History of the section

The current section was founded in late 2008, after its predecessor, established in the early 2000’s, had almost ceased to exist.

Our first aim was to organise a new ISHA event in Marburg. Years ago, the previous section already hosted the ISHA New Year’s Seminar 2004/5. We tried our best to continue their success by hosting an ISHA Weekend Seminar at the end of January, 2010, titled „Being a Historian. Opportunities and Responsibilities in Past and Present.“ More than thirty students from around Europe met up and discussed what studying history has meant to historians in the past, which chances and challenges historical science has to offer, and finally, what our perspectives as students of history are today.

Three years later, Marburg organized a New Year´s Seminar with 30 participants in January 2013. There, we discussed the topic „Health and Disease in historical perspective“ in three different workshops, had a nice time in the beautiful snow-covered city of Marburg (and Mainz) and met old friends and got to know new ones!

Continuing the tradition of hosting a seminar every three years, we also had the chance to host the New Year’s Seminar 2016, discussing the topic ‚History and Fiction‘ from several perspectives, with almost 40 guests of twenty-three different sections in astonishing 15 (!) different countries of origin.