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

CfP: “Ottoman architecture in the Balkans. Рublic buildings in a regional context”

The Ottoman rule of the Balkans continued in varying forms for about six hundred years. Many public buildings and structures were created and/or adapted in the period. Logically, the edifices presented the characteristics of the stages of Ottoman architectural development. Read More

CfP: “Material culture and everyday politics in the Balkans (19th-21st century)”

The Laboratory of Folklore and Social Anthropology at Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) and the Balkan History Association (Romania) are preparing a volume dedicated to Balkans, history, geopolitics, language, culture, and society. The volume, entitled “Material culture and everyday politics Read More

The Romance-Speaking Balkans: Language and the Politics of Identity

The Romance-Speaking Balkans: Language and the Politics of Identity is the first editorial project of the Balkan History Association, which has just been published by Brill. Volume Editors: Annemarie Sorescu-Marinković, Mihai Dragnea, Thede Kahl, Blagovest Njagulov, Donald L. Dyer, and Read More

CfP: “Towards a New Typology of Paramilitarism: Balkan and Global Perspectives in Retrospect”

The study of paramilitarism has advanced rapidly since Robert Gerwarth’s collaborative research project, to the extent that this branch of studies might almost be considered an independent scholarly discipline. The nation state, regional and comparative analyses, as well as particular Read More

New partnership with the European Defendology Center

The Balkan History Association has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the European Defendology Center from Banja Luka (BiH), aimed at promoting knowledge about civil society, education, research and security in the Balkans. The partnership contributes to a peaceful dialogue, tolerance Read More

CfP: “Old and New Insights on the History of Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Balkans”

The Balkans always were and continue to be the struggle area of the Great Powers on the diplomatic and intelligence field/level. Thus, they have played a prominent role in European intelligence and diplomatic activities over the past centuries, numerous intelligence Read More

CfP: “Islamic Radicalisation in the Balkans after the Fall of Communism”

The fall of communism has generated a security crisis in the Balkans, which was amplified by the ethnic and religious conflicts that took place during the Yugoslav Wars. Yet recent historiography does not contain enough solid accounts of on the Read More

The 8th International Symposium on Balkan History Studies

The Balkans, due to its strategic position, throughout the history hosted many great civilizations such as the Roman Empire, Alexander Empire, Ottoman Empire. All civilizations created in the Balkans or dominated the Balkans, have left permanent abstract and concrete traces Read More

CfP: “Warfare in the Twentieth Century Europe: The Balkan Wars from the Ottoman Turkish Perspective”

Call for Book Chapters BHA: “Warfare in the Twentieth Century Europe: The Balkan Wars from the Ottoman Turkish Perspective” The end of the 19th century was a period when the colonial race between the Great Powers was intensified, especially with Read More