Dušan Fundić, PhD

research associate

Contact: dusan.fundic@bi.sanu.ac.rs    

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Born in Foča in 1987. He completed his undergraduate and master's academic studies at the Department of History of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. In 2019 he defended his Doctoral dissertation titled “Austro-Hungary and the Shaping of Albania (1896-1914)” at the same department. From 2012 to 2014, he was a scholarship holder of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. During 2016, as a ÖAW scholarship holder (Österreichischer Austauschdienst), he stayed at the Institute for the History of Eastern Europe in Vienna. Since 2014, he has been employed at the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA.


Field of research and research topics - Foreign policy of Austria-Hungary, Albanian and Serbian history of the 19th and 20th centuries, studies of nationalism.



2020–2022 The Serbian Right-Wing Parties and Intellectuals in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1934–1941). Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, project leader Dragan Bakić, PhD,  Institute for Balkan Studies SASA. Researcher.

2014–2019 Историја политичких идеја и институција на Балкану у 19. и 20. веку, (History of Political Ideas and Institutions in the Balkans), Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, project leader Vojislav G. Pavlović, PhD. Institute for Balkan Studies SASA.

2012–2014 Европа и Срби (1804-1918): подстицаји и искушења европске Модерне, Europe and the Serbs (1804-1918): Incentives and Temptations of European Modernism. Funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Historical Institute Belgrade. Researcher-scholarship holder.




  • Фундић, Д. Аустроугарска и настанак Албаније (1896–1914). Београд: Балканолошки институт, Клио, 2021.

Articles and reviews

  • Fundić, D. „Thanos Veremis“. In  A Modern History of the Balkans. Nationalism and Identity in Southeast Europe. London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2017, xi + 226 p. Balcanica LI (2020), 309–311.

  • Fundić, D. 2019. “The Albanian Question in Serbian-Italian Relations 1914–1918”. In Serbia and Italy in the Great War, ed. Vojislav G. Pavlović, 185–199. Belgrade: Institute for Balkan Studies. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7896

  • Fundić, D. “The Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Serbia as a “Civilizing Mission” (1915–1918)”. Balcanica XLIX (2018), 57–67. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6091

  • Fundić, D. “British-Serbian Relations from the 18 to the 21 Centuries“, ed. by Slobodan G. Markovich, Belgrade: Faculty of Political Sciences and Zepter Book World, 2018, 521 p. Balcanica XLIX (2018), 265–268.

  • Fundić, D. „The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism“, ed. John Breuilly. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, xli + 775 p., Balcanica XLVIII (2017), 374–376. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6102

  • Фундић, Д. „Балкан као европски културни простор“. Handbuch Balkan, Hrsg. Von Uwe Hinrichs, Thede Kahl und Petra Himstedt-Vaid, Viesbaden: Harrasovitz Verlag, 2014, 844 S., Књижевна историја  XLVIII 158 (2016), 335–338. 

  • Fundić, D. “The Serbs and the First World War 1914-1918.” Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, June 13–15, 2014, ed. by Dragoljub R. Živojinović, Belgrade: Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015, 476 p., Balcanica XLVII (2016), 364–369. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5645

  • Fundić, D. “The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija. The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People”. Editor-in-Chief Bishop Maxim (Vasiljević), Chief Contributing Editor Dušan T. Bataković.  Los Angeles 2015, 1007 p., Balcanica XLVII (2016), 345–347. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6095

  • Fundić, D. “Marvin Benjamin Fried, Austro-Hungarian War Aims in the Balkans during World War I”. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, xviii + 294 p. & Jonathan E. Gumz, The Resurrection and Collapse of Empire in Habsburg Serbia, 1914–1918. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, xii + 275 p., Balcanica XLVII (2016), 375–379. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5706

  • Фундић, Д. 2015. „Михаило Петровић Алас“. У Европа и Срби. Историја идеја 1903 – 1914, ур. Милош Ковић, 487–499. Београд: Clio. 

  • Fundić, D. & M. Vasiljević. „Stefan Rohdewald, Götter der Nationen. Religiöse Erinnerungsfiguren in Serbien, Bulgarien, und Makedonien bis 1944“, Cologne – Weimar –Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2014, 905 p., Balcanica XLVI (2015), 434–437. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6024

  • Fundić, D. “Herfried Münkler, Der Grosse Krieg. Die Welt 1914–1918“, Berlin: Rowohlt, 2013. 924 p., Balcanica XLV (2014), 491–494. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5659?locale-attribute=en

  • Fundić, D. “Gerhard Hirschfeld & Gerd Krumeich, Deutschland im Ersten Weltkrieg“, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, 2013, 331 p., Balcanica XLV (2014), 479–482. https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5655

  • Фундић, Д. „Исмаил Кемал – преображај османског службеника у вођу албанског националног покрета“. Историјски часопис LXII (2013), 361–385. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/6255


  • Fundić, D. “Austro-Hungarian Imperial Project and its Rivals (1912–1914).” Presented at Political, Social and Religious Dynamics in South-Eastern Europe, 12th International Congress of South-East European Studies, Bucharest, 2–6 September 2019.

  • Fundić, D. “The Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Serbia as a “Civilizing Mission” (1915–1918)”. Presented at South East Europe and the Great War. History, Memory, Legacy, Belgrade, „AIESEE“ Conference, 7–8 December 2017.

  • Fundić, D. “Multiple Agencies of Albanian Muslim Communities in the Late Nineteenth Century”. Presented at Central Europe and Balkan Muslims: Relations and Representations, Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute for Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 2–3 October 2017).

  • Фундић, Д. „Balcanica: изазови и искушења уређивања научног часописа на страном језику“. Представљено на Научна критика и стручне рецензије, Институт за новију историју Србије, Београд, 17. мај 2017.

  • Fundić, D. “The Albanian Question in Serbian-Italian Relations 1914–1918”. Presented at Italy and Serbia in the First World War, Belgrade, Institute for Balkan Studies,  4 December 2015.