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!



Ian Dziubinskii (ISHA Moscow)


At the moment I am studying on a double diploma program (Master level) between the School of Advanced Social Studies (EHESS, Paris) and the Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow). My scientific interests are the history of education in the 19th century, the Russian Empire, the Second Empire in France, and the grand-ducal houses of the Romanov Dynasty. I joined the ISHA family in 2016, when we started the first ISHA section in Russia, and so far, I have been working as President of ISHA Moscow with the goal of enlarging ISHA’s representative offices in Russia, and conducting scientific and cultural events. As Vice Secretary, I want to contribute to the development of our association, to comprehensively help the team of the President of ISHA, and to strengthen the ties between the Russian sections and the international community of students of history.


David Kraus (ISHA Marburg)


Hey ISHA people, I’m David Kraus. Now, after serving two terms as a council member, I stepped up to the IB. I have been part of ISHA since 2015 when I cofounded the section in Heidelberg, which sadly died out again. On the international level I have been active since 2017 and started doing work for ISHA International in 2018. After finishing my Bachelor’s last summer I moved to Marburg, started my Master in History and joined the local ISHA section.