BOARD


 

Ib10edc00a7cae215dd8b52b6589659c04ebbf2favan Vasilev 

Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Balkan Heritage Foundation, BHFS Instructor. 

MA in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Adjunct Professor, CPCE, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria. 

Research interests: Medieval Balkan archaeology and history; Medieval studies; Architecture and arts of the Christian East; Field archaeology; Neolithization of the Balkans; Management of cultural heritage; Archaeology and ideologies/politics.


Angbea1114a056fe5817021de2edd2aa2c48abc8433ela Pencheva   

BHFS Program Director, Member of the Board of Directors of Balkan Heritage Foundation, BHFS Instructor.

Ph.D. Candidate in Classical Archaeology, Humboldt University, Germany; Adjunct Professor, CPCE, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria.

Research interests: Archaeology and history of the Hellenistic period; Ancient mosaic art and conservation; Field archaology; Management of cultural heritage.


Dr. Nayde451e4a6e10c53a4beedc98b8b7781845ece0903an Prahov   

Founder, Program Director and member of the Board of Directors of Balkan Heritage Foundation, BHFS Instructor.

PhD in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Archaeologist, Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Bulgaria.

Research interests: Underwater and maritime archaeology; Medieval archaeology; Predictive modeling and spatial analyses in archaeology.


46b188912b67b369a390df445afa97dd2ecbe1f6Ivan Ginchev   

Marketing Manager and member of the Board of Directors of Balkan Heritage Foundation.

BA in Economics, UNWE, Bulgaria.

 

TEAM


c1ec0bc46ee86ce258d90ea238b793ab4137b640Anna Parmakova  

BHFS Admissions Officer.

BA in Economics, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria.

 


86d38c60e4151007eda263b7b65b42a80c2c651aMatthew Schueller

Representative of BHFS in USA & Canada and BHFS instructor.

Ph.D. Student in Classical Archaeology at UNC Chapel Hill, USA.

 


eb41b57064acdbd0a9a47df1979d2d7364a2ff66Nikolay Zlatanov

BHFS Project Assistant.

MA in Visual Arts, National Arts Academy, Bulgaria.

 


c9cab71777d60d227913885aebb9427a0e7c95c6Novak Savich   

Financial & Administrative Consultant and Accountant. 

MA in Accounting and Finance, UNWE, Bulgaria.

 


43cc142b8eb2d34168761e22222f6540f0b57337Svilen Ovcharov 

Аttorney-at-law.

BAR registration since 2003 under No. 1000024763 of the Bulgarian Bar Association.

 


7201cfdab1c3af78f82e5b6b5f7fe986efc8842dVassil Tenekedjiev

Balkan Heritage Foundation Branch Manager – Varna, BHFS Instructor. 

Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Archaeologist, curator and research fellow at the Department of Archaeology, Varna Regional Museum of History.

 


AFFILIATES

 

Alexander Gabov

BHFS Instructor and Consultant.

MA in Art Conservation, Queen’s University, Canada. Professionally accredited sculpture conservator and owner of Conservation of Sculptures, Monuments and Objects (CSMO), Canada. Vice President of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (from 2007 to 2010).


Alexander Manev  

BHFS Instructor and Project assistant.

Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, Department of Classical Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: Archaeology of the Late Antiquity; Early Christian archaeology and ecclesiastic architecture.

 


54125cc7abfe04a305822994390203d240a136feAlexandra Byrne  

BHFS Instructor.

BA in Archaeology, University of Sydney, Australia.

Research interests: Classical and field archaeology.

 


7dd8bc40b526779f3bc967d41808330fee8c5743Dr. Alexey Gotsev

BHFS Dig Director and Instructor.

PhD in Archaeology; Associated Professor at the Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: Archaeology of the Classical Antiquity and Ancient Thrace.

 


215c8c4d46725a786ce2211a64af747b4a9c485dDr. Angel Angelov  

BHFS Instructor and Consultant.

PhD in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Assistant Professor at the National Ethnographic Institute and Museum, Bulgaria.

Research interests: Late medieval Balkan arts and architecture; Christianity under the Ottomans; Bulgarian ethnography.

 


4011a4b501c9a6fc07fa8dc9d736bb6a12f08780Bilyana Yankulovska  

BHFS instructor.

