Edited by Gabriella Schubert, Wolfgang Dahmen, Petra Himstedt-Vaid, and Reinhard Lauer
The profile of Zeitschrift für Balkanologie, one of the leading publication media on Balkan studies, corresponds to a teaching and research concept developed at the former Institute of Balkan Studies, Free University of Berlin, and continued, since 1997, at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Its aim is to analyze the cultures of the Balkan peninsula in their linguistic and extra-linguistic manifestations, using methods that are cross-ethnic, across language families, comparative, and interdisciplinary-integrative. As a forum for academic discourse on fundamental issues of Balkan studies and research on Southeast Europe, respectively, the actual aim of the Zeitschrift für Balkanologie is to present research results that are as versatile, interdisciplinary and comparative as possible, on Southeast Europe in its broadest extent, reaching from Turkey to the actual Balkan area to Hungary. Topics range among linguistics, cultural and literary studies, ethnology, ethnography, and folklore. The articles are written by experts on Balkan studies and researchers on Southeast Europe from European and non-European countries, in German, English, French, Russian, and Italian. The journal is peer-reviewed.