1. INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT
The presence of a creative personality in social life is usually expressed by the impact of its ideas and their ability to turn into tradition in culture. But when there is meaningful absence instead of presence we have a problem of the spiritual maturity of this society at hand. An example of such historical inconsistency is the fate and the drama of one of the most significant researchers of Bulgarian literature, of the Slavic peoples and Slavic literatures in general – professor Boris Yotsov.
He fell prey to the political situation of 1945 and was sentenced to death by the People’s Court and put to death by firing squad for his participation to the cabinet of Prime Minister Bogdan Filov. Hence Boris Yotsov was unknown to the Bulgarian humanities for decades. His work, rich in both in volume and as intellectual power, was incriminated and that deprived generations of philologists, sociologists and historians researching Bulgarian literature and Slavic literatures from a highly sophisticated interpretation of the literary events and historical-cultural processes between the two great wars.
After being chosen by professor Boyan Penev, B. Yotsov specialized in Slavic philology in Prague for the period 1923-1925 and that specialization served as a beginning of his intellectual efforts that lasted for his whole life. It predestined his path of one of the first Bulgarian Slavists. He became the chief professor of the Department of Slavic Philology by succeeding his professor. Then he lectured there for two decades, he taught Slavic Literatures, Russian and Soviet Literature, researched authors and processes, wrote about some Czech authors, about Dostoyevsky and other Russian classics. Yotsov established himself as one of the first Slavic scholars and Russian literature experts in the Bulgarian humanities of the first half of the 20th century. The search for any possible correlations between literary phenomena and writers drove him to delving deep in the research of the Bulgarian literary process – there he studied the founders of the Bulgarian literary canon and some marginal authors as well.
Thus Boris Yotsov became one of the first researchers of the shared culture of Bulgarians and other Slavic peoples among the likes of Ivan D. Shishmanov, Boyan Penev and Yordan Ivanov. He felt tempted to follow both scholarly and epistemic stereotypes – “Slavs’opinion of our culture” and “our own culture as studying the Slavs” - and dedicated a lot of incisive studies to both methods. In order to pay tribute to his mentor Boyan Penev, B. Yotsov prepared for print the stenographic notes from his lectures. With the help of the poetess Dora Gabe, the lectures of the much revered university professor were published in four volumes as History of Modern Bulgarian Literature (1936).
In the research studies of Boris Yotsov dating from the first half of the XX century we can sense something similar to premonition of phenomena, processes and methodological paths that are by now topical and up to date for contemporary humanities, well after the second half of this same century. As scholar – both of Bulgarian literature and a Slavist – Boris Yotsov has a large work both in volume and as scope of ideas. It encompasses two centuries of the history and culture of Bulgarian people and of the other Slavic peoples – 19th and 20th centuries.
2. WHO IS BORIS YOTSOV?
Boris Yotsov – member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), member of the Bulgarian-Czechoslovak Friendship Society, of the Union of the Russian Writers and Journalists, vice-president of the Slavic Society in Bulgaria, chairman of the Department of Slavic Philology at the Sofia University, chief of the National Theatre, etc. – is a personality of enormous tribute to the Bulgarian cultural history. When he became the minister of education in the cabinet of his university colleague professor Bogdan Filov – from April 11, 1942 to June 1, 1944 – he somehow chose the sad ending of his time on this Earth. In the meanwhile, in his capacity as minister he deserved to be considered important for the development of the Bulgarian intellectual life – he took the decisions for the cooperative building of municipal book clubs, for the suggested rules for tuition subsidies, for the development and implementation of a law for the youth and child literature, for the building of boarding houses for gifted children in Sofia, for some innovations in the institutes for beginner grade teachers in Bulgaria, for the National Academy of Music; he supported the founding of departments of pharmacy and stomatology at the Medical Faculty at Sofia, he supported the approval of the first act for a Bulgarian library institute, he defended the idea of a unified policy for the textbooks and workbooks at school, etc.
