International Federation for Public History – Fédération Internationale pour l’Histoire Publique

The Federation’s main purpose is to build an international public history community to encourage, promote, and coordinate, contacts, teaching, and research in public history.

Launched before the NCPH annual meeting in Portland Oregon in 2010 as the Task Force for the Internationalisation of Public History, the IFPH was established that same year as an Internal commission of the International Committee for Historical Sciences (CISH, Comité International des Sciences Historiques), and its Steering Committee was elected in January 2012. The current Steering Committee is:

Chair, Serge Noiret, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Treasurer, Michael Devine, University of Wyoming
Secretary, Chantal Kesteloot, Director of Public History Department, CegeSoma, Brussels
Delegate, Thomas Cauvin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Delegate, Andreas Etges, University of Munich, Germany

To learn more about the IFPH, consult the IFPH-FIHP’s own website at

The first elected Steering committee meeting was held in Luxembourg on the 22nd of March 2012, and the first federation general meeting was held in Milwaukee the 20th of April 2012.

To learn more about the IFPH-FIHP and to be added to its global membership mailing list, please contact Serge Noiret at serge.noiret [at]

IFPH Bylaws – English

FIHP Statuts – Français

JOIN the IFPH/FIHP today!

Sustaining Institution/Organization Member – $200
Institution/Organization Member– $50
Sustaining Member – $100
Individual Member – $30
Student Member– $10.

IFPH welcomes Patron members who choose an extra level of support for the Federation:
Patron Level 1 Member
 – $400
Patron Level 2 Member – $600

Please note: Memberships purchased September 1, 2017 – September 1, 2018 will be current through December 2018




The purpose of the Federation is to encourage, promote, and coordinate, at an international level, teaching and research in public history.  The purpose of the Federation is to:

–     create an international network of public history programs and scholars

-facilitate the international exchange of information on teaching and research in public history

-share recommended professional and academic best practices, including standards for evaluating public history scholarship

-foster participation of public historians and their organizations in international congresses and other meetings of scholars in the field

-encourage the formation of national committees of historians working in the field of public history