Assist. Prof. Meglena Zlatkova, PhD


Phone: 032 / 261 435
E-mail: m_zlatkova@yahoo.com
Address: 21 Kostaki Peev Street, fl. 5, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Visiting hours:

Field of the scientific qualification

Ethnology, Ethnosociology, Social Anthropology

Education

PhD:

  • 1998 – 2001 University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarsky", PhD student in Ethnosociology
  • 2007 PhD in Sociology (Ethnosociology). Thesis: "Ethnosociology of the City. The case of Plovdiv)"     
Master:
  • 1998 University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarsky", MA in Ethnology
  • 1997 University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarsky", MA in Bulgarian Philology

Professional experience

Occupied lecturer's duties at this stage:

  • 1998 – 2008 – Part-time assistant-professor at the Department of Ethnology and Department of Sociology, University of Plovdiv
  • 2008 – Lecturer at the Dpeartment of Ethnology, University of Plovdiv.  Lectures: Ethnosociology, Urban Studies, part I and II, Visual Anthropology, Methodology of Projects (Lectures) BA and MA programmes, University of Plovdiv, Summer fieldwork; Seminars Introduction to Ethnology, History of Ethnology, Area Studies, Applied Ethnology
  • 2010, 2013 Introduction to Ethnology (Lectures) BA programme, "Lyuben Karavelov" Branch of University of Plovdiv, Kyrdzhaly


Administrative-management experience:

  • Organizing conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Coordinating research projects
  • Scientific secretary and member of Academic board of Centre for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, University of Plovdiv
  • Coordinator of students' teams

Memberships

Memberships:

  • International – International Association for Southeast European Anthropology
  • International Academic Network on Anthropology (IANA)
  • http://test.cepnet.hu/projects/anthropology/members.html
  • National – Centre for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, Univeristy of Plovdiv (scientific secretary)
  • http://www.slovo.pu.acad.bg/caess/
  • Bulgarian Sociological Association
  • Association "Echange, Culutre, Heritage, Local Development"
  • Foundation "Critics and Humanism 2008"Have a command of languages:

Have a command of languages


 

Publications

Monographs:

  • 2014  Live, Lived and Told. Ethnological notes. (Prezhivelitzi. Etnolozhki zapiski). Centre for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, University of Plovdiv. Plovdiv. 108 p.
  • 2014  Ethnosociology of the City. The case of Plovdiv. Plovdiv University Press. Monography with summary in English. ISBN 978-954-423-789-9
  • 2014  Migration, Memory, Heritage: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Bulgarian-Turkish Border, edited by Valentina Ganeva-Raycheva, Meglena Zlatkova.  IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, (co-editor and co-auhtor) ISBN 978-954-8458-42-9 (Collective Monograph In English)
  • http://2sidesborder.org/migration%20EN/index.html
  • 1998  Communities and Culture. 2003. Co-author with Kr. Krastanova, V. Ganeva-Raycheva, I. Bokova, N. Rashkova, V. Penchev, E. Mitzeva, L. Ilieva, Plovdiv University Press ISBN 954-423-309-1

Edited books:

  • 2014  After the next coma. 20 years Ethnology in Plovdiv University. Conference collected papers. Plovdiv, 2014. In print (editor)
  • 2014  Live, Lived and Told. Ethnological notes. (Prezhivelitzi. Etnolozhki zapiski). Centre for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, University of Plovdiv. Plovdiv 2014. 108 p.
  • 2012 Migrations on Two-Sides Bulgarian – Turkish Border: Heritage, Identities, Intercultural interactions. Edited by Valentina Ganeva-Raycheva, Magdalena Elchinova, Nikolay Vukov, Meglena Zlatkova.  IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, 2012,  ISBN 978-954-8458-41-2 (In Bulgarian)
  • http://2sidesborder.org/Resettlers%20and%20Migrants/index.html
  • 2012 Migration, Memory, Heritage: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Bulgarian-Turkish Border, edited by Valentina Ganeva-Raycheva, Meglena Zlatkova.  IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, 2012 (co-editor and co-auhtor) ISBN 978-954-8458-42-9 (Collective Monograph In English)
  • http://2sidesborder.org/migration%20EN/index.html

