Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity

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Laboratories for the digitization of cultural heritage are being built by IEFSEM

Two digitalization laboratories will be set up at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum of BAS which participates in the “Heritage BG” Center of Excellence. The “Digital Ethnographic Archive” laboratory will digitize photographs, sketches, drawings and documents collected in the Institute’s descriptive anthropology archive since 1906. Their digitization will provide easy and quick access to them by scientists and society. At the same time, valuable historical and ethnographic artifacts will be stored under the necessary conditions to preserve them, without difficulty in handling the information contained therein. The Laboratory for the Digitization of Intangible Cultural Heritage will be situated in the National Center of Intangible Cultural Heritage (NCICH) at IEFSEM - BAS. It will aim to document, preserve and promote the [...]

2020-02-18T17:15:19+02:00Tuesday, 18 February 2020|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

“Bulgarian Archaeology 2019” – results of the most active archaeological year in the last two decades

On 14 February 2020, the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NAIM at BAS) presented the thirteenth national archaeological exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2019”. By tradition, the exhibition presents the most interesting finds and a wealth of illustrative material from the fieldwork of Bulgarian archaeologists in the previous year. The opening ceremony was attended by Amelia Gesheva, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, Assoc. Prof. Todor Chobanov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality, Prof. Julian Revalski, full member of the Academy and President of BAS, Corr.-Mem. Vassil Nikolov, Vice-President of BAS, diplomatic representatives. The exhibition is traditionally opened on February14th, Archeologist's Day. "For the first time in Bulgaria, there were so many rescue studies and so many sites were [...]

2020-02-18T17:18:06+02:00Monday, 17 February 2020|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity, Selected|

Scientist from IEFSEM-BAS with an honorary doctorate by Södertörn University in Stockholm

The University of Södertörn in Stockholm, Sweden, has conferred the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa on Prof. Dr. Elena Marushiakova. The title is awarded in connection with her contribution to the development of Romani studies and their inclusion as an academic discipline. Elena Marushiakova is an associate professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum of BAS and a professor at St. Andrews University in the UK, where she is currently working on a study of the civil emancipation of the Roma in the periods between the two world wars. She is one of the world's leading scientists in this field. Prof. Dr. Elena Marushiakova is the President of the Gypsy Lore Society, the oldest and most respected international organization [...]

2020-02-18T17:51:43+02:00Tuesday, 11 February 2020|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

National Round Table “Jewish labour service during World War II – rescue plan or repressive measure”

On 17 January 2020, a scientific round table was held at the Central Military Club organized by the Institute for Historical Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Independent Historical Society on "Jewish labor service during World War II - rescue plan or repressive measure". The round table was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Petar Nikolov, the Deputy Minister of Culture Rumen Dimitrov, the Member of Parliament Assoc. Prof. Milen Mihov, the Vice-President of BAS Prof. Vassil Nikolov, the Director of the Office of the American Jewish Committee in Bulgaria, representatives of the organization Shalom, the Bulgarian-Jewish Research Institute, the Archives State Agency and other public and scientific organizations. The results of a scientific project of the Institute for [...]

2020-01-21T14:25:43+02:00Friday, 17 January 2020|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

An exhibition dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the arrival of Mikhailo Dragomanov in Bulgaria

An exhibition dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the arrival of Mkhailo Dragomanov in Bulgaria was opened on 18 December in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The exposition has been arranged by the Scientific Archives of BAS and is conducted under the auspices of the President of BAS, Prof. Julian Revalski, full member of the Academy and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Bulgaria, H.E. Vitaliy Moskalenko. The opening was also attended by the ambassadors of Poland, Serbia, Moldova and Russia. […]

2020-01-21T15:14:44+02:00Wednesday, 18 December 2019|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

Minister Krasimir Valchev visited the Institute for Literature and the Institute for Historical Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev together with the President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, member of the Academy, visited two institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in division "Cultural-Historical Heritage and National Identity". They became acquainted with the work and current projects of scientists at the Institute for Literature and the Institute for Historical Studies. The Institute of Literature has become a center for humanitarian and interdisciplinary studies of literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, said Assoc. Prof. Elka Traykova. She spoke about a series of digital science projects and attractive multimedia products that are freely available in the virtual space. Research at the Institute of Literature applies modern approaches developed in world humanities, said Professor Traykova. A [...]

2019-12-08T18:32:09+02:00Monday, 2 December 2019|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|