ARCS Programs and Projects


The American Research Center in Sofia maintains several ongoing Programs and Projects, which involve Staff, Trustees, and members of the Managing Committee and engage fellows, visiting students and scholars and the international academic community.

The “Academic Program” is the backbone of ARCS, consisting of a lecture series, academic excursions and other opportunities. Our Fellows are fully immersed in this program, while local and visiting academics are welcome to participate. Emil Nankov is the leader of the ARCS Summer Archaeological Field School – American undergraduate and graduate students learn about the complex history of the region in Antiquity and gain hands-on archaeological experience at Parthicopolis in southwest Bulgaria. The founders of ARCS Nora Dimitrova and Kevin Clinton began the ongoing “Victims of Communism Project” in 2009, and the Virtual Museum of Bulgarian Immigrants to the United States was developed in 2015 by ARCS Chief Administrator Dilyana Ivanova.

Finally, ARCS has a program of Publications. The Monograph Series consists of original research by individuals or a group of scholars with a direct connection to ARCS and our Mission. Two volumes have been published, to date, and two more are nearing completion. The Papers of ARCS series consists of collections of articles by ARCS scholars and fellows, including participants of conferences hosted by the Center. ARCS also contributes toward the publication of books whose subject falls within our Mission, but whose authors choose an independent publication venue.