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

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

Bogdana (Josepha) Iraskova-Hiteva

Born in the Czech lands, she graduated from a pedagogical school in Prague. Married a Bulgarian, became a teacher in female schools in Karlovo, Kalofer, Pazardjik, Vidin, Samokov, Tarnovo, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv, Varna, and Sofia (1867-1903). She was a member of women’s societies, translator and Continue Reading