The above facts emphasize the necessity to study the work of Boris Yotsov and it would be a timely and relevant effort. This necessity is caused both by his innovative approach as scholar dealing with writers and tendencies in the development of Bulgarian literature and Slavic studies, and by his intellectual zeal to trace literary events and works bearing the mark of interactions between the different Slavic literatures and cultures.
Today we have to know his studies that were a big change to the Bulgarian intellectual research of their time and opened the horizon of comparative exploration of literatures: “Bulgarian Sufferings and Strugles for Freedom as Depicted in the Slavic Poetry” (1935), “Miladinov Brothers and the Czech” (1934), “T. G. Massaryk and his Ideal of a New Europe” (1930), “Slavic Literature and Slavic Consciousness in Bulgaria” (1929) and many others.
On the other hand, the research works of Boris Yotsov on the Bulgarian literature from the 19th and 20th centuries – the span of the work is from Paisiy Hilyandarski to Pencho Slaveykov an Kiril Hristov, authors placed at the core of the Bulgarian literary pantheon – implement novel approaches in Bulgarian literary history, they frame the period of the National Revival conceptually searching for the milestones of its development and for the obstacles to it. The large studies like those on Paisiy, Dr. Peter Beron, Lyuben Karavelov, Petko Slaveykov, Nesho Bonchev, Iliya Blaskov and others, as well as different texts by Yotsov like “Bulgarian Historical Consciousness during the National Revival Period” (1938), etc., all these and many other publications in the contemporary scholarly periodicals change the idea of the said authors and works, they enlarge the worldview of the Bulgarian scholarly thinking and put an emphasis on the scope of the shared ideas and on the philological precision. The assessment pronounced by the otherwise quite exacting in his critiques Alexander Teodorov-Balan on Yotsov’s study on the work of Nesho Bonchev is remarkable: “There can hardly appear anything bookish on Nesho Bonchev after the work of Yotsov – no scholarly attempt can be more masterfully wrought, more comprehensive and more convincing” (1930).
These are the reasons for us to be fully convinced that the scholars of today have to take care for the significant and intransient in the ideas of the work of Boris Yotsov since they shall not perish. The said work needs a comprehensive edition, critical account, careful studing and analysis shall find its proper place in the Bulgarian and the European literary processes.
An example of such care is the research project proposed by us: “THE BULGARIAN LITERARY PANTHEON AND THE SLAVIC WORLD IN THE SCIENTIFIC LEGACY OF BORIS YOTSOV: A RECONSTRUCTION OF IDEAS”.
3. PROJECT TEAM
1. Prof. DLitt. Rumyana Damyanova – Coordinator of the research team
2. Assoc. Prof. PHD Nedka Kapralova
3. Assoc. Prof. PHD Svetla Strashimirova
4. Assoc. Prof. PHD Maria Kitanova
5. Assoc. Prof. PHD Hristina Balabanova
6. Adriana Spasova - PHD student
7. Assoc. Prof. DLitt. Radosvet Kolarov
8. Prof. PHD Alexander Kiossev
9. Assoc. Prof. PHD Dobromir Grigorov
10. Nikolay Zhelev - PHD student
11. Mihail Novak – technical support
4. PROJECT ACTIVITIES – MAIN AREAS OF WORK
Taking such advice and principles as guiding line, the team of the proposed project points its scientific interests to several basic paths of research, namely: a thorough presentation of the scholarly legacy of Boris Yotsov – his studies Bulgarian and Slavic philology; preparing a publication of his works with the necessary scientific commentary and reference notes; research studies that are to interpret different aspects of Yotsov’s the scientific work; presenting the Slavic studies works of Yotsov to some European scholars in the field of Slavic studies; finding of optimized forms of dissemination for the results of the scientific research, such as making a film documentary about B. Yotsov, holding seminars and participating in different thematic TV shows and radio broadcasts.
The main focus of the forthcoming scientific activities of the project is in the field of education and socialization of the young generation – that should mean including the work of B. Yotsov in school programmes and teaching courses at the universities as part of the history of Bulgarian literature and Bulgarian literary science.
