Call for Papers: Islamic Culture and Pre-Islamic Beliefs in Central Asia

The Balkan History Association is preparing a volume in English on Islamic culture, traditions, and pre-Islamic beliefs in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The volume will highlight the importance of religious life among the populations of Central Asia. Read More

New Cooperation Agreements

The Balkan History Association has signed cooperation agreements with the Department of History of Ukraine, Archeology and Special Branches of Historical Science from the National Pedagogical University in Ternopil, the Eastern European Scientific Studies Center from Lviv and the International Read More

CfP: Armenian Migration to the Balkans: History and Modernity

The more than millennia-long presence of Armenians in Balkan countries made this region one of the closest destinations of the Armenian exodus both geographically and culturally. The Byzantine Empire with its large Armenian population had emperors of Armenian descent. One Read More

Call for Papers: From the Middle Ages to Modern times. Historical, cultural, and linguistic relations between Albanians and Romanians

The relations between Romania and Albania are part of the wider relations between the two people: the Romanians and the Albanians. Despite historical developments in the Balkan Peninsula that were not linear and sometimes troubled, the two people kept their Read More

Call for Papers: One Hundred Years of Turkish-Romanian Relations. Looking Back and Moving Forward

While Turkish-Romanian formal diplomatic relations were established at the end of the 19th century, the founding of the modern Turkish nation represented a new and insufficiently studied chapter in the Black Sea region’s diplomatic and socio-cultural history. Hostility during the Read More

Call for Papers: From the Dnipro to the Danube: War, Diplomacy, and Political, Cultural and Social Relations between the Romanian Principalities and the Ukrainian Lands in the Early Modern Era

English, Romanian, Ukrainian and Polish version. The Balkan History Association is preparing a volume on relations between the Romanian principalities (Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania) and the Ukrainian lands in the early modern era. During this period political transformations and complex processes Read More

Call for Papers: Contested Histories: The Albanians in the Balkans

The Albanians – Christians and Muslims alike – in the Balkans, are a people of great interest, not just within the context of the Ottoman period, but also during the following one, when Southeastern Europe began to break up into Read More

Call for Papers: Post-Memories of Communism: Genealogy, Knowledge, and Significance in Southeast Europe

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has revitalized a re-exploration and rediscovery of the socialist past among the youngest generations. The current turmoil in Eastern Europe has taken its toll on the Southeast European societies, showing how specific legacies play a significant Read More

Call for Submissions for the “Serban Papacostea Dissertation Prize”

The Balkan History Association (BHA) is delighted to announce the inaugural competition for the “Serban Papacostea Dissertation Prize” in any discipline related to Balkan Studies. The prize will be awarded in honor of Professor Serban Papacostea (1928-2018), descendant of a Read More

New partnership with the Institute of History, University of Sarajevo

The Balkan History Association has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Institute of History, the leading scientific institution of the University of Sarajevo in the field of historiography in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focused on the study of the Bosnian history Read More