• The Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic Studies
    Vol 3 No 1 (2020)

    The third issue of The Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic studies is dwelling on the major theme “Tracking the ritual year on the move in different cultural settings and systems of values”. The articles scrutinize the development of holidays and values in the rapidly changing world. The authors show that the axiological system and the hierarchy of celebrations are tightly connected with the ideology, religion, philosophy, economy, fashion, international contacts and are permanently on the move.
    Theory and practice in the humanitarian and social fields of the Balkan and Baltic countries are presented in the second part of the issue by the papers on the development of Baltic languages and cultures academic investigations, on the case study of a folk festival in Albania and on a statistics analysis of the school holidays in Estonia.
    The issue includes information on jubilees, new research projects and recently published books.

    Editors for this issue are Laurent S. Fournier & Irina Sedakova

  • The Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic Studies
    Vol 2 No 1 (2019)

    The second issue of The Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic Studies is dedicated to ritual and festive culture (Rituals, Feasts, and Practices). It is one of the most dynamic fields of modern culture. On the other hand, it tends to be the most conservative and nationally (ethnically) coloured one. Both calendar and family ritualism are the main subject of these papers.

    The second part in the volume is dedicated to ethnicity and its manifestations in the context of modern identification processes (Ethnicity and Its Manifestations: Identities). Numerous ethnic markers that form ethnic boundaries (cf. Fredrik Barth) continue to develop, acquiring new attractive shapes, going along with the new times, tastes, needs, and, of course, market demand. 

    Editors for this issue are Ekaterina Anastasova, Mare Kõiva, Žilvytis Šaknys.

  • The Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic Studies
    Vol 1 No 1 (2018)

    The key topic for this issue is the situation in the field of religion in the modern world. This topic has become especially relevant in recent years (and decades), when we have been observing a number of large-scale religious processes in Europe, and also on a global scale. On the one hand, for the post-Socialist countries, it has been
    a period of boisterous flourishing and extensive freedom in terms of religion. 
    The second part of the edition deals with the problems covered by the topic of Cities, Cultures, and Migrations.

    Editors for this issue are Ekaterina Anastasova, Mare Kõiva, Žilvytis Šaknys.