Institutions of women’s memory in Bulgaria: museums, archives, collections, feminists walks on places of women’s memory

After the First World War  anniversary celebrations became a common practice. They were gradually replacing the other “realms of memory” – the monumental ones, the topographic ones (museum expositions and archive collections) and the functional ones (memoirs). Within this framework were also the “personal” anniversaries Continue Reading

Discussions about the social roles of women and their participation in public life during 19 and 20th century in Bulgaria

The Section of Women Lawyers at the BAUW was formed in 1928. It turned into the biggest corporate organisation of the Bulgarian women’s elite, with about a hundred and fifty members during the 1940s. It built up structures in the country. The interest in it Continue Reading

Tatyana Kirkova (1897, Taganrog, Russia – 1981)

Feminist, journalist, and translator. Graduated from French literature with a doctorate in Lausanne (1919). Worked as an editor at the Bulgarian Department of Printing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1928), an press attache at the American Legation (1938-1942), an employee at the Bulgarian Bibliographic Continue Reading

Famous bulgarian feminists and their participation in the International Women organizations and congresses, especially in the International Association of the University Women

Right after the founding of the Bulgarian Women’s Union, its representatives established relations with international feminist organizations. On behalf of the Union, Jenny Bojilova-Patewa and Irina Sokerova took part in the congresses of the International Alliance of Women and the International Council of Women resp. Continue Reading

Ekaterina Zlatooustova (1881-1952)

Born in Varna. Daughter of one of the first Bulgarian teachers with secondary education from Russia. Graduated from high school in Sofia and history in St. Petersburg. Long-time secondary school teacher in Shoumen and Sofia. Assistant professor at the l’Ecole des langues orientales vivantes in Continue Reading

Bulgarian Association of University Women

The Bulgarian Association of University Women was founded in 1924. The members were women from several generations, who associated feminism with various concepts – predominantly liberal. Since 1925 the BAUW became a member of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW). It was headed by Continue Reading

Lydia Chichmanoff (1866, Kiev – 1937)

A feminist, critic, journalist, translator, and writer. Ukrainian by origin, born in the family of Prof. Mihailo Dragomanov. Graduated in Music and French Literature in Geneva. Wife of Prof. Ivan Chichmanoff – Minister of Education, professor, founder of many cultural institutions. Since 1889 in Bulgaria. Continue Reading

Bulgarian Women’s Union

The Bulgarian Women’s Union was founded in 1901 as a union of 27 local women’s organizations with the task of working for the intellectual and spiritual rise of the Bulgarian women. The Union worked for the equality of Bulgarian women in three directions – to 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

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.