Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Onomastics" (2016)

On May 10, 2016, there was a full house to attend the presentation of the second extended edition of "Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Onomastics" (2016) at the Centre for Bulgarian Onomastics of Veliko Tarnovo University. Their authors are Prof. Todor Balkanski from the Institute of Bulgarian Language (Sofia) and Prof. Kyril Tsankov from Veliko Tarnovo University of Cyril and Methodius, former director of the Center for Bulgarian Onomastics.






The presentation was attended by professors from six universities and institutes of Bulgaria and Poland, as well as by many students from the Veliko Tarnovo University.


The book was presented by the new Director of the Centre for Bulgarian Onomastics Assoc. Prof. Anelia Petkova. She showed achievements of the new edition of Encyclopedia and wished a lot of research to be carried out under the aegis of the Centre.

Professors Kyril Tsankov and Todor Balkanski told about the creative process of making Encyclopedia. After them Assoc. Prof. Maria Angelova Atanasova, former director of the Centre for Bulgarian onomastics, delivered her speech concerning the academic edition. Then Ludwig Selimski, Professor of Higher School for Marketing, Management and Foreign languages (Katowice, Poland), author of two reviews on the first edition, addressed the audience.

The first edition of the encyclopedia was published in 2010 and has been considered complete. The second edition has a volume of 576 pages.

Specially for e-Onomastics of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria:


Pelo Mikhailov



Contacts and purchase the book:

Center of Bulgarian Onomastics "Prof.. Nikolay Kovachev "at Veliko Tarnovo University
e-mail: cbo_vtu@abv.bg
+ 359 62650993