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Centre for Advanced Medieval Studies
This centre was established in 2011 by a group of medievalists from Belgrade (employed at the Institute of History, Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute for Byzantine Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Faculty of Philosophy and the National Library of Serbia). The Centre is promoting the study of the medieval past in the South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean and is the only organisation solely dedicated to the research of the Middle Ages in the region. In accordance with the proclaimed goals of the international scientific cooperation, the Centre has launched a journal named Initial – A Review of Medieval Studies, which is publishing scholarly contributions (papers, source materials, reviews etc.) from all academic fields concerning medieval subject matters.
The Centre is governed by the Executive Board (Dragić Živojinović, Chairman; Aleksandar Krstić, Deputy Chairman), and the most important decisions are passed on the annual meetings of the Assembly.
The Centre accomplishes its goals by:
devising and carrying out scientific projects dealing with medieval history of South-eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, by recruiting experts in the fields of history and auxiliary historical sciences, theology, philology, philosophy, ethnology and anthropology, archaeology, sociology, and art history;
organizing, independently or in cooperation with other organizations, professional and scientific gatherings, councils, seminars, lectures, and other forms of professional improvement in the field of medieval studies;
publishing books and other publications in the above scientific fields, in accordance with the Associations Act;
cooperation with universities, scientific and research centres, professional associations, and other organizations at home and abroad devoted to the same or similar scientific disciplines.