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DIRECTOR

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 Hrista Najdanov, MA was born on May 18, 1967, in Skopje. He earned his higher education at the Faculty of Law “Justinian I” at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. Subsequently, he pursued post-graduate studies in Communication and Management of Cultural Policies at “Lumsa” University in Rome, Italy. Meanwhile, he successfully completed the Bar examination.

He currently holds the position of Acting Director of the State Archives of the Republic of North Macedonia.

His professional career began as an intern at the Court of Appeal of Skopje from December 1996 to September 1997. Subsequently, he transferred to the “Zarko Panovski” law office, where he continued as an intern.

From May 2000 to September 2000, he served as an assistant for participating in the collection of humanitarian aid in France with the French humanitarian organization “Guinea Solidarite.” Between September 2001 and December 2002, he held the position of chief officer for coordination and supervision at the Italian humanitarian organization “Intersos,” overseeing the organization's office activities in providing legal advice. From May 2004 to December 2017, he worked as an associate, providing legal assistance within the NGO “ESE,” focusing on the protection of victims of domestic violence and safeguarding the rights of women and children. Additionally, from May 2009 to May 2017, he served as the president of the Board of Directors at “Eurocomposite” AD Prilep. He remained a member of the Management Board of the State Lottery from November 2018 to January 2024.

Hrista Najdanov, MA, served as a lawyer in a law office from December 2003 until June 2021, at which point he transitioned to the role of an advisor for normative-legal affairs at the “Josip Broz Tito” SSCS. Currently, his employment relationship is on hold.

He actively participated in numerous seminars and conferences within the realms of law, environmental protection, and legal activities in both civil and criminal areas of Macedonian legislation.

From 2017 to November 2021, he held the position of a councilor in the Skopje City Council.

Additionally, he is proficient in English, French, Wallachian, and Serbian-Croatian languages.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Dr. Muzafer Bislimi

PROF. Dr. MUZAFER BISLIMI was born on April 16, 1972 in Aracinovo-Skopje, where he completed primary education. After graduating from the high school "Zef Ljus Marku" in Skopje in 1990, he enrolled at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, Department of History where he graduated with high success in 1995.

After graduating the same year, he enrolled in postgraduate studies at the same faculty, in the Ottoman period.

Since 1996 he has been working in INI, in the Ottoman department. In 1999 he successfully completed his postgraduate studies and defended his master's thesis: "Skender Bey's battles with the Ottomans, with special reference to Macedonia".

He received his doctorate in 2005 with his doctoral thesis submitted to INI under the title: "Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution in 1908".

Works in INI in the Department for the Ottoman-Turkish period, with the title of scientific advisor. He is also engaged in the department for postgraduate and doctoral studies at INI, as a full professor of the subjects: History of the Ottoman Empire, History of Ottoman Diplomacy, History of the Balkan States - New Century.

From 2005-2009 he held the position of mayor of the municipality of Aracinovo, where he was elected in the local elections in 2005.

Since July 2011 he has been appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.

Since November 2016, he has been acting Deputy Director of the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia.

Languages used: Albanian, Macedonian, English, French, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, and used by Turkish, Russian, German, etc.

