I am interested in social change and cultural interactions between the Balkans and Greece during the first millennium BC. My project as Leventis Fellow examines textile economy in Thrace and Macedonia, across the borders of modern Greece, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia. Parallel to this, I am also studying the textile tools from ancient Corinth, in collaboration with Dr Margarita Gleba (Munich) and Dr Carlotta Gardner and Dr Vangelio Kiriatzi at the Fitch Laboratory of the BSA. This project is supported by a Kress Publication Fellowship at the American School for Classical Studies in Athens (2018-2019).
Prior to joining the BSA I was Research Associate of the project PROCON at Cambridge University, where I also completed my PhD on Thracian-Greek interactions. I hold an MA in Archaeology of the East Mediterranean and the Middle East from UCL and a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge.
Cutler, J., B. Dimova & M. Gleba. 2020. Tools for textiles: textile production at the Etruscan settlement of Poggio Civitate, Murlo, in the seventh and sixth centuries BC. Proceedings of the British School at Rome. doi: 10.1017/S006824622000001X
Dimova, B., 2019. Archaeology in Macedonia and Thrace: Iron Age to Hellenistic, 2014–2019, Archaeological Reports 65, 127–143. doi: 10.1017/S0570608419000073
Dimova, B., 2018. Archaeological textiles in pre-Roman Thrace: state of the evidence, Arachne 5, 24–35
Dimova, B. 2016. Textiles from early Hellenistic graves near Kyolmen and Salmanovo, north-east Bulgaria. Proceedings of the Regional Historical Museum Shumen, Vol. 17. 141–155. [in Bulgarian]
Dimova, B. 2014. Royal bodies, invisible victims: gender in the funerary record of Late Iron Age and Early Hellenistic Thrace. In Popa, C. and S. Stoddart (eds.) Fingerprinting the Iron Age. Approaches to identity in the European Iron Age: Integrating South-Eastern Europe into the debate. Oxford: Oxbow pp. 45–59.