Lecture by Veneta Ivanova (Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences) with the topic "Occult Communism: Culture, Science and Spirituality in Late Socialist Bulgaria" Lecture Series 2022-2023
On Wednesday 10th of May 2023, 8.30 pm, at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies-FORTH (Melissinou and Nikiforou Foka 130, Rethymno), Veneta Ivanova will speak with the topic of " Occult Communism: Culture, Science and Spirituality in Late Socialist Bulgaria".
Veneta Ivanova is a Research Fellow at the “Unit for Balkan, Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies” of the Research Centre for Modern History at Panteion University for Social and Political Sciences, Athens. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the College of William & Mary (2018–2019) and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (2017–2018). She is a historian of Eastern and Southeastern Europe who obtained her PhD in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research centers on the interplay between socialism, occultism, religion, science, and utopia in twentieth-century Europe. Together with Augusta Dimou and Theodora Dragostinova, she is the co-editor of collective volume Re-Imagining the Balkans: How to Think and Teach a Region (2023, De Gruyter Oldenbourg).