Chapters:

  • 2014 Inhabiting divided territories: 'coming home' and ‘returning to the homeland'.
  • Heirs and rituals on both sides of the Bulgarian-Turkish border. In: THE RITUAL YEAR 8. MIGRATIONS. The Yearbook of the SIEF Working Group on The Ritual Year, Sofa, IEFSEM-BAS, 2014, eds. Dobrinka Parusheva and Lina Gergova, ISSN 2228-1347, 142 – 161 (In English)
  • 2014 Narration, Memory, Community. Live, Lived and Told. Ethnological notes. (Prezhivelitzi. Etnolozhki zapiski). Centre for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, University of Plovdiv. Plovdiv 2014. (7–42) ISBN987-619-90155-2-0 (In Bulgarian)
  • 2012  Towns Close to the Border: Spaces of Migration and Heritage. The cases of Edirne, Turkey and Tsarevo, Bulgaria. In: Migration, Memory, Heritage: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Bulgarian-Turkish Border. Ed. by V. Ganeva-Raycheva and M. Zlatkova. Sofia: IEFSEM – BAS, 2012, 65 – 98. (In English)
  • 2012 (co-authored with Stoyka Penkova) The children of migrants: cultural heritage strategies and types of crossing the Bulgarian-Turkish border. In: Migration, Memory, Heritage: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Bulgarian-Turkish Border. Ed. by V. Ganeva-Raycheva and M. Zlatkova. Sofia: IEFSEM – BAS, 2012, 174–98. (In English)

Papers:

