Get active locally

Becoming part of ISHA is the first step, but ISHA is more than just the international events. We consist of many great people who do great things locally as sections. Becoming part of one is no work at all and founding one is easy as well.


First you fill out and submit the individual membership form and become an ACTIVE or PASSIVE member of ISHA. Submit the filled out file to

Than you can check if there already is a SECTION in your city and contact them.

If there isn’t one already you can found a Section yourself, if you are either a student body or an informal group of people which represents students of historical science, related academic disciplines. ISHA welcomes all students who wish to contribute to the advancement of historical science via expertise in their own field of study, and strive to enlarge their reach among fellow students as well as to secure continuity.

Sections are completely free in choosing their way of organising themselves. They organise local events such as workshops, museum visits, trips and social events. Everything is possible, as long as it does not contradict the Statutes or Standing Orders of ISHA. You can find both documents here! 

Welcome to the International Students of History Association

This guide will show you how easy it is to become a part of the International Students of History Association, inform you about the members‘ duties and the structure of ISHA, and give some tips to start your new ISHA section.

Once your section exists, please fill in your section’s Contact details here.