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Kosta Nikolić is a principal research fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade. He was awarded with BA (1988), MPhil (1993) and PhD (1999) from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. His Mphil dissertation was entitled “Bolshevization of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia 1919–1929. Historical consequences” and his doctoral thesis was “Yugoslav Homeland Army in Serbia 1941–1944.” Realms of his professional interest are: history of Communism in the interwar Yugoslavia, Serbian society in the Second World War, personality cult in socialist Yugoslavia, dissolution of former Yugoslavia and history of historiography. He took part in a number of national and international conferences, chairing organizational and editorial boards. He published in Serbian, English, Slovene and Czech language. He was the editor in chief of journal „Istorija 20. veka“. He was a project leader of the three projects financed by the Serbian Ministry of Science: 1) Serbs in the Second World War: European context of ideological division and repression; 2) (Un)successful integration – (un)finished modernization: International position and internal development of Serbia and Yugoslavia 1921–1991; 3) Serbian society in the Yugoslav state in the 20th century: Between democracy and dictatorship. Until now he published 30 monographs, and over 120 articles in scholarly journals in country and abroad.


Scopus Author ID: 55598394300

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2451-8918

ResearcherID: F-3693-2018


Selected bibliography:

  • Boljševizacija KPJ. Istorijske posledice. Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd 1994.
  • Nemački ratni plakat u Srbiji 1941–1944. BON–ART, Beograd 2001.
  • Strah i nada u Srbiji 1941–1944. Svakodnevni život pod okupacijom. Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva, Beograd 2002.
  • Prošlost bez istorije. Polemike u jugoslovenskoj istoriografiji 1961–1991, Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd 2003.
  • Tito govori što narod misli. Kult Josipa Broza Tita 1944–1949, Službeni list SCG–Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd 2006.
  • „Guerrilla strategy of The Yugoslav army in The homeland during The Second World War“, Guerrilla in The Balkans, eds. Momčilo Pavlović, Predrag Marković, Tetsuya Sahara, University Meiji, Institute for disarmament and peace studies –Institut za savremenu istoriju, Tokyo–Belgrade 2007, 153–180.
  • Istorija Demokratske stranke 1929–1941. Službeni glasnik–Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd 2009 (co-author Dragan Tešić).
  • „The Yugoslav anti-communist forces at the end of the Second World War“, Istorija 20. veka, 1/2010, 103–118.
  • The Serbian Political emigration in Western Europe 1945–1956, Institute of contemporary history, Belgrade 2011.
  • Srbija u Titovoj Jugoslaviji 1941–1980. Zavod za udžbenike, Beograd 2011.
  • Srpska književnost i politika 1945–1991. Glavni tokovi. Zavod za udžbenike, Beograd 2012.
  • „Differential reproductive success in the historic populations of Sandžak“, The Mankind Quarterly, volume LIII, 2/2012, 206–237 (co-author Jelena Čvorović).
  • „Mač revolucije“. OZNA u Jugoslaviji 1944–1946, Službeni glasnik, Beograd 2014.
  • Istorija Ravnogorskog pokreta, I–II, Zavod za udžbenike, Beograd 2014.
  • „Differential reproductive success among the Serbian Jews“, The Mankind Quarterly, volume LV, 4/2015, 297–324 (co-author Jelena Čvorović).
  • Mit o partizanskom jugoslovenstvu, Zavod za udžbenike, Beograd, 2015.
  • „Causes of the Armed Conflict in Croatia. Resolving Conceptual and Methodological Inconsistencies“, Istorija 20. veka, 2/2016, 179–206 (co-author Marina Ilić)
  • Jedna izgubljena istorija Srbija u 20. veku, Službeni glasnik, Beograd 2016.
  • „Komunizam i religija: istoriografsko-antropološki ogled“, Etnoantropološki problemi, 1/2017, 51–70.