20 Apr 2021

Further recognition to the Institute of Art Studies at a general academic level

The Eighth General Assembly (GA) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, discussed at its tenth session the online nomination of Prof. Dr Emmanuel Moutafov for a Vice-President of the GA. At a physical election held on 19 April 2021, the nomination of the Director of the Institute of Art Studies, BAS was approved by 59 votes to 5 of a total of 64 voting members of the Eighth General Assembly of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The General Assembly is the highest collective governing body of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The members of the General Assembly are elected by the scientists occupying positions at the academic institutes. The General Assembly adopts and amends the statute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, elects the President and Vice-Presidents, the Scientific Secretary-General and the members of the Governing Council of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, etc.
Prof. Dr Emmanuel Moutafov has been a GA member ever since 2009. Over the years, he has been Deputy Chairman of the International and European Cooperation Committee; a member of the Credentials Committee; a nominee for the GA President, etc. His critical, but constructive presence in the collective governing body of the Academy has often expressed itself in participation in protest rallies against the neglect of science on the part of the government, pertaining to funding science, on national issues and an expression of active citizenship on problems of paramount social importance. His election to the Vice-Presidency of the General Assembly of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is also recognition to the increasing weight carried by the Institute of Art Studies within the system of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences as well as for the humanities.