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Call for Proposals – Jerusalem 2026

Turin, September 6, 2023

Dear Colleagues,    

A year has passed since the closure of the 23rd Congress in Poznan. It is now up to us to prepare for the 24th ICHS Congress in Jerusalem, July 26-31, 2026. 

Only ICHS members (national committees, affiliated international organizations, internal commissions) are invited to send the ICHS secretariat their proposals for themes to structure the Congress program.

The format for presentations remains unchanged, in accordance with the resolutions of the General Assemblies:

– 1. Major themes: sessions last a full day, and the number of presenters must not exceed twelve.

– 2. Joint sessions: these must be proposed by at least two ICHS member organizations. They take place over three hours and must not bring together more than six speakers.

– 3. Specialized themes: these half-day sessions involve six to eight speakers.

– 4. Round tables: the round table consists of a panel discussion of a substantial text, raising a major issue and drafted by the person in charge of the session. The maximum number of participants is four, excluding the organizer(s). Sessions last half a day.

Proposals must therefore clearly specify whether they concern a major theme or one of the other types of session.

The themes proposed must be varied and innovative. If possible, they should put several regions of the world into perspective, and for the major themes in particular, they should cover all chronological periods. Care should be taken to balance genders and generations in the choice of speakers.

Organizers are asked to write a short presentation on the theme of the session (5,000 characters in Word format). They should fill in the form below with their contact details. Please note that the working languages are English, French and Spanish only. Organizers can already indicate the names and qualifications of the speakers.

Each member of the ICHS, through its representative, must return all proposals to the general secretariat before February 28, 2024.

The proposals selected by the committee will be posted on our website: and all ICHS members will have a short period in which to send their reactions.

Considering these reactions, the board responsible for preparing the Congress program will draw up a synthesis of the proposals. This synthesis will be submitted to the General Assembly (Tokyo, October 25-27, 2024) for discussion and vote. The major themes will be chosen separately by the General Assembly from the list of proposals.

We remind you that the board is authorized to propose panel pairings directly to the organizers in the event of similar themes. It is the responsibility of ICHS members to keep the organizers informed of developments in the procedure. The organizers will inform those whose proposals have been rejected. Please refer to the program for the 23rd Poznan Congress.

Once the General Meeting has voted, the selected organizers will be responsible for setting up their session and recruiting their speakers. Details will be sent out by the ICHS Board at the end of 2024. The board may issue a second call for contributions to solicit new themes or complete certain sessions.

Warmest regards,

Edoardo Tortarolo


ICHTH–INTH Book Prize for the History and Theory of Historiography – Call for Applications 

The International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography (ICHTH) and the International Network for Theory of History (INTH) jointly award a Book Prize and a First Book Prize, worth $500 each, for the Best Book and Best First Book on any aspect of the history and theory of historiography. The Prize is supported by the journal Storia della Storiografia

Submissions are now open for the 2024 ICHTH–INTH BEST BOOK AND BEST FIRST BOOK (published between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023) 

The Prize focuses on books in the field of the history and theory of historiography. A book is any single-author publication with an ISBN. There are two categories: Best First Book and Best Book, with the former targeting first works (including published Ph.D. dissertations) of early-career scholars and the latter targeting all other works. Authors may submit only one book. 


  • The submitted book should be published between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023.
  •  The submitted book should be in English, French, German or Spanish (based on the linguistic competence of the Prize Committee).
  • The following materials should be submitted to the Prize Committee:
    (1) one hard copy of the book: please send to Berber Bevernage, History Department, Ghent University, St. Pietersnieuwstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
    (2) a pdf of the book (for internal use of the Prize Committee): please send to
    (3) a pdf with curriculum vitae and list of publications: please send to

All scholars, whether ICHTH or INTH members or not, can submit. Pdfs should not exceed 25 MB.
Each e-mail will receive an automatic response acknowledging its receipt. 

The Prize Committee consists of four scholars nominated by ICHTH and INTH: Prof. Berber Bevernage (Ghent University, Belgium), Prof. Lizette Jacinto (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico), Prof. Lize Kriel (University of Pretoria, South Africa), and Prof. Marek Tamm (Tallinn University, Estonia). 


  • Deadline for electronic submission is 31 December 2023 (early submissions are
  •  A shortlist of selected candidates will be determined by 20 April 2024.
  • An announcement and celebration of the Prize will be held on 22–24 May 2024 at
    the INTH conference in Lisbon.

    Storia della Storiografia will publish two Fora dedicated to the Prize winners: Forum for the Best First Book and Forum for the Best Book. Both Fora will consist of a summary of the winning book by the laureate, three review essays, and a rejoinder by the laureate.

    Prize updates are available at and

Death Notice

CISH/ICHS regrets to inform of the death of Don Manuel Espadas Burgos who was Secretary (1981-1993) and President (1993-2011) of the CECH (Comité Español de Ciencias Históricas), having developed an active role in the representation of the Spanish Committee before the International Committee of Historical Sciences and its partner organizations. It is worth mentioning his main activities in the executive of the CECH, namely the organization of the XVII International Congress of Historical Sciences that took place in Madrid in August of 1990.

The 2024 Dan David Prize – Call for Nominations

The Dan David Prize is the world’s largest history prize, annually awarding 9 prizes of $300,000 each to early and midcareer scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines, to acknowledge their outstanding achievements and support future work. Nominations for the 2024 Dan David Prize are now open and submissions will be accepted until October 11, 2023. 
Nominees can come from any field related to the study of the human past, both within academia and outside itThe list of previous winners can be found here.
Nominations are open to researchers in disciplines such as history, archaeology, art history, digital humanities and human palaeontology, as well as independent scholars, public historians, museum curators and documentary filmmakers.
Anyone can nominate. Self-nominations will not be considered | Renominations from previous years are encouraged.

Nomination requirements: 
-Nominees must be engaged in outstanding and original work related to the study of the human past, employing any chronological, geographical and methodological focus.  
-Nominees should exhibit strong potential for future excellence, innovation and leadership that will help shape the study of the past for years to come. 
-Academic nominees must hold a PhD and must have published at least one major piece of work, such as a book or a collection of articles related to a major project.  
-Non-academic nominees are NOT required to hold a PhD, but must have completed at least one major piece of work, such as a book, major publication, exhibition, documentary film or public humanities project, and should demonstrate an ongoing engagement with topics related to history and the study of the past. 
-Nominees should be no more than 15 years post-PhD (for academics) or 15 years after the release of their first major project (for non-academics), although due allowance will be made for career breaks (including e.g. parental and care leave or duties, health-related leave and career changes). 
For more information and to nominate, click here