Dragoljub Živojinović

Dragoljub Živojinović (1934–2016) was a historian, university professor and academic. He graduated History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. He completed his postgraduate studies, master's and doctorate, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and his postdoctoral studies at Harvard University in Cambridge (Boston) in the United States.

He taught at the Department of General History of the New Century at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. During his academic career, he was a visiting professor at several American universities. He has won several foreign scholarships. He is the holder of many awards and recognitions, and he was a member of national and international associations. He was elected a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2006.

Academician Živojinović dealt with general and national history at the same time. He always tried to look at issues related to the Balkans in the light of European and world events. His scientific interests and fields of interest were very diverse and covered the period from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as broader issues of the European and American continents. He especially dealt with the problems of the First World War and its end.

Given the breadth and diversity of scientific interest, Academician Živojinović conducted his research in the most important scientific centers, archives and libraries, in the country and abroad. He bequeathed his library and extensive archival material to the Institute for Balkan Studies of SASA.