Digital photographic exhibition "The Cyrillic alphabet"


kirilicata_plakat.jpgDuring the period May 15th - June 7th, the Sofia University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski” hosts the digital photograph exhibition “The Cyrillic alphabet” - a virtual interactive installation dedicated to the history of letters celebrations during different periods of Bulgarian history. There are presented pictures of drawings and dolls dedicated to the Bulgarian alphabet. They were created by children with hearing impairments.

The photographs and stories are prepared by the NALIS Foundation. The members of the society for culture and empathy “Shtarkelite” Margarita Drumeva and Iveta Georgieva actively participated in the compilation of materials, the preparation of the exhibition and the realization of the workshop with children from the Association of Parents of Hearing Impaired Children.
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At the opening of this non-traditional exhibition, Assoc. prof. Anna Angelova welcomed everyone and pointed out that every year in May we celebrate the great work of the first teachers. "This celebration is usually associated with the aroma of the peony bouquet, the opulent school manifestation, and one song - a great, beloved, that makes our hearts beat with a fast rhythm. We connect the celebration with our responsibility as guardians of the letters and the book, and it is our identity in the European cultural space. This holiday associates us as the country of spirit”. 
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Antonela Freza, Vice President of the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage and Project Manager of “We are Europe for Culture”, presented the exhibition. Assoc. prof. Emiliya Zankina, Vice Rector of the American University in Bulgaria and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NALIS Foundation, briefly presented the activities of NALIS and thanked Assoc. Prof. Angelova - "one of the founders of NALIS, and to Sabina Aneva, who makes it possible". 
 
Sabina Aneva, Executive Director of the NALIS Foundation, presented the exhibition and especially focused on the participation of children with special educational needs.
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"Night of Literature" at the Sofia University Library


15.05.-no6t_na_literaturata.jpgThe reading room “Acad. Stoyan Argirov " in the Sofia University Library was one of the 19 reading places located in the capital centre, where the initiative for popularizing contemporary European literature took place on 15 May 2019. From 18.00 to 21.30 the connoisseurs of Italian literature, listened extracts from the novel "Second Summer" by Christina Kasar Skalia, read by journalist Iva Doychinova. The book, translated into Bulgarian by Natasha Velichkova-Petrova, was published by the Publishing House “Iztok-Zapad” in 2018. 
 
The organizing team of the event thanked the hosts of the University Library for joining the Night of Literature initiative and the opportunity for the participants to touch the 130-year history of the institution.

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"The Many-sided Mihalaki Georgiev"


mihalaki_g.jpgOn March 20th, 2019 was presented an exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Mihalaki Georgiev - a joint project of the University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski", and the Institute of Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. 
 
Prof. Angelova emphasized Mihalaki Georgiev's personality and his huge contribution to various spheres of public life – a diplomat, an economist, an editor, a scientist, and a writer. She pointed out that this exhibition aims to acquaint the public with the life and creativity of one of the great Bulgarians, builders of modern Bulgaria, little known but with a huge contribution to the development of our country.

Associate Professor Elka Traykova, Director of the Institute of Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, thanked the teammihalaki_g._1jpg..jpg of the University Library for the wonderful cooperation and acquainted the guests with some of the bright moments of the life of Mihalaki Georgiev.   
 
Associate Professor Aleksandra Antonova from the Institute of Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences pointed out that most of the priceless collection of archival documents was revealed for the first time. This collection shows the accents of Mihalaki Georgiev’s various activities. She talked about his literary work. 
 
Chief Assist. Dr. Emilia Aleksieva from the Institute of Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presented the archive of Mihalaki Georgiev, which consists of 191 archival units, divided into separate sections - biographical materials, correspondence, teaching materials, public activities, etc. 
 
"I hope you will leave this exhibition enriched and aware that it is part of preserving our identity, without which we are nothing and no one", said Dr. Aleksieva. A guest of the exhibition was the wife of one of Mihalaki Georgiev’s grandsons, Mrs. Emi Georgieva. She said that the memory for him is alive and he is honored by his family and his heirs.

The exhibition will be available to April 30, 2019.
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