In 1965 the Anglo-Belarusian Society began publishing a yearbook - The Journal of Byelorussian Studies.
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
From the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the Belarusian Democratic Republic: the Idea of Belarusian Statehood, 1915-1919During the first decades of the 20th century Belarusian national identity was in its infancy. Nationalist agitation was confined to a small elite. The political situation reflected a condition of widespread poverty and economic underdevelopment. The Russian imperial government left a legacy of a low level of education, few schools, and widespread illiteracy. Early national activists, such as the circle around the journal Naša Niva (1906-1915) argued for the use of the Belarusian language in all aspects of life.
In Eastern Europe, the period from the mid-fifteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries was one of great importance in agrarian history. Certainly during the whole period...the most far-reaching single event of economic history was the voloka agrarian reform of 1557. In the sixteenth century cadastres were completed to record the redistributed holdings of land and the taxes due from them.
The death at the age of 88 in Barnet Hospital on Wednesday 15 April 2015 of Mitred Archpriest Alexander Nadson, Apostolic Visitor for Belarusian Catholics abroad and a long time editor of the Journal of Belarusian Studies leaves a void in the lives of many people throughout the world.Whether Belarusian or not, Christian or of no particular religious faith – those who knew him respected and loved him for his luminous spirituality, his passionate scholarship and his ardent love of Belarus.