In order for these scientific tasks to be completed, a team was built. It is going to create a scientific account of the different aspects of Yotsov’s scientific legacy: literary historicist and literary theoretical, sociolinguistic, comparativist, anthropological, historical, sociological, and related to cultural studies.
5. GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The general task of the so planned project is the full and optimal comprehensive presentation of the scientific legacy of Boris Yotsov, an also introducing the ideas, conceptions and research efforts of one of the outstanding Bulgarian Slavic field scholars of the 20th century. Such large scope approach to the forthcoming research activities is aimed at achieving the two general objectives in the proposed scientific project:
I. THE RETURN OF BORIS YOTSOV IN THE BULGARIAN HUMANITIES.
II. THE RETURN OF BORIS YOTSOV IN THE SLAVIC STUDIES.
The main hypothesis in the work of the team is that professor Boris Yotsov is an extremely important figure in the Bulgarian cultural and literary life of the 20th century, and his scientific theses are still relevant today. Since the Boris Yotsov’s work is mostly unknown to the Bulgarian society although in the 90’s of the 20th century the interest for him was intensifying, in the elaborated plan for the forthcoming scientific activities of the team there are stages of getting oneself acquainted with his studies. Another forthcoming task is the search for texts by Boris Yotsov in the periodicals dating back to the three decades – the 20’s, the 30’s and the first half of the 40’s.
A different aspect of the forthcoming activity of the team is the research of archives and archive collections, of separate publications and references in foreign editions, mainly in Czech, Polish, German, and Russian ones.
For the successful completion of the intended research goals of the project different approaches and decisions are foreseen:
I. THE RETURN OF BORIS YOTSOV IN THE BULGARIAN HUMANITIES. The achieving of this general goal requires the completion of several activities which are stated as follows:
1. Technical approach. Doing complete digitalization of the scientific legacy of Boris Yotsov that shall include the digitazlizing of all published texts located in different editions, in different issues of periodicals – literary, scientific, social, and archives and archive collections at State Archive, Archive of National Library, archive of BAS. A member of the team is assigned to this effort as technical operator; he/she shall be assisted by the scientific team and two students from the Slavic Philology and Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University. A website dedicated to Boris Yotsov shall be made and maintained. It is to represent the completion of the different stages of the project.
2. Scientific-research approach. The scientific team shall prepare and publish a two-volume edition of Boris Yotsov’s works with comprehensive scientific commentary, reference notes, illustrations and photo materials section. Archive materials, unknown letters and different documents related to his scientific work will be presented in a separate section of the website. Materials from foreign libraries, periodicals and archive collections – such as opinions on Yotsov, letters, manuscripts and documents by him and about him – will also be searched and included in the said digital edition.
3. The team will organize and hold a scientific seminar on the topic of the project in the second stage. On the seminar, scientists from all scientific centers in Bulgaria will be invited – institutes of BAS, all universities, some municipal book clubs and other organizations. That seminar shall be aimed at a complete account of the scientific Boris Yotsov’s legacy, at optimal inclusion into scientific interpretations of the different aspects of his scientific agenda. As a result of the so held seminar, a volume of the research papers and materials from it shall be published at the end of the second stage of the financial report plan.
4. Scientific-organizational approach. It envisages the dissemination of the scientific results of the project – holding scientific meetings and seminars among students at universities and high-schools; holding TV appearances and radio broadcasts on topics taken from the work of Boris Yotsov; developing a scenario for a film documentary and making the film that is to be broadcasted.
I. THE RETURN OF BORIS YOTSOV IN THE SLAVIC STUDIES.
II. Achieving this second general goal einvisages, apart from the inclusion of all comparativist Slavic studies of Boris Yotsov in the two volumes planned for publication and in the volume from the scientific seminar, to also publicly announcement of his activities as one of the first Slavic scholars in Bulgarian humanities. In practice that should mean getting the contemporary Slavic scholars acquainted with Boris Yotsov’s work at the forthcoming important scientific forum – the 16th Congress of Slavic Studies that is to be held in September 2018 at the city of Belgrade. The completion of this goal itself shall be done at an organized presentation of the scientific project at the Congress Center at Belgrade. The title of the presentation is THE BULGARIAN LITERARY PANTHEON AND THE SLAVIC WORLD IN THE SCIENTIFIC LEGACY OF BORIS YOTSOV: RECONSTRUCTION OF IDEAS. The main goal of the research should be “The Return of Boris Yotsov in the Slavic Studies”. It shall also be announced in the schedule of the congress which means other colleagues in the Slavic studies will also be invited to take part in the discussion with papers and memos, apart from the participants in the scientific team who will be subsidized to attend the event.
