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Fanula Papazoglu, PhD


Academician Fanula Papazoglu was born in Bitola (present day former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, FYROM) in 1917 where she went to primary school and completed her secondary school education in 1936. She studied classical philology with the history of ancient times and archeology at the College of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. During the period of occupation, being a member of students organization, she participated in the national liberation movement. From 1942 till 1943 she was imprisoned at the Banjica concentration camp.

She graduated in 1946 from the College of Philosophy, University of Belgrade and she defended her Ph.D. thesis titled "Macedonian towns during Roman period" in 1955. She worked at the Department for the History of Ancient Times, College of Philosophy, University of Belgrade from 1947; in 1965 she became full professor. She was elected corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) on March 21st, 1974 and its full member on December 15th, 1983.

Dr. Fanula Papazoglu directed the Center for Ancient Epigraphs and Numismatics at the College of Philosophy. She collaborated with the Center for Balkan Research of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, member of the editorial staff of its yearbook and of journal "Živa antika". She participated in various international conferences and was invited lecturer at universities in Yanina and Athens (Greece), Berlin and Munich (Germany). She was a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute and honorary doctor at Sorbonne, honorary member of the Philological society "Parnas" in Athens and member of the FYROM Academy of Sciences and Arts. She was the author of about 130 papers dealing with the period of ancient times. She received the Belgrade October Award and the 7th of July Award.

She passed away in Belgrade on January 26, 2001.

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