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. The congress, which noted Sofia University 125th anniversary was financed by the "Scientific Research" Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science and was held from 23 to 26 May 2013 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rossen Plevneliev.
Main partner of the oldest high education institution in Bulgaria was the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - the oldest scientific institution in our country. The program of the congress included the following participations by scientists from the Institute for Literature: "History of Bulgarian literature" field: Vihren Chernokozhev - "Bulgarian Anti-totalitarian Literature in the 70s-80s of XX century", Plamen Antonov - "Bulgarian Revival and German Dialectic", Alexander Panov - “Songs and Poems from Botev and Stambolov"- Structure and Social Function," Nikolai Aretov - "Fears and Desires: Intermarriage in Bulgarian Literature of XIX century" Kamen Mihailov – The "skipped" Protagonist in "Bai Ganjo", Penka Vatova - "Bulgarian Travel Notes Tradition after the Liberation. Development and Travel Notes Narrative”, Anna Alexieva – “Ideological Approaches to the Figure and the Work of Hristo Botev" and Emil Dimitrov - "Bulgarian Literature as Quasi Exarchate." In "Bulgarian literature in European and world context" field attended Elka Dimitrova - Willis with "The Issue of Modernism - a Question of Modernity. Study of the Bulgarian Literary Modernism beyond its chronological and conceptually specified horizon" and Alexander Yordanov (leading the panel) with the "Interpretations of the "European" and "Native" by Bulgarian Literary Critics in the period of Modernism." At the "Digitization" Round Table was presented Anisava Miltenova’s and David Birnbaum’s "The Medieval Specialist Working place and the Information Technologies of the XXI century: Electronic Corpuses" report.