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

For more than forty years the tradition of Bulgarian-North American academic dialogs has been carried on by the Council for Bulgarian Studies Abroad at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Studies Association. The first conference was in 1973 in Madison, WI, followed by conferences in Varna (1978), Boston, MA (1982), Smoljan (1987), Pittsburgh, PA (1994), Blagoevgrad (1999), Columbus, OH (2003), Varna (2008), and Eugene, OR (2012).

The topic of the 2016 conference, “Beyond the Borders”, invites various perceptions of “borders” (disciplinary, historical, cultural, national, etc.) and their interpretation as liminal spaces of distancing, interaction and transformation.

Conference committee:

  • Ana Luleva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Anissava Miltenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Lora Tasseva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Catherine Rudin, Wayne State College
  • Vessela Warner, University of Alabama at Birmingham