International Students of History Association
|Type||International Student's Association|
|Purpose||Educational / Academic|
|Student Associations / Individuals|
The International Students of History Association (ISHA) is an international non-governmental organization of students of history. Based and active mainly in Europe, ISHA's goals are to facilitate communication and provide a platform of exchange for students of history and related sciences on an international level.
ISHA was founded in Budapest in 1990 thanks to the initiative of Hungarian history students who, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, wanted to forge links with their colleagues in Western Europe. At present, ISHA's members include more than 25 sections in fifteen European countries, and a number of observers and associate members, while ISHA is itself an associate member of the European Students' Union (ESU). Moreover, ISHA closely cooperates with a number of other academic networks, among them the European History Network and EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators.
Throughout the academic year, the various member sections take turns organizing several seminars and an Annual Conference. These events usually last five to seven days and take place with thirty to fifty (in case of the Annual Conference, up to a hundred) student participants from around Europe. They comprise workshops, discussions, lectures and presentations on varying topics, but also offer a cultural programme with visits and excursions. Additional leisure and evening activities are meant to provide more informal opportunities for participants to meet one another and thereby broaden their intercultural understandings.
|1990||Budapest||Hungary||The European Paradigm|
|1991||Pécs||Hungary||People on the move: Migration|
|1992||Helsinki||Finland||Gender and History|
|1993||Tours||France||What does it mean to be Europe|
|1994||Utrecht||Netherlands||History of Daily Life|
|1995||Mainz||Germany||History and Propaganda|
|1996||Vienna||Austria||Man and Nature|
|1997||Wroclaw||Poland||Religion and History|
|1999||Heidelberg||Germany||Enemies and Feinbilder|
|2000||Zagreb||Croatia||The 20th Century|
|2003||Helsinki||Finland||Who owns the Past?|
|2004||Pula||Croatia||Trade and Communication|
|2005||Ohrid||Macedonia||Religion in History|
|2006||Utrecht||Netherlands||Ideologies through History|
|2007||Turku||Finland||Popular culture and History|
|2008||Delft||Netherlands||Facets of power|
|2009||Zagreb||Croatia||Turning points in History|
|2010||Helsinki||Finland||Integration throughout History|
|2011||Pula||Croatia||East and West: Bridging the Differences|
|2012||Jena||Germany||Identities in Transition|
|2014||Budapest||Hungary||Images of the Other: Relations between Western and Central-Eastern Europe in History|
In 2009-10, ISHA took part in the project "Connecting Europe through History – Experiences and Perceptions of Migration in Europe", together with EUROCLIO and The Europaeum, an organization of ten leading European universities.
Since 1999, ISHA publishes its own journal, Carnival, in which students can publish articles of their own. Carnival is a yearly publication and is open to contributions from all students of history and related sciences (not only ISHA members).
The organs of ISHA are:
- The General Assembly (GA in short), who acts like the parliament of the association. It is made by member and observer sections, but only the former have the right to vote. It decides on the association's policies and the modification of statutes and standing orders and elects the Officials.
- The International Board (IB in short) is ISHA's executive body. It is composed by four members: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, who apply the guidelines decreed by the General Assembly.
- The Council represents the main aid of the Board in accomplishing the tasks necessary for the functioning of ISHA.
- The Treasury Committee is made by two members and has the main task of checking the outgoing treasurer's work at the end of his term.
- The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the yearly issue of Carnival.
- The Webmaster has the task of keeping the ISHA website up-to-date.
List of current sections (as of 2014)
|Croatia||Osijek, Pula, Zagreb|
|Czech Republic||Prague, Olomouc|
|Germany||Berlin, Jena, Marburg|
|Italy||Bologna, Rome, Trieste-Koper (twin section)|
|Slovenia||Ljubljana, Maribor, Trieste-Koper (twin section)|
|United Kingdom||Kent (Canterbury)|