Saint Sofronii Bishop of Vratsa

Zlatomir Zlatanov

Asen Bosev

"Pythagoras" Award for Assoc. Prof. PHD Dorothey Getov

On June 18, 2015 the Minister of Education and Science Prof. Todor Tanev awardеd the "Pythagoras" prizes for an essential contribution to the development of science to Bulgarian scientists and research teams. The award for senior researchers in social sciences and humanities was awarded to Assoc. Prof. PHD Dorothey Naydenov Getov from the Institute for Literature at BAS. Assoc. Prof. Dorothey Getov is a prominent Bulgarian specialist in Greek palaeography and codicology and history of Byzantine literature. He has specialized in the “Dumbarton Oaks" Research Center for Medieval Studies (USA), the "Max Planck” Institute, Lincoln College (Oxford) and the universities in Thessaloniki and Vienna. Assoc. Prof. D. Getov explores Byzantine manuscripts related to the history of European law, examines the Greek manuscripts in Bulgaria as texts of the Byzantine literature. Author of seven books and more than 20 papers in Bulgarian, Modern Greek, English and German. In a recently issued volume in Belgium Assoc. Prof. Getov included 102 manuscripts and fragments from the library of Bachkovo Monastery, nearly 1,000 years old, and he managed to identify three original manuscript of one of the founders of the Monastery - Gregory Pakurian. D. Getov discovered hundreds of unknown works of Byzantine literature, including 253 manuscripts of anthems, found in Bulgaria, 670 - in Sinai manuscripts and more. With his whole research work Assoc. Prof. Dorothey Getov enriches the scientific resource of contemporary humanities.

Presentation of the collection in honor of Professor Svetozar Igov, "Spaces of Words"

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Presentation of the collection in honor of Professor Svetozar Igov, "Spaces of Words"

On April 10, 2013, in the Great Hall of the Institute for Literature the premiere of the collection in honor of Prof. Svetozar Igov "Spaces of speech" was held. The event was attended by many leading literary critics, writers, poets, teachers, students and friends of Professor Igov. Host of the event was Assos. Prof.Elka Traykova who introduced to the concept and history of the book, presented the wealth of research fields and approaches in the book, formed with a remarkable design idea. Professor Igov told precious memories of people and events of the literary life in Bulgaria, shared interesting ideas about the literary history and present.

Sanctuary of Words Еxhibition

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Sanctuary of Words Еxhibition

The exhibition reveals the rich literary traditions of Bulgaria, showing the best examples of the written heritage from the late ninth to the fourteenth century. The origin of literature in the second half of the ninth century - one of the most significant events in the culture of Medieval Europe, is associated with the activity of the Slavonic brothers Constantine-Cyril and Methodius before their mission to Great Moravia in 863.

Lecture and Exhibition on Prof. Ivan Shishmanov in Vienna

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Lecture and Exhibition on Prof. Ivan Shishmanov in Vienna

“Even a century ago Professor Ivan Shishmanov understood that the salvation of European nations is in uniting their efforts to achieve peace and prosperity.” Vice President Margarita Popova made this statement during a lecture in Vienna, where she participated in the opening of the exhibition "Bulgaria in Europe" at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University of Vienna. Organizers of the event were Bulgarian Embassy in Vienna and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute "Wittgenstein House."

“Bulgaria: Treasure of Words”

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“Bulgaria: Treasure of Words”

On 27.02 the exhibition “Bulgaria: Treasure of Words” was opened at the European parliament in Brussels (Yehudi Menuhin Hall). The exhibition was realised by scientists from the Institute for Literature and with the support of Dr. Andrey Kovachev’s Bulgarian Memory Foundation.

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