BIBLIOGRAPHY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs: / Monographs:
  • Skanderbeg's struggles with the Ottomans with special reference to Macedonia, INI, Skopje, 2001, 230.
  • Betejat e Skёnderbeut nё Maqedoni, IHN, Shkup, 2003, 181.
  • Republique de Macedoine, Au Coeur des Balkan, Agence a l’information de Republique de Macedoine, (Le part historique, Dr Muzafer Bislimi: “Macedoine dans les siecles”), Skopje, 2006.
  • Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution, IHN, Skopje, 2008, 248.
  • The Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution, INI, Skopje, 2008, 250.
  • Monastery of St. Naum 1912-1924…, Documents, INI, Skopje, 2015.
  • Saint Naum 1912-1924…, Documents, INI, Skopje, 2015.
  • Zajaz (1842/43), Nufus Defteri, DARM, Skopje-, 2017.
  • Zajaz (1842/43), Population Register, ASHRM, Skopje, 2017.
  • Serbian Military Secret Reports to the Kosovo Committee, 1924-1941, ASHRM, Skopje, 2017.
  • Confidential documents of the Serbian Secret Service for the Kosovo Committee 1924-1941, DARM, Skopje, 2017.
Scientific works: / Articles and articles:
  • Skanderbeg's relations with Venice, during the uprising against the Ottoman rule (1443-1468), GINI, 44/2, Skopje, 2000, 109-117.
  • Reports of the Austro-Hungarian consuls from Macedonia for the Albanian clubs in Macedonia, GINI, 46/1, Skopje, 2002, 129-139.
  • Peoples of the Balkans on Skender Bey and his uprising, Hi-story magazine, issue 1, Skopje, june, 2003.
  • The project for construction of the Balkan Railway by Ismail Qemal-bey Vlora, GINI / 1-2, Skopje, 2004, 259-269
  • Balkan peoples about Scanderbeg and His uprising against Ottoman Empire, Acta Studia Albanica, Tirana, 1/2005, 93-100.
  • Skanderbeg Uprising in the Province of Dibra, Skanderbeg and Dibra, Skopje, 2005, 153-183.
  • Svetigrad, localization, chronology and occupation by the Ottomans, Gjergj Kastrioti Skёnderbeu (1405-1468), 600th anniversary of his birth, IHN, Skopje, 2006, 41-49.
  • Svetigrad, localization, chronology and conquest by the Ottomans, Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg (1405-1468), 600 years since his birth, INI, Skopje, 2006, 45-55.
  • Problems of localization of Svetigrad, Symposium, 600th anniversary of the birth of Skenderbeu, Tirana, December, 2005.
  • The Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution, Symposium ”100 Years of the Young Turk Revolution, MANU, Skopje, 2008.
  • A confidential document of the Serbian representative in Cetinje Jovan M. Jovanovi од from May 9, 1908 on the relations between the Albanians and the Young Turks and on the situation in Albania, GINI, Skopje, 52, 1-2, 2008, 131-141.
  • Parliamentary elections of 1908 in the Ottoman Empire and the participation of Albanians, Symposium "Kosovo in Ottoman archival documents", Prishtina, 2009.
  • "Albanian League of Prizren in the centuries-old Albanian journey", Nationwide Roundtable "Political-military understanding of the League of Prizren", Prizren, 10.06.2009.
  • "Albanian patriotic press on the Congress of Dibra in 1909", Symposium "100 years-Congress of Dibra", Dibra, 23-24 July 2009.
  • "Serbian historiography on Albanians - the end of the century. XIX beginning of the century. XX, SUT, III Albanological Seminar, Historical Session, Skopje, 2009, 321-329.
  • A confidential report of the Serbian consul in Cetina, Jovan M. Jovanovi nga from May 9, 1908 on the situation in Albania and the relations between Albanians and Young Turks, Historical Studies, 3-4, Tirana, 2009, 367-381.
  • Letter from Ismail Qemal Bey sent to Sir Edward Gray (accepted July 3), Historical Studies, 3-4, Tirana, 2009, 367-381.
  • "The Case of the Monastery of St. Naum - Consultative Opinion of the Permanent Court of Justice in The Hague, September 4, 1924", Historical Studies, 1-2, Tirana, 2010.
  • "American Documents-Reports of the US Legation from Belgrade and Tirana regarding the Albanian-Serbian Agreement of 1925, for St. Naum, Historical Studies, 3-4, Tirana, 2010.
  • Bitola - Center of the Albanian National Movement, Scientific Tribune, 102 years Congress of Bitola, Bitola, November 22, 2010.
  • The Case of the Albanian Alphabet, 1909-1910, Historical Research, 3, Skopje, 2011, 40-60.
  • Brief overview of the life and works of Skanderbeg-Prince Epirot - by Marin Barleti (History de vita et gestis, Scanderbegi Epirotarum Principis), Albanological Studies, 4, Skopje, 2011, 167-175.
  • Skopje in the History of Salih Asim, Albanological Seminar, Tetovo-Skopje, 2011. (In print)
  • Serbian massacres on the Albanian population, Albanological Seminar, Tetovo-Skopje, 2012, October, 2012.
  • Dibra Uprising 1913, according to Serbian documents, International Conference, 100 Years of Independence, Tirana, 25-29 November 2012.
  • "Albanians on the" Road from Belgrade to Thessaloniki "by the well-known guide Johann Georg von Hahn (1811-1869)", Albanological Seminar, Tetovo, 2017.
  • Bitola, center of the Albanian National Movement, Symposium, "Visionary decisions of the Commission for the formation of the Albanian Language Alphabet and the contribution of the Qiriazi family", Bitola, 2017.
Feltone and other inscriptions: / Фељтони and other inscriptions:
  • Turkish penetrations in the Balkans and the occupation of Albania and Macedonia,
  • Fact, 1/191, Skopje, 21.11.1998, 11.
  • The origin of the Kastriot family,
  • Fact, 1/192, Skopje, 23.11.1998, 11.
  • The beginning of the Skanderbeg Uprising, - Fact, 1/193, Skopje, 24.11.1998, 11.
  • Skanderbeg Uprising during the years 1443-1451,
  • Fact, 1/194, Skopje, 25.11.1998, 10.
  • Turkish army withdraws from Kruja twice,
  • Fact, 1/195, Skopje, 26.11.1998, 11.
  • Skanderbeg's death, the conquest of Kruja and Albania,
  • Fact, 1/196, Skopje, 27.11.1998, 11.
  • Heroes do not die-Halit Ferati from Breza (1869-1887),
  • Fact, 1/241, Skopje, 27.01.1999, 10.
  • Fejton: "Skanderbeg's battles in the Albanian areas in Macedonia".
  • The first Turkish penetrations in the Balkans,
  • Lobby, No96, Skopje, 16.12.2002, 46-49.
  • The outbreak of the Skanderbeg Uprising,
  • Lobby, No97, Skopje, 23.12.2002, 45-49.
  • The Battle of Dibra on September 26, 1446,
  • Lobby, No98-99, Skopje, 30.12.2002, 45-49.
  • The death of Murat II and the battles of Skanderbeg with Mehmed II the Conqueror,
  • Lobby, No100, Skopje, 13.01.2003, 62-65.
  • Battles of Ohrid and Sfetigrad 1464/1465,
  • Lobby, No101, Skopje, 20.01.2003, 46-49.
  • Skanderbeg's death and the reconquest of Albanian lands,
  • Lobby, No102, Skopje, 27.01.2003, 46-49.