New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

NEC Regional Fellowships (2001 - 2006)

In 2001 New Europe College introduced a regional dimension to its programs (hitherto dedicated solely to Romanian scholars), by offering fellowships to academics and researchers from South–Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey). This program aimed at integrating into the international academic network scholars from a region whose scientific resources are as yet insufficiently known, and to stimulate and strengthen the intellectual dialogue at a regional level. Regional Fellows received a monthly stipend and were given the opportunity of a one–month research trip abroad. At the end of the grant period, the Fellows were expected to submit papers representing the results of their research, published in the NEC Regional Program Yearbooks series.

Dr. Vergiliu BÎRLĂDEANU (Republic of Moldova)

Researcher, Institute of History, Academy of Sciences, Chişinău

Associate Professor, Dept. of History and International Relations, Free University of Moldova, Chişinău

Assistant Professor, Invisible College Moldova, Chişinău

Archetypes of Political Culture in the Post-Soviet Societies


Tamara CĂRĂUŞ (Republic of Moldova)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Literary Theory and History, University of Bucharest

National Identity: Invention or Necessity? Case Study: Republic of Moldova


Krassimira KRASTANOVA (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of Folklore, Sofia

Associate Professor "Paissii Hilendarski" University, Plovdiv

Les objects comme lieu de mémoire


Rumjana KONEVA (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of History, Sofia

Associate Professor, Dept. of International Relations, "Neofit Rilski" University, Blagoevgrad

Südosteuropa: Krieg und Kultur im 20. Jahrhundert


Aneta MIHAYLOVA (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia

The Right-Wing Ideology and the Intellectuals in Bulgaria and Romania during the World War II Years


Dobrinka PARUSHEVA (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia

Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Varna Free University

Orient Express - About European Influences on Everyday Life in the Balkans during the 19th and Early 20th Century


Svetlana STAMENOVA (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Sofia

Visiting Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Researcher, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Peculiarities of Political Support in Post-Communist South-East European Countries (The Examples of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria)


Srdjan SLJUKIC (Yugoslavia)

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Novi Sad

Sociological Aspects of Peasants' Cooperation in Post-Socialist Romania


Antoaneta TANEVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of French, University College London

Images of the Body in Brâncuşi and Cioran


Nikolai VOUKOV (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of Folklore, Sofia

Death and Vitality in the Monumental Art of Eastern Europe After World War II


Deniz Eylem YORUK (Turkey)

Ph.D. Candidate / Research Assistant, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College of London

Impacts of Networking between Firms on the Industrial Upgrading of CEEC Firms in Food Processing Industry


Ivan BILIARSKY (Bulgaria)

Senior Researcher, Institute of History, Sofia

Associate Professor, Free University of Varna

Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University

A Glossary of Juridical Terms in Mediaeval Bulgaria


Albena HRANOVA (Bulgaria)

Assoc. Prof. University of Plovdiv

Lecturer, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Lecturer, University of Sofia

The Problems of “National Language” and the Politics of Modernity: The Bulgarian Case in Comparative Perspective


Marina MILADINOV (Croatia)

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University

Uses of Sainthood in Ecclesiastical Reforms and Controversies: Reformation and Catholic Reaction in Central Europe


Blagovest NJAGULOV (Bulgaria)

Senior Researcher, Institute of History, Sofia

La protection internationale des minorités et les Etats de l’Europe du Sud-Est au vingtième siècle: Les cas de la Bulgarie et de la Roumanie


Snezhanka RAKOVA-MARINKYOVA (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia

The European Idea in the 15th Century: The Pope Pius II’s Decriptio Europae and the Balkans


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Ivan BILIARSKY (Bulgaria)

Senior Researcher, Institute of History, Sofia

Associate Professor, Free University of Varna

A Glossary of Juridical Terms in Mediaeval Bulgaria


Irina GENOVA (Bulgaria)

Senior Fellow, Institute of Art Studies, Sofia

Part-time Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Historizing the Balkan Modernism. Modernity and Modernism. Representing Modernity


Gergana GEORGIEVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia

The Modernization of the Ottoman Empire: The Case of the Balkan Provinces


Albena HRANOVA (Bulgaria)

