The ICHS, known as the most influential academic event on the subject, enjoys a reputation as the "Olympics of Historical Sciences". It has been held every five years since 1900, except during the World War I and World War II.
Jointly held by Association of Chinese Historians and Shandong University, the 22nd ICHS attracted approximately 2,600 historians with about 900 international scholars.
The Congress includes 4 major themes, "China from Global Perspectives", "Historicizing Emotions", "Revolutions in World History: Comparisons and Connections" and "Digital Turn in History" .
A total of 170 academic activities including specialized theme discussions, joint sessions, round tables, evening discussions, and poster session for postgraduate and PHD students will be held during the seven-day meeting.