Prof. Rachko Popov

Adress: Sofia 1000, Moskovska 6astreet
Phone: + 359 2 8052614
Visiting day: every Tuesday between 14.00 – 16.00

Researcher profile

Position held:
Professor, Doctor of Historical SciencesInstitute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum – BAS

Research Interests:
Traditional folk spiritual culture, popular worldview, demonology and mythology, beliefs about the plants and animals, traditional folk calendar and the cult of saints in Bulgaria and on the Balkans, traditional funeral customs

Selected articles:

Prof. Rachko Popov Bibliography

Funded Projects:

  • NIE…

PhD Supervision:


Short bionotes:
Prof. Dr. Rachko Popov was born in 1953 in city of Karnobat. He graduated in History and  Ethnography at Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”. He specialized in Moscow, Berlin and Munich in the field of mythology and calendar holidays and rituals of the Bulgarian, Balkan and Slavic peoples. Doctor of Historical Sciences. Director of the Ethnographic Institute and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences from 1993 to 2009. Author of a big mount of researches “Butterfly and German”, “Twin Saints in Bulgarian Folk Calendar”, “Short Festive Folk Calendar”, “Bulgarian Folk Calendar”, “Saints and Demons in the Balkans”, “Sakar. Ethnography, Folklore and Language Study” etc. Currently he is working in “Balkan Ethnology” department at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at BAS.

For detail information please see Racho Popov`s cirriculum vitae