Issue 1 / 2022. MIGRATION FROM THE CITY TO THE VILLAGE. Issue Editors: Violeta Periklieva, Desislava Pileva

Table of contents

From the Editors – Migration to the Village. Sociocultural Dimensions and Research Perspectives. 

THE VILLAGE AND THE LAND

Atanaska Stancheva – Back-to-the-Land Movement. Motives for Lifestyle Migration and Strategies for New Life. 

Petya Dimitrova – Conscious Production and Consumption in Rural Environment as a Tool for Achieving Alternative to the Urban Identities. 

Maria Kissikova – “I Didn’t Even Know There Was Pchelarovo! Not Mentioning to Spend My Old Age Here, to Learn Farming, to Keep Hens…” The Village as an (un)Expected Choice.

BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND THE CITY

Desislava Pileva – Village-City Mobility in the Everyday Life of the “New Villagers”: Practices and Specifics.

Violeta Periklieva – The Best of Both Worlds – Lifestyle Migration from the City to the Village.

Tanya Matanova – Germans in Bulgaria: Life in the Village, Travelling and Migration Attitudes.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE VILLAGE

Sarah Craycraft – Young in the Village: the Residency Project as Experimental Form of Village Revitalization.

Gavrail Gavrailov – The Rural Dream of the Urban Man – the Crisis as an Opportunity.

MUSEUMS

Mariana Parvanova – Exhibition at the National Museum of History Dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Hristo Vakarelski. 

REVIEWS AND COMMENTS

Veneta Yankova – Vera Boneva. The Memorial Museums and Expeditions in the Cultural Infrastructure of Modern Bulgaria. Veliko Tarnovo, 2020.

Albena Georgieva – Intangible Cultural Heritage. Current Problems. Sofia, 2021.

Issue 4 / 2021. DISASTERS. Issue Editors: Stamen Kanev, Mila Maeva

Table of content:

Stamen Kanev – Preface. Potential Approaches in the Study of Disasters and Crises. 

Albena Nakova, Elya Tzaneva – Experiencing an Earthquake – Sociocultural Effects on the Quality of Life of the Affected Local Communities (Observations on the Consequences of 2012 Pernik Earthquake).

Stamen Kanev – Quality of Life after a Natural Disaster. An Ethnological Viewpoint (The Case of Asparuhovo).

Kristiyan Kovachev – Between Transgression and Punishment: The Image of the Plague in Christian Art and Folklore.

Milena Angelova – Social Construction and Ideologization of Disease – Tuberculosis in Bulgaria 1944 – 1951.

Daniel Vachkov – The Public Perception of the Industrial Accidents in Bulgaria during the Communist Regime. 

Yulia Tsyryapkina, Yelis Erolova – 35 Years Later. The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in the Memories of Russians and Bulgarians.

Ivaylo Markov, Desislava Pileva – Mobility and Modes of Communication in the Conditions of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Julia Popcheva – The Role of the Micro-Community in Overcoming Crises.

PROJECTS

Elya Tsaneva – IEFSEM – BAS Presents a New Project in the Study of the COVID Pandemic. 

Ilina Nacheva – The Project “Social-Psychological Effects of the Crisis Caused by COVID-19: Perceived Stress and Dynamics of Experiences”.

Stamen Kanev – The Project “Sofia-Skopje: Everyday Life and Festivities during a Pandemic”.

REVIEWS AND COMMENTS

Daniela Koleva – Dagmar Gramshammer-Hohl and Oana Hergenröther. (Eds.) Foreign Countries of Old Age: East and Southeast European Perspectives on Aging. Aging Studies, vol. 19. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2021. 

Mila Maeva – Ethnographical Problems of Traditional Culture. Vol. 12, Sofia, 2019.

ACADEMIC LIFE

Petya Bankova – “Ethnography of Disasters” – the Contemporary Academic Approach.

Issue 3 / 2021. HISTORICAL REENACTMENTS: MEMORY,
IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE. Issue Editors: Evgenia Troeva, Veneta Yankova

 Table of content:

Evgenia Troeva – Historical Reenactments: Memory, Identity, Experience. Introduction. 

Ivaylo Dichev – The Patriot-Consumer.

Ivo Strahilov – Thraco–Roman Stories in Contemporary Bulgaria: (Re)negotiating Antiquity through Historical Reenactments.

Anna Aleksieva – Experiencing the Bulgarian National Revival: Historical Reenactments of the National Meta-Narrative.

Vera Boneva – The Exhibition beyond the Mannequin: Silicone Effigies of Historical Figures in Bulgarian Museums.

RESEARCH

Borislava Petkova – On the Traditional and the “Patriotic” Martenitsa and the “Entanglement” of the Celebrations.

MATERIALS

Iliya Valev – Historical Reenactments – Dynamics, Statics, Crowd Scenes. (Three Roles, Six Experiences, One Question).

Rositsa Radeva – Retouching with Needle and Thread. Professional Ethics in the Restoration of Aprons from Festive Garments (Saya) from Southwestern Bulgaria.

Tsvetana Manova – The Memory of the Youth Detention Center in the Village of Vranya Stena.

MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS, GALLERIES

Chavdar Dimitrov – Through the Regions of Embroidery exposition in IEFSEM - BAS. 

REVIEWS AND COMMENTS

Evgenia Troeva – Veneta Yankova. Historical Memory and Images of the Past. (Based on Examples from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania). Sofia: 2019.

Vladimir Penchev – Michal Pavlásek. Z Moravy až do Velikého Srediště. Etnografické podobenství o zapomenuté náboženské komunitě. Brno: 2020.

ACADEMIC LIFE

Velislava Petrova – National Conference “Dimensions of Care: Between Personal Experience, Social  Regulations and Health Activism”, Bankya, 26.09. – 29.09.2020.

ETHNOLOGIA BULGARICA. YEARBOOK OF BULGARIAN ETHNOLOGY AND FOLKLORE STUDIES. 2021, Volume 7