MA in Art Conservation, MA in Archaeologyр Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Conservator, NI Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

Research interests: Conservation of ancient pottery and glass.

 


4f2ae400076b75ba666ac27647745afa18964685Dr. Daniela Cherneva 

BHFS instructor.

PhD in Archaeological Conservation and Restoration, UTCM, Bulgaria; Senior Conservator at the Central Laboratory for Conservation Treatment and Restoration, National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

 


96db80d76fefc64aee5dd4223df1cbf93d2c84d6Desislava Takorova 

BHFS Instructor.

Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology and Assistant professor at the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

 

 


45b575f6a90e20e2b33350943e39ca24f89ceccdDimitar Nikolovski  

BHFS Instructor. 

MA in Archaeology, Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Archaeologist at the National Institution Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

 

 


Dragan Vergoski  

BHFS Instructor. 

MA in Art Conservation.  Senior Conservator, National Conservation Centre, Republic of Macedonia.

 


9ebe189bb6465638f3577bcf93a68b3f9ff5189aDragomir Garbov

BHFS Instructor.

Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, New Bulgarian University; Archaeologist, Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Bulgaria.

Research interests: Roman and Byzantine archaeology and studies; Landscape Archaeology and GIS; Underwater and maritime archaeology; Urbanization and settlement patterns in Roman and Early Byzantine Macedonia and Thrace; Roman and Early Byzantine ceramics.

 


ab0cdb3dabc1b5e68c2e0551c011a6cbe263a655Dr. Evelina Todorova

BHFS Instructor and Consultant. 

PhD in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Assistant professor at the Department of Medieval Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: Byzantine and Medieval Balkan Archaeology; Medieval pottery; Byzantine amphorae; Medieval jewelry; Burial practices in the medieval Balkans.

 


a2b1dfbb559d09470fc5409c257983ddc8848125Ewa Domaradzka      

BHFS Instructor. 

MA in Archaeology of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland; Postgraduate qualification, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK
Research interests: The Mediterranean world in the Iron Age, Prehistory of the Balkans, Cross-cultural trade and exchange in prehistory.

 


9fb50bb69c1ccd541dc5889d7ee2b40053d9fdaaAsst. Prof. Gavrail Lazov

BHFS instructor.

MA in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Director of the Department “Archaeology” at the National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria; Visiting professor at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.

 


4c6aa9b9731894f5223e151c0795041caa3913dcDr. George Bevan

BHFS Instructor.

PhD in Classics and Associate professor in the Department of Classics at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Cross-appointment to Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University.

 


ea591e3dc29cc5f2c63bbc024a5432ef45b35074Georgi Michaylov    

BHFS Instructor.

MA in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Archaeologist and curator, Pazardzhik Regional Museum of History.

 

 


f2903fd019f96404784413922fad757ab66d7182Goce Pavlovski    

BHFS Instructor.

MA in Archaeology, Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Archaeologist at the National Institution Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

 

 


7aac9c9eb73367ff97346152bd00adae040877a9Ivan Suvandzhiev

PhD Candidate in Archaeology, University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Research interests: Prehistory, Neolithic ceramic assemblages, Pottery technology and function, Neolithization of Southeastern Europe

 

 


a1f4b48c21e77b7a02712d89c9d0208b2a7b33c4Jovan Radnyanski    

BHFS Instructor.

MA in Archaeology, Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Archaeologist at the National Institution Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

 

 


77df997dee2d4e87f797e0aabbdcaa2ac9dd7a13Dr. Kamen Boyadzhiev

BHFS Dig Co-director and Instructor.

PhD in Archaeology, Archaeologist and Head of the Exhibitions’ Department at the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: Prehistory and Prehistoric archaeology; Prehistoric weapons and tools; Warfare in prehistory; Prehistoric stone artifacts. 

 


e06db86e2d8972faedc9d5164396f71f03b04e4aDr. Krastina Panayotova

BHFS Dig Director and Instructor.

PhD in Archaeology, Associated professor and Head of the Department of Classical Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

 


1b0086893848df97195197df750c5e1e0c5df683Dr. Lidia Domaradzka

BHFS Instructor and Consultant.

PhD in Classical Philology and Visiting professor, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Teacher at National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures “Constantine-Cyril Philosopher”, Sofia, Bulgaria; President of the “Pistiros” Association.

