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The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Mario Filipov, Ph.D. (IBSCT-BAS), entitled "Shipping and Maritime Navigation in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 14th and 15th Centuries in the Context of the Venetian-Genoese Naval Rivalry".

The event will be held on March 18, 2024 (Monday) at 17:30 in the building of IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45) and online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86513444853

We look forward to your attendance!

This lecture is organised by the project "Going Through War: The Medieval Military Experience in the Balkans and Its Social Implications", funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund, contract No. KП-06-М70-3/15.12.2022

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Poster дискусия робство 01In 2023, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) launched the project Historical Chameleons, with the main goal of discussing the changes we observe in some commonly used concepts depending on the historical, social or cultural context.

On March 15, 2024, at 13:00, we invite you to our first public discussion, where we will present the concept of SLAVERY. The event will be held at IBSCT-BAS on 45 Moskovska St. You can find more information at https://historical-chameleons.clada-bg.com/slavery_discussion-bg/

The discussion is organized within the framework of the IBSCT-BAS project "Historical Chameleons", part of the e-infrastructure for Bulgarian linguistic and cultural heritage CLaDA.BG.

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Покана 1 copy 4The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book Impact et réception de la culture française dans les Balkans (XIXe – XXe siècles) / French culture in the Balkans (19th - 20th centuries): Interrelationships and reception, edited by Prof. Raia Zaimova.

Prof. Kalin Mihailov will share his reflections of the book. Assist. Prof. Alexandra Milanova will be moderator of the event.

The event will be held on March 19, 2024 (Tuesday) at 15.30 in the IBSCT-BAS building (Moskovska Street No. 45).

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

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12.03.24 Меката власт на Франция в България 1989 г 03The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Victoria Lekova (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski") The Soft Power of France in Bulgaria: 1989.

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on March 12, 2024 (Tuesday) at 18:00 online in Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84542314969

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

The lecture is organized in implementation of the project “Cultural diplomacy in the Balkans in the 20th and 21st centuries: Achievements, challenges, and the way forward”, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund, contract No. KP-06-Н80/4 dated 07.12.2023.

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IMG 8376On the occasion of the National Day of Bulgaria, March 3, the photo exhibition "Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria" was officially presented for the first time at the invitation of the director of the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in London, Mrs. Svetlana Dionisieva. The event took place in the ceremonial hall of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the presence of representatives of the diplomatic corps, hundreds of compatriots and guests. The project is realized in cooperation between the State Cultural Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria (DKI) and the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) iunder the National Scholarly Program "Development of Bulgarian Studies Abroad". Presented gold and silver treasures illustrate the rich cultural heritage of Bulgaria from prehistory to Antiquity.

The celebration included a rich cultural and musical program: greetings from the official guests from Bulgaria - Mrs. Snezhana Yoveva-Dimitrova, Director of DKI, Prof. Dr. Roumiana Preshlenova, Director of IBSCT-BAS, Assist. Prof. Dr. Alexandra Milanova, Scientific Coordinator of IBSCT-BAS, performance of poems by children from the Bulgarian community in London and a recital by prominent musicians Boyan Ivanov (clarinet), Alexander Somov (cello) and Lizien Chen (piano).

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06.03.2024 Сътрудничеството на Балканите и в Северна Европа някои паралели и поукиThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Mr. Vladimir Danchev, Chairman of the Bulgarian-Finnish Friendship Society, Cooperation in the Balkans and in Northern Europe – Some Parallels and Lessons.

The event will take place on March 6, 2024 (Wednesday) at 16.00 in the IBSCT-BAS building (Moskovska Street No. 45).

We are looking forward to welcome you!

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00.Title poster 1 copyOn the occasion of Bulgaria's National Day, on March 3, 2024 (Sunday) at 19:00, the exhibition "The Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria" will be opened at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in London. The exhibition is prepared by a team of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) under the National Scholarly Program "Development of Bulgarian Studies Abroad". The materials of the IBSCT-BAS were created under the "Bulgariana" Project by Prof. D.Sc. Valeria Fol and Nikolay Genov, photographer.

The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by a concert performance by prominent musicians Boyan Ivanov (clarinet), Alexander Somov (cello) and Lizien Chen (piano).

The event is organized in partnership with the State Cultural Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

To attend the opening of the exhibition, pre-registration at this link is required.

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Кръгла маса плакатThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) organizes a round table Ancient Thrace and the East in memory of Assist. Prof. Miroslav Izdimirski, PhD. The topic is central to the researches of Dr. Izdimirski, whose interests also set the broad framework of the scholarly forum. Investigations in the field of political, cultural, demographic history in the selected historical regions in a wide chronological spectrum will be presented at the round table.

The event will be held on February 22, 2024 at 10:00 in the building of the IBSCT-BAS at Moskovska Street No 13.

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13.02.24 Маскари са до един Политическо въображаемо и карикатура в България началото на ХХ век 01The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to the public lecture of Prof. Dobrinka Parusheva, PhD (University of Plovdiv/IBSCT-BAS) "They are all rotters!..." Political imaginary and caricature in Bulgaria (early 20th century).

The event is organised under the initiativeEvery Second Tuesday and will be held on February 13, 2024 (Tuesday) at 17:00 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45).

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

 

Summary
Political imaginary is understood by Social Sciences as the collective construct organiing the imagination and symbolism of the political, but also as the process that produces the political. Caricature as a visual materialization of images already created or currently in the making opens up great possibilities for exploring the relationship between the ideal and the material, between the imaginary and the represented. The aim of the lecture is to show what kind of image of politics and the political was constructed by cartoonists in Bulgaria at the early 20th century and through what kind of images.

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Call for PapersThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is organizing an international conference entitled "Great Strife and Bloodshed Ensued". Military History of the Balkans in the Middle Ages", dedicated to the 580th anniversary of the Battle of Varna (1444 – 2024).

For more information, see here. Submission form here.

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Иван СапунджиевOn January 23, 2024, at the Central Military Club in Sofia, the Military Historical Commission presented its Annual Awards for 2023. Hosts of the ceremony were Colonel Violina Valeva and actor Rousy Chanev.

The Deputy Chairman of the Military History Commission, Ivan Sapundzhiev, awarded Assoc. Prof. Mariyana Stamova, PhD affiliated with the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for researching the Balkan military history and bringing together the states and peoples of the region. The commander of the 3rd Brigade Command - Blagoevgrad, Colonel Mitko Baltov, was awarded the honorary title "Commander - guardian of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian Army". The award for an objective presentation of the history and current state of the Bulgarian Armed Forces was presented to Kiril Valchev, General Director of the BTA. The head of the Military Academy "G. S. Rakovski" Major General Todor Dochev presented the award for contribution to the research and popularization of the history and combat traditions of the Bulgarian Army. The distinction was awarded to Preslav Pancheliev and Dr. Kaloyan Pancheliev. The award for contribution to the study of the national liberation struggles of the Bulgarian people was awarded to Prof. D.Sc. Trendafil Mitev.

Official guests at the ceremony were their excellencies the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to Bulgaria Enid Milo, the Ambassador of the Republic of North Macedonia Agneza Rusi Popovska, the Defense Attaché of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia Colonel Željko Simić, the President of the European Union of Senior Citizens Prof. Nikolay Andreev and others.

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PosterFrom January 24 to 26, 2024 in the New Conference (Mirror) Hall of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" the international scholarly conference "Transfer and Adaptation: Languages and Cultures in Dialogue (The Balkans from Late Antiquity to Early Modern Times)" will be held. The event is organized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung with the financial support of the Bulgarian National Science Fund, contract No. КП-06-МНФ/21 dated 08/08/2023.

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