The Research Laboratory of Socialism and (Post)Yugoslav Studies (YugoLab) brings together a multidisciplinary team of historians, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, theorists and other researchers in the humanities and social sciences whose aim is double thematization. On the one hand – the study of socialism as a real historical process in the past, and an attempt to think of a counterbalance to the currently existing multi-level matrix of domination and the social thinking that results from it, on the other. The second part of this laboratory is devoted to the study of the Yugoslav state and society during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on its second half. The laboratory asserts its research and knowledge potential through the organization of forums, round tables, scientific conferences, book promotions, as well as through national and international project activities.

The Research Laboratory of Socialism and (Post)Yugoslav Studies (YugoLab) brings together a multidisciplinary team of historians, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, theorists and other researchers in the humanities and social sciences whose aim is double thematization. On the one hand – the study of socialism as a real historical process in the past, and an attempt to think of a counterbalance to the currently existing multi-level matrix of domination and the social thinking that results from it, on the other. The second part of this laboratory is devoted to the study of the Yugoslav state and society during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on its second half.

The Research Laboratory of Socialism and (Post)Yugoslav Studies (YugoLab) brings together a multidisciplinary team of historians, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, theorists and other researchers in the humanities and social sciences whose aim is double thematization. On the one hand – the study of socialism as a real historical process in the past, and an attempt to think of a counterbalance to the currently existing multi-level matrix of domination and the social thinking that results from it, on the other. In order to build alternative paradigms vis-à-vis the seemingly non-alternative (neo) liberal-capitalist model, it is necessary to rely on the democratic legacy of Yugoslav socialism, as well as on contemporary global democratic-socialist perspectives, within which one can think of credible social platforms with mobilizing potential.

The second part of this laboratory is devoted to the study of the Yugoslav state and society during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on its second half. A complex and plural community, based on the consensus regarding anti-fascist values, with a specific model of social integration (self-government) and the characteristic foreign policy stance (non-alignment) – remains to this day the subject of study beyond the geographical area in which it existed due to importance and influence it had on a global level. In addition to Yugoslavia as a historical phenomenon, the laboratory conducts research on the politics of memory of the past era, studying the development of the Yugoslav cultural space in the period of post-war and post-socialist transformation, marked by the rise of ethnic nationalism, right-wing demagogy, authoritarian tendencies, and the submission of all social spheres to the criteria of the market.

The laboratory asserts its research and knowledge potential through the organization of forums, round tables, scientific conferences, book promotions, as well as through national and international project activities. In line with its orientation towards connecting and networking researchers in the social sciences and humanities of the region, YugoLab is mainly composed of scientists and theoreticians from the post-Yugoslav area.

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External associates:
Čakardić Ankica (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Đorđević Edvard (IFDT)
Đureinović Jelena (Wien university)
Gužvica Stefan (IFDT)
Hasanović Jasmin (Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo)
Jakovina Tvrtko (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)
Kamberović Husnija (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo)
Kirn Gal (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana)
Klasić Hrvoje (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)
Marković Dušan (Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade)
Marković Goran (University of East Sarajevo)
Miletić Aleksandar (The Institute for Recent History of Serbia)
Milošević Srđan (University of Priština – Faculty of Philosophy, Kosovska Mitrovica)
Pantelić Ivana (Institute for Contemporary History)
Prekić Adnan (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro)
Radović Srđan (The Institute of Ethnography, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art)
Stanić Veljko (Université Paris IV Sorbonne – PhD candidate)
Stefanov Nenad (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Štiks Igor (FMK)
Todorov Petar (Institute for National History, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje)
Velikonja Mitja (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana)