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Editorial Team



Nikolay KANEV  (PhD, Assoc. Prof. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)Political, Cultural and Socio-economic History of Byzantium and of the Balkans; History of Medieval Europe; Byzantine Rank Hierarchy; Sigillography; Prosopography; State Ideology; Historical Demography; Historical Geography


Deputy Editor-in-Chief:

Plamen PAVLOV (PhD, Prof. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)–History of Byzantium; Balkan History; Medieval Bulgarian History; Cultural History; Cultural-Historical Heritage; Medieval Nomadic Peoples; Bulgarian Diaspora; Bulgarian History; History of the Old Bulgarian Literature


Executive Editor:

Stefan YORDANOV  (PhD, Assoc. Prof. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)Ancient History; Thracology; Bulgarian Medieval History; Political Anthropology; State Formation Processes and Early State in antiquity, Middle Ages and traditional societies; Bulgarian Revival; Zahari Stoyanov; Bulgarian Cultural History; Cultural-Historical Heritage and Cultural Tourism 




Angel NIKOLOV (PhD, Assoc. Prof. at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia) – History of Bulgaria; History of Byzantium and of the Balkans; Ancient and Medieval History; Ancient and Medieval Cultures; Church History; Old Church Slavonic Language and Literature; Source Studies and Historiography

Ayşe KAYAPINAR (PhD, Prof. at University of Namık Kemal – Tekirdağ, Turkey)History of Ottoman Empire; History of the Balkan Peoples; History of Turkey; Economic History; Historical Demography; History of the Cultural and Religious Life in the Balkan-Anatolian region; Source Studies

Demetrios GONIS (Prof. Dr. Habil. at Professor Emeritus of University of Athens, Greece)Church History; Theology; Balkan History

Dan DANA (Chargé de recherche de 1ère classe PhD, Prof. at Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique–Paris, France)Greek and Latin Epigraphy; Thracian, Greek and Latin Onomastics; Ancient History; Thracology; Source Studies and Historiography; History of Religions 


Jonathan SHEPARD (Prof. Dr. Habil. at Professor Emeritus of University of Cambridge, UK) – History of Byzantium and the Byzantine world; History of Russia; History of Medieval Bulgaria and the Balkans; History of Caucasus; History of the Khazars and Kievan Rus; Source Studies

Maha Abdellatif Abdelmaguid ALSIGUINY (PhD, Prof. at Mansura University, Egypt)Culture, Literature and History of France and Egypt; Cultural History; Near East; Inter-cultural and inter-religious relations and contacts; Cultural-Historical Heritage

Mariya IVANOVA (PhD, Prof. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology; Traditional socio-normative Culture of the Bulgarians; Traditional and popular culture of the Balkan Peoples; Historiography; Material and Spiritual Culture

Mirosław Jerzy LESZKA (Prof. Dr. Habil. at University of Lodz, Poland)Medieval History; History of Byzantium; Balkan History; Bulgarian-Byzantine Political and Cultural Relations; Cultural History; State Ideology

Milko PALANGURSKI (Prof. Dr. Habil. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)Bulgarian Political History (XIX–XX centuries); Development of the Constitutional system; Political Parties History; Economic History; New History Prosopography; History of the Diplomatic Relations

Peter B. Golden (Prof. Dr. Habil. at Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University – Newark, New Jersey, USA) – The Turkic nomads of Medieval Eurasia: The Turkic World and its relations with Rus', Byzantium, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Iranian world and the Islamic lands; Turkic philology, Hungarian Proto-history, Caucasian and Oriental Studies 

Petko PETKOV (PhD, Prof. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)New Bulgarian History(ХVІІІХХ s.); Relations between Bulgarian Ortodox Curch and State authority during the XIXth and the beginning of the XX centuries; Bulgarian Constitutionalism during the XIXth and the beginning of the XX centuries българският конституционализъм през ХІХ и Х the XIXth and the beginning of the XX centuries; Cultural-Historical Heritage and Cultural Tourism 

Robert MIHAJLOVSKI (PhD, Prof. at La Trobe University – Melbourn, Australia)Balkan and Mediterranean History; History of Antiquity; History of Byzantium; History of Ottoman Empire; Sigillography; Numismatics; Archaeology

Rumen YANKOV (PhD, Prof. at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo)Population Geography; Settlement Geography; Electoral Geography; Political Geography; Geographical Information Systems

Shteliyan SHTERIONOV (Prof. Dr. Habil. at Institute for Population and Human Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Science) – Historical Demography; New Bulgarian History (ХVІІІ–ХХ s.); Economic History; Marine History and Traditional Marine Culture

Sverrir JAKOBSSON (PhD, Prof. at University of Iceland – Reykjavík, Iceland)General History; Cultural History; History of Sciences and Thought Systems, World Views and Mentalities; Medieval History; History of the Vikings 

Tatyana  LEONTYEVA (Prof. Dr. Habil. at State University of Tver, Russia)General Modern History; History of Ethno-Cultural and Inter-Religious relations; History of Russia;  Diplomatics; Archivistics; Historical Museology; Cultural Heritage of East Europe

Thomas BOHN (PhD, Prof. at Justus Liebig-Universität, Gießen, Deutschland)City History and Urban Studies; Historiography and Cultures of Memory; History of East and Central Europe; History of Public Opinion and Environmental History

Vasil GYUZELEV (Acad. Prof. Dr. Habil. at Bulgarian Academy of Science and President of the Association of Byzantinists and Medievalists in Bulgaria)History of Byzantium; Medieval History of Bulgaria; Balkan History; Cultural History; Source Studies; Diplomatics; Archivistics

Vivien PRIGENT (PhD, Chargé de recherche de 1ère classe de Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique – Paris, France, Responsable des Etudes classiques et médiévales, Maison française d’Oxford – SCR Corpus Christi College, UK, Membre de la Commission pour les études sigillographiques de l’Association internationale des études byzantines) – Political, Cultural and Socio-economic History of the Mediterranean world; Sigillography; Numismatics; History of Byzantium 


Editor’s Address

Nikolay Kanev, Associate Prof. PhD Room 532 (Rectorat), tel. +359 62 618 238,

 Faculty of History, St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo,

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