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Cover Balkani10On November 23, 2021 at the Institute of Balkan Studies, in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures, the tenth issue of BALKANS, the scholarly journal of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) was presented. It is dedicated to the round anniversary of his creation. This was suggested by the theme of the issue: '10 years of BALKANS'. The editor-in-chief Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Dr. habil., Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences gave a brief but emotional review of the past 10 years against the background of an attractive retrospective presentation.

Articles selected for the current issue are devoted to significant problems of different periods of the history of the Balkan region. Their authors are prepared by prominent and established scholars of the IBSCT-BAS. The articles of the three prominent scholars who participated as authors in the first issue - Valeria Fol, Maria Todorova and Galya Valtchinova - are also included in the anniversary edition.

One of the missions of this issue is to present in attractive and informative way all the resent aspects of the rich scholarly and social activity of the Institute's team, designed in the separate sections "Balkan Studies Chronicles", "New Books" and "Reviews". This issue also aims at paying a well-deserved tribute to notable personalities in the history of scholarly research in Southeast Europe through the section "Personalia".

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Cities in the Balkans coverDear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce that the book “Cities in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memories” (Sofia: IBSCT-BAS, 2021, ISBN 978-619-7179-20-0, 358 p.) has been published.

This volume was supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under Cultural Heritage, National Memory and Social Development National Research Program approved by DCM No. 577 of 17 August 2018.

The book is available at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45).

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254544299 369232814941642 792232651715487252 nThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to present its latest initiative, the podcast "Let's talk about the Balkans".

Our guest in the first episode is Mr. Kiril Valchev, Director General of the Bulgarian News Agency.

To learn when new episodes are released, follow the podcast and get a notification as they become available. "Let's talk about the Balkans" is listed on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Podcast Index or RSS Feed.

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09.11.2021 Римското археологическо наследство в Югозападна България като ресурс за културен туризъм 03 1The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Stela Stefanova, PhD (IBSCT-BAS) "Roman archaeological heritage in Southwestern Bulgaria as a resource for cultural tourism".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on November 9, 2021 (Tuesday) at 17h00 in Zoom.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

https://zoom.us/j/94953582249

Meeting ID: 949 5358 2249

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Image Rila Monastery 2On the occasion of the Day of the National Revival Leaders, in the centre of Sofia, His Eminence the Bishop of Adrianople Evlogiy, abbot of the Rila Мonastery and Prof. Roumiana Preshlenova, PhD, Director of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) opened the exhibition The Heart of Bulgaria. Masterpieces from the Rila Monastery. The exhibition is designed by a team of the IBSCT-BAS under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. The exhibition is organized with the blessing and in cooperation with the Rila Monastery, the National Commission of Bulgaria for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality.

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SOLUN FESTIVAL 1 4The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Assoc. Prof. Gergana Doncheva, PhD "Bulgarian contribution to the Thessaloniki Film Festival (1963-2020)". The event is organized in pursuance to Art. 18. (17) of an ANNEX to the Regulations of the Scientific Council of the IBSCT-BAS. It will be held on October 21, 2021 (Thursday) at 17h00 in Zoom.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88697547416

 

 

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Изложба Рилска света обителThe exhibition The Heart of Bulgaria. Masterpieces from the Rila Monastery is designed by a team of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Rila Monastery, the National Commission of Bulgaria for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality.

The exhibition presents masterpieces from the Rila Monastery, the oldest institution in Bulgaria. The monastery, whose significance far exceeds the Balkans, has been a cultural center and a treasury of Orthodox Christianity for more than a thousand years. The Rila Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the symbols of Bulgaria.

The official opening of the exhibition is on the Day of the National Revival Leaders on November 1, 2021 (Monday) at 17:00 in the Open-Air Gallery in the Crystal Garden in Sofia. The exhibition is on until November 7, 2021.

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12.10.2021 Словното богатство на Учителното евангелие на Константин Преславски 01The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Prof. Lora Taseva, PhD (IBSCT-BAS) "The Vocabulary of Constantine of Preslav's Uchitel'noe evangelie ('Didactic Gospel'): Old Bulgarian-Greek and Greek-Old Bulgarian Word Indices".

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on October 12, 2021 (Tuesday) at 17h00 in Zoom.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

https://zoom.us/j/94953582249

Meeting ID: 949 5358 2249

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Николай Тодоров изложба БАНThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to present the exhibition “Balkan Studies, Diplomacy and Politics. 100 years since the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov”. The exhibition is shown in the central foyer of the BAS - Administration (Sofia, 15 November Street No. 1).

The centenary of the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov (1921-2003), a distinguished scholar, diplomat and politician in the recent history of Bulgaria, is an occasion to recall his contribution as ambassador to Athens in the period 1979-1983 for the establishment of good neighborly relations in the Balkans in the last years of the Cold War. As a member of the Executive Committee of UNESCO (1972-1976), he became President of the 23rd General Conference of UNESCO in 1985-1987, held for the first and last time in Sofia. After a successful academic and diplomatic career, Nikolai Todorov became Chairman of the 7th Grand National Assembly (July 17, 1990 - October 2, 1991) and was Head of State of the Republic of Bulgaria (July 17 - August 1, 1990).

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v 01 2021Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the book premiere of three monographs on Bulgarian-Greek relations and intersections:

  • Greeks and Bulgarians. Parallels and Intersections in History and Culture
  • Thessaloniki, the Dream City
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival: History, Challenges and Metamorphoses

The event will be held on September 20, 2021 (Monday) at 17h00.
You are invited to join here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81006371506

 

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IMG 6815Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition "The City in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memory in Postcards" presented in Rousse. It was designed by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Rousse Regional Museum of History under the National Scholarly Program "Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development", funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

The exhibition is on until the end of October 2021.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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