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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

Congress 2020/2022: Additional Call for Panels

In view of  the cancellation of several panels, the ICHS and the Organizing Committee of the Congress in Poznań have decided to permit applications for new panels in three categories: Specialized Themes, Joint Sessions and Round Tables.

We would like to remind you of the guidelines ruling the process of selection:

  • Only members of ICHS (national committees, affiliated and internal commissions) are invited to send their proposals.
  • The format of the sessions remains unchanged, according to the resolutions of the General Assemblies:
    • Specialized Themes: sessions proposed by individual ICHS members; they last three hours and the number of contributors must not exceed six persons;
    • Joint Sessions: convened by at least two members of ICSH, they last three hours and may include no more than six participants;
    • Round Tables: discussions of a substantial paper related to a major question and written by the convener of the session; the number of participants must not exceed five persons (including organizer), the sessions last for three hours.
  • The themes should be sufficiently varied and innovative, concerning, if possible, several regions of the world.
  • The organizers must provide a short presentation of the theme of the session (5,000 characters in Word format) by filling the form enclosed below with their contact information.
  • Please bear in mind that the ICHS working languages are exclusively English, French and Spanish.

Each association, through its representatives, must return the proposals to the CISH General Secretary Prof. Edoardo Tortarolo ( before August 1st, 2021. Please find here the form for the session proposals.

The Board will announce selection of the proposals by September 30th, 2021.

Catherine Horel, ICHS President
Edoardo Tortarolo, ICHS General Secretary
Krzysztof Makowski, On behalf of the Organizing Committee