At the invitation of New Bulgarian University, Smolyan Municipality and the Regional History Museum of Smolyan, members of the project presented papers at the scholarly conference “Cultural Heritage – Political Stakes and Reconstruction of Territories"... >>>
On 20.01-23.01.2011, Dr. Nikolai Vukov presented a paper at the International Conference “Remaking Borders” in Catania, Sicily ... >>>
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The Project "Resettlers and Migrants on Two Sides of The Bulgarian-Turkish Border: Heritage, Identity, Intercultural Interactions" is funded by the National Science Fund, Thematic Area for "Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity" in the Scientific Research Projects Call for 2008 (ТК01-129).
Basic Organization: the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum (Institute of Folklore) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Two cases of transborder migration on the Balkans are studied:
The Bulgarian refugees from the Eastern Thrace lands and their descendants;
The Bulgarian Turks, resettlers and migrants to Turkey from the mid-20th century till nowadays.
The Project aims at studying comparatively the refugee and migration processes from Turkey to Bulgaria and – alternatively, in a historical perspective and with regards to the diverse forms of migration today. This will permit us to outline the typology of resettling in European context, as well as to trace the processes of community formation and applying the symbolic resources of these communities for the construction of cultural heritage at local and national levels.