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Thracian readings "Ancient Thrace and the Thracians: Spoken and silenced", 14-15 September 2021

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Pokana ThrReadings 2021On September 14 and 15, 2021, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS) will organize the fourth Thracian Readings "Ancient Thrace and the Thracians: Said and Silenced", dedicated to Prof. Alexander Fol. The event is traditionally connected with the date May 15, since the Institute of Thracology was established as an independent scientific unit of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, founded by Order № 185 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria dated 12.05.1972 with founding director Prof. Alexander Fol. Due to the epidemic situation in the country this year, it was postponed to September, however the dates were symbolically preserved.

The opening of the scholarly conference will take place on September 14, 2021 at 9h30 at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) and with its kind cooperation. Twenty scholars affiliated with the most distinguished institutions - the IBSCT-BAS, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, South-West University Neofit Rilski - Blagoevgrad, New Bulgarian University, Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski, National History Museum, and other museums in the country will present various aspects of research in the field of Thracology. The number of participants is greatly reduced due to the epidemic situation in Bulgaria. Proceedings of the conference will be published in Thracia XXVII.

The topic of the national scientific conference is a replica of the book published for the first time in 1995 by Prof. Al. Fol "Thracian culture: Said and silenced", and has undergone a number of editions. In this book the author showed many challenges to his readers, entering the field of history of the philosophy of culture. This event will mark the starting of the Center for Thracology's ambitious program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


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