Other officials


Julia Boechat Machado (ISHA Vienna)

Hi everyone, my name is Julia, and I’m currently working on my PhD in Comparative History at Central European University, Vienna. I have also studied in Brazil, my home country, (History BA, 2018), Bologna, Italy (Global Cultures MA, 2020), and Belarus (intensive Russian language courses, 2021). I am interested in cultural history, especially in what concerns the Soviet Union. I am also passionate about literature, and I am currently attempting to read a book from every country in the world. I joined ISHA in 2020, when I attended my first conference, in Zagreb, became a member of Carnival’s Editorial Board in 2022, and I was one of the organizers of the 2023 conference in Vienna. Now I’m also serving as Webmaster and council member, and hope to help ISHA leave all the covid issues behind, and be able to focus on growth again.

Contact: ishacarnivaleditor@gmail.com
Charlotte Rottiers (ISHA Ghent)


I’m Charlotte Rottiers and I’m currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture. I obtained my Master degree in Art History at the University of Ghent in 2018. Afterwards, I followed a Bachelor in Eastern European Languages and Cultures and a Master in Urbanism and Spatial Planning. My interests lie in architectural history, cultural and political representation combined with the formation of identity through art and architecture. My current research investigates the role attributed to architecture and art in the deployment of the Belgian diplomatic network from the moment of its foundation until the outbreak of World War II. I’m treasurer at ISHA Ghent and I was active as a council member in ISHA International in the term of 2020. After organising the 31st Annual Conference in Ghent (September 2020), I thought it was time for a new challenge. As Editor in Chief, I’m looking forward to gaining a lot of new experiences and contributing to ISHA’s academic standard. I’m honoured to work together with the amazing people in the Editorial Board.

Jeroen Petit (ISHA Ghent)

Jeroen is a historical linguistics and literature student at Ghent University, Belgium. Last year he obtained his master’s degree in history at the same university. In 2019 he did an internship at the ethnographic collections of the university and worked on the digitalization and decolonisation of the North American collection. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Institute for Early Modern History (IEMH) a research alliance linking historians of the Early Modern period primarily from Ghent University and the Free University of Brussels. His current research focuses on post-conflict diplomatic negotiations in 17th century Virginia between English settlers and Native Americans. In addition to his studies, he is a volunteer with the Flemish Red Cross and an avid beekeeper.

Contact: archive@isha.international

Piot Budzynski (ISHA Łódź)

Hello! My name is Piotr Budzyński. I am a PhD student at the University of Lodz. Is my great honour to be the first Polish ISHA Council member. My scientific interests involve both history of the university and student organizations. I know the problems ISHA had in the past. Our situation is not as bad as we view it. Despite the pandemic, lockdown and other troubles 2021 will be a fruitful year for our international community. I am pretty sure. Connecting people from all other the world and building student network is also my passion. This is why I founded ISHA Łódź in 2019. Do not hesitate to contact me if you want to promote your scientific event or publication between ISHA members. Stay safe.


Hanna-Sophie Klasing (ISHA Berlin)

I’m a student of history and economics currently doing my bachelor’s degree in Berlin. In 2019 I first came into contact with ISHA International when I was able to help organize and execute that year’s summer seminar in Berlin. Since then, I have attended several online and on-site seminars and been active in the local section.
I am now looking forward to supporting the international board and working together with my fellow ISHA members on new projects.

David Kraus (ISHA Marburg)

Hi, I am David. After serving as an official in divers positions over the last years, I am now part of the Editorial Board and taking care of the treasury supervision. I have been an ISHA member since 2015: first in Heidelberg and since 2019 in Marburg, where I now started a Phd.