Assoc. Prof. Dobrinka Parusheva, PhD


Phone: 032 / 261 435
E-mail: dobrinka.parusheva@gmail.com
Address: 21 Kostaki Peev Street, fl. 4, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Visiting hours:

Field of the scientific qualification

Modern and contemporary history of South East Europe; Theory and history of culture

Education

Habilitation:

  • 2009 (Social History) - Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

PhD:

  • 1990 (Modern and Contemporary History| - Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 

Master:

  • 1983 (MA in History) - University of Sofia

Professional experience

Occupied lecturer's duties at this stage:

  • 2010/2011 up to now – Associate Professor in Theory and History of Culture, Department of Ethnology, Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Plovdiv
  • 2009 up to now – Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary History (History of South-East Europe), Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (half time)
  • 2004/2005 to 2010/2011 - part-time lecturer at the University of Sofia, Faculty of History
  • 2003/2004 - 2009/2010 - part-time lecturer at the University of Plovdiv, Faculty of Philosophy and History
  • 1997/1998, 1998/1999 - part-time lecturer at the Free University of Varna, Faculty of History - Mediterranean and Asian Civilisations

Administrative-management experience:

  • Since 2012 - Excecutive Director of the Center for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Plovdiv 

Memberships

  • International: European Association of Urban Historians, International Federation for Research in Women's History (collective membership of the Bulgarian Group for Research in History of Women and Gender)
  • National: Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Collegium Germania
     

Have a command of languages

  • English - C 1
  • German, French and Russian - B 2
  • Romanian, Spanish and Serbian - A 2

Publications

Monographs:

  • (in Bulgarian) Governmental Elite in Romania and Bulgaria during the Second Half of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century. Social History, Institute of Balkan Studies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 2008, 387 pages

Edited volumes:

  • (with Lina Gergova) 8th Annual Book of SIEF Working Group on The Ritual Year MIGRATIONS, Academic Publishing House ""Marin Drinov", Sofia 2014 (forthcoming)
  • (in Bulgarian, with Maria Kissikova) The field work: space and people. Students' Ethnological Meetings - Plovdiv 2011, Plovdiv University Press, Plovdiv 2011, 202 pp. 
  • Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Central and Southeastern Europe, 1850-1950 (Special Issue, Etudes balkaniques, 2008, 4)
  • (in Bulgarian; with Alexandre Kostov and Roumiana Preshlenova) And a Time for Change Has Come: Education and Upbringing in Bulgaria, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, Institute of Balkan Studies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 2008, 203 pp.
  • Alexandre Exarh et les routes bulgares vers Europe, XIXe - début du XXe siècle, texte établi par Georgi Valchev, Dobrinka Parusheva et Pierre Voillery, Stara Zagora 2007, 240 pp.

Articles (2007- ):

