“The Institute for South-East European studies aims to study both the languages of the nations from the Carpathian and Balkan regions, as well as the languages of those from the immediate proximity of our northern and eastern borders; it aims to guide, help and organize scientific researches in the fields of history, geography, ethnography, archeology, folklore, art, and political economy”.

N. Iorga, V. Pârvan, Gh. Murgoci 

“The Regulation of the Institute for South-East European Studies, art. 1”, 1921



The Romanian Academy’s Institute for South-East European Studies, re-established in 1963 under the direction of Mihai Berza, is the rightful successor of the the Institute for South-East European Studies (founded by N. Iorga in 1913) and of the Institute for Balkan Studies and Researches (founded by Victor Papacostea in 1937), both abolished by the Communist regime in 1948.


ERC Advanced Grant at the Institute for South-East European Studies!

Our colleague Dr. Ioana Feodorov obtained one of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for the project "Early Arabic printing for the Arab Christians. Cultural transfers between Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Near-East in the 18th century ” (2020-2024), at the Institute of South-East European Studies. The team project is composed of 13 researchers from Romania, France, Germany, Lebanon, Great Britain, Holland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.



P.P. Panaitescu, Zamfira Mihail, Catalogul manuscriselor slavo-române și slave din Biblioteca Academiei Române, vol. III, partea I-a, București, Editura Academiei Romane, 2018, 503 p.

Florin Țurcanu, Jean-Noël Grandhomme (sous la dir.), La Grande Guerre dans les Balkans, Actes du colloque du 7 juin 2018, Sofia, Institut Français de Bulgarie, 2018, 141 p.

Virgil Cândea, Histoire des idées en Europe du Sud-Est (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles), édition par Ioana Feodorov et Mihai Țipău, Brăila, Muzeul Brăilei-Editura Istros (BIESEE 4), 2018, 349 p.

Virgil Cândea, Mărturii românești peste hotare, vol. VI/2 Ungaria, editori coordonatori Ioana Feodorov și Andrei Timotin, București, Editura Academiei Române, 2018, 852 p