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HISTORY OF THE ICMH

The International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH – now a UNESCO-sub-committee – see http://www.cish.org/) comprises national as well as specialized com- missions, which convene regularly at the International Historical Congresses.  In the course of these congresses, an “International Commission of Comparative Military History” was formed in 1938.  From 1973 forward, this Commission has organized its own annual congresses. The Commission also fosters international cooperation and scholarly discussion across borders by publishing the proceedings of these Congresses (“Acta”), as well as specialized “Reviews” (90 volumes) and the “International Bibliography of Military History”. The CIHM now comprises 41 National Commissions.