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ICHS Statement

As the world’s largest organization of historians, the Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) – International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS) includes national and topical history organizations from all continents and covering all time periods. 

Our purpose is to defend freedom of thought and expression in the field of historical research and teaching and oppose the misuse of history for whatever purpose. 

As such, we strongly condemn the abuse of history employed by President Putin in rationalizing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. History is not owned by states or rulers, and we deplore the use of history to foster enemy images and distorted myths. 

Freedom of thought and expression requires dialogue and means that our identities and communities are subject to revision and change.  

We stand by our member organizations from the Russian Federation and Ukraine in support of open and free dissemination of historical sources and open and free discussions about interpretations and narratives. 

The Board of CISH- ICHS

6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Berlin 16-20 August 2022

Due to the global pandemic, the 6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, originally planned for August 2020, had to be postponed twice. A new Call for Papers has been issued.
There is no specific conference theme and no focus on a particular historical era. Proposals covering a wide range of public history are welcome, such as: Public History practice and civic engagement, Memory,  Digital, Media, Performance, Professional issues.

The deadline for all proposals is 31 January 2022

Guidelines and further information can be found on

XXIII International Congress of Historical Sciences Poznań 2020/2022: Solidarity Fund

In line with its tradition and with significant support from generous sponsors, the Organizing Committee of the XXIII International Congress of Historical Sciences Poznań 2020/2022 has established a Solidarity Fund for historians who would like to participate in the Congress.

Support will be given in the form of:
a) free accommodation in Adam Mickiewicz University dormitories for 150 participants
b) a registration fee waiver for 100 participants
c) travel grants for 60 participants

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.

Please find all the information and contact details here:

Resources for Historical Studies

The blog Geschichtstheorie am Werk aims to theorize and reflect on history, which is to say history as both a research object and epistemological practice. It seeks, in the sense of a workshop, to critically question what history is, and how it can be researched and represented. Hence, by the theory of history we understand a process that is “at work,” one that also includes reflecting on one’s own practice. This results in a wide range of topics, including “classic” questions such as: What exactly is history? How can the ontological absence of the past and future be realized? What are the objects of historical research? How are they dealt with in achieving knowledge? In what medial, fragmentary, and (non)-accidental form is the past handed down? Which (medial) forms of representation do historians choose to present their interpretations of non-present times? What social roles are assigned to history, and what ethical values are associated with it as a historically and geographically situated academic practice?

The Editorial team invites researchers interested in historical theory to submit their contributions and reflections in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.

100 years of the Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana dr. Emilio Ravignani

The Ravignani Institute is a consolidated center of excellence in Argentine and American history research, and an international reference point for scholars of Latin American history.

A new publication presents a synthesis of the Institute’s long history, as well as its activities of publishing, exchange, dissemination and training of human resources.

Please find the brochure here:

Call for Experts Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (Council of Europe)

The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, from the Council of Europe, recently launched two calls for tenders to find experts to draft our thematic report and our regular report, to be published in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

The subject of the thematic report will focus on how pandemics and natural disasters are reflected in history teaching. The regular report will focus on the state of history teaching, more generally, in the 17 member states of the Observatory. Member states (

You will find information for both calls here

For any further questions, please contact the OHTE team at