Name, aims, membership, meetings, management, and finances of DEMHIST are defined and established by the bylaws.
The bylaws of DEMHIST were adopted at the plenary meeting held in Peterhof/Russia in 1999. To adapt them to the new ICOM statutes and rules, they were amended by the General Assembly in Los Angeles 2012 and again in an online Extraordinary General Assembly in 2023.

DEMHIST bylaws

Strategic Plan


The current DEMHIST strategic plan is based on:

  • Organising an annual conference and publishing abstracts of the papers
  • Encouraging existing and new national working groups
  • Supporting events on subjects of interest to DEMHIST
  • Training for young and new professionals
  • Strengthening DEMHIST social media platforms
  • Strengthening membership communication and engagement


DEMHIST logo represents the identity of this international committee and it is intellectual property owned by ICOM. Letting others use our logo can give the impression that DEMHIST endorses them. That is why we should be careful about its use.


Rules for using the DEMHIST logo


  • DEMHIST Members can use the logo for communication and printed materials. All other uses, such as affiliated events, need to be authorised by the DEMHIST Board. Please contact the DEMHIST Secretary at;
  • The logo proportions should not be distorted. The colours and text cannot be changed or edited. The image cannot be pixelated. Please, read the ICOM Graphic Chart;
  • Permission to use the DEMHIST logo does not include permission to use ICOM’s. Please contact ICOM at


Download DEMHIST Logo Graphic Chart


General Assemblies


The General Assembly of DEMHIST takes place every year, at the annual conference. It approves the minutes, the reports and the budget of DEMHIST, votes on conference venues and titles as well as on projects.
Every third year, the General Assembly elects the Board. The next Board Election will take place in 2020.
The General Assemblies of DEMHIST are prepared by the agenda and documented by the minutes.


The General Assemblies of DEMHIST are prepared by the agenda and documented by the minutes.

  • General Assembly Online 2021  
  • General Assembly Online 2020  
  • General Assembly Kyoto 2019  
  • General Assembly Baku 2018  
  • General Assembly London 2017  
  • General Assembly Milan 2016  
  • General Assembly Mexico City 2015  
  • General Assembly Compiègne 2014  
  • General Assembly Rio de Janeiro 2013  
  • General Assembly Los Angeles 2012  
  • General Assembly Antwerp 2011  
  • General Assembly Shanghai 2010  
  • General Assembly Sand 2009  
  • General Assembly Bogotá 2008  
  • General Assembly Vienna 2007  
  • General Assembly Malta 2006  

DEMHIST Board members must be voting members of DEMHIST in good standing when candidacy is submitted.

Elections to the DEMHIST Board shall be held every third year.

The call for candidates for the 2023-2026 DEMHIST board is now open. Please submit the following form by  September 6 2023.

  • DEMHIST Nomination Form   

If you have any questions please contact DEMHIST coordinator of elections, Remko Jansonius at

  • The following is a list of board members from the first board and until the current board.   
  • Chair report 2022-23 final  
  • Demhist Budget as of Oct 7, 2023  
  • Demhist GA Feb 14 2023 Minutes DRAFT 23-10-10  
  • Demhist Financial Report 2022  
  • DEMHIST GA 2023 AGENDA final 23-10-10  
  • Demhist GA Oct 27 2022 Minutes DRAFT 23-10-10  
  • Demhist Proposed Budget 2024