Department Chair

Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Stoyanov, PhD

доц. д-р Лъчезар Стоянов

Associate Professor Lachezar Stoyanov chaired the Department of History from 1996 to 2000, from 2002 to 2006, and has been Department Chair since 2012. He earned his MA major of History with flying banners at the Sofia University in 1973. The Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) approved his doctoral degree in 1982 with a dissertation entitled: “Sovereign State Apparatus in Bulgaria between 1944- 1947”. In 1998 he was appointed as an associate professor of Bulgarian History at the NBU.

Lachezar Stoyanov’s scientific interests are in the history of the modern Bulgarian state, history of Bulgarian state institutions, history of the Bulgarian national issue, history of the Balkans and Europe, the Communist International and the Balkans.

Lachezar Stoyanov is a member of the Macedonian Scientific Institute, the Bulgarian Historical Society (BHS), the board of managers of “Blaga Dimitrova Foundation” and the chair of the board of S.E.G.A Foundation.
In 1994, Lachezar Stoyanov was among the founders of the Department of History. He is the author and co-author of the General Education Program as well as BA and MA Programs in History.

His publication include: “The Bulgarian State Institutions 1879 - 1986”, Encyclopedic Reference. Sofia, 1987, 375 pp. Compilation, editing, preface, authorship of 26 articles, annexes, charts (with V. Metodiev as a co-author); “Bulgarian Constitutions and Constitutional Projects”. Sofia, 1990, p.213; He compiled the introductory article together with three reference articles (with V.Metodiev as a co-author); The Communist International and Bulgaria (March 1919 – September 1944), Vol. 1, Documents. (in co-authorship – preface, compiling and notes.): GUA Publishing House, Sofia, 2005; Nation, State and Institutions Studies and Articles, Sofia, 2012: Gutenberg Publishing House.

Lachezar has participated in the following scientific projects: “Cypress and Bulgaria in periodicals. Part 1. From the Berlin Congress (1878) until the Balkan Wars (1912)” (February 2008 – April 2012); “The Constitutional Issue of Totalitarian Bulgaria (1944 - 1989)” (June 2008 – June 2009); “The Bulgarian Presence in the Region of Kostur in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”, (October, 2007 – October, 2008); “Local Self-government – the Bulgarian Experience”, 2003; “The Holocaust and the Bulgarian Case in Scientific Research (a project by the Ministry of Education and Science, 2014)”.


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