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.

Zhivka Dragnewa (1885-1959)

Translated from French, German, and English. She graduated in French and German literature with a doctorate in Zurich. A long-time secondary school teacher, lecturer in German at the Sofia University (1923-1936). Member of the Bulgarian Women’s Union, the Bulgarian Association of University Women, the Union Continue Reading

Sofia Yurukova (1881-1918)

Founder of the Mozajka ot znameniti savremenni romani (Mosaic of Famous Modern Novels) series, (1909-). Graduated at a Catholic Lyceum in Paris. She had been working as a high school teacher in French in Bulgaria. Founded her own Publishing house with the participation of all Continue Reading

Elissaveta Konsoulova-Vazova (1881-1965)

Born in Plovdiv. Doyen of the Bulgarian women artists, one of the first women graduates of the School of Painting in Sofia (1902). Specialized in Germany (1909-1910). Mother of three daughters, married to a politician. Owner of a private school, founder of the Bulgarian puppet 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

The educated woman and her biographical background, her life and achievements and reception in the society (Bulgaria)

The Bulgarian satirical press constantly laughed at the lack of women’s abilities in education and sciences and the uselessness of their creative activities. Female pupils were painted with love letters in their hands, with sad and dreamy faces engaged in conversations about toilets, meetings and 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

Khadija Khanim Alibekova

Khadija Khanim Alibekova, one of the first women- enlighters and educators. In 1911 she became the editor of the first female newspaper “Ishik” (“Light”) in the Muslim East. The newspaper was published at the expense of the well-known philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev.