Vojislav STANIMIROVIĆ (m), works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Legal History at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. He teaches Comparative Legal History and Gender Studies (Undergraduate course), and Legal Anthropology and Oriental Legal Tradition (Master course). Additionally, he teaches Introduction to Sharia Law at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology (Department of Arabic Language and Literature). He used to teach Ethnology of Balkan Societies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy (Department of Ethnology and Anthropology), National History of State and Law, and Roman Law at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. His main areas of research are ancient law in the Near East and Sharia Law, as well as various aspects of women’s rights in the Antiquity.
After graduating (in 1987) and then obtaining his magister degree at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade (in 1993), he defended his PhD thesis “Legal-historical and legal-ethnological aspects of dowry” (in 2005) at the same faculty. He also graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology in 1996 and used to study Arabic language and literature at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology. He participated in numerous international conferences on Legal History. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board of the Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, International Society for Sociology and Religion, Serbian Society for Antiquity Studies, and Forvm Romanvm – Club for Roman Law and Classics. He is one of the founders of the Institutio Oratoria and re-establishers of the Belgrade Competition in Oratory, an annual academic event at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law.
Some of his publications are: “The Institution of Dowry in Our Traditional Culture”, Belgrade 1988; “Marriage and Marriage Gift Throughout the History”, Belgrade 2006; “Introduction to Sharia Law”, Belgrade 2015; “Rights of Women in Ancient Egypt”, Pravna država u antici – pro et contra (ed. Sima Avramović), Belgrade 1998; “Different Understandings of Dowry in the Antiquity and Their Effect on the Concept of Dowry in Serbia”, Antički svet, evropska i srpska nauka (ed. Ksenija Maricki Gađanski), Belgrade 2009; “Re-emergence of Dowry Amongst Serbs“, Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade 2010/3; “Legal Framework for the Patriarchal Family in Mesopotamia”, Pravni život 2014/3-4 (co-authored with Dragica Vujadinović); “The Power of Customs – Family in the Serbian Civil Code Between the Old and the New”, Srpski građanski zakonik – 170 godina (eds. Milena Polojac, Zoran S. Mirković, Marko Đurđević), Belgrade 2014; “Gender Relations in Serbia During the Time of Transition – Between Emancipation and Re-Traditionalisation”, Demokratska tranzicija Srbije (eds. Bojan Vranić, Goran Dajović), Belgrade 2018 (co-authored with D. Vujadinović); “Patriarchy and the Position of Women in the Antiquity”, Perspektive implementacije evropskih standarda u pravni sistem Srbije (ed. Stevan Lilić) 2018/8 (co-authored with D. Vujadinović); “Position of Women in the Old Testament and the Qur’an”, Arhiv za pravne i društvene nauke 2020/4, etc.