Summer Program at the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria, Application Deadline March 1



The Program

The American Research Center in Sofia ( offers three programs with accompanying fellowships for the academic year 2011-2012: a Fall term program (September-November 2011) focusing on the history and archaeology of Bulgaria and neighboring countries, from prehistory to the present day; a Spring term program (February-April 2012) focusing on the history of religion in Bulgaria and neighboring countries; and a nine-month program (September 2011-May 2012) which incorporates both Fall and Spring term programs. The programs combine independent research with a formal academic curriculum ARCS hosts the programs’ lectures and seminars; organizes related study trips; facilitates opportunities for taking Bulgarian and other Balkan language classes; and provides logistical support and access to local libraries, museums, and other educational institutions.

Graduate students in North American universities engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern Bulgaria or the Balkan peninsula or in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible for all three programs.

Contact: Prof. Denver Graninger, Director of ARCS

Summer Program at the American Research Center in Sofia, 2011

The American Research Center in Sofia (, Bulgaria, sponsors a

three-week summer session on Bulgarian history and culture (July 14-August 4). The session consists of lectures at ARCS with visit sites throughout Bulgaria. Lectures and site reports are given by leading experts from Bulgarian universities and museums.

The program is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in North America, and college teachers, and other scholars with a serious interest in Bulgarian history and culture. The total cost for participation not including international travel is $2,000 (full room and board, use of research facilities, local travel, and lectures).

All application materials must be sent by March 1. The approved participants will receive a notification byMarch 15.

Contact: Prof. Denver Graninger, Director of ARCS

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