  • 2014  Heritage, Researchers, Heirs. Introduction. In: Avdzhieva, A., Sv. Mancheva, M. Slavcheva, S. Stoeva. Practices of Inheritance of Memory (The Case of Asparuhovo). Centre for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, University of Plovdiv. Plovdiv 2014, pp. 5-11.
  • 2014  Ethnology as Anthropology at Home – Some Aspects of the Translation of Culture. In: Conference  40 years Philology at the University of Plovdiv. Plovdiv University Press. Plovdiv 2014. (To be published in Bulgarian)
  • 2014  The City and the River, the City on the River. The water as a Cultural Heritage. In: The Sea – a Boundary or a Door. The water and the City. Burgas 2014. To be published in Bulgarian.
  • 2014 Cultural Heritage as a Project: Heirs and Local Development. In: Cultural Heritage Studies – State of Art, Results, and Perspectives. Sofia: IEFSEM – BAS. To be published in Bulgarian.
  • 2014 Town and Migrations: Visualizing the Space. In: After the Next Coma. 20 Years Ethnology at Plovdiv University. Editors: B. Petkova, M. Zlatkova, S. Antonov. Plovdiv 2014. (to be publih).
  • 2014  Town and Migrations: Visualizing the Space. In: After the Next Coma. 20 Years Ethnology at Plovdiv University. Editors: B. Petkova, M. Zlatkova, S. Antonov. Plovdiv 2014. (to be publih).
  • 2012 The urban neighborhood – social uses of the space. In: Breaking-down the Order. Collected paper of a conference in Memoriam of Prof. T. Zhivkov – Plodiv 2002. Ed. by Krassimira Krastanova. Plodiv University Press. pp  223-235. Plovdiv 2012
  • ISBN 978-954-423-505-5
  • 2012 Cultural heritage, projects, locality. Postosialist transformations. In: Local Heritage as a Resource for Local Development. CAESS – University of Plovdiv 2012, pp 29 – 44.  ISBN 978-954-8852-21-0
  • http://localheritage.caess.logos.uni-plovdiv.bg/slices/home/NNMR.pdf
  • 2012  (co-authored with Stoyka Penkova) Returning across the Border. Forms of crossing the Bulgarian-Turkish Border by younger generations. In: Sociological problems. Issue 1-2 Mobility and Migration. pp 152-171, 2012.
  • 2012 The City and Migrations: Spaces of Migrations. In: Migrations on Two-Sides Bulgarian – Turkish Border: Heritage, Identities, Intercultural interactions. 2012, 75–90. (Electronic book) http://2sidesborder.org/Resettlers%20and%20Migrants/index.html
  • 2012 "Where Strandzha Mountain Kisses the Sea…: "The contradictions of Heritage"of Thracians Resettles in Tzarevo, Bulgaria. In Annual of the Department of Аnthropology, New Bugarian University, vol. 5, 2012 ISSN 1311-5189 http://ebox.nbu.bg/ant14/view_lesson.php?id=20  (In Bulgarian)
  • 2012  The urban neighborhood – social uses of the space. In: Breaking-down the Order. Collected paper of a conference in Memoriam of Prof. T. Zhivkov – Plodiv 2002. Ed. by Krassimira Krastanova. Plodiv University Press. pp  223-235. Plovdiv 2012 ISBN 978-954-423-505-5
  • 2011  The Urban Palimpsest, or How to Study Cities in Transition: On a Possible Ethnosociological Approach in Urban Studies In: Readings in the History and Culture of the Balkans in Support of University Teaching ed. Margarita Karamihova, Paradigma Publishing House, Sofia 2011 p. 271-284, ISBN-978-954-326-134-5 (In English)
  • 2010 (co-authored with Stoyka Penkova) "Contradictions of Heritage" – Education as a Cultural Capital of the Second Generation Migrants: the Children of Resettlers in Turkey. In: Lovtsi na umove - II [Brain-hunters- II. Lectures in anthropology]. Sofia, NBU, 4, 2010 . (In Bulgarian)
