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Gábor Klaniczay awarded the 2016 International Price for History CISH

The International Price for History CISH was awarded to Gábor Klaniczay, for the excellence of its works. The award will be delivered during the General Assembly of the CISH in September, 2017 in Moscow.

Gábor Klaniczay-CROPA specialist in late medieval and early modern religious history in Hungary and Europe, Gábor Klaniczay is professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Budapest. With the insights of historical anthropology he researches what were the historical uses of heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft. His books include The Uses of Supernatural Power. The Transformations of Popular Religion in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Polity – Princeton U. P., 1990); Szent Margit legendái és stigmái [Legends and stigmata of Saint Margaret] (Argumentum, 1994); Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses. Dynastic Cults in Medieval Central Europe (Cambridge U.P., 2002); (ed.) Procès de canonisation au Moyen Âge. Aspects juridiques et religieux (École française de Rome, 2004) (ed. with Éva Pócs); Witchcraft Mythologies and Persecutions (CEU Press, 2008) (ed.); Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe  (CEU Ptess, 2013).

Gallery of pictures of the XXII Congresse at Jinan, August 2015

Prof. Marjatta Hietala

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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 Poznan, Poland, was chosen. The agenda will be determined during the next board meeting, in June 2016.

Poznan application

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 has been 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 was delivered.

More about the Program

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Thanks to our Chinese colleagues!

During the Congress of Jinan, the choir and orchestra of Shandong University have honored us masterfully interpreting the Ode to Joy from Beethoven. Whether they are in deep thanks !

Serge Gruzinski awarded the International Prize of History, the CISH- 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 has been 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.

 

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