Selection Committee

Aleksandra Pavićević was born in Belgrade in 1969. She received her PhD degree in 2005. She has been the President of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, since 2010 and the President of the Assembly of the Association of Researchers Working at Humanities Institutes since 2012. She published four monographs and authored numerous scholarly papers in national and international journals and edited volumes. She participated in numerous scientific conferences in Serbia and abroad, gave many lectures, invited lectures and held many seminars. Aleksandra Pavićević is a member of INASEA (International Association for South East European Anthropology). She is currently the leader of the project Identity Strategies: Contemporary Culture and Religiosity, coordinated by the Institute of Ethnography SASA. She is also the leader od the project Digitization and Presentation of the Video Archives of the Ethnographic Institute of SASA Created between 1903 and 1939.

Research interests: thanatology, religion, identity, ethnicity, ritual life, family, marriage, sex morality, law, politics.


Stevan Jovičić graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He is a film historian, one of the initiators of research in the history of Serbian film and film screenwriter. He has been publishing articles on the history of film since 1959; he edited the books Nušić: the First Serbian Film Screenwriter, 100 years ago – the cinema of 1896, From Camera Obscurato Video Film, With a Camera and a Rifle – Dragiša M. Stojadinović, Precisely 30" and others. He set the theoretical basis for the evaluation of film as a historical source and has popularized film documents in television releases. Together with Marko Babac, he initiated the restoration of old Serbian films. Jovičić wrote several screenplays for documentaries: With a Camera and a Rifle, In the East of Serbia, Mokranjac Forever, The Right to Truth, The Bard of Lazar's City, etc., as well as television shows for the Television of Novi Sad, TV Zagreb and TV Belgrade. He spent the whole of his career at the Yugoslav Film Archives and his work contributed to the development of the institution and the promotion of film archiving as an auxiliary historical discipline. He lives in Belgrade and is active as a publicist, writing about film and history. He is the laureate of the Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the National Culture o fthe Republic of Serbia.