Monday, March 8, 2021

SRS Announcement

 


The Society for Romanian Studies

Announces:

The Sixth Biennial SRS Book Prize

 

The Society for Romanian Studies invites nominations for the Sixth Biennial SRS Book Prize awarded for the best scholarly book published in English in the humanities or social sciences, on any subject relating to Romania or Moldova and their diasporas. To be eligible, books must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020 as indicated by the copyright date. Books may be in any academic field, with a predominant focus on Romanian or Moldovan subject matter (including subjects relating to the activities of non-Romanian ethnic groups on Romanian or Moldovan territory). Edited books, translations, reprints or new editions of works published before 2019, and non-scholarly books are not eligible.

The prize carries with it an award of $800. Either authors or publishers of books may make submissions. Submissions should be sent to the SRS prize committee by 1 June 2021.

Three copies of each submitted book should be sent by mail, one copy directly to each committee member at the addresses below. Questions or inquiries can be sent to the committee chair,      Dragoş Petrescu, via email at dragos.petrescu@fspub.unibuc.ro The award will be announced in October 2021.

SRS Book Prize Committee Members:

Ruxandra TRANDAFOIU

Michael STEWART

Dragoș PETRESCU (Chair)

Reader in Communication

Department of Creative Arts

Edge Hill University

St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk

L39 4QP, UK

 

 

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology University College London

Mailing address:

76 Chobham Road, London 

E15 1LZ, UK

 

Professor of Comparative Politics

Department of Political Science

University of Bucharest    

Mailing address:

Str. Șipotul Fântânilor Nr. 2, Sc. A, Ap. 22 Sector 1, 010157 Bucharest. ROMANIA

 

 

About the SRS Book Prize:

For details of the Prize and past winners please see:

https://society4romanianstudies.org/awards-prizes/

Monday, February 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

  “Towards a New Typology of Para-militarism: Balkan and Global Perspectives in Retrospect”


Balkan History Association
Institute of History, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic


For further information, please check the following link:

Sunday, December 13, 2020

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 organizations being present in them, openly or covertly. At the same time, practitioners and historians agree that intelligence cooperation there – often referred to as liaison – has its roots in nineteenth-century efforts to exchange information on anarchism and war.

This volume will go into the history of intelligence and diplomacy in the Balkan region. The aim of the volume is to analyse and put into debate various facets (practical and theoretical) of intelligence and diplomacy activities in the Balkans and to provide a better understanding on how has developed over the years those two complementary domains.

Paper proposals on every issue relating to the volume theme are welcome, with special emphasis on: intelligence and diplomacy as complementary domains; intelligence and diplomatic cooperation; cultural framework of intelligence and diplomatic activities; people, talent and human capital in intelligence and diplomacy; intelligence structures and intelligence-gathering, protecting intelligence and diplomatic communication.

We especially encourage paper proposals from young researchers, doctoral students, established scholars and former practitioners.

Submission procedure

Please submit your proposal, including the title of your manuscript, an abstract (up to 300 words) and short bio (up to 100 words) to all editors. The abstracts should include the research question and purpose, the approach and main ideas, and results. No figures, tables, footnotes, or endnotes should be included in the abstract. All submitted studies will be peer-reviewed and the revision process will start immediately after the deadline.

Deadlines

March 15, 2021: Submit proposals to editors
April 30, 2021: Notification of accepted proposals
July 15, 2021: Receipt of full studies for review
August 30, 2021: Revised studies re-submitted to editors
October 15, 2021: Approved studies delivered to publisher

Editors

Mihaela TEODOR (National Institute for Intelligence Studies, Romania), teodor.mihaela@animv.eu
Matthew CROSSTON (Bowie State University, USA), matthew.crosston@gmail.com
Jordan BAEV (Rakovski National Defense College, Bulgaria), jordan.baev@gmail.com
Bogdan TEODOR (National Intelligence Academy, Romania), teodor.bogdan@animv.eu

Call for contributions

 


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 the participation of Germany and Italy in the competition. The area over which the Great Powers contended was the Balkan lands of the Ottoman Empire, which in this period was called the Sick Man of Europe. Furthermore, the Balkan League was formed against the Ottomans under the control of Russia. Therefore, political tension which was born from independence struggles of the non-Muslim nations of the Ottoman Empire never ceased in the Balkan Peninsula. This tension, which forced the Balkans, put the parties in a race that was quite worn out in terms of military.

