Historical International Relations Section (HIST)

A map of terms from HIST's Section Proposal

Welcome to HIST

The purposes of the HIST are to:

  1. promote the exchange of ideas among HIST-interested scholars across both disciplinary and international boundaries;
  2. support a scholarly community and promote HIST-related studies;
  3. facilitate networking and cooperation among scholars and students working on Historical International Relations.
  4. strengthen research and teaching in the field and attract talented new scholars to it.


Ayşe Zarakol | Section Chair
April 2019 - March 2021
University of Cambridge

Julia Costa Lopez | Section Program Chair
April 2019 - March 2021
University of Groningen

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on a HIST membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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