 


a5def29c2a79f8bc312e79ee437c9a2d8f4a03d8Dr. Małgorzata Grębska-Kulova

BHFS Dig Director and Instructor.

PhD in Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Archaeologist, curator and research fellow at the Department of Archaeology, Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History; Visiting professor at South West University, Bulgaria.

 


57198294b07a742babdf84b552388d91a9cd30c5Dr. Margarit Damyanov

BHFS Instructor. 

PhD in Archaeology, Assistant Professor at the Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Editor of the National Geographic Bulgaria Magazine.

 


2ec86eb13cce50c09aa91829a5a3d3baa8d69226Miroslav Marinov 

BHFS Instructor and Consultant. 

Photographer. Founder and CEO of Sofia Photography School, Bulgaria.

 

 


66f0cd63b3584d725de3910938f7501c70668c85Mishko Tutkovski   

BHFS Instructor.

MA in Art Conservation, MA in Archaeologyр Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Conservator, NI Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

Research interests: Conservation of ancient mosaics; Roman mosaic art; Roman archaeology; Documentation of mosaics and frescoes.

 


fe973556edd415da573281cf5038f41e176b3810Nina Turlakova

BHFS Instructor and Consultant.

MA in Art Conservation, MGHPA, Moscow, Russian Federation; Freelance professional archaeological & art conservator and restorer.

 

 


5aa382d855005dfe22097c332bcf8d545504a359Petar Zidarov

BHFS Deputy Dig Director and Instructor. 

Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University,Tübingen, Germany; Adjunct Professor at the CPCE and Deputy director of the Lab of Archaeometry and Experimental Archaeology, New Bulgarian University.

 


cb1399cfaa2d67fd1a83d2181f42326ab2cba9e0Silvana Blazhevska

BHFS Dig Director and Instructor.

Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Director of National Institution Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

 

 


Dr. Silvia Ivanova

BHFS Instructor.

PhD in Archeometry. Sofia University, Bulgaria.

 

 


da69661763e0fadb05859a95839da22881c1a76cTamaki Suzuki

BHFS Instructor and Consultant.

Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture, Keio University, Japan; Research Fellow (Architecture) at Japan Centre for International Cooperation in Conservation, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan.

 


21de316566a696f92966293c347a15f5fa355fedTeodora Bogdanova

BHFS Deputy Dig Director and Instructor.

Ph.D. in Archaeology, Curator at Museum of Archaeology – Sozopol, Bulgaria; Adjunct Professor, CPCE, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria.

 

 


5b7fa45190b51b7f862794d7a8fa3d15e60d5b88Todor Vasilev 

BHFS Instructor. 

BA in Photography, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria; Founder and instructor, Sofia Photography School, Bulgaria; Freelance artist.

 

 


dfe87a3c86f77240a967966658e6fbd2d81c8a4aTome Filov    

BHFS Instructor.    

MA in Art Conservation, Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Conservator, NI Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

Research interests: Conservation of ancient mosaics and wall-paintings; Roman mosaics and wall-paintings; Documentation of mosaics and frescoes.

 


e2ab418e42e445183637b3517d36124589be1136Valeri Petrov

BHFS Deputy Dig Director and Instructor. 

PhD student at the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

 

 


734bdc2e4980c9088b246ef4e76e22ba308bc8a4Viara Petrova   

BHFS Deputy Dig Director and Instructor.   

PhD student in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Archaeologist, curator and research fellow at the Archaeological Museum “Prof. M. Domaradski”, Septemvri, Bulgaria.

 


86e8fb7c424c45812f99b98e4abfa9a4b2c9d708Dr. Yavor Boyadzhiev

BHFS Dig Co-director and Instructor.

PhD in Archaeology and Associated Professor at the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

 

 


8d86b006be354ebec38d70ad4ab10f080170aca9Yuri Pulchev

BHFS Instructor.

MA in Archaeology, Sofia University, Bulgaria.

Research interests: Medieval archaeology; Funerary practices in the Early Middle ages (7th to 9th centuries); Early medieval pottery; Methods and field documentation in Archaeology.

 


07f3fb3043156552521fd5d0f064aa714fa6bce6Zlatko Kovancaliev   

BHFS Instructor.

MA in Archaeology, Skopje University, Republic of Macedonia; Archaeologist at the National Institution Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.