Thursday, February 4, 2016


Council for Bulgarian Studies Abroad, Bulgarian Academy of Science and Bulgarian Studies Association, USA invite your participation:

“Beyond the Borders”
The 10th. Joint Conference of Bulgarian and North American Scholars
Sofia, June 26-30, 2016
For more than forty years the tradition of Bulgarian-American academic dialogs has been carried on by the Council for Bulgarian Studies Abroad at the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the Bulgarian Studies Association. The first conference was in 1973 in Madison, WI, followed by conferences in Varna (1978), Boston (1982), Smoljan (1987), Pittsburgh (1994), Blagoevgrad (1999), Columbus, OH (2003), Varna (2008), and Eugene, OR (2012).

It is Sofia’s turn to host the 2016 Bulgarian-Northern American conference in the field of Bulgarian Studies. The topic of this conference, “Beyond the Borders”, invites various perceptions of “borders” (disciplinary, historical, cultural, national, etc.) and their interpretation as liminal spaces of distancing, interaction and transformation.

To participate, please submit an abstract (150-300 words) and a short CV by April 15, 2016 to Dr. Catherine Rudin and/or Dr. Vessela Warner (, (for the U.S.), and Dr. Ana Luleva and/or Dr. Анисава Милтенова (for Bulgaria)

Participation will be confirmed by April 30, 2016. All American participants will be provided with free room and board. The working language of the conference is English.

Conference committee:
Ana Luleva, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Anissava Miltenova, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Lora Taseva, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Catherine Rudin, Wayne State College
Vessela Warner, University of Alabama at Birmingham