Issue 2 / 2016


Issue Editors: Nikolay Nenov, Nikolay Vukov


Nikolay Nenov – Regarding the research fields of Ethnologia Urbana

Dilyana Ivanova – “Chicago – the Bulgarian City”: a View from the Outside and the Inside  

Maria Markova – From the Life of the Bulgarian Community in Komotini. Bounda­ries and Identities (From the Late XIXth Century until 1912)

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

Zlatina Bogdanova – “Kalinitsa” in the Town of Asenovgrad as an Example of Con­struction of Modern Urban Festival

Gregoris Ioannou – Genealogies of activism and the semiotics of urban space: cultural and social practices in 21st Century Inner Nicosia

Iskra Todorova – Feasts and Celebration in the Town of Samokov in the Socialist Pe­riod in the Memory of Contemporaries


Valentina Sharlanova – Two Holy Places in the Residential Quarter of Mladost in the city of Sofia


Daniela Koleva – Nikolay Nenov /Ed./, Beta Haralanova, Tatyana Shtereva. Anguish and Salvation. The Memory of the Jewish Communities in Rousse, Shumen and Varna. Rouse, 2015.

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

Elya Tzaneva – The Anthropological Field on the Margins of Europe, 1945–1991. Ed. by A. Bošković and Ch.Hann.


Valentina Sharlanova – Round Table in Honour of the 80th Anniversary of Assoc. Prof. Ganka Mihaylova, Ph.D.

Valentin Voskresenski - International scholarly conference „Heroic Art and Socialist Realism. Memory and Representation of the Socialist Past in Bulgaria

Issue 1 / 2016


Issue Editors – Daniela Koleva, Mila Maeva

Mila Maeva – Foreword

Irina Sedakova – Protest Car-Rallies in Moscow in 2012: Movement, Visualization and Language

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

Ivaylo Dinev – The Pendulum of the Mass Protest. The Winter of 2013

Mike Hajimichael – The Police Raid on ‘Occupy’ in Cyprus: an autoethnographic account of ‘For 1 Gramme’

Valentina Georgieva – The System, the Democracy, the State: Three Related Notions in Expressing Discontent

Milena Katsarska – #Theprotest: Anthologization, Branding and Institutionalization of the Protest


Petar Kardzhilov – The Earliest Film Shows in Sofia (1896–1900). The Informa¬tion about Them in the Periodicals – Evidence of Life in the Capital in the Late 19th Century


Svetoslava Toncheva – Nepal: the Journey of my Life


Eli Todorova – Third Scientific Conference “Debates in Museology“: “Museum beyond Nation?“ (September 24–25, 2015)


Mila Maeva – Veneta Yankova. The Bulgarians in Hungary: Cultural Memory and Heritage. Budapest, 2014

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


Petko Hristov – International Conference of the SIEF (Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore) Ritual Year Working Group

Issue 4 / 2015


  Issue Editor: Anelia Kassabova

Anelia Kassabova – Foreword

Karl Kaser – Cinema in Pre-Industrial Societies: The Balkans in the Interwar Period

Petar Kardzhilov – Cinema in Bulgaria. The Beginning (1896–1898)

Anelia Kassabova – On the Tracks of a Movie. “Man, Don’t Get Angry“ – One Forgotten and Forbidden (?) Bulgarian Film

Evdokia Borisova – The Bulgarian Comedy Film “Mission London“. Mission (Im)Possible?

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


Milena Marinova – Mara Noninska-Miyateva – the First Bulgarian Film Actress


Ivanka Petrova, Ana Luleva – Successful Realization of Project “Stimulating Development of Academic Potential in the Studies of Cultural Memory, Cultural Heritage and Identity“ at IEFSEM


Petar Kardzhilov – ArtExtreme 15 – Visual Art, Transdisciplinarity , Interactivity and Art-Therapy of Full Value


Elya Tzaneva – Dzheni Madzharov. Function and Semantics of Ritual Gesture in the Hungarian Culture. Sofia, Gutenberg Publishing House, 2014

Anelia Kassabova – Piskova, Mariana. “Heroes of Shipka“. Archival Reading of a Movie about the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) from the Time of the Cold War. Blagoevgrad, University Publishing House “Neofit Rilski“, 2015

Rachko Popov – Svetoslava Toncheva. On the New Spirituality of the 20th Century (Anthroposophy, White Brotherhood, Uniform Doctrine). Sofia, Paradigma Publishing House, 2015


Milena Marinova – National Scientific Conference “The Region of the Balkan Mountains in the History of the Bulgarian Lands and the Development of Cultural Tourism

Issue 3 / 2015


Issue Editor: Elya Tzaneva

Elya Tzaneva – Foreword 

Nonka Bogomilova – The Debate on Nationalism: Contemporary Theoretical pproaches

Maria Todorova – Is there weak nationalism and is it a useful category? 

Elya Tzaneva – Is Ethnosymbolism Workable in Constructive Perspective? (An Attempt for an Answer Based on the Dynamics of the Bulgarian Territorial Identity)

Chris Hann – The Vast Garden of Anthropology and Its Endlessly Fertile Plots

Iliya Iliev – Anthropologists and Ethnographers: Notes from the Periphery

Krasimira Daskalova – The Gender of the Nation-State: Some Balkan Parallels 

Tzvetana Manova – National (In)security on Richter Scale – How Much? (Ethnological

Aspects of a Local Disaster) 


Valentina Sharlanova Music as Means of Integration of Young People of Immigrant Origin into Host Society (A View on the European Academic Discourse) 


Svetla Kazalarska – The National Ethnographic Museum – Mission Possible! But What is the Mission? 


