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

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.
June 8, 2022

June 3, 2022: Associate of the Institute Ljubinka Škodrić held a lecture at the Kolarac Endowment

On Friday, June 3, Dr. Ljubinka Škodrić, a senior research associate at the Institute, gave a lecture entitled "Prostitution in Occupied Serbia 1941-1944".
June 2, 2022

June 1, 2022: Seventh lecture held within the project “Ideas”

Prof. Dr. Martin Previšić from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, gave a lecture "Camp on Goli Otok (1949-1956) in historical perspective."
June 2, 2022

May 27, 2022: American historian visits the Institute

Caleb Rilley, a doctoral student at the University of Vermont, visited the Institute on May 27.
June 1, 2022

May 25, 2022: Sixth lecture held within the project “Ideas”

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Dr. Milutin Živković, a research associate, gave a lecture entitled "Old Raska under Italian Occupation 1941‒1943: Regime, Army, Population".
May 31, 2022

May 19-22, 2022: Associate of the Institute gave a lecture at the Congress of Student Dormitory Students

Principal research fellow of the Institute of Contemporary History Dr. Dragomir Bondzic, at the invitation of the Center for Education and Development of Youth of Belgrade and the Association of Student Dormitory Students, participated in the Congress of Student Dormitory Students - CONSTUD 22 held from 19 to 22 May on Zlatibor.