The project is interdisciplinary. It includes literary-historical work, theoretical work and thematic observations, anthropological ant cultural studies, sociological analysis, historical analysis and summaries on all that.
The research of the scientific legacy of Boris Yotsov – one of the most prominent Bulgarian scholars in the field of humanities of the 20th century – is fundamental. It is aimed at complete and large scale presentation of the unknown scientific work of this renowned Bulgarian scholar to the Bulgarian society. His solid presence in both Bulgarian and European scientific editions of the firs half of the 20th century. The presentation itself shall achieve the two main goals of the scientific project – the return of Boris Yotsov in the Bulgarian humanities and in the modern European Slavic studies. For the achieving of these general goals different stages of the activities are planned. They are to secure the steady gradual completion of the scientific tasks.
As a result to the above, a historical injustice is going to be corrected – the conscious obliteration of more than half a century of Bulgarian cultural and literary history related to the name of Boris Yotsov. Through the results of the scientific activities of the team proposing the present project, Bulgarian science will pay its debt to one of its most prominent authors in the field of the humanities – professor Boris Yotsov.
6. PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES
- Development of a conception for the publication of two volumes of works of B. Yotsov;
- Selection of the texts by B. Yotsov;
- Modernisation of the language of B. Yotsov in accordance with the orthographic language reform from 1945;
- Preparation of the two volumes – inclusion of the texts and writing scholarly commentary to them;
- Selection of photographs that are going to be included in the volumes;
- Selection of documentary materials for that shall be included in the volumes;
- Choosing publishing partners for the volumes;
- After a scientific seminar on B. Yotsov is held, a scientific volume with scholarly interpretations and research works on his scientific writings shall be prepared for publication;
- Publishing of programs and posters for the scientific forums dedicated to B. Yotsov.
7. MAKING A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT PROF. BORIS YOTSOV
- Elaboration of the script for the documentary film by the coordinator of the project and the members of the project as participants to this activity;
- Selection of documentary materials that are to be included in the script;
- Selection of photographic materials that are going to be included in the screen version;
- Buying a video camera with technical parameters adequate to the goal of shooting a documentary film;
- Shooting of the documentary film;
- Film editing and montage performed by external partners;
8. MEDIA FEATURING AND PUBLIC EVENTS
- Work meetings with foreign scholars. Some interesting aspects or unknown moments of the biography and scientific work of B. Yotsov are going to the presented at the meetings.
- Participating with papers and scientific memos on the work of B. Yotsov at different scientific conferences organized by other scientific institutions;
- Media featurings in broadcasts on Sofia Radio, Hristo Botev Radio Broadcast, in relation to anniversaries of B. Yotsov or featurings in different thematic broadcasts where certain aspects of his scientific work shall be commented;
- Participation in the presentation of the documentary film with commentary to it;
- Participating with papers at the Congress of Slavic Studies at Belgrade in 2018;
- Publishing some of the texts about Yotsov in the volumes of the Congress;
- Participating in TV shows on: the work of B. Yotsov, what has been done for the popularization of this figure till now, some new publications and scientific interpretations, etc.
9. PUBLICATIONS PRESENTING THE SCIENTIFIC AREAS OF WORK OF THE DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE TEAM
The scientific research studies on the work of Boris Yotsov up to now are rather sporadic – one monograph (1995, 98 p.) taking into consideration different aspects of his large work; an introduction to the publication of four of Yotsov’s studies, four separate articles proclaiming the dire necessity of a complete and complex research and presentation of his scientific legacy; the first article in an encyclopaedia dedicated to Boris Yotsov (2014); separate references to his works, some publications on the Internet of certain studies or introductions to National-Revival authors made by B. Yotsov.
