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DSC 0083On May 16, 2022 in the Great Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences a celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Thracology at the BAS, now Centre of Thracology "Prof. Alexander Fol”at IBSCT-BAS was held.

The director of the IBSCT-BAS, Prof. Roumiana Preshlenova, PhD, reminded that for 50 years more than 50 prominent scholars have been working in the academic institution. According to her, the research of the great Bulgarian scholars Ivan Velkov, Hristo Danov, Gavril Katsarov, Georgi Mihailov and many others created the foundation on which Prof. Alexander Fol standed to set the beginning of the independent institutional development of this science at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She added that thracology has always developed in close cooperation with the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, as well as with the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where systematic archaeological research of Thracian history sites was carried out.

Prof. Stefan Hadjitodorov, Sc. Dr., Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, greeted the audience on behalf of the Academy's management and presented the IBSCT-BAS with an honorary plaque - silver, for high scholarly achievements in research and promotion of history, culture and language of Ancient Thrace.

Assoc. Prof. Mira Markova, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of History of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", greated the audience on behalf of the rector. She presented to the Director of the ISBCT-BAS Prof. Roumiana Preshlenova the honorary badge of the Rector of Sofia University for contribution to the development of academic cooperation between the two institutions and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Thracology.

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Todor Chobanov, PhD with the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and lecturer at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies was a guest in the program "History.bg" on the Bulgarian National Television. Together with Prof. Vesselin Yanchev, PhD and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Nikolov, PhD with the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski” he discussed the multifaceted capitals of the Bulgarian state.

A full recording of the show is available here.

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Logo 50 Years Institute of Thracology ENG 01On May 16, 2022 at 17:00 in the Great Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences a celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Thracology at the BAS, now Centre of Thracology "Prof. Alexander Fol”at IBSCT-BAS will be held. Among the foreign guests at the jubilee celebration are Prof. M. Sayar, President of the International Council of Indo-European and Thracian Studies, and Professor O. Picard, a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts.

The official program includes presentation of three editions: the book specially prepared for the event, containing researches of more than 30 scholars who have worked or are currently working in IT / CT. The collective volume is compiled and edited by the acting Head of the CT Assoc. Prof. Ivo Topalilov, PhD. Another edition is the collective monograph on cinnabar in Thracian and Roman culture in the Bulgarian lands by Prof. Dr. Valeria Fol, as well as the next issue of Thracia, dedicated to Prof. V. Fol, compiled by Prof. Vanya Stancheva-Lozanova, D.A.

Two exhibitions in the central foyer of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will accompany the celebration - "50 years since the establishment of the Institute of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences" and "Thracology and other sciences".

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On May 16 and 17, 2022, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will hold the 5th Thracian Readings "TRACOLOGY: A SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS", dedicated to Prof. Alexander Fol, Dr. habil. and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Thracology at BAS. The event is traditionally connected with the date of May 15, when the Institute of Thracology started functioning as an independent scholarly unit of BAS. It was founded by Order № 185 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria dated 12.05.1972 with Prof. Alexander Fol, Dr. habil. as founding director.

The opening of the scholarly conference will take place on May 16, 2022 at 10 am in the hall "Prof. Marin Drinov ”(Great Hall) in the central building of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Thirty scholars from the most prestigious scholarly institutions - the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the National Archaeological Institute with museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; National Ethnographic Museum at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore with the Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, Southwestern University "Neofit Rilski" - Blagoevgrad, New Bulgarian University, National History Museum, will present various aspects of their research in the field of thracology.

The materials of the conference will be published in the series of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology atthe Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Thracia 28.

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Todor Chobanov, PhD with the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and lecturer at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies gave an interview to the "24 hours" newspaper on the occasion of Europe Day. During the conversation, issues related to the Bulgarian national doctrine and the opposition on the East-West axis were discussed among others

The full interview is available here.

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Scholars from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology are among the winners in the competition for young and youngest scholars of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for 2021.

Assist. Prof. Alexandra Milanova, PhD from the Modern Balkans Department receives the Professor Marin Drinov Award for Young Scholars for achievements in the field of Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity.

Georgi Yuri Dikin, a full-time doctoral student in the Modern Balkans Department, receives the Ivan Evstratiev Geshov Award for Youngest Scholars for achievements in the same field.

The awards aim to discover and stimulate talented young scholars at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, to enable them to make earlier and successful international scientific contacts, to support their development and growth, as well as to make work in science and especially in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences more attractive for young and talented professionals.

The awards of the young scholars will be given at a solemn meeting on May 23, 2022 at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Full text of the announcement on the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences' website

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10.05.22 An antidote to anarchy Images of the monarchy in Greece and the Balkans 02The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Assoc. Prof. Spyridon G. Ploumidis, PhD (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) "An "antidote" to anarchy: Images of the monarchy in Greece and the Balkans (19th – 20th centuries)".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on May 10, 2022 (Tuesday) at 17h00 in Zoom.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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Todor Chobanov, PhD with the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and lecturer at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies gave an interview to the "168 hours" newspaper. He spoke on important topics in the history of Great Bulgaria, Byzantium and Kievan Rus.

The full interview is available here.

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Todor Chobanov, PhD with the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and lecturer at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies was a guest in the program "Night Horizon" on the Bulgarian National Radio. He talks about the history of Volga Bulgaria from its emergence to its destruction by the Mongols of the Golden Horde.

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SOLUN FESTIVAL 1 4Assoc. Prof. Gergana Doncheva, PhD from the Cultural History of the Balkan Nations Department was officially nominated for the newly established Vasil Gendov Award given by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers (UBF). Her nomination in the Special Book or Theoretical Text Category is for her recent book Thessaloniki Film Festival: History, Challenges and Metamorphoses. This is the second recognition by the UBF for the author since the 2010 nomination for her firts book The Image of the Balkans in Balkan and Western Films: Strategies for Presentation within the Bulgarian Film Academy in the Film Theory and Criticism Category.

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IMG 2319On April 14, 2022 in Sofia, the director of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Roumiana Il. Preshlenova, PhD and the rector of the Academy of Albanological Studies in Tirana, Prof. Luan Përzhita, PhD signed a cooperation agreement. The two institutions will partner to implement joint projects, organise scholarly events, exchange visits of PhD students, graduate students, young and established scholars, preparation of joint academic publications and book exchange.

At the next work meeting representatives of the above-mentioned institutions will discuss topics of mutual interest to be developed in the framework of the cooperation agreement.

 

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12.04.22 Началото 50 години от създаването на Института по тракология 01The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Prof. Valeria Fol, Dr. habil. (IBSCT-BAS, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies) "The beginning: 50 years since the founding of the Institute of Thracology".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on April 12, 2022 (Tuesday) at 17h00 in Zoom.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89489470402

 

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