Human Behavior Experts of Bulgaria and North Macedonia Launch Joint Study of Urban Culture during Pandemic

Ethnologists and anthropologists from Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia have started a field research on the changing urban culture during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project is called "Sofia-Skopje: Everyday life and festivities during a pandemic." It is carried out by a team of scientists of the Academic Ethnological Society at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and their colleagues from the University of Skopje, with the financial support of the Culture Program of the Sofia Municipality. The results and experience of the two cities will be discussed and compared at a scientific online conference organized by the Academic Ethnological Society on June 2. The scientific forum will enable ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists, culturologists and historians to exchange experiences and present their work on current and important topics related to the changes in our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, ethnologist Aneliya Ovnarska-Milusheva says.

The project will document and analyze interesting stories of the residents of Sofia and Skopje focusing on their experiences during the pandemic. In the future the project will be an extremely important tool for analyzing how Covid-19 changed our daily lives. The team focuses on tracking changes in daily habits, nutrition, cultural norms, patterns of behavior and work, as well as consumer habits of people during the pandemic.

Part of the research and statistics that will be presented at the conference have been gathered through a survey. It has been published on the Facebook page of the project and the team of Aneliya Ovnarska-Milusheva invites people to fill it. So far, more than 200 people have done so. Thanks to the answers to nearly 50 questions and through professional observation and...

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