Serbian Studies Vol. 25, No. 1 (2011)

This special issue of Serbian Studies focuses on the contributions of Serbian women to the first and second generations of the “New Woman” movement that spread across Europe from the latter part of the nineteenth century to 1950. The second wave of “new women” was documented photographically and presented in 2011 in an exhibition entitled “Being Beautiful” at the Historical Museum in Belgrade. The exhibition presented images of the Serbian “New Woman” during the 1930s—wearing trousers and walking down city streets as well as lounging in stylish interiors. During this historical period, women worked to establish a public presence for themselves as teachers, writers, doctors, artists, and professionals in many other fields. Their entry into these uncharted territories resulted in remarkable work that revealed their professional struggles as well as professional advancements. Read the full volume here.