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.


July 8, 2019

July 1, 2019: Prize of Matica Srpska for the history “Ilarion Ruvarac” awarded to the associate of the Institute Dr. Miomir Gatalović

The jury comprised: prof. dr Mira Radojević, prof. Dr. Đorđe Bubalo, prof. Dr Aleksandar Fotić, Dr Dragan Bogetić and Dr Radomir Popović unanimously decided to award the prestigious Prize of the Matica Srpska for the History "Ilarion Ruvarac" for 2018 to Dr Miomir Gatalović.
July 8, 2019

July 1, 2019: Associate of the Institute, Dr. Stanislav Sretenović awarded with the high French decoration

On the 1st of July in the French Embassy in Belgrade, the Principal Research Fellow of the Institute, Dr. Stanislav Sretenović, was awarded the Order of the National Order of Merit, in the rank of the Knight.
July 8, 2019

July 1, 2019: Journal of our Institute ”Istorija 20. veka” is indexed in the SCOPUS database

Journal of our Institute ''Istorija 20. veka'' is indexed in the SCOPUS database from 2019.
July 1, 2019

June 26, 2019: Keynote lecture of Vladimir Petrović opens a Summer School of comparative conflict studies

Keynote lecture of Vladimir Petrović opens a Summer School "History on Trial: Courts, Transitional Justice and Beyond" opened 10th summer school of comparative conflict studies.
June 12, 2019

June 7, 2019: Visit of dr Danijel Kežić

Institute was visited on June 7 by Danijel Kežić, associate of Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies from Regensburg.
May 29, 2019

May 24, 2019: ICH associates took part in a discussion panel of the exhibition “In the Name of the People!”

ICH Director Professor Predrag Marković, deputy Director dr Bojan Dimitrijević and Senior research fellow dr Srđan Cvetković took part in a panel discussion held in Paraćin on May 24 within an exhibition IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE!
May 29, 2019

May 24, 2019: Conference on Serbian-Romanian Relations held in Belgrade

Institute for Contemporary History from Belgrade, Historical Institute George Barițiu from Kluj and Serbo-Romanian Commission for History organized, with support of the Serbian Royal Court, a conference on "Serbo-Romanian dinastic connections in 19th and 20th century".
May 21, 2019

May 17, 2019: ICH associate dr Vladimir Petrović gave a talk in Amsterdam

ICH Senior Research Associate dr Vladimir Petrović, took part in a conference "International criminal law at the crossroad" organized by the Centre for International Criminal Justice of VU Amsterdam.