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International Academic Partnership of NIAM-BAS within the Framework of Contracts and Agreements at the Level of Institute

International project, 4-th call of the EU South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme 2007-2013

Project title:
Extension of the Danube Limes – UNESCO World Heritage in the Lower Danube
Project acronym: Danube Limes Brand. Reference numbe SEE/D/0307/4.3/X
Research partners: University of Vienna, Department for History (Austria) – leading partner, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) – partner, Danube University Krems, Department for Building and Environment, Center for Architectural Heritage and Infrastructure (Austria) – partner, Municipal Monument Preservation Institute in Bratislava (Slovakia) – partner, Karoly Robert College, Department of Tourism and Regional Development (Hungary) – partner, Province of Rimini (Italy) – partner, National Institute for Heritage (Romania) – partner, Archaeological Institute, Serbian Academy of Sciences (Serbia) – partner, Museum of Slavonia Osijek (Croatia) – partner.
Project director for NIАM-BAS: Assoc. Prof. Lyudmil Vagalinski
Contact info: director@naim.bg
Duration: 24 months, 2012-2014

Emporion Pistiros and its Territory. Archaeological Excavations at Emporion Pistiros and Field Surveys along the Upper Maritsa Valley and the West Rhodope Mountains. Bulgarian-Czech-British Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia), School of Humanities at Karlov University (Prague) and the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool (Liverpool)
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Alexey Gotsev, Prof. Jan Bouzek and Prof. Zosia Archibald
Contact info: alexaim@abv.bg; jan.bouzek@ff.cuni.cz; z.archibald@liverpool.ac.uk
Duration: 5 years, 2010-2014

Late Neolithic and Thracian (1st millennium BC) Settlement at the Spring Halka Bunar in the Lands of the Village of Gorno Belevo, Bratya Daskalovi Municipality (within the Area of the Chirpan Heights). Bulgarian-Greek Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Foundation of the Hellenic World – FHW (Athens)
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milena Tonkova, Dr. Athanasios Sideris
Contact info: milenatonkova@hotmail.com; thanos_sideris@hotmail.com; thanos@fhw.gr
Duration: 5 years, May 2009 – May 2014

Roman Legionary Camp and Early Byzantine City of Novae. Bulgarian-Polish Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Institute of Archaeology, Warsaw University (Warsaw)
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Evgenia Gencheva, Prof. Dr. Habil. Tadeusz Sarnowski, Prof. Dr. Piotr Dyczek
Contact info: gen.pop@abv.bg
Duration: 5 years, 2011-2015

Apollonia – Cemetery and Territory. Bulgarian-French Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Universite de Provence Aix-Marseille I (Marseille)
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Krastina Panayotova, Dr. Alexandre Baralis
Contact info: kpanayotova@abv.bg; alexandrebaralis@yahoo.fr
Duration: 3 years, 2013-2015

Resources and the Rising of Inequality. Raw Materials and Communication Systems in Prehistoric Southeast Europe. Bulgarian-German Joint Research Project

Project research theme for the period 2013-2017: Ancient mining at the Rossen and Varli Bryag ore fields
Research partners: University of Tübingen Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Project  coordinators for Bulgaria: Dr. Kalin Dimitrov (NIAM-BAS), Dr. Raiko Krauss (University of Tübingen), Peter Leshtakov (NIAM-BAS)
Contact info: kalin.d@abv.bg
Duration: 3 years, 2013-2015 

Archaeogenetics of Bulgarian Prehistory and Protohistory. A Collaborative Research Project
 
Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Project coordinators: Associate Professor Krum Bacvarov and Professor Carlos D. Bustamante
Contact info: krum.bacvarov@gmail.com
Duration: 3 years, 2013-2015 


International Projects on the Archaeological Map of Bulgaria

International project “Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe (ARIADNE)”
http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/

Research partners: 24 organizations from 16 European countries including the National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIAM-BAS), Sofia
Project coordinator: Prof. Franco Niccolucci, PIN at the University of Florence
Deputy project coordinator: Prof. Julian Richards, University of York
Bulgarian authorized representatives: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, NIAM-BAS and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Georgi Nekhrizov, NIAM-BAS
Contact info: franco.niccolucci@unifi.it; nehrizov@gmail.com
Duration: 4 years, 1 February 2013 – 31 January 2017


International Academic Partnership of NIAM-BAS within the Framework of Contracts and Agreements at the Level of Academy

Life in the Towns of the Lower Danube during the Roman Age and Late Antiquity (1st – 6st c.). Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Vasile Parvan Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest (Romanian Academy of Sciences)
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Lyudmil Vagalinski and Acad. Prof. Alexandru Vulpe
Project coordinators: Assoc. Prof. Gergana Kabakchieva and Prof. Univ. Alexandru Barnea
Contact info: gkabakchieva@yahoo.com; alex.barnea@yahoo.com
Duration: 3 years, 2012-2014

Ancient Routes for Populating Europe: Migrations via the Sea of Azov and the Balkans. Characteristics of Chipped-Stone Industries and Cultural Interaction between Human Populations. Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Institute of the Material Culture History, St-Petersburg (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Project Directors: Assoc. Prof. Maria Gurova, Assoc. Prof. Stefanka Ivanova and Prof. Vyacheslav Shchelinsky
Contact info: gurovam@yahoo.fr; shchelinsky@yandex.ru
Duration: 3 years, 2012-2014

The Early Mediaeval Culture (the 7th – 11th Century) in Modern Bulgaria and Slovakia. Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Institute of Archaeology (Slovak Academy of Sciences), Nitra
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Metodi Daskalov and Doc. Peter Šalkovský
Contact info: m.m.daskalov@mail.bg; peter.salkovsky@savba.sk
Duration: 3 years, 2012-2014

Archaeological Cultures on the Territory of Bulgaria and Serbia. Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia) and Board of Archaeology at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art, Belgrade
Project directors: Prof. Dr. Habil. Vassil Nikolov and Acad. Prof. Nikola Tasic
Project coordinators: Snezhana Goryanova and Branka Popovic
Contact info: sgoryanova@gmail.com; branka.popovic@sanu.ac.rs
Duration: 3 years, 2010-2012

Archaeological Cultures on the Territory of Bulgaria and Serbia Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Sofia (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences); Board of Archaeology at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art, Institute for Balkan Studies (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Belgrade
Project directors: Prof. Dr. Habil. Vassil Nikolov and Acad. Prof. Nikola Tasic
Project сoordinator: Snezhana Goryanova 
Contact info: sgoryanova@gmail.com
Duration: 3 years, 2014-2016

Late Pleistocene Environments and Human Аdaptations to Climate Change in the Balkans Joint Research Project

Research partners: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Sofia and Center for Archaeological Sciences, University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium
Project directors: Assoc. Prof. Maria Gurova and Assoc. Prof. Elena Marinova
Contact info: gurovam@yahoo.fr; elena.marinova@bio.kuleuven.be
Duration: 3 years, 2014-2016


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