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The conference is part of the events dedicated to 135 years museum work in Razgrad


9 – 10 November 2022


November 9, 2022 /Wednesday/
Interactive Museum,

12:00-13:00 Registration of conference participants – lobby of the Interactive Museum

13:00 Opening of the conference – conference hall, Interactive Museum

Welcome to participants:
Tanya Todorova – director of the Regional History Museum – Razgrad
135 years of museum work in Razgrad and 100 years of Archaeological Society – Razgrad


Moderator: Prof. D.Sc. Stella Doncheva, secretary Dilen Dilov

1:30-1:45 p.m.
Desislava Hristova, RHM – Dobrich
Early Chalcolithic models of buildings from the Radingrad settlement mound, Razgrad area

1:45-2:00 p.m.
Dilen Dilov, RHM – Razgrad
Anthropomorphic clay vessel depicting a woman in summer clothing

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Teodora Vasileva, HM – Isperih
Overview of registered Thracian archaeological sites and finds from the territory of the Razgrad region

2:15-2:30 p.m.
Prof. D.Sc. Diana Gergova, Sofia
The Candelabra Mound in the structure of the eastern royal necropolis of the Geta spiritual and political capital

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Chief Assist. Danail Petrov, PhD, Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav” 
The location of the Thracian settlement near the city of Razgrad in the road network of Northern Thrace IV – I century BC.

2:45-3:00 p.m.         Coffee break

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Chief Assist. Hristo Kuzov PhD, RHM – Varna, Chief Assist. Gergana Ilieva, PhD, NAIM – BAS, Shumen branch, chief Assist. Mihail Hristov, PhD, VTU “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”
Settlements from different eras in the Kashlata / Vidanlak area, the land of Brestak village, Valchi dol municipality, Varna region

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Prof. Boris Borisov PhD, VTU “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”
Social structure of the population from the mound necropolis in the town of “Bogoshina” near the village of Prokhorovo, Nova Zagora area

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Svetlana Gancheva PhD, RHM – Silistra
The seals of the XI Claudius Legion on building pottery from Durostorum

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Assoc. Prof. Ludmil Vagalinski, Ph.D., NAIM – BAS
Heraclea Sintica. Archaeological data on the fortification

4:00-4:15 p.m.
Assoc. Prof. Zdravko Dimitrov Ph.D., NAIM – BAS
Between Limesa and Ponta – the unique architectural models of the Roman Abritus

4:15-4:30 p.m.         Discussion

November 10, 2022 /Thursday/
FIRST SESSION – conference hall of the Interactive Museum,
Razgrad, 70 “Aprilsko Vastanie” Blvd.

Moderator: prof. d.i.n. Georgi Atanasov, secretary Dilen Dilov

09:00-09:15 a.m.
Galena Radoslavova, Razgrad
A late antique domos at Abritus (Building VIII)

09:15-09:30 a.m.
Assoc. Prof. Oleg Alexandrov Ph.D., VTU “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”, Simeon Stanchev, HM – Popovo
New data on life in the late antique fortress Kovachevsko Kale in the 6th century

09:30-09:45 a.m.
Gencho Dimitrov, HM – Nova Zagora
Antique clay lamps without disc with wide convex shoulders (type XLI after G. Kuzmanov) from the collection of the Historical Museum – Nova Zagora

09:45-10:00 a.m.
Hristiyan Uzunov, HM – Isperih
Late antique and medieval fortress “Balak Dere”, Ivaylovgrad region – a brief overview of the studies and chronology. Significant findings

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Assoc. Prof. Konstantin Konstantinov Ph.D., Shumen University “Episkop Konstantin of Preslav”
Non-destructive investigation of a site in the town of “Dolnata Chatma” near the village of Velino, Shumen area

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Assoc. Prof. Valeri Yotov Ph.D., RHM – Varna
The Παραμήριον from Razgrad and the polemic about single-edged weapons in the 9th-10th centuries

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Prof. D.Sc. Georgi Atanasov, RHM – Silistra, Alexey Zhalov, speleologist
Newly discovered early medieval rock monastery near the village of Ostrovo in the State Hunting Farm “Voden – Iri Hisar”

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Boyan Ivanov PhD, RHM – Dobrich
Belt trimmings from the period of the First Bulgarian Kingdom

11:00-11:15 a.m.
Silvia Anastasova, RHM – Razgrad
Grave facilities from the necropolises in the suburbs of Tarnovo in the 13th – 14th centuries – character and topography

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Iliyan Petrakiev, RHM – Veliko Tarnovo
Trade relations of said Hezargrad with European countries in the 15th – 18th centuries (according to numismatic data)

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Prof. D.Sc. Stella Doncheva, Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav”, Nikolay Nikolov, Razgrad
An attempt to locate the marketplace of Sempronius by sphragistic data

11:45-12:00 p.m.
Assoc. Prof. Todor Todorov Ph.D., Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav”
Byzantine seals from Razgrad area

12:00-12:15 p.m.
Georgi Dzanev, RHM – Razgrad
Roman military diploma from the land of the village of Lipnik, Razgrad area

12:15-12:30 p.m.
Assoc. Prof. Kalin Stoev Ph.D., Institute of Balkan Studies with a Center for Tracology – BAS, Georgi Dzanev, RHM – Razgrad
Quasi-municipal institutions and magistrates in Abritus

12:30-12:45 p.m.           Discussion

November 10, 2022 /Thursday/
SECOND SESSION – library of RHM – Razgrad,
Razgrad, 70 “Aprilsko Vastanie” Blvd.

Moderator: Prof. Rositsa Angelova PhD, secretary Milena Marinova

09:00-09:15 a.m.
Mariana Minkova PhD, RHM – Stara Zagora, Prof. D.Sc. Ivan Tanev, Thrace University – Stara Zagora
Analysis of the data from the Bertina Annals regarding the year of the baptism of Prince Boris I

09:15-09:30 a.m.
Tsvetozar Yotov, SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”
The connection between the names Mysia-Blachia-Zagora in the sources of the XIII-XIV centuries.

09:30-09:45 a.m.
Nikolay Todorov PhD, RHM – Silistra
Peasants and homesteads – transformations in the agrarian economy of the Ottoman Empire in the 1930s and 1940s

09:45-10:00 a.m.
Miroslav Toshev, HM – Omurtag
A little something about the screeds, the “duhlo”, the tiles – insulators… A side view of the historical digging

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Nayden Naydenov, Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav”
General Paun Bananov (1868 – ?)

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Maria Hristova, Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav”
Memory Lives: Robert College Class of 1883-1884

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Prof. Rositsa Angelova PhD, Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav”
For Ananie Yavashov and/or for the Razgrad deputies in the Great National Assemblies (1879 – 1911)

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Dimitar Petrov, Regional Library “Prof. Boyan Penev” – Razgrad
Reports of the Razgrad Archaeological Society 1922 – 1934 years

11:00-11:15 a.m.
Stella Slavcheva, RHM – Shumen
Book publishing and book printing activity of Sabri Sadkov (20s – 40s of the 20th century)

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Enita Vasileva, HM – Isperih
In the name of life (80 years since the establishment of the hospital in Isperih)

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Chief Assist. Ilonka Stoyanova PhD, Shumen University “Bishop Konstantin of Preslav”
Crimes and punishments in the Orthodox Church

11:45-12:00 p.m.
Tanya Todorova, RHM – Razgrad
Places of memory: Humanitarian High School “Ananie Yavashov” (1991 – 2004)

12:00-12:15 p.m.         Discussion

Closing the conference
Visit to RHM – Razgrad and Abritus Castle