  • Bulgarians Gazing at the Balkans: Neighboring People in Bulgarian Political Caricature at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century, in D. Demski, Il. Sz. Kristof and K. Baraniecka-Olszewska (eds), Competing Eyes: Visual Encounters with Alterity in Central and Eastern Europe, L'Harmattan, Budapest 2013, 418-437 
  • Make It Do with What System Provides. People, State and Housing in Bulgaria, End of the 19th and Early 20th Century, in Hr. Hadziiossif and A. Lyberatos (eds), Social Transformation and Mass Mobilization in the Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Cities (1900-1923), Crete University Press, Rethimno 2013, 63-77
  • (in Bulgarian) Territories - Economy - Culture, in Local Heritage as a Resource for Regional Development, University of Plovdiv Press, Plovdiv 2012, 19-28 
  • Maria Luisa in Bulgaria. The Image of the Princess in Contemporary Memoirs, Etudes balkaniques, 2012, 2-3, 97-111
  • The Web of Power and Power of the Webs: Political Elites in Romania and Bulgaria in the Late Nineteenth Century and Their Networks, in Nathalie Clayer and Tassos Anastassiadis (eds.), Society and Politics in South-Eastern Europe during the Nineteenth century, Alpha Bank Historical Archives, Athens 2011, 141-176
  • (co-authored with Iliyana Marcheva and Meglena Zlatkova) Tinkering in Daily Life: People, State and Social(ist) Housing in Bulgaria, Etudes balkaniques, 2010, 3,69-91
  • (co-authored with Iliyana Marcheva) Housing in Socialist Bulgaria: Appropriating Tradition, Home Cultures [Berg Publishers], 7 (2010), 2, 197-216
  • Bulgaria, in Ilaria Porciani and Lutz Raphael (eds.), Atlas of European Historiography. The Making of a Profession, 1800-2005, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke (UK) 2010, 95-97
  • Europe Imagined and Performеd: The Impact of Western Europe's Modernity on South East European Urban Space, in Ralf Roth (Hg.) Städte im europäischen Raum. Verkehr, Kommunikation und Urbanität im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2009, 187-204
  • ‘They Are All Rotters!': Political Culture and Political Caricature in the Balkans, Late 19th and Early 20th Century, Etudes balkaniques, 2008, 4, 37-63
  • (in Bulgarian) New Generation of the Bulgarian Political Elite at the End of the 19th Century: Young, Educated in "Europe", in Alexandre Kostov, Dobrinka Parusheva and Roumiana Preshlenova) And a Time for Change Has Come: Education and Upbringing in Bulgaria, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Institute of Balkan Studies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 2008, 156-170
  • (in Bulgarian) Political Culture of Coffee, in Raya Zaimova (ed.) Café "Europe", Sofia 2007, 80-87
  • Gesellschaft, Technologie und Kultur, or wie Bulgarien auf die Moderne trifft, in Brunnbauer, Ulf, Wolfgang Hoepken (Hg.) Transformationsprobleme Bulgariens im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Historische und ethnologische Perspektiven, Verlag Otto Sagner, Muenchen 2007, 17-33
  • Running ‘Modern' Cities in a Patriarchal Milieu: Perspectives from the Nineteenth-Century Вalkans, in Ralf Roth and Robert Beachy (eds.) Who Ran the Cities? City Elites and Urban Power Structures in Europe and North America, 1750-1940, Ashgate 2007, 179-192
  • L'élite politique en Bulgaire pendant le XIXe siècle: sans princes ni ezarques, a travers "L'Europe" jusqu'en Bulgarie. Parallèles balkaniques, in Alexandre Exarh et les routes bulgares vers Europe, XIXe - début du XXe siècle, texte établi par Georgi Valchev, Dobrinka Parusheva et Pierre Voillery, Stara Zagora 2007, 112-121

Activities

Scientific projects (2007- ):

  • 2013: Students' Project Heritage and Memory (СУП13 ФИФ005) funded by the Research Fund of the University of Plovdiv; Project Leader
  • 2011-2013: Local Heritage as a Resource of Sustainable Regional Development (ДДВУ 02/93), funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, project leader Assoc. prof. Krassimira Krastanova (University of Plovdiv); project member 
  • 2007-2010: ESF EUROCORES Programme Inventing Europe: Technology and the Making of Europe, 1850 to the Present
  •    Collaborative Research Project European Ways of Life in the 'American Century': Mediating Consumption and Technology in the Twentieth Century (EUWOL), project Leader: Professor Ruth Oldenziel, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; leader of the Bulgarian team
  • ОУ-ОХН-13/2005: Public Spaces of Bulgarian Town: Heritage and Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, project leader Assoc. prof. Svetlana Hristova, South-West University, Blagoevgrad; project member
  • 2005-2008: Bulgarian Youth and Social Chang before the WW I (ОХН 1411), funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, project leader Assoc. prof. Alexandre Kostov (Institute of Balkan Studies, BAS); project member
  • 2004-2007: Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Central and South East Europe, 1850-1950, joint project between the Institute of Balkan Studies, BAS and the University of Newcastle, UK funded by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and British Academy, UK; project leader of the Bulgarian team

Participation in scientific forums (2007- ):

  • Urban Public Space - Social Dimensions (Historical Retrospective) - Fourth International Conference The Balkans - Languages, History, Cultures, 18-19 October 2013, Veliko Tarnovo
  • (in Bulgarian) Inventing Europe: European Digital Museum of Science and Technology - National Conference Industry, Innovation and Technology, 10-11 September 2013, Gabrovo
  • "Light"on the War. The Balkan War in the Bulgarian Illustrated Press - International Conference  La grande guerre des magazines illustres, 5-6 June 2013, Paris
  • "We Are All Members of the Same Club": Bulgarian Political Elite and Their Networks in Early 20th Century - Bulgarian-Romanian Round Table Culture and Politics in South-Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Century, 26 November 2012, Sofia 
  • (in Bulgarian) "They Are All Rotters!" Politics, Culture, and Caricature - National Conference 20  Years of Ethnology at the University of Plovdiv After the Next Comma..., 26-27 October 2012, Plovdiv
  • From Provincial Elite to National State's Government Members: Circulation of Bulgarian and Romanian Elites in the Late Nineteenth Century - International Conference Imperialle Biographien Elitekarrieren im Habsburger, Russischen und Osmanischen Vielvoelkerreich (1850-1918), 19-21 July 2012, Bamberg
  • Pictures of Self and Other: Bulgarian Gaze at the Balkans - International Conference Visual Encounters with Alterity: Representing East-Central and South-Eastern Europeans in the Nineteenth Century and the First Half of the Twentieth Century, 24-26 May 2012, Budapest
  • Maria-Luisa in Bulgaria: The Image of the Princess in Contemporary Memoirs - Bulgarian-Italian Conference Italy, Bulgaria, and the Balkans (1870-1918), 23-24 September 2011, Sofia
  • (in Bulgarian) Do It Yourself: People, Housing and State in Bulgaria, end of the Nineteenth and First Half of the Twentieth Century - National Conference The Balkans and Europe: Transformation, Modernization, Integration (19th-20th Century), 23 June 2011, Sofia
  • Family Matters. Turning Social Capital into Political in the Balkans during the Nineteenth Century - International Conference Power and Influence in Southeastern Europe, 16th-19th Centuries, 8-10 October 2010, Sofia
  • America "Digested": Bulgaria at the crossroad of South Eastern and Eastern Europe - Appropriating America Conference, 15-17 January 2009, Amsterdam
  • The Web of Power: governmental elites in Romania and Bulgaria in the late 19th century and their networks - International Conference Society and Politics in South-Eastern Europe during the 19th century, 2-3 October 2009, Corfu
  • People, State and Housing in Bulgaria - International Conference Rival Pursuits, Common Experiences: Social Transformation and Mass Mobilization in the Balkan & Eastern Mediterranean Cities (1900-1923), 22-24 October 2009, Rethymno
  • (in Bulgarian) Web of Power/Power of the Webs. Governmental Elites in Romania and Bulgaria at the End of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century: Social Networks - Public lecture at the Centre for Culture and Debate "Red House", Sofia, 15 December 2009
  • Housing in Bulgaria: Coping with Socialist Modernity - SHOT (Society for the History of Technology) Annual Conference, 11-14 October 2008, Lisbon
  • (in Bulgarian) Balkan Boundaries: Room for History - Balkan Round Table, 11-12 December 2008, Sofia
  • (in Bulgaria) Patrons and Clients in Bulgaria at the End of the 19th and Early 20th Century. Balkan Parallels - Conference of the Bulgarian Historical Association, 26-27 November 2008, Sofia
  • Political Culture and Political Caricature in the Balkans, Late 19th and Early 20th Century - International Conference Political Cultural and Cultural Politics in Central and South East Europe, 1850-1950, 5-7 July 2007, Sofia
  • (in Bulgarian) Society, Technology, and Culture, or How the Balkans meet Modernity - Conference of the Bulgarian Society for 18th Century Studies Science, Technology and Modernization, 12-13 October 2007, Sofia
  • (in Bulgarian) Society, Technology, and Culture, or How Bulgaria meets Modernity -Workshop Natural Sciences and Social Worlds, Centre for Advanced Study, 17 December 2007, Sofia

 

Graduates and PhD

Graduates:
University of Plovdiv:

  • Monika Kiorova, Images of Diversity. Women in the Balkans in the Eyes of the Foreign Travelers (2013)
  • Daniela Milenkova, The Mall, a Temple of Simulative Consumption (2013)
  • Aneliya Genova, Images of Diversity: Political party ATAKA between Nationalism and Populism (2012)
  • Petar Zagurov, Constructing the Image of a Political leader through the (Auto)Biographical Narrative. Todor Zhivkov and His Route to Power (2012)
Sofia University:
  • Georgi Grancharov, The National Symbols of Greece and Their Usage in the Everyday (2010)

PhD:
Two PhD students in the framework of the Joint PhD Program run by the University of Plovdiv, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic:

  •    Elitsa Stoilova, Bulgarian Yoghurt: Manufacturing and Exporting Authenticity
  •    Emilia Karaboeva, Mediating consumption West-East: International truck drivers during the Cold War era 1959-1989
     

Other Activities

Prizes, scholarship, specializations, guest professorships, scientific exchange:

Specializations (more than three months) with fellowships:

  •    2004 - Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, UK
  •   2002 - Regional Fellow at the New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania
  •    2000-2001 - Andrew Mellon Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Netherlands
  •    1999 - Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria
  •    1996 - Fellow of the Bundesministerium für Wissenscahft und Forschung, Osteuropa Institut, Vienna, Austria

Invited lectures:

  •    In the UK - School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (2003); School of History, University of Newcastle (2007); in Ireland - National University of Galway (2004); in Germany - TU Darmstadt (2006); TU München (2006, 2008), etc.
  • Lecturing in the framework of Erasmus Program: in Eskishehir, Turkey (2011), at the Carles University Prague, Czech Republic (2012), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia(2013), HU Berlin, Germany (2013).