  • 2010  (co-authored with Dobrinka Parusheva and Iliyana Marcheva) Tinkering in Daily Life: People, State and Social(ist) Housing in Bulgaria, Etudes balkaniques, 2010, 3 (In English)
  • 2010 Urban Palimpsest or How to Research The City in Transition. Towards One Ethnosociologcal Approach in The Urban Studies. In: Readings on the History and Culture of the Balkans,  Sofia 2010, 313 – 329 (In Bulgarian)
  • Urban Palimpsest – Social Construction of the Memory places in Plovdiv. (In Bulgarian) In: http://projet-trace.com/bg/-2008/meglenazlatkovabg
  • 2010 The City Remembers "from Above", The City forgets "from Bellow". A Case of "Bratskata mogila" Monument in Plovdiv. In: Seminar_BG – online magazine for cultural studies 2/ 2010: http://www.seminar-bg.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=244&Itemid=72
  • 2009 Ethnosociologie de la ville – changements dans les espaces habités et communautés urbaines en Bulgarie contemporaine (sur le cas de Plovdiv) In : Dialogues about Human and Humanity. Collected papers – Prof. Todor Iv. Zhivkov's 70th Anniversary.  « Bryag » Publishing House 2009 pp. 199 – 213 (In French)
  • 2007 Ethnosociology – Some Possibilities for an Interdisciplinary Research (Todor Zhivkov and Georgi Fotev) In: Conference Professor Todor Zhivkov and contemporary folklore, ethnology and anthropology.  Sofia, Petekson Publishing House, 2007, 91-98. (In Bulgarian)
  • 2007 Teaching Anthropology in Southeastern Europe In. Bulgarian Folklore Magazine 2007, 1, 2007 p.p. 125 – 127 (In Bulgarian)
  • 2007 The Central Urban Park –Patrimony and Dialogues. In: Bulgarian Folklore Magazine 1, 2007 p.p. 37 – 46
  • 2006 The Inhabited City – Urban Palimpsest. Elaborations on post–socialist national urbanity in Bulgaria, In: WILDES KAPITAL / WILD CAPITAL, Kunsthaus Dresden - Stдdtische Galerie fьrGegenwartskunst (Hrsg.), Verlag fьr moderne Kunst Nьrnberg, erscheint im Mai 2006. 334 – 343 (In English)
  • 2005 The City of Stalin, The City of Dimitrov, the "City of Socialism" – an essey on Bulgarian weekly newsreels. In: Sociological Problems Magazine1-2, 2005 65 - 74
  • 2004 Urban Communities and Spaces of the City – Patrimony and Cultural Interaction. In: Bulgarian Folklore Magazine 1-2, 2004 56-67 (In Bulgarian)
  • 2003  Between the civility and residentship – the images of the inhabited city and the continuity of urbanity In: Sociological Problems Magazine 3-4, 2003, 105-126, (In Bulgarian)
  • 2003  Searching the City and Searching in the City – two possible approaches to the development of the social sciences In: Communities and Culture. Plovdiv University Press, 2003, p.p. 66 – 80 (In Bulgarian)
  • 2001 Changes in Urban Settings – some aspects of identity in a Bulgarian district In: Ethnologia Balkanica  Vol. 5  2001,185-192  (In English)
  • 2000 Narration, Memory and Urban Identity. In: University of Plovdiv's annual collected papers 2000 p.p. 509-516, (In Bulgarian)
  • 2000 Narrated History and Urban Identity In: Talking History, Sofia, 2000. 234-243 (In English)
  • 2000 Market Place as a Topos in the Social Organization of the City In: Local Communities1, Ed. CEFR, Sofia 2000 p.p. 127-135, (In Bulgarian)
  • 1998 My Neighbours and Me in Village and Town Settings – Problems of the Cultural
  • Identity. In: Bulgarian Folklore, 1998, 1-2 p.p. 91-98, (In Bulgarian)

