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.

NEWS

November 27, 2022

November 23, 2022: The ninth lecture held within the “Ideas” project

Dr. Ljubinka Škodrić, senior research associate at the Institute for Contemporary History, held a lecture "Identity and experiences of revolutionaries in Serbia: the case of Slobodanka Stefanović" at the Institute for Contemporary History on November 23, 2022.
November 20, 2022

November 9, 2022: The eighth lecture was held within the “Ideas” project

Dr. Radmila Radić, scientific adviser of the Institute for Recent History of Serbia, held a lecture "The Macedonian case. Considerations on the possibilities of applying constructivist concepts of the nation", on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Institute of Contemporary History.
November 20, 2022

November 2022: Stanislav Sretenović on a scientific visit to Romania

Dr. Stanislav Sretenović, scientific advisor of the Institute for Contemporary History and manager of the project Multiethnic State and National Identities: the Serbian Experience in the 20th Century - SERBIE20, was in Romania at the end of October and beginning of November 2022.
October 2, 2022

September 26-30, 2022: Associates of the Institute on research in Ljubljana

As part of the bilateral project of the Institute for Contemporary History with the Study Centre for National Reconciliation from Ljubljana, Institute associates Bojan Dimitrijević, Dragomir Bondžić and Nebojša Stambolija were on a research stay in Ljubljana.
September 18, 2022

September 15-16, 2022: Cooperation agreement signed with the Faculty of Philosophy from East Sarajevo

Associates of the Institute participated in a scientific meeting at the Faculty of Philosophy in East Sarajevo. After the meeting, an agreement on cooperation was signed between the Institute for Contemporary History and the Faculty of Philosophy in East Sarajevo.
July 14, 2022

July 13, 2022: Signed agreement on cooperation with the Study Centre for National Reconciliation

In the premises of the Institute, on July 13, an agreement on cooperation with the Ljubljana Study Centre for National Reconciliation was signed. On behalf of the two institutions, the agreement was signed by the director of the Study Center, Dr. Tomaž Ivešić, and the deputy director of the Institute for Contemporary History, Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević.
June 19, 2022

June 17, 2022: Associate of the Institute Nebojša Stambolija held a lecture at the Kolarac Endowment

On Friday, June 17, the research associate of the Institute, Dr. Nebojša Stambolija, held a lecture entitled "Between Ideals and Reality: Serbian State Guard in Occupied Serbia 1942-1944".
June 13, 2022

February 2022: Associate of the Institute Ivana Pantelić joined the project of the University of Crete

Ivana Pantelić, Research Associate at the Institute of Contemporary History, is member of the project team “Feminisms and Politics in the Interwar Balkans (1923-1939)”, acronym “F.E. P. I.B.” at the University of Crete, under the scientific supervision of Professor Aikaterini Dalakura.