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120812878 1741651532651303 8468730750416249829 nThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences organizes new edition of the exhibition The City in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memory in Postcards. It can be seen at Svoboda Square in Dobrich from the 2nd to the 31st of October 2020.

Postcards from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the digital age represent landmarks from various urban centers in the Balkans. A special place is given to the capitals of the Balkan countries, as well as to smaller cities. Apart from Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Dobrich, the visitors of the exhibition will see emblematic spaces from Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje, Athens, Bucharest, Constantinople, Shkodra, Sarajevo, Mostar, Thessaloniki, Cetinje, Nis and many others.

This edition of the exhibition is carried out in partnership with the Municipality of Dobrich and the Dobrudzha Scientific Institute under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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Prof. Dr. habil. Valeria Fol, Prof. Dr. habil. Kalin Porozhanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivo Topalilov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalin Stoev from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences were guests in the TV show "History.bg", broadcast on the Bulgarian National Television on September 28, 2020. The topic of the show was ′′Sunset of the Thracians. Spartak′′.

You can watch the full recording here

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120047785 1712504982235434 8398367100931237415 oThe one-day discussion colloquium "Dacia Ripensis: new research and discoveries" will be held on September 26, 2020 in the city of Lom. The event is organized under the project "LABedia: Encyclopedia of Late Antiquity in the Balkans" in cooperation with IBSCT–BAS, Montana branch, History Museum – Lom, Regional Center for Academic Research – Montana and Lom Municipality.

The event is limited to participants – speakers and participants. The individual reports will be recorded and uploaded to the youtube channel Late Antique Balkans. You can learn more about the event here.

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Plakat finalThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the American Research Center in Sofia organizes the Third Thracian Readings "Ancient Thrace and the Thracians: Interpretation and Reinterpretation". The event will be held on 14 and 15 September 2020 and is dedicated to the prominent Bulgarian thracologist Prof. Alexander Fol.

25 scholars from the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology – BAS, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, South-West University Neofit Rilski – Blagoevgrad, New Bulgarian University, University of Veliko Tarnovo St. St. Cyril and Methodius, National History Museum, National Archaeological Institute & Museum – BAS, etc. will participate in the event.

The papers presented during the scientific forum will be published in the prominent scholarly edition Thracia XXVI.

The opening of the Third Thracian Readings will be on September 14, 2020 at 9h30 at the American Research Center in Sofia.

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20200831 144634On September 1, 2020, in the city center of Kavarna Mrs. Elena Baltadzhieva, Mayor of Kavarna Municipality, Assist. Prof. Dr. Malamir Spasov from the IBSCT–BAS and Mr. Boris Spasov, Chairman of the Dobrudzha Scientific Institute, opened the exhibition "The City of the Balkans: Spaces, Images, Memory in Postcards". This new edition of the exhibition is orgnized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Kavarna Municipality under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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107010266 10158613973874777 2735558685192453971 oOn July 2 and 3, 2020, Consortium of 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) organized a meeting, which took place at the Ivan Vazov National Library in Plovdiv. Current construction of the infrastructure, results achievedand planned activities by the end of the year have been discussed during the meeting.

The partners in CLaDA-BG gave open to the public presentations on the following topics: building a Bulgarian knowledge network (semantic methodology, language technologies, neural networks, annotation software environment, historical perspective); OCR models for Bulgarian spelling texts before the 1945 reform; three-dimensional digital models; digitization of ethnographic materials; bibliographic data in the humanities; augmented reality in galleries and museums.

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2020 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the distinguished Bulgarian historian, epigraph and philologist Prof. Dr. Vesselin Beshevliev, Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, who is one of the founders of the Institute of Balkan Studies. On this occasion, IBSCT–BAS organizes a virtual exhibition, which includes unknown documents, photos and materials from the personal archives of the scholar. The exhibition presents interesting facts from the life of Prof. Vesselin Beshevliev, including his education, professional development and scholarly contributions.

The exhibition is available here (audio and video).

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PokanaWe are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the bilingual collective volume "The Egyptian cults in Serdica". The event will be held on June 30, 2020 (Tuesday) at 16h00 in the yard of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology – BAS, located on Moskovska Street No. 45.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

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VUV 6421On June 12, 2020,  the official opening of the exhibition "The City of the Balkans: Spaces, Images, Memory in Postcards" took place in the Tsar Simeon's Garden - the Fountain Demeter Alley. This new edition of the exhibition is orgnized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Municipality of Plovdiv and Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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IMG 1501On June 10, 2020, the official opening of the exhibition "MAN-NATURE-CULTURE: ANCIENT THRACE AND MEDIEVAL BULGARIA" took place in the Ancient Cultural and Communication Complex "Serdika", Largo Zone, located under the Independence Square. The exhibition is organized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The authors of the exhibition are Prof. Dr. habil. Valeria Fol and Assist. Prof. Dr. Ruzha Popova from the IBSCT–BAS, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Oleg Konstantinov from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ”. The exhibition is presented under the Distributed Research Infrastructure INFRAMAT (part of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructure), supported by contract D01-155 / 28.08.2018 of the Ministry of Education and Science.

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Постер Изложба ПловдивThe Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences organizes new edition of the exhibition The City in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memory in Postcards. IBSCT–BAS will present the exhibition in the Tsar Simeon's Garden - the Fountain Demeter Alley in Plovdiv from the 12th to the 26th of June 2020.

This edition of the exhibition is carried out in partnership with the Municipality of Plovdiv and Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

Postcards from the late 19th century to the beginning of the digital age show the cultural diversity of Bulgarian and a number of Balkan cities. The exhibition represents symbolic spaces that shape the image of the Balkans in the course of the modern history. It shows how ancient and medieval architectural heritage is inscribed into the urban environment of modern towns.

The official opening of the event is on June 12, 2020 (Friday) at 18h00.

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Human Nature PokanaThe exhibition "Man - Nature - Culture: Ancient Thrace and Medieval Bulgaria" will be officially opened on June 20, 2020 (Wednesday) at 15h00 at the Largo of Sofia.

The photo exhibition was prepared by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and represents the connection of ancient and medieval man with nature and its transformation into a culture of existence. This connection is visible in a number of immovable and movable cultural values ​​from Antiquity and the Middle Ages preserved to this day. Through the historical facts and the metaphorical figurative language of the ancient and medieval monuments the general vision and the detailed expression of the ideas about the world and about the place of the man and the deities in it are revealed. The attractive posters present the Sveshtari and Kazanlak tombs, the Madara horseman, the Boyana church, the Ivanovo rock monasteries - monuments that are included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.

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