Sofia University Welcomes Three ReIReS Grantholders

In May 2019, Sofia University Center for Slavonic and Byzantine Studies ‘Prof. Ivan Dujcev’ had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Giuseppe Stabile from the University of Naples L’Orientale and Dr. Agata Kawecka from the University of Łódź, using a ReIReS Scholarship.

Dr. Stabile carried out archives and bibliographic research with view of preparing a critical edition of the Slavo-Romanian text of the Tetraevangelion of Sibiu. Dr. Stabile had meetings with eminent Bulgarian scholars such as Prof. V. Aleksova and Prof. Anissava Miltenova.

Dr. Agata Kawecka who is interested in the materials for teaching Old Church Slavonic language in Bulgaria in the period 19th–21st c. dedicated herself to two weeks of intensive work at the National Library and meetings with leading Bulgarian experts in her field.

The two grantholders visited the 13th-c. Boyana Church and took part in the traditional celebration of the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture, May the 24th, honoring the creators of the Slavonic alphabet St. Cyril and St. Methodius.

Earlier this spring Dr. Theodora Panella from the Institute for the New Testament Textual Research in Münster was the first ReIReS grantholder to visit Sofia University. At the Center for Slavonic and Byzantine Studies ‘Prof. Ivan Dujcev’ the scholar whose main research field are New Testament catena manuscripts had the opportunity to work under the guidance of Prof. Vassja Velinova.

Dr. Panella met with prominent Bulgarian scholars such as Prof. D. Getov and visited all manuscript collections containing Greek manuscripts: the National Library, the Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the ChurchHistorical and Archival Institute where she met with the director Prof. Hristo Temelski.


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Photo: Dr. Kawecka and Dr. Stabile listening to the lecture on the Boyana Church history and unique frescoes.

Visual: Dr. Kawecka and Prof. Totomanova taking part in the official parade dedicated to the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Alphabet.