Future in the past: Bulgarian history growing online

Sofia, 30.10.2014

Institute for Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies, Sofia University International Centre for Archival Research, Vienna

Future in the past: Bulgarian history growing online
Workshop for scholars and archivists

Sofia, 30.10.2014, Mirror Hall of the Sofia University


Morning Session (10:00 – 13:00)

Part I: 10:00 – 11:15

Charters of medieval Bulgarian rulers and church dignitaries @ monasterium.net

Moderators: Nina Gagova, Žarko Vujošević
  • Welcome/Opening words: prof. Elka Traykova, Director of the Institute for Literature, BAS, and prof. Vasya Velinova, Director of the Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies „Prof. Ivan Dujčev”, Sofia University
  • Nina Gagova, Institute for Literature, BAS. „New cooperation - new possibilities: the association of the Institute for Literature, BAS, in ICARUS and ENArC project through the Neighborhood-Linking-Programme“
  • Žarko Vujošević, Institute for Balkan Studies, SASA – Belgrade University. „Documentary heritage of the Balkans in European context: the challenge of the ENArC project“
  • Kerstin Muff, ICARUS. „ICARUS – a network working on netting the future“
  • Discussion – 15 min.

  • Coffee break – 15 min.

Part II: 11:30 – 12:45

  • Daniel Jeller, ICARUS. „Monasterium.Net: a short introduction“
  • Georgy Nikolov, Historical Department, Sofia University. „The Medieval Bulgarian Documents: Еditions and problems of editing“
  • Dragić Živojinović, Institute for history – Nebojša Porčić, Belgrade University. „Collection of medieval Bulgarian documents on www.monasterium.net
  • Discussion – 15 min.

  • Lunch break: 13:00 – 14:30

Afternoon Session (14:30 –17:30)

Digital processing of historical documents in Bulgaria: realities & prospects

Part I: 14:30 – 15:45

Moderators: Georgy Nikolov, Dragić Živojinović
  • Anissava Miltenova, Institute for Literature, BAS. „Repertorium Initiative: Computer Processing of Medieval Slavic Manuscripts“
  • Svetlina Nikolova, Cyrilo-Methodian Research Centrum, BAS. „The Multilingual Digital Collections and their importance for transnational research of Slavic culture“
  • Elissaveta Musakova, Bulgarian National Library. „Digital Projects of the Bulgarian National Library“
  • Vasya Velinova, Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies „Prof. Ivan Dujčev”, Sofia University. „Digitization and presenting of the Slavic Manuscripts Collection of the Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies ,Prof. Ivan Dujčevʼ”
  • Discussion – 15 min.

  • Coffee break – 15 min.

Part IІ: 16:00 – 17:30

Moderators: Vasya Velinova, Nebojša Porčić
  • Dimitar Peev, Department of Cyrilo-Methodian Studies, Sofia University. „Digital Collection of the Slavic Manuscripts from Rila Monastery“
  • Father Kozma Popovsky, Research Library of the Zograf Monastery, Sofia University. „Digital Library of the Zograf Monastery, Mount Athos“
  • Maria Popova, Bulgarian State Archives Agency. „Digital Collections from the Bulgarian State Archives and the Participation of the Agency in APEx Project“
  • Dilyana Radoslavova, Institute for Literature, BAS. „Researcher-Friendly Digital Content? Towards Getting the British Library Cyrillic Manuscript Collection Online“
  • Discussion - 15 min.
  • Closing of the workshop
  • Дискусия – 15 мин.
  • Закриване на семинара

Dinner for the participants – 19:00

Friday, Oct. 31st

Visit of Boyana Church (UNESCO monument, frescoes from 11 and 13 C.) for foreign guests from 11:00 to 12:00 (meeting point: Pliska hotel at 10:30).