Medal realized in 2015 by the French engraver Nicolas Salagnac on a drawing of Yuri Vishnevsky Russian artist

In 2015, the CISH has created the International Prize for History.

This prize honors a historian who has distinguished herself or himself in the field of history by her/his works, publications or teaching, and has significantly contributed to the development of historical knowledge.

There are no individual applications. Only the collective members of the CISH – its national committees or its international affiliated organizations – may present candidates.

  • 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).  More information
  • In 2016, the International Prize for History CISH was awarded to Gábor Klaniczay, professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University (Budapest) for the excellence of its works. More information
  • In 2022 the International Prize for History CISH was awarded to Sanjay Subrahmanyam. He is Distinguished Professor of History and Irving & Jean Stone Chair in Social Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles. More information