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.


September 5, 2021

September 3, 2021: Dr. Danijel Kežić held a lecture at the institute

Within the realization of the program of bilateral scientific cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany, the Institute was visited by the head of the German project team, Dr. Danijel Kežić, who also gave a lecture.
September 4, 2021

September 2, 2021: Promotion of the book “Stara Raška under Italian occupation 1941‒1943” at the National Library in Kraljevo

The two-volume monograph "Stara Raška under Italian occupation 1941-1943" by Dr. Milutin Živković, a research associate at the Institute, was presented in the library in Kraljevo. In addition to the author, reviewers Dr. Kosta Nikolić and Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević also spoke about the book.
September 1, 2021

August 31, 2021: Associates of the Institute promoted the latest editions at the National Museum in Arandjelovac

The associates of the Institute, led by the Deputy Director Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević, promoted the latest editions of the Institute in the premises of the National Museum Arandjelovac.
September 1, 2021

August 30, 2021: Associate of the Institute Ljubinka Škodrić participated in the organization of an exhibition at the University of Vienna

Dr. Ljubinka Škodrić, senior research associate at the Institute of Contemporary History, together with Dr. Natasa Milićević, research associate at the Institute of Recent History of Serbia, participated, as part of the author team, in the preparation of the exhibition "Stories of Work and Coercion: Scientific Contributions Depicted in Illustrations".
August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021: Agreement signed with the Republic Center for War Research in Banja Luka

An agreement on cooperation between the Institute of Contemporary History and the Republic Center for Research of War, War Crimes and Search for Missing Persons from Banja Luka was signed in Belgrade on August 25. The agreement was signed by the director of the Center, Milorad Kojić, and the deputy director of the Institute, Bojan Dimitrijević.
July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021: Agreement signed with the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights

Director of the Institute prof. Dr. Predrag Marković and the Minister of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue Gordana Čomić, signed on July 29 the Agreement on Cooperation between the Institute and the said Ministry.
July 29, 2021

July 12-16, 2021: Associates of the Institute visited Skopje

Associates of the Institute of Contemporary History, Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević, Miloš Žikić and Boris Tomanić, paid a scientific visit to Skopje (July 12-16).
July 16, 2021

July 7, 2021: Promotion of the book “Bosnian Golgotha” in Gacko

Representatives of the Institute of Contemporary History, Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bojan Dimitrijevic and Research Associate Dr. Nemanja Devic, visited Herzegovina. As part of the event "Cultural and Sports Summer in Gacko 2021", a book by two authors "Bosnian Golgotha, the collapse of the JVuO in Bosnia 1945" was presented.