- Project lead Prof. Nikolay Aretov, D.Sc.
Research team: Prof. Nadia Danova, Prof. Raya Zaimova, Prof. Nikolay Chernokozhev, Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Bibina, Assoc. Prof. Olga Todorova, Assoc. Prof. Rositsa Gradeva, Prof. Inna Peleva , Assoc. Prof. Nadezhda Alexandrova, Prof. Ivan Elenkov, Assoc. Prof. Krassimira Daskalova, Dr. Nikoleta Patova, Prof. Amelia Licheva, Assoc. Prof. Rumyana Koneva, Prof. Marie Vrina-Nikolov (Paris), Dr. Recep Boztemur (Ankara), Prof. Dr. Bushra Ersanli (Istanbul), Assoc. Prof. Sanya Velkova, Dr. Keta Mircheva, Prof. Blagovest Nyagulov, Prof. Jasmina Gusheva (Skopje), Prof. Grazina Swat-Galabova (Warsaw), Prof. Lubomir Popovic (Belgrade), Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Bibina, Prof. Olga Katsiardi-Hering , Assoc. Prof. Dobrinka Parusheva, Assoc. Prof. Boris Minkov, Prof. Jan Rihlik (Prague), Prof. Rumyana Stancheva
The interdisciplinary project "Balkan Identities" started in 2000. It involves specialists from several research institutes at BAS, professors from Sofia University and other universities, researchers from abroad - Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, France, Czech Republic, Poland. In 2002 the project was adopted by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and became part of the long-term plans of the Institute. In 2002, the project was expanded with the joint project of the Institute of Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institut Slawistyki PAN: “Problems of National and Cultural Identity. Bulgaria and its neighbors. "
Object: The observations will be based on the printed word in its broadest social framework - literature, journalism, drama, memoirs, public speaking (as far as it is preserved in newspapers, published transcripts, etc.). In some cases, handwritten documents will be used as a source base. The colleges will discuss the possibilities and ways to include data from oral folklore, fine arts and other areas of culture.
Goal: Multifaceted consideration of the different types of identities that are present in the Bulgarian culture of the XIX - XX century (ethnic, religious, regional, professional, age, gender, etc.), their self-identified and the different attitudes between them and to them.
- Balkan Identities in the Bulgarian Culture of the Modern Era (19th - 20th Centuries). Eds. N. Aretov and N. Chernokozhev. S., 2001.
- Balkan Identities in the Bulgarian Culture of the Modern Era (19th - 20th Centuries). Eds. N. Aretov and N. Chernokozhev. Part 2. S., 2002.
- Balkan Identities in the Bulgarian Culture. Ed. N. Aretov. Part 4. S.: Queen Mab, 2003.