1. International Conference:

“Serbian (Yugoslav) – British Relations from the 19th to the 21st Centuries”

The conference was held at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade on January 26-27, 2018.

The conference was opened by three introductory speeches delivered by Prof. Dragan Simić, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, by HE Dennis Keefe, CMG, HM Ambassador to Serbia and by Prof. em. Vukašin Pavlović, Council President of the Centre for British Studies.

On Friday January 26, two panels were held, and on Saturday, January 27, additional four panels. Altogether 26 participants took parts in the panels, and one paper was read. Titles of the panels were:

  1. Serbia, the UK, and Global World,
  2. Difficult Legacies and New Opportunities,
  3. Cultural Encounters of the UK and Serbia in History,
  4. Cultural, Educational and Economic Encounters of the UK and Serbia in the 21st Century and Recent Past,
  5. Relations of Serbia with the United Kingdom,
  6. Relations of Yugoslavia and the United Kingdom.

Programme of the International Conference: Serbian (Yugoslav) – British Relations from the 19th to the 21st Centuries, Belgrade, January 26-27, 2018

The conference was well-attended by students, former and current ambassadors and diplomats of Serbia, by university lecturers and other scholars, NGO persons, by members of various British-Serbian Societies and the English-Speaking Union of Serbia.

The Conference was supported by the British Embassy, Belgrade.

Special events

On January 26, 2018, a cocktail party was organised by the Centre for British Studies at Aero Klub in Belgrade. That was an official opening of the Centre for wider audience. It was sponsored by I&F McCANN Grupa. The cocktail party was attended by more than 100 guests including ambassadors of the UK, the USA and the EU, many prominent professors and scholars, journalists, writers and other persons from cultural and political life of Belgrade and Serbia.

The event started with the screening of the documentary “I married a Serb” (2012). It is a story of five British women who married Serbs at the time when Yugoslavia still existed and who stayed in Serbia afterwards and it was symbolically chosen to demonstrate the relevance of cultural links between the two cultures. Two of the heroines of the film attended the event. After the screening Head of the Centre for British Studies Prof. S. G. Markovich, and Mr. Srdjan Šaper, CEO of I&F McCANN Grupa delivered speeches.

Photo Gallery:

Conference, Day One, January 26, 2018, Opening, Panels 1 and 2

Conference, Day Two, January 27, 2018, Panels 3, 4, 5, and 6

Cocktail Party, Aero Klub, January 26, 2018

On Friday, May 28, 2021, the conference entitled “Dimitrije Mitrinovic and his Legacy” will be held. It will be organised by the Centre for British Studies of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade and the Anglo-Serbian Society. In this way the two centres launch a series of scholarly meetings that should cover persons who have linked the cultures of the Balkans with the United Kingdom.

The conference will be held in English in a hybrid format. The panellists include experts from Serbia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy. The first panel will be dedicated to the issue how to research Mitrinovic’s legacy. The second panel is entitled “Mitrinovic as a thinker and esoteric author”, and the third and the last panel is on “Mitrinovic as a social activist and reformer”. The panellists include Martin Levy, Muharem Bazdulj, Prof. Slobodan G. Markovich, Prof. Zoran Milutinovic, Dragana Mihailovic, Prof. Aleksandar Palavestra, Prof. em. Luisa Passerini, Prof. Nemanja Radulovic, Prof. em. Andrew Rigby, Dr Mike Tyldesley, Dr Guido van Hengel. General sponsor of the meeting is I&F Grupa.

The conference will be opened on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 11.00. All those who are interested may follow the conference through the following zoom link:

Topic: Conference: Dimitrije Mitrinovic and his Legacy

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Please click here to get the programme of the conference.

On Friday, April 8, 2022, the Conference “Cultural Transfer Europe-Serbia: Methodological Issues and Challenges“ will be held at the Faculty of Political Science (conference hall 3). The programme of the conference is enclosed.

The conference will be held in hybrid format in English, and it will also be possible to follow the conference by the following zoom link:


The conference is a part of the project “Cultural Transfer Europe-Serbia from the 19th till the 21st Century” – CTES. The project is realised within the progamme IDEAS financed by the Science Fund of Serbia.

The project includes associates from the following four institutions: Institute for European Studies (6), Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade (2), Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1), and the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade. Project implementator is the Faculty of Political Science, and the head of the project is Prof. Slobodan G. Markovich.

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