Activities

Scientific projects:

  • 1999 - 2000 Cultural Tourism in Bulgaria – Bulgarian –Italian project
  • 2000 - 2001 Emigration and Young people – problems and alternatives – project-coordinator of students research team, sponsored by Open Society foundation – Sofia
  • 2001 Living Together and Shearing the Memory – Bulgarian – Rumanian scientific project (University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria – "Third Europe Foundation", Timisoara, Romania)
  • 2001 – Participation in bilateral (Franco-Bulgarian) exposition "The Spaces of the City" ("Les espaces de la ville") presented in French Cultural Center – Timosoara and the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia
  • Patrimony and Dialog Between Cultures – international project – Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, France, 2001 – 2003
  • 2001 Plovdiv – Spaces in the City - Exhibition and CD-ROM
  • Plovdiv Life in Pictures and Stories, sponsored by University of Plovdiv 2000-2002
  • 2003-2004 Ethnosociology – Interdisciplinary Module for B.A. Programs of Ethnology and Sociology – curricula development project, sponsored by Open Society Foundation, Sofia, Programme Education
  • 2002-2004 International Academic Network On Anthropology (IANA), sponsored by the CEP Academic Network Initiative Program – position - administrative secretary
  • 2002 – 2003 - Theoretical interdisciplinary seminar of the Center for Anthropological and Ethnosociological Studies, University of Plovdiv – scientific secretary
  • 2002-2004 Continuity Between Models and Practices for Intercultural Interaction in Urban Environment (A Case Study), sponsored by University of Plovdiv
  • 2003 Dialogue Between Cultures and Cultural Rights in the frame of The Technological Park Culture Project, sponsored by the European Cultural Foundation
  • 2003-2004 Urbanity in Transition. Culture as a Resource of Local Citizenship. Research project, sponsored by Open Society Foundation, Sofia
  • 2003-2006 Teaching Anthropology – Means and Meanings organized by: "Babes-Bolyai" University Cluj Napoca, Romania and Research Center on Interethnic Relations Cluj Napoca, Romania, CEP, Budapest,
  • 2003 Cultural Rights and Access to Culture – a research project and round-table, in the frame of the Project "Technological Park Culture", founded by European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam
  • 2003 – 2006 The city: Patrimony and Dialog Between Cultures – research project, sponsored by National Science Found, Bulgaria
  • 2004 Exhibition in Context - Visiting Lecturer in a Centre for Arts and Culture in cooperation with the Open Society Archives, Budapest Special seminars related to the exhibitions of the Galeria Centralis "The Socialistic District of Block of Flats – the State Social Project and the Everyday Life. Ethnosociology of the City".
  • 2003 - 2004 The ‘uses' of the Central park or urban garden  – anthropology of urban places – a research project in the frame of ReSET program "Teaching Anthropology – Means and meanings" – project coordinator.
  • 2004-2005 The Central Park - Innovating Practices and Networking in Urban Milieu a research project in the frame of ReSET program "Teaching Anthropology – Means and meanings" – project coordinator.
  • 2004 September, Summer school in Urban Anthropology, organized by  new Bulgarian University, University of Sofia, University of Plovdiv, coordinator
  • 2004 - 2005 Introducing modules and a special course proposed by PhD candidates in the frame of the M.A. program Philosophy and Social Sciences in 20th century sponsored by Open Society Foundation, Sofia, Programme Education. Personal distribution – introducing a module of Ethnosociology of the city.
  • 2005 – 2006 Patrimoines, tourisme, dynamiques sociales :
  • étude comparative de nouveaux usages en Europe, Université Lumiere Lyon2 et Université de Plovidv "Paisii Hilendarsky", AUF, France
  • 2005–2006 Elaborating a conception for a specialized site of the Faculty of Philosophy and History – project coordinator - sponsored by University of Plovdiv Fund for Scientific Research – coordinator and researcher
  • 2006 - 2007 "The Stone House"- CLT 2006/A1/CH/RO-80 (Museum of the Romanian Peasant – Bucharest, Romania, University of Plovdiv, University Lumière-Lyon 2) researcher
  • 2007 – 2009 Significant Personalities in the City: Visualization of Changes (Photo archive and data base creating). Researcher. University of Plovdiv Fund for Scientific Research
  • 2007 - 2010 - Inventing Europe EUROCORES program of ESF.: European Ways of Life in the 'American Century': Mediating Consumption and Technology in the Twentieth Century (EUWOL)  - Participant in a research team
  • 2008 - 2009 Multimedia Archive. Theoretical Model and Applications in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Research Projects. sponsored by University Science Found, University of Plovdiv – coordinator and a team member
  • 2009-2010 "Roma Identity Construction" -  Interdisciplinary Module in Ethnology and Sociology Curricula" in Open Society Institute, CRC - Central European University – team leader
  • 2009 - 2011 "Resettlers and Migrants on Two Sides of The Bulgarian-Turkish Border: Heritage, Identity, Intercultural Interactions" research project, funded by the National Scientific Fund, Department for "Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity" of the Thematic Competition for Scientific Research Projects in 2008 (ТК01-129) – team member
  • 2008-2010 European Dimensions in Balkan Culture and History" Financed by Operational program "Human Resources Development", Priority Axis: Support of the development of PhD students, post-graduate students and young scientists" (BG051PO001/07/3.3-02). Institute of Ethnography and Museum and Institute of Balkan Studies at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • 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

Participation in scientific forums:

