International Board


Blaž Ševo (ISHA Split)


Greetings! I am Blaž Ševo from Split and I study Croatian Language and Literature and History at the University of Split, Croatia. Currently, I’m on my 1st year of Master studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Even though my bachelor thesis was about Croatian literature, I’m quite immersed in ancient history, with a special focus on the east coast of the Adriatic sea. ISHA has been a major part of my life since 2017 and the Summer seminar in Helsinki. From then on, it helped me to grow, both in the personal and academic sense. Therefore, I realized it is time to give back to the ISHA community and apply for this position. Being a PR Committee spokesperson for 2019, I got a grip on the mechanics of ISHA, which is why I have a solid amount of experience to work with. During my presidential mandate, I plan to rely on other Officials in maintaining a respectable academic level and expanding ISHA family, as well as on my own creativity and open-mindedness. The year of 2020 looks really promising and I can’t wait to share new adventures with ISHA people.

Blaž Ševo, ISHA president


Stefan Shterjov (ISHA Skopje)


Hello, my Name is Stefan Shterjov from ISHA Skopje. I was born on the 7th of May, 1995 in Skopje. I study at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje. I am currently in the final stage of my Master studies, researching and writing my thesis on the topic “Policy of the Habsburg Monarchy towards the Ottoman Empire, 1680 – 1718”. I have been a member of ISHA since the Summer seminar in Osijek, 2016, and for the last two terms I was a member of the International Council.



Mark Thalberg-Žukov (ISHA Berlin)


Hi there! My name is Mark, I am 27 years old and I study History and German Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin). Since the autumn of 2017 I have taken active part in the activities of ISHA Berlin and in the summer of 2018 I took part in my first international seminar in Warsaw. Since then, ISHA has become an important part of my life because- just like Nokia did in the old days- it is “connecting people”. I think that taking parting part in all the ISHA International seminars is a huge enrichment to everyone in terms of both the academic exchange and personal friendships with young fellow historians from all over the world (or at least Europe ;)) ). So together with the rest of the International Board, I look forward to an interesting and challenging term of 2020, let’s rock it!



Nicole Hanisch (ISHA Berlin)



Hello there, my name is Nicole and I will be the ISHA treasurer for this term. I just finished my MA in religious studies at the Freie University in Berlin and I’m now applying for a PhD. I have been part of ISHA since the spring of 2015 and been mostly active in my home section Berlin. In this term I will prepare the German tax report of ISHA and all the other tasks of a treasurer.