In 1965 the Anglo-Belarusian Society began publishing a yearbook - The Journal of Byelorussian Studies.

Since 2013, the Journal of Belarusian Studies is published in London by the Ostrogorski Centre in cooperation with the Anglo-Belarusian Society

The Journal is distributed annually to universities, libraries and private subscribers in the UK, the US, Belarus and other countries throughout the world. 

The Journal publishes articles on Belarusian literature, linguistics, foreign relations, civil society, history and art, as well as book reviews.

The Journal is the oldest English language double blind peer-reviewed periodical on Belarusian studies. It is the only academic periodical about Belarus indexed by EBSCO and Google Scholar. The Journal is currently accepting new submissions.  

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ISSN 0075-4161 (print)    ISSN 2052-6512 (online)    ISBN 978-1-291-41994-8

Editors' picks

  • The Writings of St. Cyril of Turau

    Cyril, Bishop of Turaū, was one of the most interesting figures of his time, and the lack of detail concerning his life makes his personality all the more intriguing. On the one hand we have a glimpse of a humble monk, practising the most severe forms of ascetism; on the other, we find a man of great learning, far superior to that of the vast majority of his contemporaries, not only in Belarus, but among the East Slavs in general. The great number of manuscripts in which the works of St.

  • The Struggle for Byelorussia's Autonomy in the First State Duma (1906)

    Elections to the first Duma  of the Russian Empire in February-March 1906 were held in an atmosphere of mixed hopes, confusion and nationalistic tension...The Belarusian Socialist Hramada, the only possible organiser of the Belarusian national element boycotted the election together with other leftist socialist parties...Officially, there were twelve Belarusians in the first Duma. But Polish deputies from Litwa and Rus did not join the Polish Circle, but, together with the Belarusians and Lithuanians, joined the autonomists' faction...

  • Substitution of Civil Society in Belarus: Government-Organised Non-Governmental Organisations

    Belarus, as a young state that received its full independence only in 1991, had no historical record of sovereignty except for a few months in 1918. This short period of time did little to create the foundations for a historical discourse for most Belarusians. When compared to Ukraine, the Baltic States or Poland, due to historic ties, Belarus’ path is different in many respects.