No one could have predicted the results would be so fast and surprising when the Balkan Wars started on 8th October 1912. The fact that the Bulgarian army besieged Edirne after 28 days and captured the city which had been capital of the Empire before Istanbul was a surprising result even for the Bulgarians and their allies. The success of the Balkan allies had very serious consequences for the Ottoman peoples including the fragmentation of the Ottoman homeland. These heavy consequences were severe enough to prevent the Ottoman army from properly evaluating the war situation. Although it caused serious controversy, the failure of the Ottoman army in the war was not fully analyzed. Also, there was not enough time was found to correct the mistakes observed, because the First World War started about a year after the Ottomans’ taking back of Edirne from Bulgarian hands by benefiting from the turmoil within the Balkan alliance.

The volume aims to thoroughly investigate the causes, course and results of the Balkan Wars which directly affected Ottoman Empire’s military structure in terms of military history. In this volume, which will be divided into three general sections as pre-war, war period, and post-war, topics that have not been studied before or little studied will be evaluated. In the first part the military situation of the belligerents, their war plans and mobilization, in the second part the military operations that directed the wars, sieges, field battles, military activities and rearguard supports and services, in the third part the results of the wars, military evaluations and criticisms, independent observations and experiences of those who participated in the war will be evaluated. Battles, communication, infrastructure, technology, intelligence, cartography, medical services and military staff activities are subtitles to be included in the volume.

The Balkan History Association welcomes scholars from the history, humanities, and social sciences to submit their proposals for book chapters. They may cover, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

Before the War: Ottoman General Staff; Ottoman Defense Plans; Ottoman Military Intelligence; Ottoman Preparation and Mobilization.

During the War: Ottoman Strategy of War; Ottoman Armies in the Field; Ottoman Firepower and Armaments; Military Transportation; Military Intelligence; Battles; Sieges; Military; Health Organization and Military Hospitals; German Officers in Ottoman Army.

After the War: The Armistices; The Treaties; Casualties of the War; Prisoners of the War; Experience of Ottoman Officers; Experience of Ottoman General Staff; War Finance and Ottoman Treasure; Memories of Soldiers, Officers and Commanders; The German Reactions after the War; Military Modernization in Ottoman Army.

Submission Procedure

Please submit your proposal, including the title of your manuscript, an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief bio to all editors and to contact@balkan-history.com. Authors should clearly explain the outline of the chapter and how it fits into the topic of the volume. No figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes or any other references should be included in the abstract. Accepted chapters should not exceed 10,000 words, including figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes and other references. All submitted chapters will be peer reviewed. The revision process will start immediately after the deadline.

Important Dates

January 1, 2021: Submit chapter proposals to editors

January 15, 2021: Notification of accepted chapters’ proposals

April 5, 2021: Receipt of full chapters for review

April 15, 2021: Revised chapters re-submitted to editors (if needed)

June 2021: Approved chapters delivered to publisher.

Editors

Ercan KARAKOÇ (Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul), ercankarakoc@hotmail.com

Ali Serdar METE (Yeditepe University, Istanbul), aserdarmete@gmail.com

George UNGUREANU (National Military Archives of Romania), georgedaniel.ungureanu@yahoo.com

Danilo ŠARENAC (Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade), sarenac.danilo@yahoo.com

Nicholas MURRAY (U.S. Naval War College), Nicholas.Murray@usnwc.edu

Panagiotis DELIS (Simon Fraser University, Canada), delispan@hotmail.com

Sunday, November 1, 2020

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

 


The Balkan History Association and the Research Institute for European and American Studies invites academics from the following fields of research: intelligence, political science, history, cultural anthropology, social anthropology, and history of religions to submit original studies in English on the proposed topic.

