News - Balkan Heritage Field School

BHF-IFR Scholarships for Season 2017
1st January 2017

The Balkan Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA, will award two merit-based scholarships, 1,200 USD each, for students participating in the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans.

Balkan Heritage Foundation Annual Gathering 2016
20th December 2016

More than 60 Balkan Heritage Foundation affiliates, partners, field school alumni and friends attended the annual BHF meeting to celebrate the successful cooperation over the years

Conference: “Museum Exhibits and Standards: A Look Ahead”
30th November 2016

Seventeen lecturers and nearly 200 participants from around Bulgaria, USA and the Balkans attended the international conference on November 28-29, 2016, held in Sofia. It was organized by the Bulgarian Fulbright Commission in partnership with the Balkan Heritage Foundation and other partner organizations.

Presentation оf the BHF Directors at the 8th World Archaeological Congress, Kyoto, Japan
3rd September 2016

Two directors of the BHF participated in the 8th World Archaeology Congress in Kyoto, Japan as session co-organizers. Their presentation Cultural Heritage Field SchoolsThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly illuminated various images of the cultural heritage field schools among the scientific and academic communities and the ways they reflect to the trust and interest for collaboration among potential partners and participants.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation Supported Establishment of New Exhibition at Ethnography Museum in Sozopol
29th August 2016

The Balkan Heritage Foundation supported the initiative of its partner - Museum of Archaeology in Sozopol, to establish an ethnography museum in the coastal town.

New Mycenaean Find from the BHFS site Bresto
21st August 2016

An almost complete Mycenaean vessel, an alabastron, was found this summer at the Late Bronze Age (13th cent. BCE) settlement and #BHFS dig site Bresto in Southwestern Bulgaria.

BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans Scholarships Winners for 2016 Season
27th May 2016

The Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF), Bulgaria, and the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA are delighted to announce awarding of two scholarships for field school season 2016 for students participating in the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans.

BHF-IFR Scholarships for the 2016 Season
1st April 2016

The Balkan Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA, once again will award three merit-based scholarships, 1,200 USD each, for students participating in the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans.

Donation to BHFS Site at Stobi, Republic of Macedonia
28th March 2016

A generous alumnus in the Balkan Heritage Field School at Stobi in season 2015 has donated 20,000 USD to the site of Stobi.

3-D Models from Stobi (Republic of Macedonia)
25th March 2016

Instructors and students in the Balkan Heritage Field School for 3D archaeological recording (photogrammetry and RTI) at ancient Hellenistic and Roman city of Stobi (Republic of Macedonia), have produced three-dimensional digital models of more than 30 artifacts.

Donation to BHFS Site at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria
8th March 2016

Our friend and alumnus Robert Goodwin and his wife Julie Kiernan have donated 4,000 USD through their company Stone & Compass Balkan Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat to #BHFS Tell Yunatsite excavation project, Bulgaria.

Research Equipment Needed
1st March 2016

The #Balkan Heritage Foundation is launchung a fundraising campaign to purchase research equipment to enable the creation of virtual museums and tours for the archaeological sites.Can you chip in now and make this happen?

BHFS Dig Directors Report at Annual Conference of Bulgarian Archaeologists
27th February 2016

In February 2016 dig directors of four Balkan Heritage Field School projects reported on the work being done at the sites of Apollonia, Ilindentsi, Pistiros and Tell Yunatsite in 2015 at the Annual Archaeological Reports at the National Archaeological Institute with Museum

BHF Chair Becomes Member of the Bulgarian-American Commission for the Preservation of Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage
6th July 2015

The US Embassy in Bulgaria announced the establishment of the Commission in late June, 2015.

Fulbright Graduate Study Awards in Bulgaria
25th June 2015

Up to 4 graduate study awards for U.S. citizens in Bulgaria plus one Bulgarian-Romanian and one Bulgarian-Greek grant. Competition deadline: 13 October, 2015. 5:00 pm Eastern time.

Secrets from Beneath the Sea
20th June 2015

New evidence of ancient seafaring along the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The Balkan Heritage Foundation has contributed to the recovery of a large stone “stock” – part of an ancient anchor – it was documented in situ and retrieved by underwater archaeologists in the Bay of Burgas, Bulgaria.

Prehistoric Surgery? The Oldest Evidence of Amputation in Southeastern Europe Uncovered at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria
18th June 2015

An osteoarchaeological study of human remains from the Tell Yunatsite Chalcolithic layers, conducted by German scientists Steve Zäuner and Joachim Wahl (University of Tübingen), has confirmed the possibly earliest case of successful amputation in Southeastern Europe.

Presentation of the Results from the Fresco Hunting Expedition at the Second Virtual Archaeology Conference
8th June 2015

Last week Dr. George Bevan and Miglena Raykovska presented the case of the Church of St. Petka in Balsha, Bulgaria (studied in 2014 during the #BHFS Fresco Hunting Expedition) at the second Virtual Archaeology Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia).

Donation from Stone and Compass Ltd. to Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria
1st June 2015

Stone and Compass Organization donated 3000 USD for further study and excavation of recently found Chacolithic (fifth millennium BC) building at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria. The project will take place in July, 2015.

Thracian Treasures from Bulgaria are on Display at the Louvre, France
24th May 2015

The exhibition "The Saga of the Thracian Kings. Archaeological Discoveries in Bulgaria" displayed at the Louvre from April 16, 2015 to July 20, 2015 contain artifacts from two of the #BHFS excavation sites: Apollonia and Pistiros.

Two Scholarship Awards for Students in the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans
7th May 2015

Balkan Heritage Foundation, Bulgaria and Institute for Field Research, USA granted two scholarships (1000 USD each) to students participating in the #BHFS in 2015.

Public Lectures by Dr. Roberto Nardi in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia
7th April 2015

At the invitation of the #BHF Dr. Roberto Nardi, president of ICCM will present three public lectures on three conservation projects he directed as follows: the prehistoric sculptures of Monteprama, Sardinia, Italy, the mosaics of the Roman city of Zeugma, Turkey and the mosaic of the Transfiguration in the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai, Egypt. The lectures will take place consequently on April 20, 21 and 22 in Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and Skopie (Republic of Macedonia).

BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans
2nd April 2015

The strategic partnership between the Balkan Heritage Foundation, Bulgaria, and the Institute for Field Research, USA begins with the creation of a joint program that will enable #BHFS students to obtain 8 US semester credit units.

Did Neolithic Europeans Use Drugs?
15th March 2015

Dr. Elena Marinova-Wolff, botanist, reported about a charred seed of black henbane - a plant that has a strong psychotropic effect and causes hallucinations, found in the 2014 soil samples from the Neolithic settlement at Ilindentsi, Bulgaria.

Annual Archaeological Reports for Season 2014 at NAIM, Sofia
10th March 2015

Reports from the #BHFS excavation projects in Ilindentsi, Tell Yunatsite, Pistiros and Apollonia were presented before Bulgarian publicity and archaeological community.

BHFS Workshop on Roman Mosaics in Stobi in the ICCM Newsletter
10th February 2015

A review of the #BHFS Workshop on Roman Mosaics in Stobi, Republic of Macedonia presented at the 12th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) in October, 2014 in Sardinia, Italy is now in the the ICCM Newsletter #15.

IFR pays a visit to the BHFS
16th January 2015

On 12-16 January, 2015 the #BHFS and its partners received a visit by representatives of the Institute for Field Research, USA.

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the BHFS
20th December 2014

The Annual meeting of the #BHFS Advisory Board along with presentation of the results in the past season took place in Sofia.

GoBalkans Starts Tailor-made Tours for Balkan Heritage Field School
5th December 2014

Tailor-made tours to Athens, Delphi and Thessaloniki, Greece and Istanbul and Troy, Turkey corresponding to the #BHFS Program will start in 2015.

Exhibition of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi in Strumyani
23rd October 2014

The mayor of Strumyani and Dr. Malgorzata Grebska-Kulov opened the exhibition presenting the Neolithic settlement in Ilindentsi and the #BHFS project there through photographs of Lora Parmakova and many Neolithic artifacts mostly found by the BHFS students.

Apollonia Pontica Excavation Season in 2014 is over
28th July 2014

After another successful season Apollonia Pontica Excavations project 2014 by the #BHFS is over. New discoveries reveal secrets of the ancient temple of Apollo.

Two Decades of Archaeological Research in Apollonia Pontica
26th June 2014

New paper uploded on Academia.edu by the #BHFS affiliated archaeologist Margarit Damyanov (PhD in Archaeology), National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS

Ilindentsi Here We Come!
14th June 2014

The #BHFS project along with the dig at Neolithic settlement in Ilindentsi are starting with a group of 14 passionate students.

Courses on Advanced Photographic Techniques Ended Today
13th June 2014

The 2014 #BHFS courses on Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Photogrammetry led by Canadian visiting professors Dr. George Bevan and Alexander Gabov ended today.

Permanent Exhibition of Emporion Pistiros Opens in Archaeological Museum of Septemvri
8th June 2014

Do you remember the white and empty hall in the museum of Septemvri, Bulgaria? Well, here it is now completed with a small but very illustrative exhibition revealing the history and life of the Emporion Pistiros where one of the #BHFS projects takes place.

Two 2014 BHFS Conservation Workshops Started in Stobi
7th June 2014

The two #BHFS workshops on conservation and documentation of Roman mosaics & wall paintings and Roman pottery & glassware started in Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

The Talking Pot
18th May 2014

An interview with Ass. Prof. Yavor Boyadzhiev, BHFS Advisory Board member and director of excavation at Tell Yunatsite, where one of the #BHFS projects takes place published in the MAGAZINE EIGNT 2/2013

Knowledge of the Most Ancient Civilization
17th May 2014

Exhibition at the Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia (15.05 - 15.06.2014). Finds from Tell Yunatsite, where one of the #BHFS projects takes place are on display along with other iconic Neolithic and Chalcolithic (7th - 5th millennium BC) artifacts.

Annual Archaeological Reports for Season 2013 at NAIM, Sofia
15th March 2014

Reports from the #BHFS excavation projects in Ilindentsi, Tell Yunatsite, Pistiros and Apollonia were presented before Bulgarian publicity and archaeological community.

National Exhibition of Bulgarian Archaeology in 2013
14th February 2014

Finds from the #BHFS projects along with 15 other projects on display at the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia.

Virtual Tour of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia
31st March 2010