Call for Candidacies – ISHA Elections 2021

If you want to see ISHA continue its work next year and experience more traditional ISHA seminars in the future, we need people on board to guarantee the continuation of ISHA. Our Annual Conference – the second and hopefully the last one organized in the pandemic time – will take place at the end of September in Pula. In Pula, we will elect our next year’s officials who will represent ISHA in 2022.

The call for Candidacies is now officially open, so please consider running for a position, either the board or the council, to keep ISHA alive for the next years to come. Send your application to secretary@isha.international before the Annual Conference begins on the 29th of September in Pula.

You can apply for positions of:

PRESIDENT 
VICE-PRESIDENT
SECRETARY

VICE-SECRETARY
TREASURER
COUNCIL MEMBER
WEBMASTER

CARNIVAL EDITOR
ARCHIVIST
TREASURY SUPERVISION

More information on the different positions you can find on our website.

Here are again top ten reasons to apply for the Officials:

  1. You get to enhance and hone your leadership, teamwork, communication, writing and speaking skills. Depending on your position, a certain effort will be required which, in turn, will produce betterment in certain areas.
  2. You decide, with you fellow Officials, in which direction our Association will be headed.
  3. You keep constant contact with ISHA people which apart from the business side, also creates opportunities for good friendship and connections.
  4. As a part of IFISO (Informal Forum of International Student Organisations), ISHA is often invited to be a part of their events which gather a large number of international student associations and as an ISHA Official, you can represent us there and learn how the other associations are dealing with common issues, but also create a wide network of contacts.
  5. Being an ISHA Official cannot go unnoticed in your CV. Experience teaches us that former and current students that have been a part of the Officials get work opportunities more easily than our regular members.
  6. Being an Official gives you leverage in applying for ISHA seminars, especially Annual Conferences where Officials are essential.
  7. You get to see and become more familiar with our inner structure.
  8. You give back to the ISHA family and community. You probably have some fond memories from ISHA that were a result of sacrifices of the organising teams and ISHA Officials.
  9. Before your mandate officially starts the former Officials are there to help you get a hang of the job. They slowly incorporate the new Officials in the meetings which culminate at the New Year’s Seminar where the Handover takes place. Handover consists of two days of thorough knowledge sharing and ultimately preparing the new Officials for their mandate, but also informal activities to keep the balance.
  10. These unprecedented times in ISHA history are calling for creative, adaptive and motivated people that will know how to deal with possible challenges that the future might entail. Through teamwork every issue is solvable and obstacles on your path are there to build your character.

Do not hesitate to send your candidacies to secretary@isha.international with your personal info, preferred position and motivation. The deadline for sending an application is the beginning of the Annual Conference on the 29th of September. ISHA needs your help to survive!

Applications and Programme: Annual Conference 2021 in Pula, Croatia

Applications are still open for the Annual Conference that will be organised by the Club of History Students – ISHA Pula this year from 29th of September to the 2nd of October 2021 in Pula. The topic of this conference is “Anti-fascism”. The 100th anniversary of the “Labin Republic” and the “Proština Rebellion”, the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Anti-fascist uprising in Croatia and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Club of History Students – ISHA Pula, are the occasion for this conference. 

This conference will be conducted as part of the 5th international “Socialism on the Bench” conference, organised by the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. In this way, students will be able to be part of a larger conference and follow the lectures by invited speakers and other participants. The full programme of the parallel conference can be found here.

How to apply for the Conference?

The application is a little bit different compared to previous ISHA seminars. To apply, participants are asked to hand in a short abstract of 150 to 200 words via the application form before the 19th of August. After acceptance, students will get a notification and are asked to prepare a paper of 2500 to 3000 words. Of course, this paper will be presented in the panel you are assigned to, but also will be published in a special number of the student journal Epulon. 

The organisers will accept papers with various topics related to anti-fascism. Papers by students who are interested in other periods of history on topics such as historical origins of fascism, resistance in history etc. are also more than welcome. Based on the submitted abstracts, participants will be divided into workshops like for example:

  • Anti-fascism in the prewar period
  • Anti-fascism and resistance movements during WW2
  • Anti-fascism today
  • Origins of fascism/resistance in history

While it might require a bit more preparation, it will be totally worth the effort once you see your paper printed. While the academic program is a bit different, we guarantee the same amount of fun memories and social gatherings that you missed so much during this pandemic!

