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XXIIIrd Congress in Poznan postponed to 2021

In the face of the pandemic spread of Covid-19, after evaluating all the sanitary, organizational and economic implications, as well as the forecasts on the progress of the disease, the ICHS Board together with the Organizing Committee in Poznan came to the belief that it is not reasonable to hold the Congress on the scheduled date. Consequently, we announce the postponement of the Congress to 22-28 August 2021.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience and hope to meet with all of you in Poznan next year.

Please find more information on the Congress website.

Best wishes,
Andrea Giardina
Catherine Horel and the ICHS Board
Krzysztof Makowski and the Organizing Committee

Launch of the XXIII Congress website

The Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań have opened the website dedicated to the XXIII Congress which will be held in Poznan in 2020 and of which they are the main organizers.

On this website, you will find general information about the organizers, the venues of the Congress, the region and contacts. More information will be gradualy available.

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Migration as a Cultural Phenomenon

The ICHS board is pleased to announce the publication of the proceedings of the conference organized during the General Assembly (september 2012) by the Hungarian Committee “Migration as a Cultural Phenomenon” as a special issue of the journal Hungarian Historical Review edited by the Historical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.”

Gábor Klaniczay awarded the 2016 International Prize for History CISH

The International Prize for History CISH was awarded to Gábor Klaniczay, for the excellence of his 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 additional resources. 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 Press, 2013).