Associate Professor, University of Plovdiv

Lecturer, University of Sofia

The Problems of “National Language” and the Politics of Modernity: The Bulgarian Case in Comparative Perspective


Erden KOSOVA (Turkey)

Ph.D. Candidate, Historical and Cultural Studies Dep., Goldsmith College, University of London

Visiting Tutor, Historical and Cultural Studies Dep., Goldsmith College, University of London

Research Fellow, PLATFORM Istanbul Contemporary Art Center

Critical Strategies in Using National, European and Balkan Identities in Today’s Romanian Art Production


Stilyan DEYANOV (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, EHESS, Paris, and “St. Climent Ohridsky” University, Sofia

Le discours philosophique sur l’Europe à l’Est (Constantin Noica et Janko Janev)


Vladimir CHUKOV (Bulgaria)

Associate Professor, Varna Free University

Director, Center for Regional and Confessional Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria

Associate Professor, University of Sofia

Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Islamic Fundamentalism between Theoretical Comparative Background and Regional Dimensions


Svetlana DIMITROVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, EHESS, CEMS, Paris

Diversification du rôle des intellectuels en Bulgarie « postcommuniste »/Les Think Tanks : une manière d’exister pour les intelectuells dans la societé « postcommuniste » en Bulgarie


Mustafa FIŞNE (Turkey)

Visiting Jean Monnet Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey

Examination of the Difficulties Faced by Romania, Bulgaria,and Turkey on Their Way to the EU Membership


Dimitar GRIGOROV (Bulgaria)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of History, University of Sofia

Josip Broz Tito and Nicolae Ceauşescu: From Idols to Scapegoats/And on the Road Back?


Hajrudin HROMADŽIĆ (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Ph.D. Candidate, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana

Hypertexs: Electronic Text in the Space of Digital-Computers Media Technology


Miglena IVANOVA (Bulgaria)

Associate Researcher, Institute of Folklore, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Grafitti Tagging as an Indicator of Growing Cultural Influences in Post-Socialist Bulgaria between 1998 and 2003


Angel NIKOLOV (Bulgaria)

Lecturer, University of Sofia

Mediaeval Slavonic Anti- Catholic Texts from the Manuscript Collection of the Library of the Romanian Academy


Orlin SABEV (Bulgaria)

Research Fellow, Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Formation of the Ottoman Print Culture (1727-1747)


Malamir SPASOV (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia

Single White Male, Education: Higher, Non-certifiable, Nationality: European


Alexander VEZENKOV (Bulgaria)

Fellow, PLEXUS Project, Center for Advanced Study, Sofia

Part-time Assistant Prof., Faculty of History, University of Sofia

Ph.D. Candidate, EHESS, Paris

The System of Nomenklatura in the Case of the Bulgarian Communist Party (1944-1989)


Nadejda MILADINOVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, Department for Medieval Studies, CEU, Budapest

Manuscripts of Panoplia Dogmatike in Romania


Alp Yücel KAYA (Turkey)

Ph.D. Candidate, EHESS, Paris

The Cadastre of Izmir


Elena OTEANU (Moldova)

Ph.D. Candidate, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris

La politiques publique des langues et la construction de l’État en République de Moldavie : Le probleme de l’identité ethnolinguistique


Vassilis PETSINIS (Greece)

Patterns of Intercultural and Multicultural Practice: East and West (A Comparative Approach)


Azra HROMADZIĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Emerging Citizens: Youth, Education, and Democracy in Post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina


Christina JORDANOVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Geology and Geography, University of Sofia

Comparative Analysis of the Agricultural Reform in Bulgaria and Romania, and its Reflection on the Countries’ Membership in the European Union


Aglika STEFANOVA (Bulgaria)

Senior Research Associate, Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Les telenovelas latino-américaines dans les sociétés post-communistes pendant les années 90 : leur expansion, leurs roles, leur public


Blaž ŠEME (Slovenia)

Ph.D. Candidate, Department for Medieval Studies, CEU, Budapest

Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Slovenia

The Problem of Decay of Exterior Wall Paintings on Monuments: Comparative Study of Medieval Painted Churches of Bukovina (Romania) and Slovenia