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 30, 2020

July 21, 2020: Associate of the Institute Nemanja Dević defended his doctoral dissertation

On July 21, 2020, in the Ceremonial Hall of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, a doctoral dissertation on the topic "Partisan movement in Serbia 1941-1944'' was defended by the associate of the Institute Nemanja Dević.
June 19, 2020

June 10-13, 2020: Associates of the Institute on research visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Associates of the Institute of Contemporary History, dr Bojan Dimitrijević and Nemanja Dević, spent the period from June 10 to 13 on research in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
March 18, 2020

March 3-4, 2020: Principle Research Fellow dr Vladimir Petrović participated on an International Conference in India

Principal Research Fellow Dr. Vladimir Petrovic presented the results of his research on historians as expert witnesses at a conference focused on public roles of historical scholarship organized in Delhi, India.
March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020: Participation of the Institute’s director prof. dr Predrag Marković at the International Conference in Geneva

Director of the Institute prof. Predrag J. Marković, PhD, gave a lecture on March 3rd in Geneva at an international conference „Counterterrorism, De-radicalization and Human Rights Protection“.
February 14, 2020

February 13, 2020: Cooperation agreement signed with the Institute for National History from Skopje

On Thursday, February 13, the Institute visited prof. dr Dragi Gjorgiev, Director of the Institute for National History in Skopje. On that occasion, the Agreement on Scientific Cooperation was signed.
February 12, 2020

February 10, 2020: Promotion of Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević’s book on Aleksandar Ranković

On Monday, February 10, 2020, a promotion of the book "Ranković - The Second Man" was held in the Little Hall of Kolarac's Endowment, authored by the Principal Research Fellow of the Institute for Contemporary History, Dr. Bojan Dimitrijević.
February 12, 2020

January 31, 2020: Institute Day celebrated

Traditionally, on January 31st the anniversary of the founding of the Institute for Contemporary History has been celebrated.
January 28, 2020

January 27, 2020: Prof. dr Momčilo Pavlović winner of the Svetosavska Prize

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development awarded prof. Dr. Momčilo Pavlović, Senior Research Fellow, Svetosavska Prize for continuous work on the advancement of science and history teaching in Serbia.