ISCH Committee Elections‏

Dear members of the International Society for Cultural History

As the Monash South Africa conference is approaching, we would like to remind you that there will be three new members elected to the ISCH committee, conforming to our constitution. The incumbent committee would like to warmly thank the departing members of the committee, Philipp O. Amour, Seldağ Günes Peschke, Marius Kwint and Stephen Wallace, for all their effort, time and contribution for the Society. A special acknowledgement goes to David Smith, one of the founding members who in many roles contributed actively to the growth of the Society.

These members cannot unfortunately run for the office this year. Therefore, we would like to ask all of you to think about possible candidacies, either to run yourselves or to propose one of your colleagues. Nominations need to be seconded by at least one more member – see constitution, 6 (1). Please make sure that candidacies and supporting statements are received by the secretary at no later than 6th of October 2014. Names of all candidates will be posted to the society’s website. Candidates are encouraged to submit a brief statement of their intentions what to contribute to the working of the ISCH committee, which will be included with the candidate list on the website.

At the beginning of the election, 31st of October, you will receive an e-mail giving you access to an online election site where you can cast your vote, selecting ONE individual from the list. The system is configured to guarantee a completely anonymous vote, results being archived independently from the access code, which of course you can only use once.

The duration of the voting process will be one week, so the result can be declared at the annual general meeting in Monash South Africa in November. Only members who have duly paid their membership fee will be able to vote in the elections and therefore we urge all of those who have not yet paid the fee to do so.

In addition to the forthcoming elections, the Society will also elect a new Treasurer. Catherine Ng, who has excellently taken care of the office for the last three years, will retire from the office this year. A new Treasurer will be elected among the members of the Committee and also those who will be elected this year for the Committee shall be able to participate in the election of the new Treasurer and shall be themselves eligible for the office of the Treasurer.

If you have any further questions concerning the elections, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

The International Society for Cultural History