Institute for Contemporary History

is a research institution dedicated to furthering the understanding of the recent past, facilitating the study of political, social, economic and cultural history in the context of Serbian, Yugoslav, Balkan, European, and global society.

Founded over half a century ago, the Institute builds on those traditions. Scholarly activity in the Institute is conducted in accordance with our program, through research projects and the development of scholarly cooperation. Our results are presented through our publishing activity, the organization of international, regional and local scholarly symposia, as well as the publication of our journal "Istorija 20.veka" (History of the 20th Century).

Located in downtown Belgrade, at 11 Nikola Pašić Square, (Trg Nikole Pašića 11), the Institute hosts a rich library, a documentation and digital center, thus fostering professional access to our work and promoting public interest in the recent past.


April 13, 2022

April 7-8, 2022: Associate of the Institute participated in an international scientific conference

An associate of the Institute for Contemporary History, Dr. Rade Ristanović, participated in the international conference "Serbian Right-Wing Parties and Intellectuals in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1934-1941" on April 7 and 8, 2022.
March 25, 2022

March 16, 2022: The first lecture within the project “Ideas” was held at the Institute

The lecture "German-speaking population of Serbian and Romanian Banat in the eyes of the French: from Alsatian and Loren immigrants to refugees 1871-1949" was held at the Institute of Contemporary History, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
March 23, 2022

March 11, 2022: Lecture in the Belgrade City Library by Emily Greble

Professor Emily Greble from Vanderbilt University was invited by the Institute for Contemporary History to present her latest book Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2021) in the Belgrade City Library.
March 21, 2022

March, 14, 2022: Nemanja Devic’s book was promoted in the Old Palace

On Monday, March 14, in the Old Palace (ceremonial hall of the Belgrade City Assembly), the book by Dr. Nemanja Devic "For the Party and Tito, the Partisan Movement in Serbia 1941-1944" was presented by the Official Gazette and the Institute of Contemporary History.
March 18, 2022

March 11, 2022: Promotion of a book on the repression of Ozna held in Bijeljina

On Friday, March 11, 2022, the promotion of the book by Dr. Srdjan Cvetković and Dr. Nemanja Dević was held in the City Library in Bijeljina: "OZN-а - repression in Serbia 1944-1946. Documents".
February 15, 2022

February 15, 2022: Director of the Institute awarded the Gold Medal of Merit

Director of the Institute of Contemporary History prof. Dr. Predrag J. Markovic was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit.
February 4, 2022

January 31, 2022: Institute Day celebrated

Traditionally, as every January 31, the anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Contemporary History was celebrated. After the solemn session of the Scientific Council, jubilee awards and the "Ljubomir Ljuba Petrović" award were presented.
January 17, 2022

December 24, 2021: Promotion of the Župski zbornik no. 11

Associates of the Institute Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević, Dr. Dragomir Bondžić and Dr. Milutin Živković participated in the promotion of the Župski zbornik no. 11, which was held on Friday, December 24, 2021 at 12 o'clock in the Museum of Wine and Viticulture in Aleksandrovac.