There are three categories of members (honorary members, associate members and full members) of the Balkan History Association (BHA). Honorary membership is granted by the President, upon the proposal of the Executive Board. Associate members are full members and external persons selected by the Executive Board, who are directly involved in BHA projects in various forms and whose scientific activity in recent years has been intense, in accordance with the profile of the association. They have no rights and obligations, are exempt from paying the annual membership, and do not receive hardcopies of Hiperboreea. Instead they represent the association in various projects and events, using its name as an affiliation. The name of associate members appears on the website separately from that of full individual members. Their membership is validated and forfeited by a decision of the Executive Board, according to the BHA Bylaws: Art. 17, Art. 19 (except d and e), and Art. 20.

Any individual, residing in Romania or abroad, who agrees formally with the BHA Bylaws and objectives is entitled to become a full member, provided that the following criteria are met:

– the prospective member demonstrates an active track of publications or dissemination of materials, academic or otherwise—including, but not limited to academic, professional or popular publications, dissertations, translations, or media content—in the fields of interest of the association, and/or

– the prospective member supports and advertises the activities of the BHA.

In order to apply for the BHA membership, the following documents must be sent to the President via e-mail:

– application form (see below),

– curriculum vitae including, if the case, a list of publications,

– and a proof of payment of the membership fee,

– recommendation letter from one of the BHA members (only at the request of the Executive Board).

The application is assessed by the Executive Board, and, should it be rejected, the membership fee will be reimbursed. Membership subscriptions are due for renewal on before 15 January each year.

Please complete the membership and payment forms.

Application Form (docx)

Membership rates

a) 20 € per year for all academic ranks, librarians, archivists, conservators, curators, teachers and other specialists in the field of history;
b) 30 € per year for everyone who is interested in Balkan history;
c) 15 € per year for Bachelor, Master and PhD Students.

Payment methods

Bank Transfer

Due payments for BHA membership may be made by check to e-mail:

You may download and mail the application form, along with your check to the address provided above. Checks should be made out to “The Balkan History Association.”

New members, please complete the following form, renewing members, please provide any information that has changed.

Bank Transfer Details

Account Holder: Asociaţia de Istorie Balcanică (AIB)
Fiscal Code: 37724312
BANK: UniCredit Bank S.A.
Account IBAN code: RO03BACX0000002665572000
Currency: RON
Branch code: SFGH

Online by PayPal

Note that PayPal allows you to select a currency other than Euro. In that case, please use the currency converter to calculate the fee in the currency of your choice. Please use the payment button below. If you wish to introduce an e-mail address, please add:

Enter the amount that you would like to pay for your membership (min. € 15.00). PayPal Fee is about 1.6 Euro (Ex: for 20.00 Euro will be paid 21.60).

All full members (individual members) will receive two hardcopies of Hiperboreea per year and read-online access through Scholarly Publishing Collective and reduced BHA conference registration fees. Their latest publications as well as other scientific activity mentioned in the application form will be included into an annual newsletter, which will be distributed among members, partners and collaborators. Associate members will not receive hardcopies of Hiperboreea and read-online access, but their scientific activity will be shared in the annual newsletter. Members who did not receive the hardcopies, although they renewed their membership on time, are asked to contact Annie Spencer, Journals Production Coordinator at:

Membership rates

Please do not forget to submit payment using either one of the two ways provided !