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Comité international des sciences historiques

Welcome on the new website of the ICHS!

Ito Jakuchu’s “White Phoenix on Old Pine from the Colourful Realm of Living Beings”

It had been five years since the website of the committee had been renewed. Five years for a website is an eternity!

Today, we are pleased to present the new site, which in addition to its graphic design more elegant and modern, present new features:

Easier navigation, especially it permits to switch easily between French and English.

The ability to share content on many social networks.

Feel free to send your comments to webmaster:

e-mail: webmaster@cish.org

2017 : The next General assembly In Moscow

MoscouThe next General assembly will be organized in Moscow. At this meeting the Committee will determine the program of the next Congress. Several scientific meetings will be organized on this occasion.

The XXIIIrd Congress – Poznan

poznan-villeThe General assembly of the International Committee for Historical Sciences – August 29th 2015 – voted for the city where the XXIIId Congress will take place. The application of Poznań, Poland, was chosen. The agenda will be determined during the next board meeting, in June 2015.

Our XXIInd Congress – Jinan 2015

The congress of the International Committee of historical Sciences was held in Jinan (Shandong University). For the first time the congress was organized in Asia. The number of registered participants reached approximately 2 600, from 88 countries. Never before had so many junior researchers attended the congress, many with financial help from ICHS, Shandong University and PVWF, a Dutch Foundation. For the first time also, the international Prize for History, sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker, Jaeger-LeCoultre, was delivered.

More about the Program

More about the Prize

Serge Gruzinski awarded the International Prize of History, the CISH-Jaeger-LeCoultre History Prize

For the first laureate of this prize, the jury – the Board of the CISH, which has 12 members from different countries – selected as the winner, from a pool of excellent and highly-qualified candidates, Serge Gruzinski (École des hautes études en sciences sociales and CNRS, Paris, France).

Serge Gruzinski-petit

A specialist in the history of Latin America in the XVIth, XVIIth and XVIIIth century, Serge Gruzinski is a pioneer in reflecting on questions of global history and transnational history. He has popularized key notions such as « metissage » or « cultural circulation » across borders.

Among his many books, a few may be mentioned here, some of which have been translated into many languages:
* La Pensée
métisse, Fayard 1999 ;
* Quelle heure est-il là-bas ?
Amérique et Islam à l’orée  des temps modernes Seuil, 2008 (in English: What Time is It There ? America and Islam at the dawn of modern times, Polity, 2011);
* L’Aigle et le Dragon. Démesure européenne et mondialisation au XVIe siècle, Fayard, 2012 (in English : The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century, Polity 2014) ;
* L’Histoire pour quoi faire ?, Fayard, 2015.

The 26th of August 2015, the medal of The Grand International Prize of History will be presented to Serge Gruzinski during the XXIInd International Congress of Historical Sciences in Jinan, China, by Marjatta Hietala, president of the CISH, and a Reverso watch will be offered to him by an official of the Swiss firm Jaeger-LeCoultre.


ICHS XXIII Congress: official candidatures

In preparation for the organization of the XXII Congress of the ICHS 2020, the Board received the three following official candidature:

Athens, Greece
Poznan, Poland
Tampere, Finland