The International Commission for the  

History and Theory of Historiography

History of the Commission
 Mission Statement

    This organisation, whose full title is the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography/Commission Internationale pour l'Histoire et la Théorie de l'Historiographie, is affiliated to the Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) and makes an important contribution to the quinquennial International Congress of Historical Sciences. It seeks in addition to fulfil the following roles:

  • to provide a strategic centre for the advancement and co-ordination of efforts to promote the theory and history of historiography as subjects of research and teaching among historians across the world
  • to encourage frequent conferences, workshops and consultancies aimed at promoting the subject in a variety of learning situations
  • to establish and maintain close links with learned journals and academic institutions specialising in theoretical and historiographical approaches to the study of the past
  • to avoid regional or ethnocentric preoccupations in order to ensure that the Commission reflects the historical interests of all cultures

        Membership gives access to the programs and opportunities for co-operative endeavour which this unique institution offers to historians who are interested in its objectives and convinced of the importance of historiography as a form of intellectual enquiry.

Mission Statement
Organization  and Membership
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