Nikolay Vukov – Pаrusheva, D., L. Gergova (Eds.) The Ritual Year 8. Migrations. The Yearbook of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual. Sofia: Paradigma, 2014 


Violeta Periklieva – International Scientific Conference “Contextualizing Changes: Migrations, Shifting Borders and New Identities in Eastern Europe”, October 8–10, 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria 

Veselka Toncheva – Unity and Diversity in the Weddings from the Balkans at the Festival in Etara


Table of contents 

Anelia Kassabova - Topics and Methods in Ethnology. (Self)Critical Analysis

Ivaylo Markov  Migration and Cfllective Forms of Support of the Birthplaces at the Case of Alldnidns from Macedonia

Ana Luleva Informality, Gender, Tourism. THE Case ofBorovets Resort

Evgenia Troeva – Signs of Religious Affiliation and their Usage

Iva Kyurkchieva, Maya Kosseva - Clothing between Secular and Religious: Policies and Identity

Vihra Barova - In the ‘Family’ of the Different Others. (SubcultureIdentities: Styles, Ideologies, Prejudices)

Nikolay Vukov - Kinship and New Reproductive Technologies. Examples from Bulgaria


Evgenia Troeva - M. Gruev, V. Tepavicharov, P. Vassileva-Grueva, V. Kotzeva-Popova, M. Kostadinova (Eds.). Nasilie, politika i pamet.Komunisticheskiyatrezhim v PirinskaMakedonia – refleksiinasavremennika i izsledovatelia.Violence, Politics and Memory. The Communist Regime in Pirin Macedonia – the Reflections of the Contemporary and the Researcher. Sofia: “St. Kliment Ohridski” University Press, 2011.

Galina Lozanova - Markova, M. Food and Nutrition: between Nature and Culture. Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 2011.

Rachko Popov - A “Bulgarian Connection” in the Anthropological Research on the Catastrophes: Disasters and Cultural Stereotypes. Ed. by ElyaTzaneva with Fang Sumei and Edwin Schmitt. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, 2012.

Valentina Vaseva - Zhenya Pimpireva (Ed.) Besarabskitebalgari v postsavetskoto prostranstvo.Kultura, politika, identichnost [The Bessarabian Bulgarians in the Post-Soviet Space. Culture, Politics, Identity]. Sofia: LogisPublishing House, 2012.

Ivanka Petrova - Ana Luleva, Evgenia Troeva-Grigorova, Petar Petrov. The Forced Labor in Bulgaria (1941-1962). Memories of Witnesses.Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, IEFSEM, 2012.

Valentina Ganeva-Raycheva - Petko Hristov (Ed.) Migration and Identity. Historical, Cultural and Linguistic Dimensions of Mobility in the Balkans. Sofia: Paradigma, 2012.

Albena Georgieva - Vihra Baeva. The Thread of Life.Between the Fertility Belt and the Holy Girdle of the Virgin. Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 2012.

Mila Maeva - Sofia Zahova. Cherna Gora sled Yugoslavia: Dinamiki na identichnostite [Montenegro after Yugoslavia: Dynamics of Identities]. Sofia: Paradigma, 2013.

Issue 1 / 2015


Issue editor: Albena Georgieva

Albena Georgieva – From the Issue Editor 
Evgenia Troeva – The Capital of the Past: The Monastery of St. Athanasius (the Village of Zlatna Livada, Chirpan Region) between Myth and History
Ivaylo Markov – Transformation of a Religious Site: The Rock-Cut Church of St. Petka in the Town of Tran between Religious Worship and Tourist Attraction 
Violeta Periklieva – Mechanisms for Transformation of the Local Religious Landscape in the Region of Petrich 
Bozhidar Aleksiev – Sarakaz near the Village of Botevo, Yambol Region: Inheriting a Cult
Mina Hristova – Sacred Places and Cultural Memory on the Tripoint of Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia . 

Albena Georgieva – Life on the Border: Between Saints and Poverty (Reflections on a Field Observation) 
Valentina Sharlanova – Two Poorly Known Holy Places near Sofia (The Suhodol Chapel (Monastery) of the Holy Trinity and the Dolen Pasarel Monastery of Saints Peter and Paul) 

Mila Santova – The Birth of an Exhibition. “The Birth of the Third Bulgarian State. Sofia and the Region on the Border between the 19th and the 20th Century. Metropolitans“ 

Vladimir Penchev – Congratulations Professor! The Hero of the Anniversary, Jan Rychlík – Doctor Honoris Causa at the Sofia University 

Anelia Kasabova – Ethnographical Problems of Traditional Culture. Vol. 10. Anchev, A. [Ed.]. Sofia: Prof. M. Drinov Academic Publishing House, 2013, pp. 487
Ekaterina Anastasova – Aleksandar Anatolievich Prigarin. Russian Old Believers on the Danube River (Formation of Ethno-Confessional Community at the End of the 18th and the First Half of the 19th Century). 2010, Odessa – Izmail – Moscow: SMIL – Arheodiksiya, pp. 528.

Lina Gergova – Scientific Conference “Bulgarians Abroad, Foreigners in Bulgaria. Institutions, Organizations, Community Life“, September 29-10, 2014, IEFSEM-BAS, Sofia
Yana Yancheva – 7th Congress and International Scientific Conference of InASEA “Cultures of Crisis“