“The Historian of Alma Mater” – an exhibition devoted to prof. Mihail Arnaudov at Sofia University Library

arnaudov_1.jpgOn 22th May at Sofia University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski” was opened the exhibition “The Historian of Alma Mater”, devoted to the 140th Anniversary of the birth of prof. Mihail Arnaudov.

Assoc. Prof. Anna Angelova – Director of Sofia University Library, presented the personality of Mihail Arnaudov and pointed itsarnaudov_2.jpg influence in the academic and cultural processes in Bulgaria in the first half of the XXth century. She mentioned the vast work of prof. Arnaudov – over 50 monographs in folklore, literary theory, ethnography and she marked his merit as a lecturer, researcher, public figure, and rector of Sofia University in the period 1935-1936. 

The exhibition includes archival and information materials – a testimony of the vast intellectual and academic heritage of the eminent Bulgarian scientist, it traces the scientific development of M. Arnaudov from his student years to the end of his teaching activities. There are presented his first publications, dissertation, the most famous works, books with autographs and dedications as well as his fundamental research “History of Sofia University”, published in 1939. 
arnaudov_3.jpgThere are presented Rector’s necklace, the Oxford University sceptre and other artefacts provided especially for the exhibition by the Sofia University Museum. 

The exhibition is one of the initiatives of the Sofia University Library dedicated to the 130th Anniversary of Alma Mater and it is included in the programme of the University cultural days in May and can be seen till 15th May.

Университетска библиотека "Св. Климент Охридски" 2014