PhD Workshop

Furthermore, the PhD & alumni committee will organise a PhD workshop, perfect for students who are a bit further in their studies and are specialising in a subject not related to (anti)-fascism. This PhD workshop will consist of two main parts. During the first one each participant will present their research plan, followed up by a feedback session; in the second part, we will focus on learning and improving our transferable skills.

The PhD workshop is open to, of course, PhD students but also master students motivated to start a PhD. To take part in this workshop, just fill in the application form but please specify in the abstract field that you wish to attend this workshop and briefly explain your (envisaged) research project.

Freelancing at the seminar:

In addition, you can also apply as a freelancer via the freelancer form! The freelancers are responsible for paying for their accommodation and food themselves, but can take part in the activities of the conference. The freelancer form will stay open after the 19th of August until mid-September.

Some practical information

The AC lasts from Wednesday 29/9 until Saturday 2/10: 

  • Arrival is planned for Wednesday 29/9. Accommodation will be at a hotel “Veli Jože” where we will have 3- and 2-people-rooms.
  • The academic programme (lectures and workshops) will take place on Thursday 30/9 and Friday 1/10.
  • Cultural and social events like a pub crawl or sightseeing will be organised on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
  • The NFDP is scheduled for Friday evening! The NFDP will take place in Rojc, a venue where a lot of punk and alternative music concerts, art exhibitions and other similar events take place! This will be our first NFDP since the previous AC, so you know what to do 😉 
  • The participation fee is €75 and includes accommodation, meals and the academic program from 29/9-2/10. 

In addition on Saturday, for those who are up for it after the NFDP, there is a possibility for a small extra fee to visit some of the cities that were pivotal for the anti-fascist movement in Istria for example: 

  • Labin, a town where a miners strike took place in 1921, is considered one of the first anti-fascist uprisings in the world
  • Brgudac, a village in the mountains that was the centre of the Croatian partisan resistance movement during the Second World War
  • There is also the possibility to see  a re-enactment of a battle between the partisans and German soldiers

More information on the social and cultural program and freelancing will follow after the application period, so keep an eye out for updates on their Facebook page. Applications are open until 19/8/2021, so don’t wait any longer and apply for the Annual Conference! We are already more than looking forward to seeing everyone again in real life and to meet a lot of new ISHA members in Pula. 

Last but not least, in Pula ISHA will elect the new officials for the year 2022. If you are interested in running for a position, either the board or the council, don’t hesitate to contact ISHA for more information. Most importantly, make sure your section is present at the conference to vote for the future of ISHA! In addition, if your section would like to organise a seminar in 2022, you can apply for it at the General Assembly at the Annual Conference!

Annual Conference in Pula, Croatia – the Applications are open!

Dear students,

The Annual Conference will be organised by the Club of History Students – ISHA Pula this year from 29th of September to the 2nd of October 2021 in Pula. The topic of this conference is “Antifascism”. The 100th anniversary of the “Labin Republic” and the “Proština Rebellion”, the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Antifascist uprising in Croatia and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Club of History Students – ISHA Pula are the occasion for this conference. This conference will be conducted as part of the 5th international “Socialism on the Bench” conference, organised by the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. In this way, students will be able to be part of a larger conference and follow the lectures by invited speakers and other participants. Papers by BA and MA students of history and related fields focusing on the topic of antifascism will be presented.   The organisers will accept papers with various topics related to antifascism, such as anti-fascism during the prewar period, anti-fascism and resistance movements during the Second World War, anti-fascism today etc. Papers by students who are interested in other periods of history on topics such as historical origins of fascism, resistance in history etc. are also more than welcome.

The application is a little bit different compared to previous ISHA seminars. To apply, participants are asked to hand in a short abstract of 150 to 200 words via the application form before the 1st of August. After acceptance (15th of August), students will get a notification and are asked to prepare a paper of 2500 to 3000 words. Of course, this paper will be presented in the panel you are assigned to, but also will be published in a special number of the student journal Epulon. While it might require a bit more preparation, it will be totally worth the effort once you see your paper printed. While the academic program is a bit different, we guarantee the same amount of fun memories and social gatherings that you missed so much during this pandemic!
The participation fee is €75 and includes accommodation, meals and the academic program. More information on the social and cultural program will follow soon, so keep an eye out for updates on their Facebook page.