Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies, content of the first and second issues

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Diplomacy and International Relations, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

Dear Colleagues


I am pleased to announce the publication of the first and second issues of the JOURNAL OF BALKAN AND BLACK SEA STUDIES

The issues can be reached at:

With best regards


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu

Editor in Chief


Content of the first and second issues

NO. 2 (June 2019):

Stefan Troebst, “The Black Sea as Historical Meso-Region: Concepts in Cultural Studies and the Social Sciences”

Cengiz Çağla, “Nation-Building in Southern Caucasus: The Case of Azerbaijan (1900-1920)”

Muhidin Mulalić, “Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide and Demographic Changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

Jochen Töpfer, “Muslims, Law and Religious Freedom in Albania”

Mihai Sorin Rădulescu, “L’Architecte de la plus grande mosquee de Roumanie: Victor G. Ștephănescu”

Deniz Ertuğ, “Antik Yunan’dan Avrupa Krizine Teorik Çözüm Önerisi: Castoriadis’in Gözünden Yunan Mirası”

Tsvetelina Tsvetkova, “A Review of Selected Books on the Russian Colonisation of Caucasus”

Book Reviews:

Turska: Regionalna Sila? Eds. Misa Cirkovic and Aleksandar Rakovic, Belgrade: Institut za Evropske Studie, 2013, 293 p. (Jahja Muhasilovic)

Taner Gökdemir, Kızıl Acaristan Salnamesi (1922) Güneybatı Kafkasya’da Tarih Kimlik ve İdeoloji, İstanbul: Libra Kitap, 2019, 296 p. (Keisuke Wakizaka)


NO. 1 (December 2018):

Tihomir Cipek, “Russia and the European Union: What remains of the Partnership?”

Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu, “Negotiations and Agreements for Population Transfers in the Balkans from the Beginning of the 19th Century until the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913”

Tsvetelina Tsvetkova, “Turkish National Movement and Soviet Russia in Caucasus (1919-1922)”

Boban Batrićević, “The Red Njegoš: Petar II Petrović in Yugoslav and Communist Ideology and Propaganda of Montenegrin Communists”

Admir Mulaosmanović, “Key Political Processes in the Former SFRY 1990-1992 and the Bosniak Respond”

Anđelko Vlašić, “The Perception of the Republic of Turkey in the Croatian Press (1923-1945)”

Book Reviews:

Eyal Ginio, The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and Their Aftermath (Cengiz Yolcu)

Tim Marshall, Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics (Elif Selin Çalık)



Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies (ISSN 2667-470X) is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on the humanities and social sciences of the Balkan countries and the former Soviet republics. The journal welcomes contributions in the fields of history, economics, politics, international relations, culture, art, geography, literature, theology, ethnography and environmental sciences. The idea behind this initiative is to extend a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary approach over issues of regional importance. Under this light, the journal aspires to act as an academic forum for scholars in historical as well as contemporary context on a wide range of cross-regional issues and to provide the epistemological framework for a comparative investigation, which would enhance our understanding of the Balkan, and Black Sea societies, polities and communities. Furthermore, manuscripts connecting the region with wider scopes, such as technological applications, will be also considered.

The journal will be published online with two issues per year commencing in 2018 and themed issues are anticipated. Submitted manuscripts should be original and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Their length should not exceed 8.000 words and will be subject to anonymous peer-review by at least two members of the scientific committee. The use of graphics and images in colour is encouraged and not subject to limitations (within reason). However, it is the responsibility of the individual authors to acquire copyright permission if needed. The language for submissions is English and Turkish. Articles, other than in English or Turkish, will be occasionally accepted. Articles must have an abstract of up to 150 words in English.


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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu

Yıldız Technical University, IIBF, Davtupasa Campus, Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey




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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu

Yıldız Technical University, IIBF, Davtupasa Campus, Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey