The linguistic club “Prof. Boris Simeonov” is an organization, stuck to the Faculty of Languages and Literature in the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”. Founded in 2001 by Bulgarian Philology students, today it is comprised not only by Bulgaristics students, but also by various foreign philologists. The organization is formed by BA and PhD students and a lot of its members are nowadays PhD in philology or professionally developed young scholars in the sphere of humanitaristics.

Scientific leader of the formation even from its creation is Assoc. Prof. Krasimira Chakyrova, PhD, a lecturer in Contemporary Bulgarian Language at the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”.

In 2004 after an extended session, the Club started bearing the name of the world-renown Bulagian linguist – the scholar of Indo-Europeistics and Proto-Bulgaristics Prof. Boris Simeonov. For more than twenty years he had been a leader of student circles in the University of Plovdiv. In 2005 the Club celebrated officially the 80-th anniversary of his birth. Important participants in the ceremony were the Professor’s direct disciples – Prof. Petya Assenova, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Maria Dancheva, PhD, and his daughter – Vera Dimitrova.Outside the University

The scientific and organizational strategy includes different events. The members of the linguistic structure take part in the annual National Scientific Conference for BA, MA and PhD students, held by the Faculty of Languages and Literature in the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” and the Union of Scientists – Plovdiv. Representatives of the Club publish critical linguistic texts in prestige issues of the Bulgarian Philological institutions. They also take part in the forming of the special site of theVirtual Bulgarian Linguistic Library –

The Club is also a co-organizer of the above mentioned National Scientific Conference for BA, MA and PhD students and of the Olympiad in Contemporary Bulgarian Morphology – one of the heuristic forums in the existence of the contemporary Bulgarian university.

It’s a tradition for the Club to initiate the promotion of new books in the sphere of linguistics, to invite lectors – famous scientists not only from Bulgaria, but also from all over the world.

The presence of the philologists is obvious also in the editorial staff of report symposiums from the Plovdiv Scientific Conference, issued by the Faculty of Languages and Literature in the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, and printed under the stamp of the publish house “Context”.

Theory, entertainment and celebration of speech – this is the fastest self-presentation – we, the members of the Linguistic Club, usually say.