The International Commission for Maritime History (ICMH) was established in 1960 to promote international cooperation and the exchange of ideas in the field of maritime history. It is affiliated with the International Committee of Historical Sciences.
Founded as the Commission Internationale d’Histoire Maritime, (or CIHM), it was first organized at Lisbon, Portugal, on 14 September 1960. It is registered in Paris, France, as a non- profit “association étrangère selon le décret-loi du 12 avril 1939” and was authorised by the “Ministère de l’Intérieur” by “arrêté du 7 mai 1965” (See, Journal Officiel of 13 June 1965, p. 4936).
The International Commission for Maritime History is the successor organization to the International Commission for the History of Great Discoveries (ancienne Commission internationale pour l’histoire des grandes découvertes)
Membership in the organisation is my national delegation. At present the following countries have national organizations as members:
The following organisations have ICMH associate membership
The Secretariat is currently located at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, USA:
Prof. Dr. Ingo Heidbrink-Secretary General- International Commission for Maritime Historyc/o Department of HistoryOld Dominion University8000 Batten Arts & Letters BuildingNorfolk, VA 23529USA