Bulgarian Studies Association

The Bulgarian Studies Association is a non-profit scholarly organization which promotes the study of and exchange of knowledge about all aspects of Bulgaria and Bulgarians: language, literature, culture, history, politics, economics and international relations.

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  • Melnik

  • Ethnographic museum, Plovdiv

  • Kukeri puppets

  • Etura Ethnographic complex

  • Rila Monastery

  • Etura Ethnographic complex

  • Shipka

  • Tsarevets Hill, Veliko Turnovo

  • Martenici

  • Martenici

  • Veliko Turnovo, the old town

  • Roman amphitheatre, Plovdiv

  • St. George's church and the Presidency

  • The Palace of the Bulgarian Orthodox Chuch Holy Synod

  • Plovdiv, Old Town

  • Perperikon

  • Melnik

  • Devil's Throat cave

  • St. Sophia Church, Sofia


The Bulgarian Studies Association announces a call for nominations for the John D. Bell Book Prize. This award is given annually for the best book in Bulgarian studies in any field. Books that are nominated this year must carry a publication date of 2014, 2015, or 2016. Nominations for the award should be sent to Donald Dyer at mldyer[at]olemiss.edu and should be received by August 15 to be considered.

Beyond the Borders: 10th Joint Meeting of Bulgarian and North American Scholars, Sofia, June 27-29, 2016

Books on Bulgarian themes

Minutes from 2015 BSA meeting