)-Bulgarian relations and the interests of the Great Powers in the Balkans (19th-20th Centuries)" joint project between IBSCT-BAS and the Institute for Balkan Studies at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2020–2021 Coordinator of the Bulgarian team working on 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 (ERC)
2019– Project Manager "European influences in modern urban music culture in the Balkans. Bibliographic research", funded by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria
2019– Member of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the National Scholarly Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria
2019– Member of the team of IBSCT-BAS in the National Interdisciplinary Research 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 Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria
2019 Project Manager "Les Tsiganes/Roma dans les Balkans ottomans : problèmes de méthodologie historique", funded by the Embassy of the Republic of France in Bulgaria and the French Institute in Bulgaria
2013–2017 Project team member in "Cities in Southeastern Thrace: Continuity and Transformation", funded by the Center of Excellence in the Humanities “Alma Mater”. Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
2010–2013 Project team member in "RELIGARE: Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe - Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy", funded by the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation



Teaching:

2015 Modern History of Southeastern Europe - lectures and practice of the specialty "Past and present of Southeastern Europe", Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of History
2010 History teacher at the 32nd Secondary School St. Kliment Ohridski



Selected publications:

Books:

От Константинопол до Янина. Всекидневието на Балканите през погледа на Франсоа Пуквил. София: ИБЦТ–БАН, 2020, ISBN 978-619-7179-16-3, 402 с. [From Constantinople to Ioannina. Everyday Life in the Balkans through the Eyes of François Pouqueville. Sofia: IBSCT-BAS, 2020, ISBN 978-619-7179-16-3, 402 p.].

Articles and papers: 

Политика на империя, дипломация на република: Османската империя и Република Турция в големите европейски и световни конфликти (1853-1945), в: История, № 1, година XIX. София: Издание на главна редакция на педагогическите издания на МОМН, 2011, ISSN 0861 - 3710, с. 26-46.

Le tigre de Janina - образът на Aли паша Тепелена в произведенията на Франсоа Пуквил, в: История, № 2, година XXIII. София: Национално издателство за образование и наука "Аз Буки", 2015, ISSN 0861 - 3710, с. 119-125.

Един османски пленник в Константинопол: всекидневието на Франсоа Пуквил в Седемте кули (1799-1801), в: Докторантски и постдокторантски четения 2014, 2014, с. 82-91.

Жените в Османската империя през погледа на една западноевропейка: произведенията на лейди Мери Монтегю, в: История, № 5, година XXIII. София: Национално издателство за образование и наука "Аз Буки", 2015, ISSN 0861 - 3710, с. 504-514.

In the shadow of Constantinople: the unpublished memoirs of Adrianople by François Pouqueville, in: Cities in South Eastern Thrace: Continuity and Transformation, St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2017, ISBN 978-954-07-4275-5, pp. 209-220.

Palikova, N. and A. Milanova. The 3D animation of cultural heritage objects as an innovative instrument for vocational training and education, -In: ICERI2018. 11th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 2018, ISBN 978-84-09-05948-5/ISSN 2340-1095, pp. 849-856.

Palikova, N., A. Milanova and E. Kovatcheva. Contextualization of cultural heritage objects through an interactive platform as a tool for research and education, - In: ICERI2018. 11th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 2018, ISBN 978-84-09-05948-5/ISSN 2340-1095, pp. 1032-1037.

120 години от рождението на чл.-кор. Веселин Бешевлиев – един от основателите на Института за балканистика. В: Списание на Българската академия на науките, 4/2020, София: Издателство на БАН „Проф. Марин Дринов“, 2020, ISSN 0007-3989, с. 40-43.

Кръгла маса на тема „Ромите в османските Балкани и в съвременна България. Френско-българско сътрудничество в областта на историята и социолингвистиката". В: Балкани, 9/2020, София: ИБЦТ–БАН, 2020, ISSN 1314-4103, с. 138-139.

Цикъл лекции на ИБЦТ-БАН „ВСЕКИ ВТОРИ ВТОРНИК“. В: Балкани, 9/2020, София: ИБЦТ–БАН, 2020, ISSN 1314-4103, с. 139-141.

Проект „Европейски влияния в модерната градска музикална култура на Балканите. Библиографско изследване“. В: Балкани, 9/2020, София: ИБЦТ–БАН, 2020, ISSN 1314-4103, с. 149-150.

120 години от рождението на чл.-кор. проф. д-р Веселин Бешевлиев. В: Балкани, 9/2020, София: ИБЦТ–БАН, 2020, ISSN 1314-4103, с. 181-185.

Opera and Modernization: The Case of Bulgaria. In: Etudes balkaniques, 2/2020. Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology – BAS, 2020, ISSN 2534-8574, pp. 435-454.

Значението на френската школа за творчеството на Любомир Пипков и Марин Големинов. В: Визуални изкуства и музика, № 2/2020, година I. София: Факултет по науки за образованието и изкуствата, СУ „Св. Климент Охридски“, ISSN 2683-1392, с. 82-92.


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