Anasstasia Gantcheva-Zografova (1894-?)

Translator from German, English and Polish. She graduated from Slavic literature at the Sofia University and lived in the USA for a long time. Editor-in-Chief of the Polish-Bulgarian Review magazine, participated in many cultural and feminist societies.

Lyuba Splitkova-Kasarova (1887-1946)

Born in Thessaloniki in Czech teachers  family. She graduated from the high school in Plovdiv and music and philosophy in Prague. Married to a Bulgarian. Translated from Czech. She published poetry in the press. Member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers and of the Club Continue Reading

Dora Gabe (1886-1983)

Born in the village of Harmanlak, Dobrudja, in a Jewish farm family. Graduated high school in Shoumen. Studied Slavonic literature at the University of Sofia and French literature in Grenoble. She had been working as a clerk. One of the first Bulgarian poetesses. Translator of Continue Reading

Club of Bulgarian Women Writers

The Club of Bulgarian Women Writers was founded in 1930 by the most recognised female poets and writers. Its leaders were authoritative and enterprising women: the playwright and writer Evgenia Mars, creator of a literary salon; Elissaveta Bagryana, the author of the most modern Bulgarian Continue Reading

Ana Karima (1871-1949)

The teacher, writer, translator, journalist and publisher Ana Karima (1871-1949) was born in Russia, in family of Bulgarian father and Ukrainian mother. She graduated high school in Sofia, as a student of Ekaterina Karavelova. She had been working as a teacher until her marriage to Continue Reading

Emerging female participation in the public sphere: first women schools, female high schools, access to university: the presentation of the female teacher in the 19 century (Bulgaria)

The first evidences of Bulgarian female education are from the end of the 18th – early 19th century, when the idea still had no social support. At that time, the girls were trained by nuns in few monasteries. (Anastassia Dimitrova) Only in 1841, in occasion Continue Reading

Maria Dayrova-Hadjiangelova (1876-1943)

Born in Stara Zagora. Graduated at Nancy with scholarship (1899). Private practice in Stara Zagora. School doctor at the Female Pedagogic School in Stara Zagora and the First Female School in Sofia. Specialized Pediatric and Internal Deceases in Paris (1911) and Internal Deceases and School Continue Reading

Ekaterina Karavelova (1860-1947)

Born in Rousse in a poor family. She graduated from a female high school in Moscow. She had been working as a high school teacher in the Rousse, Plovdiv and Sofia female high schools. Translator of French and Russian, writer and journalist. Wife of Petko Continue Reading

Elizabeth Clarke (1868-1942)

Daughter of American missionary family in Plovdiv. Graduated preschool pedagogy at the Chicago University, she founded and managed the American kindergarten in Samokov (1898-1900) and Sofia (1900-1932). Established teachers’ courses in Sofia (1929). Elizabeth Clarke with students

Eugenia Reuss-Ianculescu (1865/1866-1938)

Feminist, writer. She founded ‘Liga drepturilor si datoriilor femeilor’ in Iasi in 1911. Member of the Central committee of the International Women Suffrage Alliance.