Einladung zur 7th Annual Doctoral Conference of New Bulgarian University Sozopol, Bulgaria

Vom 14. bis 18. Juni 2023 treffen Gesellschaftswissenschaftler:innen der ERUA Universitäten aufeinander. Bewirb Dich jetzt!

INVITATION: Seventh Annual Doctoral Conference of New Bulgarian University Sozopol, Bulgaria (June 14-18, 2023)

Format: On-site

Language: Bulgarian, English

Student Level: PhD and post-doctoral scholars

Number of ECTS: 9

The conference is a broad interdisciplinary academic forum that presents original research and projects from the entire spectrum of contemporary humanities, social sciences and arts. It is open to PhD students and post-docs from NBU and other partner universities and has the potential to become a joint doctoral conference for the European Research University Alliance (ERUA).

This year it will be held June 14 - 18 in Sozopol, the ancient Greek polis of Apollonia and one of the most famous Black Sea resorts today. In the old town medieval churches were built over the ancient ruins, and above them rose the distinctive wooden houses of the 18th and 19th centuries. The hotels are, of course, modern, and the beautiful beaches at this time of the year are not yet overcrowded, although the sea is already warm.

The conference is interdisciplinary and runs in thematic sessions, which are chosen on the basis of submitted papers. Each session is moderated by a distinguished professional - a professor from NBU or another university - who is a specialist in a relevant subject area. The working languages of the conference are Bulgarian and English.

Additionally, within the framework of the conference, a two-hour round table on “Excellence and Social Engagement of the Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts” is planned. Three to five panelists – prominent experts in different fields from different universities - will take part in it. The aim is to conduct an interdisciplinary discussion on the question of how today a high academic quality of research and artistic expression can be combined with a direct commitment to solving acute social problems such as those we face as effects of wars (e.g. the war against Ukraine), pandemics, climate change, migration, etc. Requests for participation in the round table are very welcome.


Eligible applications: Students from ERUA partner universities and associated members.

Who can apply? PhD students and post-doctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences and art.

How to apply? An email with brief description on the candidate interests and background.

Deadline for applications: April 15th, 2023

How to reach us?

Email to: Diana  Kulchitskay, dkulchitskaya@nbu.bg  and/or Slavena Nikolova, snikolova@nbu.bg


ERUA students can receive travelling and accommodation funding from their home universities!

More information is availabe on the ERUA website