Issue 1 / 2020. ETHNOLOGY OF OLD AGE. Issue editor: Ilia Iliev


Ilia Iliev – From the Editor.

Joanna Bencheva – Old Age in the Byzantine-Balkan World.

Denitsa Nencheva – “I Couldn’t Feel at Ease” – Identity Construction and Self-Inheritance in Old Age. 

Detelina Tocheva – Islam and Communism as Local Phenomena: the Roles of the Elderly People in a Rhodope Village.

Ivelina Eftimova – Retirement Clubs: Formal Form of Informal Relations Beneficial in Old Age. 


Iva Stanoeva – Types of Folk Costumes in Sofia Region in an Archival Document of 1889. Part 2. Zlatitsa, Novo selo and Iskrets Districts. 


Teodor Todorov – Constructional Characteristics of Buildings Constructed in the Period about 1650 – 1900. Fieldwork in the District of Gabrovo.


Grozdelina Georgieva – Weapon – the Male Adornment. 


Ilia Iliev – Daniela Koleva (Ed.) Age during Socialism. Generations in the Family and Society. Sofia: CAS, 2019. 

Meglena Zlatkova – Magdalena Elchinova. The Invisible Community: the Orthodox Bulgarians in Istanbul. Sofia: NBU Publishing House, 2017. 


Zlatina Bogdanova – National Scientific Conference with International Participation “The City in the Balkans: Spaces, Faces, Memory”.


 Editor: Albena Georgieva

Language Editors: Albena Georgieva, Shannon Martino

Table of content:

Mila Maeva – On the Way North and Finding a Home.

Plamena Stoyanova – Gypsies and the Emigrations of the ‘Bulgarian Turks’ (1948–1989).

Svetlana Koch – The Identification Strategies of the Bulgarians in Ukraine.

Maya Grekova, Iva Kyurkchieva, Maya Kosseva – State – Religion Relations: the Bulgarian Case.

Zornitsa Draganova – ‘Gezi Spirit’: Narrative Fragments and Modes of Articulation. Ethnography of Post-Protest (Istanbul 2013–2015).

Lina Gergova, Yana Gergova – The Tobacco City: The Discourse on Industrial Heritage.

Petya Bankova – The Value of the Gift or the Price of the Present.

Stamen Kanev – The Public Baths as a Factor in Local Identity Construction, 20th–Early 21st Century (The Case of Gorna Banya Quarter in Sofia).


Mila Maeva – Veneta Yankova. Bulgarians in Hungary: Cultural Memory and Heritage. Budapest: Bulgarian Republican Self-Government, 2014.

Dobrinka Parusheva – Gueorguieva, Petia, Anna Krasteva (Dir.). La rue etl’e-rue. Nouvelles contestations citoyennes. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015.

Evgenia Troeva – Ivaylo Markov. Migrations and Socio-Cultural Dynamics. The Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia. Sofia: Gutenberg Publishing House, 2015.

Daniela Koleva – Nikolay Nenov (Ed.), Beta Haralanova and Tatyana Shtereva. Anguish and Salvation. The Memory of the Jewish Communities in Ruse, Shumen and Varna. Ruse: European Spaces 21 Association, 2015. 

Stanoy Stanoev – Petko Hristov, Anelia Kassabova, Evgenia Troeva, Dagnoslav Demski (Eds.). Contextualizing Changes: Migrations, Shifting Borders and New Identities in Eastern Europe. Sofia: Paradigma, 2015. 

Evgenia Troeva – Elya Tzaneva. Ethnosymbolism and the Dynamics of Identity. Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2015. 

Ivanka Petrova – Elena Petkova. The Everyday Life of the Bulgarian Muslim Women in the Central Rhodope Mountains. Sofia: Gutenberg Publishing House, 2015. 

Daniela Koleva – Yana Yancheva. The Collectivization in the Bulgarian Village (1948–1970). Collective Memory and Everyday Culture. Sofia: Gutenberg Publishing House, 2015. 

