European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

Memory Practices and Memory Studies in Bulgaria

Date: 28 November 2014, 18:00

Venue: Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Al. Ujazdowskie 33/35, Warsaw

Next seminar from Genealogies of Memory series will concentrate on the recent developments in the field of memory studies in Bulgaria. Researchers from the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will present the methodological approaches in the memory studies in Bulgaria, dealings with communism in Bulgarian social sciences as well as the case study on collectivization from the memory perspective.


  • Ana Luleva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Memory Studies in Bulgaria: Institutions and Approaches
  •  Zlatina Bogdanova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Communism in Memory Studies – the Bulgarian Perspective
  • Yana Yancheva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Agricultural collectivization (1940-s – 1950-s) in Bulgarian Memory Studies


Grażyna Szwat-Gyłybowa (Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies, University of Warsaw)

Małgorzata Pakier (Genealogies of Memory)

Seminar will be held in English. The video recording of the seminar will be available on Genealogies of Memory website.

Genealogies of Memory Project

Genealogies of Memory conference in 2011With the “Genealogies of Memory” project we facilitate academic exchange between Central and East European scholars of individual and collective memory, and intend to promote this region’s study of memory among the broader international academic community.


What is specific to the conferences and seminars held so far is, on the one hand, an attempt to define the specificity of Central and Eastern Europe as regards history and memory by looking at the changing practices of remembrance in the region during the twentieth and the twenty first centuries; and on the other hand, a proposal to see history and memory in a broader European and global context, and to search for possible application of memory research from this region within the broader international study of social and cultural memory. We are particularly interested in theoretical and methodological questions as viewed against specific historical and geographical contexts.

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