The National Ethnographic Museum presents a new exhibition “From the edges of embroidery”

The exhibition can be visited until the end of July 2021 The National Ethnographic Museum presents its new exhibition "From the edges of embroidery", located in three halls on the first floor of the Prince's Palace. The exhibition tells the story of embroidery as a function, motifs and messages, as well as the changes that took place in the first years after the Liberation, when the embroidered parts began to be seen as Bulgarian heritage and were made into tablecloths and cushions. The main highlight of the exhibition is a map of Bulgaria in embroidery donated by Prof. Ivan Gavrilov, Head of the Breast Surgery Clinic - Oncology Hospital. Designed by his mother Velichka Kamenova and measuring 195/165 cm from a total of 144 embroideries, [...]

2021-05-13T10:51:16+00:00Wednesday, 12 May 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

200 years since the birth of Georgi Stoykov Rakovski

  The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great revolutionary Georgi Stoykov Rakovski with a poster exhibition which is arranged in the central foyer of BAS. The exposition traces the diverse performances of the great revolutionary, diplomat, publicist, poet, scientist through books and periodicals by and about Rakovski which are stored in the rich funds of the Central Library of BAS. Old printed editions from the Revival collection (original first editions of Rakovski's own books), books from the personal libraries of Felix Kanitz (with autograph by Rakovski himself), Nikola Nachov and others were used. In the year dedicated to the life and work of the great Bulgarian, on Rakovski's Day – 14 April, when Bulgaria celebrates 200 years [...]

Ancient genomes shed new light on the earliest Europeans and their relationships with Neandertals

  An international research team has sequenced the genomes of the oldest securely dated modern humans in Europe who lived around 45,000 years ago in Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria. By comparing their genomes to the genomes of people who lived later in Europe and in Asia the researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, show that this early human group in Europe contributed genes to later people, particularly present-day East Asians. The researchers also identified large stretches of Neandertal DNA in the genomes of the Bacho Kiro Cave people, showing that they had Neandertal ancestors about 5-7 generations back in their family histories. This suggests that mixture with Neandertals was the rule rather than the exception when the first modern [...]

International Scientific Conference “The Balkans in International Relations: From Late Antiquity to the Age of Globalization”

International online scientific conference “X Drinov Readings” on “The Balkans in International Relations: From Late Antiquity to the Age of Globalization” will be held on 30 and 31 March 2021. The organizer of this forum is the “Marin Drinov” Center for Bulgarian and Balkan Studies at the faculty of history of Kharkiv National University “V. N. Karazin” while the Institute of Balkan Studies with Center of Thracology and the Institute for Historical Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are co-organizers. […]

2021-03-29T09:52:57+00:00Wednesday, 24 March 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

The first “Fish Primer” is shown by the Central Library of BAS

21 March marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Dr. Petar Beron Three of the Revival editions of the "Fish Primer" by Dr. Petar Beron are stored in the Central Library of BAS (CL-BAS). The valuable books can be viewed online in the electronic catalogue and the digital library CL-BAS. March 21st marks the 150th anniversary of the death of the Bulgarian Revival teacher, doctor, scientist and benefactor. He wrote his famous "Fish Primer" when he was only 24 years old, introducing a new and revolutionary for the time being method of teaching. A copy of the first "Primer with various instructions" published in 1824 and known as the "Fish Primer" because of the drawing of a whale in it can be viewed here: [...]

2021-03-17T09:42:08+00:00Tuesday, 16 March 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|

125 years since the birth of the composer Academician Petko Staynov

A hundred and twenty-five years since the birth of Acad. Petko Staynov will be celebrated in 2021. An initiative committee chaired by Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS, has adopted a programme to celebrate the anniversary of the great Bulgarian composer. The blind master of tonal art is recognized as one of the most prominent classics of Bulgarian musical culture. His exceptional role in its development is determined primarily by his original work. The celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Acad. Staynov is a joint initiative of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the “Petko Gruev Staynov” Foundation. Among the members of the initiative committee are the chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Composers, the chairman of the Union of the [...]

2021-03-17T09:35:39+00:00Monday, 15 March 2021|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity|
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