On November 21st, in the Great Hall of the Institute for Literature the Institute for Literature Day was held. Official guests were Mrs. Margarita Popova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, His Excellency, Mr. Leszek Hensel, Ambassador of Poland in Bulgaria, Corr.member Nikolai Miloshev, Vice-President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Corr.member Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Advisor to the Chairman of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Corr.member Dimitar Dimitrov, Adviser to the Chairman of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, directors of humanitarian institutes, heads and representatives of various humanitarian and cultural institutions, as well as representatives of many universities in Bulgaria.
On 14th, 15th and 16th November 2013 at "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" National Library and at 74th and 15th halls of the Faculty for Journalism and Mass Communication at “St. Kliment Ohridski" Sofia University the National Conference "Our Modernism (Bulgarian literary modernism: authors, issues, concepts) was held.
On October 10th, in the Big Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences National celebration of the 200th anniversary of St. Sophronii Bishop of Vratsa was opened. It was preceded by a solemn service of the Tiveriopolski Bishop Tikhon at “St. Alexander Nevsky" Cathedral, served with His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte blessing and St. Sofronii icon procession.
On 16th of September, in "Vassil Aprilov" primary school in Varna, "Bulgaria: Treasure of Words” Exhibition was opened. The exhibition is developed by scientists from the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and was realized with the assistance of the Bulgarian Memory Foundation.
On July 4, in the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius” foyer took place the literary evening, dedicated to the 120 -th anniversary of the poetess Elisaveta Bagryana’s birth. The event was organized by the Institute for Literature and provoked great interest, it was attended by scientists and Bulgarian literature lecturers from the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski",
On May 29th , at the exhibition space of Sofia Event Center (Paradise Center – 100 "Cherni Vrah" Blvd, 3rd floor) opened the Spirit of Letters and Signs Exhibition. Organizers of the event are The City Media Group, in partnership with the Bulgarian Memory Foundation, Institute for Literature - BAS and the National Academy of Arts.
On May 26th, at the Institute for Philology Studies at the Kiev National University "Taras Shevchenko" the Center for Bulgarian Language, Literature and Culture was opened on a high academic and diplomatic level.
"Bulgaria and Russia (XVIII - XXIc.) - Stereotypes and Deconstructions" Round Table, organized by the Institute for Literature - BAS and the Institute for Slavic Studies - RAS was held on May 17th at the Conference Hall of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - BAS.
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.
“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."
On November 4th, in the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences the National celebration of the 135th anniversary of Acad. Mihail Arnaudov’s birth was held. The event was opened by Prof. R. Damyanova: “To highlight the importance of Acad. Mihail Arnaudov for the development of modern Bulgarian humanitarian studies means to consider the century-old development of the humanitarian thought in Bulgaria. You could say: Acad. Mihail Arnaudov is one of Bulgarian philological knowledge builders. His scientific work covers all branches of philological pursuits.
On 1st of October in the Big Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was held the presentation of the new book by Assos. Prof. Dr. Alexander Yordanov, dedicated to Prof. Konstantin Gulubov - "Lonely and Decent. Prof. Konstantin Gulubov - Life, Work and Ideas.” Prof. Stefan Vodenitcharov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Ivan Ilchev, Rector of the "St. Kliment Ohridski" Sofia University, Academician Blagovest Sendov - Chairman of the 37th National Assembly, Prof. Milena Caneva, writers, scientist and journalists attended the event.
On September 12, 2013 in the Exhibition Hall of the Lithuanian "Vrublevski” Academy Library in Vilnius, Lithuania opened the Xth century Old Bulgarian Codex Suprasliensis in the Byzantine-Slavic relations context Exibition (http://www. mab.lt/lt/naujienos/1038).
"How 21st Century Reads Assen Bosev"
On June 4th , at the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius " the National conference "How 21st Century reads Assen Bosev" was held. The event was organized by "Modern and Contemporary Bulgarian Literature" Department at the Institute for Literature – BAS and was opened by Prof.Boryana Hristova, Director of the National Library and Assos.Prof. Elka Traykova, Director of the Institute for Literature.
On May 24th at the Institute for Philology Studies at Kiev National University opened the unique „Treasure of Words” exhibition, dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of the Great Moravian Cyril and Methodius mission. The opening of the exhibition became a true celebration at the Department for Slavic Studies at KNU and met not only teachers and students, but also diplomats, scientists, researchers, representatives of various academic, cultural and social institutions in Kiev.
Specialists in Ancient Bulgarian, Renaissance and modern and contemporary Bulgarian literature from the Institute for Literature - BAS attended the Third International Congress of Bulgarian Studies, organized by the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and "Alma Mater" University Humanitarian Studies Complex.
On April 16, in Hall 1 of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" the premiere of the collection in honor of Prof. Milena Caneva,"With a Renaissance Spirit and a Modern Approach” was held, organized by the Institute for Literature,
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.
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.