Implementation of the 2003 UNESCO
Convention in Bulgaria. The
transmission of ICH through
education
Tanya Boneva
Sofia Uni...
General policies
 The Bulgarian Government signed the ICH
convention in 2006. Its implementation is
managed by the Foreig...
General policies
 National Council of ICH at the Ministry of
Culture (2011)
 National “Living Human Treasures” system
 ...
Living Human Treasures
 LHT – Bulgaria. Inventory of activities – the
Institute of Folklore and the Ministry of Culture
(...
Living Human Treasures -
Results
 Outlining the characteristics for Bulgarian traditional knowledge,
activities, technolo...
Inventorying ICH
 Traditional holidays and rituals; Traditional singing and
dancing; Traditional narrativrs; Traditional ...
Inventorying -prospects
 Inventory updating. Future work to include the
processes of ICH evolution, reconstruction, re-
i...
Digitalization
 The need for digitalization measures through
seminars, projects, archive digitalization at central
and lo...
Consultative bodies
The National Expert Council on ICH
The Expert Council of IEFSEM
The National Center of ICH at IEFSEM
R...
Bulgaria’s nominations
for 2013
 For the Representative List:
 The Surova Folk Feast in the Pernik Region;
 Visoko mult...
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SESSION 1
Eighth Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network
on Intangible Cultural Heritage
15-16 May 2014. Limassol, Cyprus
Author: Tanya Boneva, Sofia University Department of Ethnology and National Council for Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Ministry of Culture
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Bulgaria: Implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention in Bulgaria. The transmission of ICH through education

  1. 1. Implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention in Bulgaria. The transmission of ICH through education Tanya Boneva Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”,Department of Ethnology, Faculty of History Eight Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network on Intangible Cultural Heritage “Education and intangible cultural heritage Experiences,good practicies,lessons learned” Limassol , Cyprus, 15-16 May 2014
  2. 2. General policies  The Bulgarian Government signed the ICH convention in 2006. Its implementation is managed by the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture.  In the new law on Cultural heritage(2009) a specific part is dedicated to ICH. Its texts are developed by experts from IF, BAS in 2009.
  3. 3. General policies  National Council of ICH at the Ministry of Culture (2011)  National “Living Human Treasures” system  National center for ICH-IEFSEM  Regional Network of Experts from South Eastern Europe  Regional center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sofia
  4. 4. Living Human Treasures  LHT – Bulgaria. Inventory of activities – the Institute of Folklore and the Ministry of Culture (since 2001, handed officially in 2002);  Questionnaire  Inventory, methodical guidelines, analytical texts  The creation of an archival fund of ICH  The procedure of proposing and selecting nominations  2005 – “Bistritsa Grannies – Archaic Poliphony, Dance and Practices from the Shoplouk region”  2009 – “Nestinarstvo – Messages from the Past”
  5. 5. Living Human Treasures - Results  Outlining the characteristics for Bulgarian traditional knowledge, activities, technologies and practices.  Defining criteria for identification ICH  Questionnaire, instructions, criteria definitions development, questionnaire computer proceeding training seminars proceeding; expert evaluation of the data;  Consultation and interaction with state institutions;  Preparing and publishing “LHT – Bulgaria. Inventory of Activities” in Bulgarian and English (2004)  The creation of Archival fund of ICH at IF at BAS  The procedure of proposing and selecting nominations
  6. 6. Inventorying ICH  Traditional holidays and rituals; Traditional singing and dancing; Traditional narrativrs; Traditional crafts and household activities; Traditional medicine  Regional inventory – by the 28 administrative regions  The aim of the inventory is to include the living heritage found in the field, together with the memory of the ICH, found in written or oral sources. The result is an impressive database of ICH.  Inventory updating. Future work is necessary to include the processes of ICH evolution, reconstruction and invention of traditions
  7. 7. Inventorying -prospects  Inventory updating. Future work to include the processes of ICH evolution, reconstruction, re- interpretation and invention of traditions  Elements in need of urgent safeguarding  Ongoing process of awareness-raising  Educational institutions to include inventorying of CH and ICH in their programs.
  8. 8. Digitalization  The need for digitalization measures through seminars, projects, archive digitalization at central and local levels.  New initiatives for digitalization:  Education in ICH digitalization at primary, secondary school and universities;  Transmission of ICH in the family, kinship and local groups: digitalization of the process focused on its non verbal characteristics.
  9. 9. Consultative bodies The National Expert Council on ICH The Expert Council of IEFSEM The National Center of ICH at IEFSEM Regional Cultural and Information Centers Regional governments
  10. 10. Bulgaria’s nominations for 2013  For the Representative List:  The Surova Folk Feast in the Pernik Region;  Visoko multipart singing from Dolen and Satovcha;  Chiprovtsi Carpets;  Nedelino Two-part Singing; For the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices:  The Festival of Folklore in Koprivshtitsa;  The Bulgarian Chitalishte

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