Stevan Kosta Pavlowitch
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
|Institutions||University of Southampton|
Stevan K. Pavlowitch (Serbian: Stevan K. Pavlovi?, ?. ; born 1933) is a Serbian British historian, emeritus professor of Balkan history at the University of Southampton and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
His great-grandfather Kosta Pavlovi? was the first mayor of Ni? following its liberation from the Ottoman Turks in 1878, as well as the head of the Belgrade branch of Serbian Prime Minister Jovan Risti?'s Liberal Party. Pavlowitch's grandfather, also named Stevan K. Pavlovi?, was an influential lawyer, interpreter and diplomat who served as an assistant to Serbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, governed the 77th District of Rotary International, headed the Serbian-French Friendship Society and was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French Government. Pavlowitch's father Kosta St. Pavlovi? was a historian and writer who served as a diplomat prior to the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
Pavlowitch began his schooling in Bucharest, where his father was stationed as a diplomat. Just before Yugoslavia's occupation by Germany, Italy and Hungary, Pavlowitch and his parents left the country via Nik?i? airport and sought refuge in London, accompanied by Du?an Simovi?, Mom?ilo Nin?i?, Milo? Trifunovi?, Dra?ko Stojkovi?, Slobodan Jovanovi?, and their families. Jovanovi? was cousins with Pavlowitch's father. Jovanovi? and Pavlowitch's family remained friends in exile. When Jovanovi? died in December 1958, he was buried on the Pavlowitch family's burial plot in London.
Exiled, Pavlowitch studied history in Paris and the School of Slavonic and Yugoslav Studies at King's College in London. From 1958 to 1965, Pavlowitch worked as a journalist and was stationed in Belgium and Italy. In 1965, he joined the staff of the University of Southampton and in 1997 became the emeritus professor of Balkan history. He is currently the emeritus professor of Balkan history at the University of Southampton and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.