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 21, 2019

December 17, 2019: Institute associate Nikola Mijatov defends his doctoral thesis

On December 17, associate of the Institute Nikola Mijatov defended his doctoral dissertation and earned the title of Doctor of History.
December 16, 2019

December 12-13, 2019: Promotion of the Institute held and cooperation agreement signed with the University of Banja Luka

The Institute's delegation, made up of Director prof. dr. Predrag J. Marković, Deputy Director dr. Bojan B. Dimitrijević, Senior Research Associate dr. Milan Gulić and research assistant Nebojša Stambolija, was in a scientific visit to Banja Luka on December 12-13th.
December 11, 2019

December 9, 2019: Institute associate Rade Ristanović defends his doctoral thesis

On December 9, 2019, a research assistant at the Institute of Contemporary History, Rade Ristanović, defended a doctoral dissertation on "Forms of Resistance in Belgrade (1941-1944)" in the hall of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.
December 10, 2019

November 28, 2019: The book “Gornja Jasenica in the World War II” promoted in Kragujevac

On November 28, 2019, at the premises of the National Library "Vuk Karadzić" in Kragujevac, the promotion of the book "Gornja Jasenica in the World War II: Arandjelovac and Topola 1941–1945" was held.
December 10, 2019

November 25, 2019: Senior Research Associate Dr. Dragomir Bondžić held a lecture at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad

On November 25, 2019, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute, Dr. Dragomir Bondžić, gave an introductory lecture on "Higher Education in Yugoslavia: Institutions, Ideas and Ideologies" at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad.
November 28, 2019

November 20-23, 2019: Professor Marković’s visit to United States higher education institutions

Professor Predrag Marković, director of the Institute for Contemporary History, visited Boston (November 20-23, 2019) at the invitation of Harvard University.
November 15, 2019

November 7, 2019: Agreement on Scientific and Research Cooperation signed with Croatian Institute for History

During a research in Zagreb, on November 7th, a delegation of the Institute visited the Croatian Institute for History. On that occasion, the deputy director of the Institute, dr. Bojan Dimitrijević, signed the Agreement on Scientific and Research Cooperation with the director of the Croatian Institute for History dr. sc. Gordan Ravančić.
November 2, 2019

October 31, 2019: Protocol on Scientific Cooperation Signed with Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš

On October 31st, in Niš, the Protocol on Scientific Cooperation with the Faculty of Philosophy was signed. The protocol was signed by the dean prof. dr. Natalija Jovanovic, Head of History Department prof. Dr. Irena Ljubomirović and Deputy Director of the Institute Dr. Bojan Dimitrijevic.