Prof. Dr. Habil. Anissava Miltenova, is a Chair of the Department of Old Bulgarian Literature, Institute for Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia (1990–). Areas of scientific interest: history of Bulgarian medieval literature, typology of medieval miscellanies, text-criticism of apocryphal, historical-apocalyptic and paraenetic works, as well as the application of information technologies in the humanities. Author of more than 100 articles and 5 books.
Prof. Dr. Habil. Margaret Dimitrova, has been teaching Bulgarian historical linguistics at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia since 2002. Professor since 2015. She is the author of books, book chapters, and journal articles on Slavonic historical linguistics and textual analysis, and on the history of the linguistic and cultural interactions on the Balkans. In particular, her research interests are in the history of biblical translations and liturgical texts (rites for mothers and newborn) amongst the Slavs from Greek and Latin as well as on Bulgarian texts from the 17-19th centuries.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kempgen. Chair of Slavic Linguistics 1991–2018 at the University of Bamberg, Germany. "Emeritus of Excellence" from 2018. Founding member of the Center of Medieval Studies at the University. Vice-president of Bamberg University 2008-2017. Prof. h.c. at the University of Bitola, Macedonia, 2013. Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016. President of the German Association of Slavists, 2005–2010. Specializes in East and South Slavic languages and cultural history, including Old Church Slavonic. Expert on Slavic scripts. His list of publications includes 7 monographs, 25 edited volumes, and more than 150 articles in journals, congress proceedings etc.
Prof. Dr. Elissaveta Moussakova. Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1988–1996, 2017-). Head of the Manuscripts and Old Printed Books Department at SS Cyril and Methodius National Library, 1997–2015. Lecturerat the National Academy of Arts and St KlimentOhridski Sofia University.Organizing Secretary of the Bulgarian Memory of the World National Committee (2009-), member of the Bulgarian Association of Byzantinists and Medievists.Specializes in South Slavonic and Byzantine manuscript illumination, Slavic paleography and codicology.Author of one monograph, over 150 papers on mediaeval and Bulgarian contemporary art, co-authorand co-editor of manuscript catalogues and collected papers.
Prof. Dr. Habil. Petya Yaneva. Department of Classical Philology from 1983 at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. Dean of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology at the University 2003-2011. Specialist in Ancient and Medieval Greek, Historical Greek Grammar, Greek Paleography and Codicology, Textology, Old Church Slavonic, Methodology of Teaching Academic Courses in and on a Foreign Language Using ICT. Her publications include 6 books and chapters of books, 2 editions of Medieval Greek texts, 2 books and 5 excerpts of books translated from Ancient and Medieval Greek, and more than 40 articles in journals, congress proceedings, etc.
Prof. PhD. Maria Yovcheva. Professor at the Department of Theology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, and at the Department of Philology, Plovdiv University “Paisij Hilendarski”. Member of the Bible Commission of the International Committee of Slavists. Specialist in Medieval Slavonic Literature, Byzantine and Slavonic Hymnography, Hagiology, Liturgical Manuscripts, Biblical Studies, Historical Bulgarian Grammar. Her publications include 4 books and chapters of books, 2 editions of Medieval Bulgarian texts, and more than 100 articles in journals, congress proceedings, encyclopedias, etc.
Prof. PhD. Ralph Cleminson is an Associate of the Faculty of Mediaeval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and has published 2 single-authored books, 2 joint-authored books, 2 edited books, 6 translated books, 51 articles and 23 reviews in the fields of manuscript studies, cyrillic palaeography and codicology, Slavonic philology, textual criticism, digital humanities, early-printed books, history, etc. While he maintains interests in all these fields, his current work is mainly focused on editions of Hakluyt’s Principle Navigations and the Catholic Epistles in their Slavonic version.
Prof. PhD. David J. Birnbaum is a Co-Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures in Pittsburgh University, PA, USA. He is a specialist in computing in the Humanties. His interests are in digital humanities, esp. computational philology; medieval Slavic manuscripts and texts; Slavic historical linguistics. He is a founder of the Repertorium of Old Bulgarian Literature and Letters: http://repertorium.obdurodon.org/. Participated in many projects and building of text corpora; more than 40 publications on the field.
PhD. Lara Sels is a postdoctoral collaborator and lecturer at the Greek Studies Department of the KU Leuven (Belgium), where she is also responsible for the editorial work on the journal Byzantion and the editions in the Series graeca of the Corpus christianorum. Educated as a slavist (1996) and a classicist (1998), she obtained her PhD in East European Languages and Cultures from the University of Ghent (2004). Her research subjects are the Slav reception of Byzantine written culture and palaeoslavistic ecdotics. She is the author of a monograph and several articles on the textual tradition of mediaeval Slavonic translations from Greek, esp. Hexaemeron commentaries, florilegia and erotapokriseis.
PhD. Juergen Fuchsbauer is working in the Universität Regensburg, Institut für Slavistik, Fakultät Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften Department, Department Member. Areas of scientific interest: translations from Byzantine Greek to Slavonic; hagiography, paraenetic literature, history of Old Vhuch Slavonic.
Prof. Dr. Segej Ivanov is a specialist in history, Professor of the Institute of Higher Humanitarian Studies. EM Meletinsky RSUH, the philological faculty of St. Petersburg State University and the Faculty of Philology of the Higher School of Economics. Leading researcher of the Department of the History of the Middle Ages of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Areas of the scientific interest: translations from Byzantine Greek to Slavonic; history of Byzantium and interrelations with Balkan countries, phenomena of cultural interchange and its rezults.