Ethno-linguistic Dictionary of Bulgarian Folk Medicine

Traditional folk culture has developed over the centuries a system of healing practices and magical rituals to cure and prevent various diseases. Elements of empirical rationalism and magical notions are often intertwined in the remedies used. The lexemes from the thematic groups “health” and “disease” reveal the knowledge and experience of the Bulgarian in the treatment and prevention of diseases, the place of physical and mental health in their value system. The aim of the “Ethnolinguistic Dictionary of Bulgarian Folk Medicine” is to present the concepts of “health” and “disease” in the Bulgarian linguistic picture of the world in diachronic and synchronic aspects, revealing their linguistic representations in medieval manuscripts and in dialects from the entire Bulgarian linguistic area. […]

2021-10-11T10:34:39+00:00Monday, 4 October 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

World scholars presented the latest research in Byzantine law

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, Germany, presented research results in the field of Byzantine law during an international scientific conference entitled “The History of Byzantine Law in the Context of World Legal History” (Byzantinistik und Byzantinische Rechtsgeschichte im Kontext der Internationalen Rechtsgeschichte). The event was held from 28 September to 1 October in the “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of BAS and the National Archaeological Museum. […]

2021-10-11T11:12:35+00:00Monday, 4 October 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

Exhibition “100 years since the birth of Academician Nikolai Todorov”

The Institute of Balkan Studies with the Center for Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition "Balkan Studies, Diplomacy and Politics. 100 years since the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov". It can be viewed in the foyer of BAS (1, 15 November Street) until 8 October. The centenary of the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov (1921-2003), a prominent scientist, diplomat and politician in Bulgaria's recent history, is an occasion to recall his contribution as Ambassador to Athens in 1979-1983 to the building of good-neighbourly relations in the Balkans in the last years of the Cold War. As a member of the Executive Committee of UNESCO (1972-1976), he became President of the XXIII UNESCO General Conference in 1985-1987, held for the first and [...]

2021-10-01T11:07:26+00:00Thursday, 30 September 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

BAS participates in the European Heritage Days with an exhibition on Dante Alighieri

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will take part for the seventh consecutive year in the European Heritage Days – Sofia initiative, organized jointly with Sofia Municipality, the Ministry of Culture and the French Cultural Institute. On Saturday, 18 September 2021, the doors of the central building of BAS at 1, 15 November Str. will be open for visitors from 10 am to 3 pm. A guide will show guests around the Academy and introduce them to the history of the oldest institution in modern Bulgaria. In the “Prof. Marin Drinov”  Hall, a film about the history of BAS will be screened. […]

2021-09-17T10:19:35+00:00Monday, 13 September 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

Scholars present the latest research in the field of Thracology

Twenty scholars from the most prestigious scientific institutions will present the latest research in the field of Thracology during the Fourth Readings in Thracology on “ANCIENT THRACIA AND THE THRACIANS: SAID AND OMITTED”, dedicated to Prof. Alexander Fol. The event is organized by the Institute of Balkan Studies with Center of Thracology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and will be held this year on 14 and 15 September 2021. The traditional date of the readings is 15 May – the date from which the Institute of Thracology has been functioning as an independent scientific unit of BAS but due to the epidemic situation in the country it was postponed to September. […]

2021-09-16T12:05:44+00:00Tuesday, 7 September 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

The National Archaeological Institute at the age of 100

Honorary plaque of BAS - gold for the National Archaeological Institute with Museum A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Archaeological Institute of BAS was held in the Central Hall of the National Archaeological Museum. It is the oldest scientific institute in Bulgaria, established by decree of Tsar Boris III on 16 July 1921.   In 1947, the Institute was incorporated into the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), and in the following year, by a decree of the Council of Ministers, it was united with the National Museum into one institution under the name of the Archaeological Institute with Museum. The present name of the institution, the National Archaeological Institute with Museum (NAIM) at BAS, was determined at a General Assembly of BAS [...]

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