Advisory Board of the Balkan Heritage Field School


The Advisory Board of the Balkan Heritage Field School (officially established on 28 December, 2013) consists of prominent professionals and academics from leading national institutions and organizations of Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia and Canada. They are strongly committed to supporting  BHFS and guaranteeing, through their reputation and engagement in the field school projects/courses, the projects' high educational standards and quality.


Dr. Alexey Gotsev


PhD in Archaeology;    

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

Director of Emporion Pistiros Archaeological Excavation Project and head of Bulgarian-British-Czech expedition at emporion Pistiros, Bulgaria (since 2004). 

Asst. Prof. Gavrail Lazov   

Archaeologist and Museologist

MA in Archaeology;   

Director of the Department “Archaeology” at the National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria;    

Visiting professor at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Dr. George Bevan

University professor and archaeologist.

PhD in Classics.

Associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Cross-appointments in the Departments of Classics, Geological Science and Engineering, and Art History/Art Conservation at Queen’s University.

Dr. Daniela Cherneva   

Conservator of ancient pottery and glass.

PhD in Archaeological Conservation and Restoration.    

Senior Conservator at the Central Laboratory for Conservation Treatment and Restoration, National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Prof. Ivan Gatsov Dr.Sc.

Archaeologist and Traceologist.   

Department of Archaeology, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria.

Dr. Krastina Panayotova      


PhD in Archaeology.

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

Director of Sveti Kirik Archaeological Excavation Project in Sozopol (since 2009).



Dr. Lidia Domaradzka   

Epigraphist (Greek and Latin) and Classical scholar

PhD in Classical Philology.   

Visiting professor, Sofia University, Bulgaria.   

Teacher at National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures “Constantine-Cyril Philosopher”, Sofia, Bulgaria.   

President of the “Pistiros” Association.

Dr. Malgorzata Grebska-Kulova    


PhD in Archaeolgy.   

Archaeologist, curator and research fellow at the Department of Archaeology, Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History.   

Visiting professor at South West University, Bulgaria.   

Director of Ilindentsi Archaeological Excavation Project (since 2004).



Dr. Silvana Blazhevska     


PhD in Archaeology.   

Director of National Institution Stobi, Republic of North Macedonia.   

Director of Stobi Archaeological Excavation Project (since 2008).

Dr. Yavor Boyadzhiev   


PhD in Archaeology.   

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

Director of Tell Yunatsite Archaeological Excavation Project (since 2001). 



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