Assist. Prof. Dr. Naoum Kaytchev

Modern Balkan History

Office Hours:
Tuesday 14.00-16.00 in room 25 А

Phone: 9308/ 378

Faculty of History
boulevard „Tzar Osvoboditel”15
1504 Sofia, Bulgaria

Curriculum Vitae

October 29th, 1970 – Born in Sofia

1987–1992 – studied history at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. MA thesis: “The Educational Life in Salonica (1878-1908)”.

1994–1995 – Visiting PhD student at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, UK.

1994–1998 – PhD student at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”: Department of Byzantine and Balkan History.

1998 – Doctoral degree. Topic of dissertation: “Macedonia in Serbian and Bulgarian Public Consciousness: Images and Notions Cultivated by the Army and the School (1878-1912) ”

2002 – Assistant Professor in Modern Balkan History, Sofia University.

Administrative positions:

  • 1999–2001 – Consul General of Bulgaria in Toronto, Canada.
  • 2007–2010 – Consul General of Bulgaria in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.  


  • Greece: University of Athens (1995);
  • Serbia: Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade (1997);
  • Hungary: Central European University, Radio Free Europe Archive, Budapest (1998);
  • Croatia: University of Zagreb (2005).


Research Interests

National Identities in Southeastern Europe; Educational institutions and schoolbooks in Southeastern Europe; History of Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia, 19th-20th c.

Selected Publications


  • Македонийо, възжелана: армията, училището и градежът на нацията в Сърбия и България (1878-1912). С., изд.“Парадигма“, 2003, 312 с.


  • IMRO groupings in Bulgaria after the Second World War – in: Pettifer, James (ed.) The New Macedonian Question. London., 1999, 167-183 (в съавторство с Иванка Недева).
  • Bulgarian Nationalism, Articulated by the Textbooks in Modern Bulgarian History. 1878-1996. – In: Internationale Schulbuchforschung [Braunschweig, Germany], 20, 1998, 51-70 (with Snezhana Dimitrova).
  • „The Happiness and Progress of the Nation are Attainable Only Provided that Not a Single Part of this Body Hurts…“: Bulgarian Historical Education and Perspectives of the National Identity. – Балканистичен форум, 1999, кн. 1-3, 56-90 (with Snezhana Dimitrova).
  • „Драга отаџбино, како си лепа“: националне идентификациjе и представе о Македониjи, стваране посредством уџбеника књижевности у Бугарскоj и Србиjи (1878-1912). – Годишњак за друштвену историjу [Белград], 1997, № 2-3, 147-177.
  • Английски предложения за сепаративен мир с България от 1915 до 1918 година. – Военноисторически сборник, 1996, кн. 5, 7-16.
  • Българската църква и просвета в Костурско (1900-1912). – Македонски преглед, 14, 1991, №3, 90-108.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. habil. Ivan Parvev

Head of the Department „HISTORY OF BYZANTIUM AND THE BALKANS“ Modern Balkan History

Prof. Dr. habil. Ivan Ilchev


Prof. Dr. habil. Christo Matanov

Medieval Balkan History / History of Byzantium

Prof. Dr. habil. Georgi Daskalov

Modern and Contemporary Balkan History

Prof. Dr. Georgi Bakalov (1943-2012)

History of Byzantium

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naoum Kaytchev

Modern Balkan History

Assist. Prof. Vasko Arnaudov

History of Byzantium

Assist. Prof. Joanna Bencheva

Medieval Balkan History

Assist. Prof. Dimitar Grigorov

Contemporary Balkan History

Assist. Prof. Hristo Berov

Modern and Contemporary Balkan History

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maria Baramova

Modern Balkan History

Assist. Prof. Dr. Teodor Dimitrov

History of Byzantium