Bulgarian Studies Association

The Bulgarian Studies Association is a non-profit scholarly organization which promotes the study of and exchange of knowledge about all aspects of Bulgaria and Bulgarians: language, literature, culture, history, politics, economics and international relations.

  • Roses...

  • Melnik

  • Ethnographic museum, Plovdiv

  • Kukeri puppets

  • Etura Ethnographic complex

  • Rila Monastery

  • Etura Ethnographic complex

  • Shipka

  • Tsarevets Hill, Veliko Turnovo

  • Martenici

  • Martenici

  • Veliko Turnovo, the old town

  • Roman amphitheatre, Plovdiv

  • St. George's church and the Presidency

  • The Palace of the Bulgarian Orthodox Chuch Holy Synod

  • Plovdiv, Old Town

  • Perperikon

  • Melnik

  • Devil's Throat cave

  • St. Sophia Church, Sofia


Minutes from the 2014 BSA meeting

... are available now in the members’ area.

The John D. Bell Memorial Book Prize for 2014

... has been awardes to Elena Kostova for her book Medieval Melnik from the Late Twelfth to the Late Fourteenth Centuries: Historical Vicissitudes of a Small Balkan Town, Sofia: ARCS, 2013.

All BSA newsletters (almost) now available in the members’ area

Click the “Members’ Area” menu item in the BSA menu at the top of the page

Sociolinguistics Conference in Sofia

The twelfth international sociolinguistics conference in Sofia will take place on 5 and 6 June 2015. Here you can find the call for papers, application form and style requirements for papers. Deadline for applications: 1 December 2014.

Summer 2014 Issue, BSA Newsletter

In this issue (for members only, apply for or renew your membership here), you can read:

  • A letter from the Associate Editor with a preview of some possible changes to the organization's publication.
  • Highlights from the 19th Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature, and Folklore
  • Announcement of the 2013 John Bell Book Prize winner
  • Fasti Online: An Important International Resource on the Archeological Excavations in Bulgaria, Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean, by Dr. Elizabeth Fentress and Dr. Nikola Theodossiev

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Awards for Bulgaria 2015–2016

The complete list of Bulgaria awards can be found here. For additional information, please visit the Bulgarian Fulbright Commission's website www.fulbright.bg.