About 700 new entries were successfully included in the VERSIONES SLAVICAE database. The database development was resumed in 2018 by Yavor Miltenov at the Institute for Bulgarian Language as part of a project of the Department for History of the Bulgarian Language. In addition to inclusion of new texts, by the end of 2020 a complete editing of almost all records was carried out, beginnings of the Slavonic texts were corrected according to the Old Bulgarian orthography, and
about 400 already cataloged texts were supplemented with new data.


An Announcement: The Links to Pinakes

Until recently one of the useful and very handy functions of the Versiones slavicae database was the direct link to Pinakes – each BHG and CPG reference number led from our database to the corresponding text on the web-page of our French colleagues. Not long ago they improved their site and changed (among other things) its appearance and the search options. Now Pinakes looks even better and is more flexible for the users, but unfortunately these changes broke all the automatic links between the two databases. They assured us the renovation was still in progress and in several months it should be possible to restore the connection. Until then, we ask all the users of Versiones slavicae to be patient and to try the new search options in Pinakes themselves!


Collaboration in the Field of Multilingual Traditions (London, 19-20 December 2013)

A two-day workshop with the title “ATTEMT – Approaches To The Editing of texts with a Miltilingual Tradition” will be held on 19-20 December in London. The discussions will be focused on issues from the participants’ practice and experience with texts which have multiple versions (translations, redactions, sources) in another tradition – Greek, Slavonic, Arabic, Armenian, Syriac.

The workshop was organized by King’s College London and KULeuven.

The programme and a link to the abstracts can be found here, more information – here.

The participants:

Eirini Afentoulidou (Vienna University)
David Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh)
Laurent Capron (CNRS, Paris)
Britt Dahlman (Lund University)
Ilse De Vos (King’s College London / KU Leuven)
Aneta Dimitrova (Sofia University)
Jürgen Fuchsbauer (Vienna University)
Olga Grinchenko (University of Oxford)
Yavor Miltenov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Anisava Miltenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Zara Pogossian (John Cabot University)
Barbara Roggema (King’s College London)
Samuel Rubenson (Lund University)
Lara Sels (KU Leuven / UGent)
Dieter Stern (UGent)
William Veder (University of Chicago)
Jason R. Zaborowski (Bradley University / Lund University)
Johan Åhlfeldt (Lund University)

MS 1039 from the Sofia National Library Online

Thanks to the project “Reconstruction of the Preslav Hagiographical Collections: Publication and Research of the Stanislav’s Menologion” (DMU 03/19), financially supported by Bulgarian Science Fund (Ministry of Education, Youth and Science), one of the most highly appreciated manuscripts of the National Library “SS. Cyril and Methodius” in Sofia, Ms. 1039 (14th century, reading menaion for September-November) is already online. Hagioslavica grants access to copies of all the pages of the manuscript and to codicological and bibliographic data. Soon a diplomatic edition of the manuscript will be added.

The address of the web-site is http://hagioslavica.com/en/home/.


List of Selected Publications of Prof. Francis Thomson

Prof. Francis J. Thomson is one of the most prominent scholars of our time in the field of medieval Slavic studies. His research is devoted to tracing, analysing and cataloging the Byzantine originals and their corresponding Slavic translations. Thereby the Slavonic tradition again, as in its classical period, is bound with its main source and this makes it possible to evaluate its features and characteristics in the context of the Byzantine-Slavic cultural commonwealth in the Middle Ages.

Since it is difficult to find a list of publications of the famous Belgian medievalist on-line, we decided to offer here a selected bibliography up to 2009. We are indebted to our colleague Maya Petrova for providing most of the materials.

Francis Thomson publications

In the coming months we intend to process and include in Versiones Slavicae most of the texts whose identifications are due to Professor Thomson’s publications.