Valentina Vaseva – Ana Luleva, Ivanka Petrova & Slavia Barlieva (Eds). Research on Cultural Memory, Cultural Heritage and Identities. Sofia: Gutenberg Publishing House, 2015. 

Albena Georgieva – Petar Shukerov, Ivan Patev, Dimitar Mihaylov. The Earth Looks at Heaven. People and Orthodox Temples in the Central Rhodopes. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2015. 

Elya Tzaneva – Ethnographic Problems of Folk Culture. V. 11. Editorial Board: Rachko Popov, Anatol Anchev (Ed.-in-Chief), Evgenia Troeva. Sofia: ‘Prof. Marin Drinov’ Publishing House, 2016. 

Anelia Kassabova – Mila Maeva. Bulgarian Emigrants in England – Past and Present. Sofia: Paradigma Publishing House, 2017. 

Valentina Sharlanova – Ivan Krastev. After Europe. On the Weakness and the Strength of the European Union. Sofia: Publishing House Obsidian, 2017. 

Georgeta Nazarska – Valeri Katzunov, Dzheni Ivanova, Tzvetana Velichkova (Eds.). Women in the History of Academic Science in Bulgaria: Habilitated Women in BAS. Sofia: Roprint, 2018.


 Editor: Albena Georgieva

Table of contents:

Rachko Popov – Bulgarian Ethnology in the Transition Period.

Ilia Iliev – Western Anthropologists and Balkan Ethnographers: Notes from the Periphery.

Nikolay Nenov – Local Communities and the Social Involvement of the Ethnographic Museums.

Nadezhda Marinchevska – National Character and Folklore in the Distorting Mirror of Bulgarian Animated Cinema.

Rossitza Guentcheva – Bulgarian Mosaic.

Evgenia Troeva – The Capital of the Past: St. Athanasius Monastery (Zlatna Livada Village, Chirpan Region) between Myth and History.

Ivaylo Markov – The Transformation of a Religious Site. The Rock Church of St. Petka in the Town of Tran: between the Religious Cult and the Tourist Attraction.

Iva Kyurkchieva – Amateur Football – Identity and Memory.

Kremena Iordanova – “Don’t Underestimate the Girls... Some of them are More Genuine Ultras than You”.

Vanya Zhekova – “What is Fatmagül’s Guilt?” Ethnology at the End of the Workday.


Ivaylo Markov – Ethnographic Problems of Traditional Culture. Vol. 9. Ed. Anatol Anchev. Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 2012.

Elka Bakalova – Albena Georgieva. Folklore Dimensions of Christianity. Oral Narratives and Local Religiosity in the Regions of Bachkovo Monastery Dormition of the Holy Mother of God and Hadzhidimovo Monastery St. George. Sofia: Prosveta, 2012. 

Anelia Kassabova – Ethnographic Problems of Folk Culture. vol. 10. Ed. A. Anchev. Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 2013.

Evgenia Troeva – Vihra Baeva. Miracle Stories. Local Tradition and Personal Experience. Second revised and updated edition. Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 2013.

Ivaylo Markov – Anna Krasteva. From Migration to Mobility: Policies and Routes. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Publishing House, 2014. 

Elya Tsaneva – Dzheni Madzharov. Function and Semantics of the Ritual Gesture in Hungarian Culture. Sofia: Gutenberg, 2014.

Nikolay Vukov – Dobrinka Parusheva, Lina Gergova (eds.). The Ritual Year 8. Migrations. The Yearbook of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year. Sofia: Paradigma, 2014. 

Anelia Kassabova – Mariyana Piskova. ‘The Heroes of Shipka’. An Archival Reading of a Film on the Russian-Turkish War (1877–1878) from the Time of the Cold War. Blagoevgrad: ‘Neofit Rilski’ University Press, 2015.

Rachko Popov – Svetoslava Toncheva. Through the New Spirituality of the Twentieth Century (Anthroposophy, White Brotherhood, Unified Teaching). Sofia: Paradigma, 2015.