21-27 August 2022 in Poznań (Poland)

The ISHD conference 2022 took place within the framework of the XXIIIrd Congress of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH/ICHS) in Poznań (Poland). ISHD is a member organization of CISH/ICHS and presented three ISHD sessions at this world conference and co-organized a Joint Session.

  • Joint Session with the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE): 'Modernization' and 'modernity' in the history of history education (organizers: Susanne Popp, Augsburg, and Eckhardt Fuchs, GEI, Braunschweig). Please find the Call for Papers for the Joint Session here.
  • ISHD session I: How should history education respond to the arrival of the Anthropocene Era? (organizers: Harry Haue, Odense, and Terry Haydn, Norwich). Please find the Call for Papers for the Joint Session here.
  • ISHD session II: History education and public history (organizers: Markus Furrer, Lucerne, and Joanna Wojdon, Wrocław). Please find the Call for Papers for the Joint Session here.
  • ISHD session III: Progressive narratives in the post-Cold War era (organizers: Markus Furrer, Lucerne, and Barnabas Vajda, Komárno). Please find the Call for Papers for the Joint Session here.

16-18 September 2021 in Lucerne (Switzerland)

This conference was focusing on the topic Why History Education?

Conference Programme (September 2021)

Call for Papers (closed)


09-11 September 2019 in Tutzing (Germany) (Politische Akademie Tutzing)

This conference was focusing on the topic Migration and History Education.

Conference Programme 1 (September 2019)

Conference Programme 2 (September 2019)

Call for Papers (closed)


10-12 October 2018 in Gatineau/Ottawa (Canada)

This conference was focusing on the topic Agency, Citizenship and Historical Thinking: Empirical Research.

Conference Programme (August 2018)

Call for Papers (closed)


13-15 September 2017 in Vanderbijlpark, Republic of South Africa

This conference was focusing on the topic 'History from the Core to Zero Gravity' and was organized as a joint conference of the ISHD and the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT).

Conference Programme (July 2017)



29-31 August 2016 in Trabzon, Turkey: Cancellation

We deeply regret that we had to announce the cancellation of the conference on history teaching education in Trabzon, which was planned to take place from 29-31 August. The Board wants to thank our host, Prof. Dr. İsmail Demircioğlu, for his efforts in the organization and hopes that we will be able to convene a conference in Trabzon in the future.

23-29 August 2015 in Jinan, China

In combination with the XXIIth CISH conference (http://www.cish.org/congres/congres_2015.htm).

08-10 September 2014 in Wrocław, Poland

History and Edutainment

2014 conference of ISHD focused on history and edutainment - i.e. a combination of education and entertainment in any of its forms (including e.g. computer and board games, films, museums, historical and archeological picnics and battle reconstructions, historical magazines and TV programs, entertaining materials and activities in the school classrooms etc.). The goal of the conference was to investigate different aspects of the phenomenon of historical edutainment

16-18 September 2013 in Tutzing, Germany

Colonialism, decolonization and post-colonial historical perspectives – Challenges for History Didactics and history teaching in a globalizing world

Colonialisme - décolonisation - perspectives postcoloniales: des défis pour la didactique et l'enseignement de l'histoire dans le contexte de la mondialisation

Kolonialismus, Dekolonisierung, postkoloniale Perspektiven. Herausforderungen für die Didaktik der Geschichte und den Geschichtsunterricht im Kontext der Globalisierung

Conference Report
Conference Programm

25-27 June 2012 in Kazan, Russia

Cultural and religious diversity and the implications for history education

Kulturelle und religiöse Vielfalt und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Geschichtsunterricht

La diversité culturelle et religieuse et ses implications pour l’enseignement de l’histoire

12-14 September 2011 in Basel, Switzerland

From historical research to school history: problems, relations, challenges
De la recherche historique à l’histoire scolaire: Problèmes, relations, défis
Geschichtswissenschaft und Schulunterricht: Probleme, Beziehungen, Herausforderungen

Pedagogic College of North-West Switzerland
Office of Coordination of the Swiss Societies for History Didactics

22-28 August 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(20th International Congress of Historical Sciences - ICHS - CISH )

September 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany

(Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung)

Schulbuchanalyse: Fragen zur Methodologie
Analyzing Textbooks: Methodological Issues
L'analyse des manuels: questions méthodologiques

8-10 September 2008 in Tutzing, Germany

(Akademie für politische Bildung)

Empirische Forschung zum historischen Lernen
Empirical Research on History Learning
Recherche empirique sur l'apprentrisage de l'histoire

19-21 September 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece

(Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis)

Geschichte in der öffentlichen Argumentation
Public Uses of history
Usages publics de l'histoire

28-30 September 2006 in Tallinn, Estonia

Geschichtsbewusstsein – Geschichtskultur
Historical Consciousness – Historical Culture
Conscience historique – Culture historique

3-9 July 2005 in Sydney, Australia

(19th International Congress of Historical Sciences in Sydney)

Main session: Textbooks from the Narrative of the Nation to the Narrative of the Citizen (Moderator: Masao Nishikawa, Japan)

Sessions of the ISHD:

1. Teaching and Learning World History - the Global Challenge

(Moderator: Luigi Cajani, Rome, Italy)

2. The View on the Other in History Teaching (textbook/teachers)

(Moderator: Elisabeth Erdmann, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

20-24 September 2004 in Rabat, Morocco

(Université Mohammed V – Souissi)

Rencontre de l'histoire et rencontre de l'autre : L'enseignement de l'histoire comme dialogue interculturel

16-20 September 2003 in Tutzing, Germany

(Akademie für politische Bildung)

Möglichkeiten des stufenbezogenen Geschichtsunterrichts im internationalen Vergleich - Erfahrungen und Visionen