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.


December 25, 2021

December 16, 2021: Promotion of the book “Belgrade Ravna Gora” in the National Museum Čačak

On December 16, 2021, the full gallery of the National Museum of Čačak hosted a promotion of the book "Belgrade Ravna Gora: Yugoslav Army in the Homeland and Ravna Gora Movement in Occupied Belgrade 1941-1944", authored by Dr. Rade Ristanovic.
December 17, 2021

December 2021: Announcement of the collection of papers “Repeating history 1941-1991?”

The collection of papers "Repeating History 1941-1991?", The fruit of the joint work of associates of the Institute of Contemporary History, is expected to be published soon
December 11, 2021

December 2021: Promotion of the book by Milutin Živković in Užice

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, in the Reading Room of the Užice National Library, the associate of the institute, Dr. Milutin Živković, spoke about his new book "Old Raska under Italian occupation 1941-1943".
December 4, 2021

December 2021: Invitation to send works for the “Ljubomir Ljuba Petrović” award

We invite all master's students to send their works to the address, by December 31, 2021, so that the Commission can make a timely decision on the award.
December 4, 2021

November 2021: ICH Researchers visited Bavaria

Director of the ICH, Professor Predrag Marković, visited scholarly institutions in Munich and Regensburg along with dr Ljubinka Škodrić, dr Rade Ristanović and dr Vladimir Petrović, participants on the project Resilient Infrastructures.
November 2, 2021

October 2021: Associate of the Institute Marko Miletić defended his doctoral dissertation

On October 29, 2021, in the Ceremonial Hall of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, the doctoral dissertation on the topic "Yugoslav Defense Policy 1945-1958: Ideas and Practice" was defended by Marko Miletić, an associate of the Institute.
November 2, 2021

October-November 2021: Associate of the Institute Danilo Šarenac on research in France

The researcher of the Institute, Danilo Šarenac, as a guest of the French organization Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme, is staying in Paris for six weeks.
October 20, 2021

October 2021: Promotion of the book “Stara Raška pod italijanskom okupacijom 1941‒1943” in Priboj and Nova Varoš

During October 12 and 13, two promotions of the monograph "Stara Raška pod italijanskom okupacijom 1941‒1943", by the research associate of the Institute, Dr. Milutin Živković, were held.