The scientific team, that is to complete the scientific tasks and to achieve the research goals of the project, is assembled with clear view of the interdisciplinary character of the endeavor – thorough and versatile research, interpretation and presentation of the scientific legacy of Boris Yotsov. The lack of enough research works on the legacy of Yotsov up to now gives this team the freedom to act independently of any old rigid conceptions and gives the team the chance to create the unbiased image of one of the most prominent Bulgarian and European scholars in the field of humanities of the 20th century. In accordance with the above, the team shall include scientists of high professional status and established reputation which is a guarantee for the successful completion of the project.
The reconstruction of the ideas of Boris Yotsov requires all-encompassing knowledge of the literary process in the 19th and 20th centuries, but it also includes in-depth view of the different authors and works from the classical canon of Bulgarian literature; this endeavor needs knowledge in the fields of the history of the Slavic studies and the Slavic comparativistics; the complex nature of the scientific method of Boris Yotsov needs theoretical conceptualization, thematic elaboration of his ideas; the thorough view of the scientific legacy poses the question of the notions B. Yotsov had of the Bulgarian literary canon; the publications of Yotsov on the Bulgarian historical consciousness in Rodina journal, of which he was the editor, require the view of a historian sociologist who would be able to situate it in the cultural-historical context of its time.
List of publications by the team members representing different research approaches to the literary and cultural processes:
Bibliography in Bulgarian:
- Р. Дамянова. Емоциите в културата на Българското възраждане. София, Сиела, 2009, 200 с.
- Р. Дамянова. Типология на привилегированите гласове през Възраждането– в сб. „Култура , идентичности, съмнения. Сборник в чест на проф. Н. Аретов” . София, Акад. изд. „ Проф. М. Дринов”, 2016 , 495-499.
- Н. Капралова. За етикета и зад него (какво разказват писмата от запазения личен архив на семейство Караминкови)”. В сб. „Майки и дъщери”. София: Полис, 1999, 139–153.
- Св. Страшимирова. Историята ни като преживяване. Историко-психологически етюди за българския политически живот,изд."Св. Кл Охридски", София, 2000, 120 с.
- Св. Страшимирова. Ценностна дисоциация на българското общество, НЕА, НБУ,2013
- Св. Страшимирова. За нуждата от социополитически психоанализ на българската култура, В:Сборник в чест на проф. Р. Дамянова, Акад. изд. „Проф. М. Дринов”, София, 2009.
- М. Китанова. Свой за чуждите и чужд за своите. Варна, 2012,. LiterNet1, 156 с.
- М. Китанова, Род, семья и дом в болгарской культуре и языке. Саарбрюкен, 2015, Lambert, 192 .
- Хр. Балабанова. Славистичните текстове на Борис Йоцов като научно неусвоено пространство” – В сп.„Славянски диалози”, г. XI, 2014, кн. 15, 48-56.
- Хр. Балабанова „За рецепцията на Франк Волман в чешко-словашки контекст и пътищата на славистиката и компаративистиката ( някои методологически аспекти )” – „Българската бохемистика днес”. Съст. и ред. Хр. Дейкова и Вл. Пенчев. „Парадигма”, София, 2012, с. 217 – 239.
- А. Спасова. „Античните басни параболи във възрожденската учебникарска книжнина. Д-р Петър Берон” в сп. „Филологически форум – списание за студенти, докторанти и млади учени”, г. I, бр. 2, „Парадигма”, София, 2015, с. 97-108, ISSN 2367-8119.
- Р. Коларов. За автора - post mortem -В: Изпитания на теорията. Литературоведски диалози. София, 2004.
- Ал. Кьосев. Българският канон? Кризата на литературното наследство , Александър Кьосев и Бойко Пенчев, съст. София , изд. Александър Панов, 1998. The Bulgarian Canon, Kiossev, Al. Penchev, B., eds. Sofia: Alexander Panov Pyblishing 1998.
