Bulgarian Folklore
Journal of Folkloristics, Ethnology, Anthropology and Arts

Published by the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum
at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


2024 / 1 – Bulgarian Gardeners in Hungary – Migrations and Cultural Interactions. Edited by Nikolay Vukov

The thematic issue aims to present insufficiently explored aspects of migrations and cultural interactions between Hungary and Bulgaria, with special attention to the role of Bulgarian gardeners since the end of the 19th century in the transfer of cultural models between the two states. The journal issue includes articles from Bulgarian and Hungarian anthropologists and historians studying the impact that Bulgarian immigrant groups have exercised on the social and cultural life in Hungary, as well as the influence that the cultural practices transferred back from Hungary to Bulgaria had on Bulgarian society in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. On the basis of new explorations and materials, the issue will present articles about the Bulgarian gardeners in Southern Hungary, their cultural interactions with the Hungarian society, the influence of Bulgarian gardeners on the agricultural movements in Hungary in the beginning of the 20th century, the Bulgarian school in Budapest and its role in the maintenance of cultural heritage abroad, contemporary representations of cultural memory about the Bulgarian gardeners in Hungary. The issue is with a wide thematic and interdisciplinary horizon and will be of interest for a wide circles of readers interested in the cultural contacts and mutual influences between Hungary and Bulgaria from the end of the 19th century until today.