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Seminar IzvoriOn November 7 and 8, 2023 a scholarly seminar "Thrace and the Thracians in perspective of the written sources" will be held, part of the project, funded by internal sources of the same name of the IBCT-BAS. The main focus of the seminar is text-critical and comparative analyzes of source information about the Thracians, and its purpose is to contribute to the elevation of source studies for Thracian history to a modern conceptual level and to contribute to the creation of a scientific field for comparison and comparison of sources of different nature.

The event will be held at 13:00 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 13).

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Постер вариант 2On October 30 and 31, 2023, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology - BAS held a scholarly conference Turkish modernity - political, social and cultural dimensions, 19th-20th centuries". The occasion for the event was the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923. At the scholarly forum, reports were presented by 17 scholars from the Institute of Balkan Studies - BAS, the Institute for Historical Studies - BAS, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski", Plovdiv University, UNIBIT and other academic institutions. Topics related to Ottoman modernization, the birth of the modern Turkish state, political, migration and cultural processes from the history and modernity of the modern Turkish state were discussed.

The scholarly forum summarized the achievements of the Institute of Balkan Studies, which are the result of the long-term academic endeavors of specialists in Balkan studies, Ottoman history and modern Turkey, and those of scholars from the above-mentioned academic institutions. The research of the scholars of the Institute will continue in the coming years, especially in the context of the upcoming 2025 centenary of the signing of the Ankara Treaty between Bulgaria and the Republic of Turkey and its ratification in 1926, after which Bulgarian-Turkish diplomatic relations were established, maintaining by the two states without interruption to this day.

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Кръгла маса История и култура на Балканите 01The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is pleased to invite you to a round table "History and Culture of the Balkans: Foreign Influences, Contextual Adaptation, Hybrid Phenomena". The event is organized in memory of Sanya Velkova-Kozhuharova and will be held on November 2 and 3, 2023 at the Regional History Museum - Sofia, Ancient Complex "Serdika", conference hall No 1 (under the domes of the Sofia Largo).

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IMG 6191On 19 October 2023, the Day of Bulgarian-Hungarian Friendship, when the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours St. John of Rila, the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Budapest and the Christian Museum in Esztergom presented the photo-documentary exhibition of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) entitled "The Heart of Bulgaria. Masterpieces from the Rila Monastery". It is presented with the blessing of the Abbot of the Rila Holy Monastery, Bishop Evlogiy of Adrianople.

The exhibition was opened by Mrs. Ildikó Kontsek, Director of the Christian Museum in Esztergom and Prof. Roumiana Il. Preshlenova, Director of the IBSCT-BAS. Mrs. Iliana Iotova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, gave a speech. Mr. Miklós Soltész, Secretary of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary, also addressed the guests. The opening ceremony was attended by H.E. Hristo Polendakov - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Hungary, Mr. Plamen Peykov - Director of the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Budapest, Mrs. Nadia Mladenova - Head of the Vice President's Office, representatives of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Mr. Dancho Musev - Chairman of the Bulgarian Republican Self-Government, Mr. Dimitar Tanev - Chairman of the Society of Bulgarians in Hungary, Mr. Szimeon Varga - Bulgarian Advocate in the Hungarian Parliament, Mr. Richard Tirchi - Director of the Directorate for Nationalities at the Prime Minister's Office, students from the Bulgarian Native Language School, chairmen of local Bulgarian self-governments in Hungary, representatives of the Bulgarians in Moldova and the Bulgarian community in Hungary, residents of Esztergom.

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Постер вариант 2On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, the Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre ofTracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) is organizing a National Scholarly Conference  "Turkish Modernity - Political, Social and Cultural Dimensions,19th-20th centuries".

The event will be held on October 30 and 31, 2023 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45, Sofia).

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

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Скитската кампания на Кей Хосров КирThe 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 Assist. Prof. Plamen Petkov, PhD (IBSCT-BAS) The Scythian Campaign of Kay Khosrow (Cyrus)The event is organised as a part of the project Thracia and the Thracians in perspective of the written sources and will be held on October 17, 2023 (Tuesday) at 13:00 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 13).

