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Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists (ABA) is a non-profit association of professional archaeologists, working for the benefit of society. It has more than 200 members working in various institutions such as the National Archaeological Institute with Museum (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Universities and Museums in Bulgaria.

ABA publishes the Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology (Be-JA) which aims to extend the dissemination of available archaeological information.

ABA was established in 2008 with the aim of aiding the discovery, investigation, preservation and popularization of the Bulgarian archaeological heritage that is an inseparable part of the world cultural heritage. The founding principles and activities of ABA are laid out in its statutes. The organization aspires to stimulate the development of archaeological investigations by outlining and requiring high professional standards. ABA strives to support professional training and further education in the area of archaeological studies, as well as to defend the rights and interests of archaeologists in Bulgaria. An important aspect of ABA activities is the pro-active participation of its members in the preparation and discussion of advisory regulations concerning the cultural-historical heritage of the Republic of Bulgaria. ABA is actively seeking to cooperate with similar organizations and recognizes the EAA as a like-minded strategic partner in the common goal of the improvement of professional standards in archaeological practice, as well as the preservation and popularization of cultural heritage.

ABA and EAA


The next 25th Annual Meeting of EAA will be held in Bern, Switzerland, between 4 and 7 of September 2019. We hope that members of ABA (especially those who are also members of EAA) will take part in this exciting and important scientific event which this year will be particularly solemn. Detailed information about the 24th EAA Annual Meeting can be found at the site: https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2019


The next 24th Annual Meeting of EAA will be held in Barcelona, Spain, between 5 and 8 of September 2018. We hope that members of ABA (especially those who are also members of EAA) will take part in this promising and challenging scientific event. Detailed information about the 24th EAA Annual Meeting can be found at: https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2018


The next 23rd Annual Meeting of EAA will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands between 30.08. and 03.09.2017. We hope that members of ABA (especially those who are also members of EAA) will take part in this significant scientific event. Detailed information about the 23 Annual Meeting can be found at: https://www.klinkhamergroup.com/eaa2017/



Dr Maria Gurova has been a member of the EAA Executive Board from 2013 till 2019 and also serving as a representative of ABA. She has actively worked for the creation of the special category ‘Affiliate organization’ to EAA that has been affirmed by the 22 Annual General Meeting of EAA in Vilnius in 2016. This category is open for organizations and institutions sharing the professional standards, principles and priorities of EAA. The meeting in Vilnius announced the re-election of Maria Gurova for her second term as Executive Board Member. She is Associated Professor at the Department of Prehistory in NAIM-BAS, also founder and current Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology.

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