Balkan Studies (BS) is an open access international journal published by the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki, Greece. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of History, Social Studies, Folklore, Economy, Religion, etc. from Antiquity to Modern times and focuses particularly on the geographic area of Eastern Mediterranean: Balkans/SE Europe, Black Sea, Middle East, North Africa. Since 2012 Balkan Studies is published in electronic version on the official website of the Institute for Balkan Studies: www.imxa.gr Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers for Vol. 51 which is scheduled to be published by the end of 2016. Papers and abstracts can be sent to Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ioannis Mourelos at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at email@example.com Further information on deadlines, length etc. in the attachment.