25.03.2020

25.03.2020

2020 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the distinguished Bulgarian historian, epigraph and philologist. Prof. Dr. Veselin Beshevliev, Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He was one of the founders of the Institute of Balkan Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He was also the scholar to whom we owe the reading of the inscriptions surrounding the Madara Rider, the Omurtag's inscription in the Holy Forty Martyrs Church and about 150 other proto-Bulgarian inscriptions. Prof. Beshevliev is the author of more than 400 scholarly publications, over 50 translations of scientific works, and numerous articles dedicated to researchers of Bulgarian antiquities. For his outstanding contribution in history, epigraphy and philology, he was awarded the Herder Prize in 1973. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Dr. Veselin Beshevliev, the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences organizes an online exhibition. The exhibition presents little-known facts about the scholar as well as unknown documents, photos and materials from his personal archive. The exhibition is organized within the Bulgarian National Interdisciplinary Research e-Infrastructure for Resources and Technologies in favour of the Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage, part of the EU infrastructures CLARIN and DARIAH (CLaDA-BG). The exhibition is available online on YouTube.