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ПлакатThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the "Unknown Balkans" Discussion Club, which will be held on November 13, 2023. PhD students Nikolay Zhelev and Victor Petrov will discuss the topic "A lamb among many wolves. Emperor Basil II and the attempted apostasy of the Komitopoulis, Varda Sklir and Varda Phoca”.

The event will be held on November 13, 2023 at 17:00 at the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Moskovska Street No 45. The discussion is open to everyone.

The "Unknown Balkans" Discussion Club is organized under the project Building a supreme achievements centre "Heritage BG".

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380325916 1684804342028424 2642752508908610196 nOn October 9, 2023 at the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) a Discussion Forum "The Otherness: Yesterday and Today" was held. Discussion was led by Archpriest Dr. Sava Kokudev (Faculty of Theology of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"), Assist. Prof. Dr. Evlogi Stanchev (IBSCT-BAS), Dr. Kristiyan Kovachev (IBSCT-BAS) and Milen Petrov (IBSCT-BAS), PhD student.

Dr. Sava Kokudev paid attention to forming the image of the other in the context of confrontation between Rome and Constantinople in the 13th century. Dr. Evlogi Stanchev offered a historical-anthropological view of the problem of otherness. PhD student Milen Petrov gave several historical examples about the perception of otherness. Dr. Kristiyan Kovachev commented on the dual nature of otherness. In his presentation, the postdoctoral student at IBSCT-BAS emphasized the two approaches in building the image of the other - verbal and visual, giving examples from polemical writings, as well as from the iconography of Orthodox churches.

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20231006 094358The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) in cooperation with the Institut Universitaire de France, Université de Lorraine and the Historical Museum of Isperih organized an International Conference Thrace between East and West with a colloquium Imitations in Ancient Thrace.

The conference was dedicated to the memory of Professor Olivier Picard and was held from 5 to 8 October 2023 in the town of Isperich. More than 50 scholars from Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA took part in the event.

Professor Olivier Picard (March 4, 1940 - September 1, 2023) was a great friend of Bulgaria and of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology. His research contributed significantly to the study of Thracian-Hellenic relations through the ages, based on the results of his archaeological investigations on Thassos Island. Moreover, under his leadership, the French School in Athens opened its doors to Bulgarian scholars to use the rich library collection of the institution and to actively participate in its academic life during their stay.

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IMG 4037On October 2, 2023 at Prof. Marin Drinov Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences the latest book of Assoc. Prof. Todor Chobanov, PhD "Origin of the Bulgarians. The Debate in the 21st Century" was presented. The author gives answers to the fundamental questions: Where did Bulgarians come from? What are the roots of our people? What is common between ancient and modern Bulgarians. In his research Assoc. Prof. Todor Chobanov, PhD uses methods of archaeology, history and paleogenetics/paleogenomics to debunk myths and pseudo-theories that have been imposed for decades.

The fundamental scholarly work was presented by Prof. D.Sc. Stanislav Stanilov and the author. Mr. Mario Mishev from "Bulgarian History" Publishing House spoke about the work on the book. The book is published by "Bulgarian History" Publishing House in cooperation with the Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The event ended with musical performance by Maestro Prof. Angel Stankov and virtuoso pianist Ivelina Kazandzhieva.

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10.10.23 Тънката червена линия. Кримската война и балансът на силите в Европа 02The 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 Assoc. Prof. Lubomir Krustev, PhD (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski") The Thin Red Line. The Crimean War and the European balance of power.

The event is organised under the initiative Every Second Tuesday and will be held on October 10, 2023 (Tuesday) at 17:00 at the IBSCT-BAS (Moskovska Street No. 45).

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affiche conference Isperih page 0001The Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) in cooperation with Institut Universitaire de France, Université de Lorraine and Historical Museum - Isperih organized an International Conference Thrace between East and West with a colloquium on imitations in Ancient Thrace. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Olivier Picard and will be held from October 5 to 8, 2023 in Isperih. Scholars from Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA will take part in the event.

The conference is being implemented with the financial support of the Bulgarian National Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science, contract No. № КП-06-МНФ/20 dated 08.08.2023.

The organizers of the prestigious scholarly forum are Assoc. Prof. Ivo Topalilov, PhD and Irina Shopova, PhD affiliated with the IBSCT-BAS, and Assoc. Prof. Aliénor Rufin Solas, PhD, from Université de Lorraine.

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