Nikola Baković studied history at University of Belgrade, University of Missouri and Central European University in Budapest. From 2012 to 2018, he worked as archivist at Regional Historical Archives of Čačak (Serbia). His research interests include cultural history of Yugoslavia, history of socialism, memory studies, and history of everyday life. In 2022, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the trans-local linking through ritual mobilities in the Second Yugoslavia at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. Currently, he is preparing the publication of monographs on this topic in English and Croatian languages.
Selected publications:
  • “Retracing the Revolution. Partisan Reenactments in Socialist Yugoslavia”, in: Reenactment Case Studies. Global Perspectives on Experiential History (edited by Vanessa Agnew, Juliane Tomann and Sabine Stach). Routledge (Forthcoming 2022).
  • „Upoznaj domovinu dok još uvijek postoji. Ferijalni turizam u Jugoslaviji između solidarnosti i solventnosti“, in: Kontinuiteti i inovacije. Zbornik odabranih radova s Četvrtog međunarodnog znanstvenog skupa Socijalizam na klupi, Pula, 26-28. rujna 2019. (edited by Anita Buhin and Tina Filipović). Zagreb/Pula: Srednja Europa, 2021, 1-27.
  • “Staffellauf zwischen Personenkult und Massenunterhaltung. Hybridisierung eines sozialistischen Festes in Jugoslawien”, in: Hybride Events (edited by Gregor J. Betz, Ronald Hitzler, Arne Niederbacher and Lisa Schäfer). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2017, 51-61.
  • “’No One Here is Afraid of Blisters or Work!’ Modes of Social Integration and Cooperation in Yugoslav Youth Brigades. The Example of Čačak Region Brigades (1946-1952)”. Hungarian Historical Review 4/1 (2015): 29-55.
  • “Song of Brotherhood, Dance of Unity: Cultural-Entertainment Activities for Yugoslav Economic Emigrants in the West in the 1960s and 1970s.” Journal of Contemporary History 50/2 (2015): 354-375.