- Ал. Кьосев. Вечните съвременници. Опит да се включи феномена “класическо” в Козелековата теория на темпоралните пластове. в книгата Около Райнхард Козелек. Историческо време и темпоралност , София, Дом на науките за човека и обществото, 2003
- Д. Григоров. Společenský život literární historie “, Tvar, č. 16, 12-13 , 2014 („Общественият живот на литературната история“, Твар, № 16, с. 12-13, 2014).
- Д.Григоров. "Градината на литературната история. Приносът на Пражката школа за обновяването на литературната история, София, "Сиела", 2012, 318 стр.
- Н. Желев. „Древногръцката философия в контекста на „Шестоднев“ на Йоан Екзарх“, сп. „Litera et Lingua”, 31.08.2016, http://slav.uni-sofia.bg/naum/en/lilijournal/2013/3-4/zhelevn
Bibliography translated to English:
- R. Damyanova. Emotions in the Culture of the Bulgarian National Revival. Sofia: Ciela, 2009, 200 p.
- R. Damyanova. “Topology of the Privileged Voices in the Bulgarian National Revival” – collection Culture, Identities, Doubts, dedicated to Prof. N. Aretov. Sofia: Acad. Publisher Prof. Marin Drinov, 2016, 495 – 499.
- N. Kapralova. “On Etiquette and on Breaking it (what are the the letters of the Karaminkov family telling about)”. In collection Mothers and Daughters. Sofia: Polis, 1999, 139 – 153.
- Sv. Strashimirova. “History as Experience. Historical and Psychological Etudes on the Bulgarian Political Life”, Sofia: Sv. Kl. Ohhidski, 2000, p. 120.
- Sv. Strashimirova. “On the Value Dissociation of Bulgarian Society”, NEA, New Bulgarian University, 2013.
- Sv. Strahimirova. “On the Necessity of a Sociopolitical Psychoanalysis of Bulgarian Culture”. In collection dedicated to Prof. R. Damyanova, Sofia: Acad. Publisher Prof. Marin Drinov, 2009.
- M. Kitanova. “Foreign to his Own People and Close to the Foreign Ones”. Varna, 2012, LiterNet1, 156 p.
- M. Kitanova. “Kin, Family and Home in Bulgarian Culture and Language”. Саарбрюкен, 2015, Lambert, 192 .
- Ch. Balabanova.”The Slavic Studies Texts of Boris Yotsov as Unconquered Scientific Space”. Slavic Dialogues Journal, Year 11, 2014, book 15, 48 – 56
- Ch. Balabanova. “On the Reception of Frank Wollfman in the Czechoslovak Context and the Ways of Slavic Studies and Comparativistics (some methodological aspects)”- “Bulgarian Czech Studies Today”, collection, eds. Hr. Deykova and Vl. Penchev. Sofia: Paradigma, 2012, pp. 217 – 239
- A. Spasova. “The Fables and Parabolas of Antiquity in the Bulgarian Revival Schoolbooks. Dr. Peter Beron”. In Filological Forum Journal. Year 1, No 2, Sofia: Paradigma, 2015, pp. 97-108, ISSN 2367-8119.
- R. Kolarov. “On the Author – post mortem”. In The Challenges of Theory. Literary-theoretical Dialogues. Sofia, 2004.
- The Bulgarian Canon, Kiossev, Al. Penchev, B., eds. Sofia: Alexander Panov Pyblishing 1998.
- Al. Kiossev. “The Eternal Contemporaries. An Attempt at Including the Phenomenon of the ‘Classical’ in the Theory of the Temporal Layers of Koselleck”. In the book On Rainhart Koselleck. Historical Time and Temporality. Sofia: Dom na naukite za choveka i obshtestvoto, 2003
- D. Grigorov. Společenský život literární historie “, Tvar, č. 16, 12-13 , 2014 (“The Social Life of Literary History”)
- D. Grigorov. “The Garden of Literary History. The Contribution of the Prague School to the Revival of Literary History”. Sofia: Ciela, 2012, 318 p.
- N. Zhelev. “The Ancient Greek Philosophy in the Context of Six Days of Genesis by Ioan Exarch”. Litera et Lingua Journal, 31.08.2016, http://slav.uni-sofia.bg/naum/en/lilijournal/2013/3-4/zhelevn
10. PLAN FOR THE WORK ON THE PROJECT
- Gathering and systematization of the material for the digitalization of the scientific Boris Yotsov’s scientific legacy. The process of digitalization shall be conducted concomitantly with the gathering of the material. That supposes work in two directions: 1) search for all of his published and unpublished texts such as introductions and scientific commentaries to editions of different authors; 2) finding publications by Yotsov in the Bulgarian periodicals – 18 months.
- Research of archives and archive collections in relation to the enlargement of the material for digitalization of Yotsov’s scientific legacy – 18 month.
- Development of software and launching of a website for B. Yotsov – 1 month.
- Start of a database development compiling the materials found and the regular website update – 18 months.
- All members of the team take part in the research of the main aspects of the scientific legacy of B. Yotsov in accordance with the tasks on the project – 18 months.
- Preparation for publication and publishing of two volumes of the works of B. Yotsov – 18 months.
- Holding three work meetings (organization and logistics) with fellow scientists from abroad that are going to present papers on the topic of the project and to present possible information on the scientific work of B. Yotsov.
- Trips of members of the team abroad for gathering materials for the database of the scientific legacy of B. Yotsov – searching libraries and archives, national collections and periodicals – 11 persons for 5 days each.
- Regular meetings of the scientific team for reports on the work of the task groups and supervising the completion of the tasks.
- Gathering and systematization of the material for the digitalization of the scientific Boris Yotsov’s scientific legacy continues. Complete preparation of Yotsov’s corpus of data – 12 months.
- Members of the team continue to take part in the research of the main aspects of the scientific legacy of B. Yotsov in accordance with the scientific tasks – 15 months.
- Participation of members of the team at the announced Round Table Discussion at the 16th Congress of Slavic Studies with papers and and memos. The congress shall be held in September 2018 in Belgrade. Trips of the members of the team – 11 members – 6 days each.
- Development of a scenario for a film documentary on Boris Yotsov – 5 months.
- Organization and holding of a scientific seminar on the topic of the project – 1 month. Participation of all members of the team with papers on the subject of the project.
- Preparation of a collective monograph with materials from the seminar, compilation and editing of the monograph and preparation for print – 6 months.
- Shooting and editing a film documentary on Boris Yotsov – 1 month.
- Holding two work meetings with fellow scholars from abroad on the subject of the project.
- Elaboration of bibliography of the writings of B. Yotsov – 6 months.
- Regular meetings of the work team every five months for reporting of the task groups on the completion of their duties on the project.
11. ACTIVITIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PROJECT TEAM AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE WORK ON THE SCIENTIFIC TASKS
The completion of the main tasks of the project with successful conducting of the planned activities poses yet another important scientific requirement to the project team – the achieved results related to the tasks and objectives of the project should be announced publicly and appropriate social environment for their dissemination should be found. The ways which the team envisages as appropriate for the popularization of the project results are the following:
- Dissemination of the film documentary, 30 min. – film about Boris Yotsov.
- Holding meetings and seminars dedicated to the scientific work with students from the disciplines of Bulgarian Philology and Slavic Philology in the universities around the country.
- Advertising of the results of the successfully completed project. That requires participation in TV shows and radio broadcasts aimed both at spreading the knowledge of the project results and addressing certain topics from the writings of Boris Yotsov.
- Presentation of the two volumes of Boris Yotsov’s works at one of the meeting halls of BAS, Sofia Library or the National Library St. Cyril and St. Methodius.
- Publication of the materials from the Round table discussion, including the members of the team, at the 16th Congress of Slavic Studies in Belgrade.
- Premiere of the collection monograph from the seminar on the subject of the project.
- A proposal for the inclusion of Boris Yotsov in the curriculums of university courses and in the school books on Bulgarian Literature.