The International Social History Association (ISHA) was founded at the 20th International Congress of the Historical Sciences, held in Sydney, July 3-9, 2005. ISHA’s aims are:
● to maintain and develop personal contacts between scholars of all countries interested in social history in its broadest sense;
● to periodically organize academic meetings (including international conferences) on social history;
● to encourage all forms of research and publications relevant to the development and diffusion of social history.
ISHA is an affiliated organization of the International Committee of Historical Sciences and of the International Economic History Organization. These affiliations facilitate the organization of panels and workshops at international conferences.
ISHA publishes an irregular Newsletter with information on new developments in social history, interviews and essays.