Conferences and papers after 1999

  • 2014 The Town and Migration – Urban Spaces and Shifting Borders. In: Contextualizing Changes: Migrations, Shifting Borders and New Identities in Eastern Europe International Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 8-10, 2014, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 Double Citizenship and Studying Bulgarian language and Culture – Forms of Institutionalization and Transmitting the Heritage in Edirne, Turkey. In: Bulgarians abroad and Foreigners in Bulgaria – Institutions, Organizations, Community Life. 29-30 September 2014. Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 The River and the City – Crisis, Memory, Heritage. In: 7th InASEA Congress. Cultures of Crisis: Experiencing and Coping With Upheavals and Disasters in Southeast Europe - Istanbul 2014
  • 2014 (Re-) Settled people – moving objects: (gift) exchange on the two sides of the Bulgarian-Turkish Border. The case of Edirne. In: Captivating Edirne. Resources, Connectivities and Imaginative Attraction of a Turkish Border-City in Europe.  Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Zentrum Moderner Orient. Berlin, 11-12 April.
  • 2014 Crossing the Bulgarian-Turkish Border: Memory, Inheritance and "Returning(s)". In: Altérités religieuses, frontières territoriales et compétitionsPatrimoniales en Grèce et dans les Balkans. Journées d'études, Ecole française d'Athènes, 27 et 28 mai.
  • 2013 The City and the River, the City on the River. The water as a Cultural Heritage. In: The Sea – a Boundary or an Entrance. The water and the City. Burgas.
  • 2013 Cultural Heritage as a Project: Heirs and Local Development. In: .410. Sofia: IEFSEM – BAS.
  • 2013 Ethnological research as "Anthropology at home" – some aspect of the translation of culture. Conference 40 years Faculty of Philology, University of Plovdiv 2013.
  • 2012 Inhabiting Divided Territories – "Coming home" and "Returning in the Homeland". Heirs and Rituals on the two sides of Bulgarian – Turkish Border. В: Eighth Аnnual Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year. Migrations. Plovdiv 26-29 June 2012.
  • 2012 The town and migration& visualizing the space. In: After the next coma. 20 years Ethnology in Plovdiv University. Plovdiv 2012.
  • 2012 "Returning" of Heirs. Rethinking the boundaries. Migration, memories and heritage on the Bulgarian-Turkish border. In: Mémoires des migrations et temps de l'histoire 2012 Paris, France.
  • 2011 The town and the borders& spaces of migrations. Migrations on Two-Sides Bulgarian – Turkish Border: Heritage, Identities, Intercultural interactions.  Sofia. IEFS - BAS 2011, Sofia
  • 2011 From Plan to Project - Urban Transition in a Bulgarian Case. В: Urban Development and Politics in Europe and Russia. International Conference, European University and State University, Sankt Peterburg, October 2011.
  • 2010 The City Remembers "from Above", The City Forgets "from Bellow". The Case of "Bratskata mogila" Monument in Plovdiv. In: Public Spaces of the Bulgarian City: Heritage and Development. National Conference January, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
  • 2010 Final ESF Inventing Europe Plenary Conference & 4th Tensions of Europe Plenary Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2010 Bulgaria And Turkey As A Cultural Capital In The Strategies Of Higher Education Among The "Second Generation" Of Migrants From Bulgaria To Turkey Twenty Years After 1989. (Сo-authored with Stoyka Penkova) In: Migration and Diversity in the Greater Mediterranean: Social and Other Implications, Kamilari, Crete, Greece, organized by Laboratory of Anthropology, Comotini, Greece and the Local Community of Camilari, Greece.
  • 2010 City and Visual Discourses. Teaching Visual and Urban Anthropology at the University, University's Researches and Teaching of Ethnology and Anthropology. Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2010 The "Returning" of Heirs - Rethinking the Boundaries. Migrations and the Challenges of National Ethnologies in South-Eastern Europe.  In: Beyond Essentialisms: Challenges of Anthropology in the 21st Century. International Conference on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 2009 Between Universal Shop (UNIVERMAG) and Shopping Center (MALL) – Sovietization/Americanization?  In: Appropriating America Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Inventing Europe, ESF.
  • 2008 First EUWOL Conference, Tours, France.
  • 2008 The city of socialism: State urban project, official discourse and visual representations (the case of the weekly newsreels). In&History of Technology Workshop Technology and the Making of Europe, South East European Perspectives. In the framework of European Science Foundation's EUROCORES Program Technology and the Making of Europe, 1850 to the Present (Inventing Europe), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • 2008 Transnational approach in the study of post-socialism – oral presentation. In: How does Translational Approach Impact My Research discussion. In: EUWOL and Transnationalism meeting, Lisbon. Inventing Europe, ESF
