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Scholarly Conference "Bulgarian Northwest: Past and Present" organised in the City of Montana

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20220610 094349On June 10, 2022 in the city of Montana a scholarly conference "Bulgarian Northwest: Past and Present" was held. It aroused great interest among the local community. The event was organized by the branch of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology (IBSCT) and the Regional Academic Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the city of Montana in cooperation with the Municipality of Montana, the Regional History Museum and the State Archives - Montana. The important regional forum was held under the leadership of Prof. Alexandre Kostov, Sc.D., Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences who is Director of the branch of IBSCT in the city of Montana.

The participants in the conference were greeted by Mr. Zlatko Zhivkov - Mayor of Montana and by Assoc. Prof. Borislav Velikov, PhD - Chairman of the 39th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and member of the Board of Trustees of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Greetings were given by Prof. Mitko Dimitrov, PhD - Chief Coordinator of the National Academic Network at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Mr. Valeri Georgiev - Coordinator of the Regional Academic Centre in the city of Montana. Acad. Yachko Ivanov gave a presentation at the opening of the event.

27 researchers presented papers during the conference. The participants are affiliated with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, archives, museums and other institutions from Northwestern Bulgaria - Montana, Vidin, Vratsa and Lom. The scientific forum was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. An exhibition was opened in the city of Montana and was presented by Assoc. Prof. Ivo Topalilov, PhD, Acting Head of the Centre of Thracology.

 

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