Submission procedure

Please submit your proposal, including the title of your manuscript, an abstract (up to 300 words) and an author biography (up to 100 words) to all editors. The abstracts should include the research question and purpose, the approach and main ideas, and results. No figures, tables, footnotes, or endnotes should be included in the abstract. All submitted studies will be peer reviewed. The revision process will be released immediately after the deadline.

Deadlines

December 31, 2020: Submit proposals to editors
January 15, 2021: Notification of accepted proposals
May 15, 2021: Receipt of full studies for review
June 30, 2021: Revised studies re-submitted to editors
July 2021: Approved studies delivered to publisher

Editors

John M. Nomikos (Research Institute for European and American Studies), jnomikos@rieas.gr
Darko Trifunovic (Institute for National and International Security), galileja@yahoo.com
Mihai Dragnea (University of South-Eastern Norway), mihaidragnea2018@gmail.com
Vasko Stamevski (Slavic University “Gavrilo R. Derzhavin” in North Macedonia), vasko.stamevski@msu.edu.mk
Joseph Fitsanakis (Coastal Carolina University, USA), jfitsanak@coastal.edu


https://www.balkan-history.com/cfp-islamic-radicalisation-in-the-balkans/ 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

American Institute for Southeast European Studies

 AISEES was founded in 2016 to promote research and academic programs in the humanities and social sciences that focus on southeastern Europe from prehistory to the present. The Institute actively supports scholarly contacts and cultural exchanges between North America and southeastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia). For more information, please see the website, www.aisees.org.

 Projects that AISEES has supported to date range from Roman urbanism in Butrint, Albania, to Byzantine painting in Bulgaria and feminism and politics in post-war Kosovo. 

For further information AISEES, please contact:                                                    

Lynn E. Roller,                                                                       Eric C. De Sena,

Chair, Board of Trustees, AISEES                                         AISEES Administrator

leroller@ucdavis.edu                                                              aiseesorg@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Call for Papers Hiperboreea: Vol. 8, No. 1 (June, 2021)

Hiperboreea

Publication date: Late June, 2021
Last date for submission: February 01, 2021

Hiperboreea is the official biannual journal of the Balkan History Association. It publishes articles in the field of History, written in English and occasionally French, and book reviews, or evaluations of scholarly conferences. Our focus is the study of Southeastern Europe, broadly defined as the states situated in the Balkan region. Without limiting its scope to a specific historical period or approach, the journal covers a wide range of topics, such as Cultural History, Political History, Military History, Social History, Economic History, and Archaeology, and encourages work on any historical period and with a multidisciplinary approach.

Hiperboreea is published by the Pennsylvania State University Press. All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition and submitted through the platform Editorial Manager (Submission Guidelines). The editors will inform authors of the decision on their manuscripts within a few weeks from submission. All articles submitted to our journal are reviewed following a double blind peer-review, which means that the reviewer’s and author’s identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. Our editorial policy requires at least two reviewers per issue, although it is customary that many more reviewers cooperate on individual articles. Members of the Balkan History Association will receive printed and electronic copies by virtue of their membership. For non-member subscription prices, please contact the Johns Hopkins University Press at jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu.

Hiperboreea is one of the few Romanian journals that have built a solid presence in the online environment, being indexed in the following international databases and libraries: ISI Web of Science (ESCI), EBSCO, Scopus, ERIH PLUS, Ulrich, ProQuest, ProQuest Philosophy Database, Index Copernicus, JSTOR, CEEOL, WorldCat, Regesta Imperii, J-Gate, IBHR and IMB (Brepols), BIBP, MLA International Bibliography, Romanian Academy Library, National Library of Australia, Oxford Library, Harvard Library, etc.

For further details, please email mihaidragnea2018@gmail.com

Sharing this call for papers would be welcomed and highly appreciated.

Looking forward to receiving your submission!

http://hiperboreeajournal.com/cfp812021/