  • 2008 Urban Palimpsest – Social Construction of the Places of the Memory. Monuments of the Comunist regimes in the Contemporary City. A future under a question? Interdisciplinary seminar of "Trace" project. Sofia.
  • 2007 The Inhabited City and the Urban Palimpsest – Some Methodological Notes. In: Humanities under Methodological Microscope – a Session of Institute of Critical Social Research, Sofia – Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • 2007 Journée d'études internationales « Patrimoine culturel immatériel et dynamiques sociales » Participation locale et coopération européenne, Lyon, France
  • 2007 Cultures locales et dynamiques sociales – séminaire international, Programme Culture 2000. Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • 2007 The Urban Palimpsest: Inhabiting Places and Cohabiting in the Spaces. The Case of Plovdiv. Lecture in The Mediterranean Ethnological Summer Symposium, MESS, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 2006 The Central Park. Anthropology of Urban Places presented with Magdalena Dusheva. ReSET: Teaching Anthropology Concluding Session, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2006 Urban zoning and planning in postsocialist Plovdiv – social and demographic inequalities. VW Workshop on Inequality: a Bulgaria – Poland comparison, organized by Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology. Lublin, Poland
  • 2006 The Central Urban Park – Patrimonies and Dialogues. In: Heritage and Dialogue between Cultures. Organized by Institute of Folkore, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Assenovgrad
  • 2006 Ethnosociology – Some Possibilities for an Interdisciplinary Research (Todor Zhivkov and Georgi Fotev) In: Professor Todor Zhivkov and contemporary folklore, ethnology and anthropology Conferennce. Tchiprovtzii, Bulgaria
  • 2005 New Usages of Public and Private Urban Spaces in Post-Communist Bulgaria In: Workshop: Post-Communist Cultures and Societies, Babes-Bolyai University (BBU), Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2005 The city in transition – a Bulgarian case In: The 3-rd InASEA conference "Urban Life and Culture in Southeast Europe", Belgrade.
  • 2005 Patrimoine et dinamiques sociales. Edude comparative des nouveaux usages en Europe. Seminaire, organize par CREA et le Master Métiers de la culture. Université Lumiere – Lyon 2, France
  • 2004 Public – Private, Local – Global or For the New Usages of Urban Spaces in Southeastern Europe In: AMONG OTHERS Conflict and Encounter in European & Mediterranean Societies, A Congress in European and Mediterranean Comparative Ethnology, 8th Congress of SIEF and 3d Congress of ADAM, Marseille, France.
  • 2004 The City of Socialism: visualization of the project of the State and the weekly newsreels. In: International workshop for photo and video- documentalistics "Visual ways for Intercultural dialogue". Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria.
  • 2002 The City and Urban Spaces – the Social Uses of the Space In: Break Down the Order. First Meetings in Memorium of Prof. Todor Zhivkov. Plovdiv
  • 2002 Ethnosociologie de la ville à Plovdiv : les possibilités de recherche sur les changments urbains In: Premières rencontres des études balkaniques en France Etudes balkaniques : état des savoir et des pistes de recherche. Paris
  • 2001 Animation of a New Urban Space – Forms of Social Interaction and Cultural Patrimony Transmission In: Conference "The City – Construction of Cultural Heritage", Svishtov    
  • 2001 Research in the City and Research of the City – Directions in the Scientific Strategies In: Readings of the University of Plovdiv
  • 2000 The Woman and Ethnical Others – Marks and Indicators of the Differences In: International Round Table "She on the Balkans", Bansko
  • 2000 The City and Urban Space – Symbolic Re-evaluation and Collective and Individual Memory In:  "The Anthropology of Southeast Europe – Ten years After Socio-Cultural  Aspects of Transformation" – International Conference in Anthropology, Sofia
  • 2000 Narration, Memory and Urban Identity In: Readings of the University of Plovdiv
  • 1999 The Market Place as a Topos in the Social Organization of the City. In: Local Communities – 1. Cultural Identity – Tradition – Regional Belonging, Svishtov.
  • 1999 Narrated History and Urban Identity. In: Talking History. International Oral History Conference. Kiten.
  • 1999 Urban and rural Identity in a Big Bulgarian City In: Recontres Internationales "Ruralitй et urbanitй en Europe Centrale et Orientale" Lyon, France 

 

Graduates and PhD

Graduates:
B.A. programs in Ethnology and Sociology

  • 2013 Sonya Bardarova The Street Musician and the City.
  • 2013  Maria Slavcheva Visual research: the borders of study.
  • 2011 Anelia Avdzhieva  Labour mobility of Romani women in Plovdiv.
  • 2011 Svoboda Stoeva Yoga: the secret knowledge – body techniques. On a Bulgarian case.
  • 2011  Светослава Манчева Svetoslava Mancheva The Childhood among Roma – body and socialization.
  • 2010 Katerina Taneva Gift ecxange and Western Culture.

Masters programs \Ethnology and Cultural Tourism and Culture Projets

  • 2014 Maria Slavcheva Visibility and Vision: interpetation and bodily practices.
  • 2014 Sashka Dimova Presenting the Heritage in the town of Batak: Museum Ethnographic Exposition and Projects.
  • 2014 Vassil Karadzhov Culural Heritages of "George's Mahala": Resources, Cultural Policies and Model of Local Development of the Town of Assenovgrad.
  • 2014 Zhenia Alexandrova Dimitrovgrad – from the Utopia to the Entropy – the way of the "First Socialist town" to "Cultural Road of the Consul of Europe".
  • 2013 Svoboda Stoeva Afgan Refugies in Bulgaria (The case of the Integration Center, Sofia)
  • 2013 Svetoslava Mancheva The Childhood among Roma: images and models of representation. 
  • 2013 Anelia Avdzhieva The Woman and the Labor – female images and women know-how among Roma.
  • 2012 Daniela Peeva West-Northen Bulgaria and Vidin Area  the border: heritage, communities and cultural tourism.
  • 2012 Goran Stefanov The cultural project: preservation and transmission of immaterial cultural heritage (The Fest of Saint Trinity, Topolovgrad Municipality).

Other Activities

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

  • Historical Anthropology Course with Prof. Michael Mitterauer in Balkanistik seminar – Bansko (Bulgaria) – 1994,1995,1996,1997
  • Bulgarian – Austrian Summer Language School – September 1999
  • Cultural Heritage and Modernity in Bulgaria – Bulgarian - French seminar
  • Summer University Plovdiv 2000 "Balkan Societies, Europeanization, Globalization" – 4-16 September, founded by Open Society Foundation
  • 2002 January  – April – scholarship of the Region Rhone-Alpes, France in the frame of the M.I.R.A. program - University Lumiere Lyon 2, France
  • 2002 July – Seminar National Histories in South-Eastern Europe and History of the United Europe, Timisoara, Romania (Federation Internationale des Maisons de l'Europe, Eurolink House of Europe, International Students' in History Association, Society of Historical Studies "Erasmus")
  • 2003 August-September - Summer School Anthropological Reflections on Current Social Problems, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2004 August – September - Summer School Anthropological Approaches on Ethnicity - Cultural and Social Identities,  Cluj-Napoca and Sibiu, Romania
  • 2004 – 2005 – AFP Fellow - OSI Budapest
  • 10-13 January 2005 Research Methods in International Relations and Security Studies, a course taught by Professor:  Pieter van Houten  (University of Cambridge), organized by Department of Political Science, University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2005 August – September - Summer School Finding Voice for Eastern European Anthropologists, Cluj-Napoca and Sibiu, Romania
  • 2008 (February - March) – European Programs and Project Design – Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv
  • 2008 (March -May) – Effective Use of Multimedia for Presenting in English for Non-Native Speakers – University of Plovdiv
  • 2009 (January)  - Workshop on Teaching methods and Course Portfilio. Curricula Resource Centre, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009 (June)  - Workshop on Teaching methods and Course Portfilio. Curricula Resource Centre, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2012 Grant from the Nationa Science Fund for the publication of the monography "Ethnosociology of the City"
  • 2008 – 2013 г. Erazmus Lecturer in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Lyon, France and Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2001  Participation in the Exibition "Plovdiv – the Spaces of the City with "Third Europe Foundation", Timisoara, Romania.