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International doctoral student conference called Filov’s Readings and entitled “Balkan Archaeology”


The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Department of Archaeology of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski jointly organize an international doctoral student conference. It will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from the 19th to the 21st of November 2017. See invitation.

The conference topic this year again is Balkan Archaeology. Our goal is to facilitate working contacts between the youngest researchers of Balkan past. Presentations will be grouped in three sections: Prehistory, Classical Archaeology, and Mediaeval Archaeology.

All doctoral students of archaeology working in this field are welcome. We recommend that participants discuss the subjects of their presentations with their supervisors. Presentation abstracts (400–500 words) will be collected in advance and will be accessible before the start of the conference. You can view the abstracts from the previous edition on the conference website ( The time allotted to each presentation will be 20 minutes.

All reports will be collected approximately three months after the conference to be published in the Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology (

The final day of the conference is intended for a sightseeing trip and visits to museums

The organizers will arrange accommodation for participants who are not from Sofia.

Working language: English.

Participation fee: BGN 40 / € 20.


Participation requests: August 31 (each participation request must contain the name and status of the participant, the name of the university or other institution of higher education, and the presentation title).

Abstract submissions: September 30.




Assoc. prof. Dr L. Vagalinski,                                          Assoc. prof. Dr P. Georgieva,

Director of NAIM-BAS                                                       Head of Department of Archeology, Sofia University