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

September 11, 2019

September 12, 2019: Scientific Conference – Comparative studies of the Civil wars

Institute for Contemporary History and Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo Japan, are organizing scientific conference ''Comparative Studies of the Civil wars: Yugoslav, Lebanese and Syrian civil wars''.
August 28, 2019

August 23, 2019: Book Promotion: Vladimir Petrovic, “Ethnic Cleansing”

A book "Ethnic Cleansing: Origins of the Concept" of dr Vladimir Petrović was promoted on August 23 in University Library, Belgrade.
August 19, 2019

August 14, 2019: Principal Research Fellow Dr. Nikola Zutic retires

Principal Research Fellow Dr. Nikola Žutić retired August 14, 2019.
July 28, 2019

July 16, 2019: Institute’s Associate Boris Tomanić gave a lecture at the Petnica Research Station

At the summer camp of history for high school students at the Petnica Research Station the associate of the Institute Boris Tomanić held a two-day lecture and workshops on July 16th and 17th, 2019.
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.