Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Dr Srđan Milošević

Fellow Srđan Milošević

February - July 2017

  • 2016, Ph.D. in History, University of Belgrade, Department for History
  • 2009, Research Assistant (2009) and Research Associate (2016) at the Institute for Recent History of Serbia
  • 2007, MA in History, University of Belgrade, Department for History

Current projects: Transnational Resistance 1936-1948 (University of Oxford, 2015 - ); L'héritage politique de la zadruga dans l'espace sud-slave (Paris, Sorbonne, 2015 - ); New First World War Memories - 'tectonics of memory' in Europe (University of Copenhagen, 2015 - ); Tradition and Transformation: historical heritage and national identity in Serbia in the 20th Century, Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade, 2011 - )

Research project at the Kolleg

At the Kolleg I'll be working on the project War Criminals or Martyrs? (History, politics of memory, and law in Serbia and Croatia in previous three decades), which is a part of the broader project on researching the process of various types of the rehabilitation (public, judicial, historiographical etc.) of the persons accused immediately after the WWII by the new regimes, organized by the communists, for the war crimes and collaboration with the occupiers during the war period (1941-945). The project deals with the issues that reflect the present state of the revisionist narratives and practices actualized in the process of renovatio burgensis (transition) that became actual after the destruction/collapse of socialism and abandonment of its' privileged paradigms. Methodological approach in this research combines historiographical and legal research methods, as well as the memory studies methodology, thus revealing different layers of this complex issue and their dynamic permeation.

Main areas of research

  • History of Yugoslavia
  • Historical revisionism
  • Rural and agrarian history
  • Historical anthropology
  • Legal history

Positions and memberships

  • 2013 -2015 Editorial board for the publishing of edited historical sources (Secretary of the board), Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade
  • 2016 Editorial board of the journal Tokovi istorije, Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade

Futher information can be found here


Srđan Milošević, Istorija pred sudom : interpretacija proslosti i pravni aspekti u rehabilitaciji kneza Pavla Karađorđevica (Beograd: Fabrika knjiga, 2013).

Edited volumes

Momir Samardžić, Milivoj Bešlin, Srđan Milošević, (eds), Politička upotreba prošlosti: o istorijskom revizionizmu na postjugoslovenskom prostoru (Novi Sad: AKO, 2013). (


Srđan Milošević, 'Between Profession and Ideology. Geodetic Profession in Socialist Yugoslavia (1945-1953)', in Professionen, Eigentum und Staat. Europäische Entwicklungen im Vergleich. 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, edited by Hannes Siegrist and Dietmar Müller (Götingen: Wallstein Verlag: 2014), 246-267.

Srđan Milošević, 'Owning Land in Central Serbia: Contemporary Notions and Practices: The Case of Mrčajevci', in Property in East Central Europe: Notions, Institutions, and Practices of Landownership in the Twentieth Century, edited by Hannes Siegrist, Dietmar Müller (New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014), 207.

Srđan Milošević, 'Relativizacija i revizija: još jednom o značenju pojma antifašizam i njegovoj savremenoj (zlo)upotrebi u Srbiji' / 'Relativisation and revisionism: once again on the meaning of the notion antifascism and its' contemporary abuses in Serbia', in Preispitivanje prošlosti i istorijski revizionizam. (Zlo)upotrebe istorije Španskog građanskog rata i Drugog svetskog rata na prostoru Jugoslavije, edited by Milo Petrović (Beograd: Udruženje Španski borci 1936-1939, 2014), 129-142. (

Srđan Milošević, 'The Arrested Development: mythical characteristics in the 'five hunderd years of Turkish yoke', in Images of Imperial Legacy, edited by Tea Sindbaek and Maximilian Harmuth (Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2011), 68-78.

Srđan Milošević, 'The Agrarian Reform - A 'Divine Thing'. Ideological aspects of the agrarian reform in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes/Yugoslavia', in Transforming Rural Societies. Agrarian Property and Agrarianism in the Nineteenth and Twentieh Centuries, edited by Dietmar Müller and Angela Harre (Insbruk, Wien, Bozen: Studienverlag, 2011) 47-62.