Komitet Nauk Historycznych (KNH) is the Polish national historical committee representing the Polish historians and elected by all historians holding the higher academic degree (habilitation). The Committee is supported by the Polish Academy of Sciences and charged with the cooperation with the International Committee of Historical Sciences. The Committee discusses and formulates opinions mainly on general problems, directions and organization of the historical research, on popularization of historical science, and on the social and professional status of historians working in all institutions on all the levels.

The Bureau of the Committee:



Members of the Bureau


To the Committee are attached the following specialized Commissions, grouping historians interested in particular problems or historical periods:

Commission for the history of Czech Lands and Polish-Czech Relations

Comm. for the history of the Renaissance and Reformation

Comm. for Historical Geography

Comm. for the History of Women

Comm. for the History of Book and Libraries

Comm. for the History of Culture

Comm. for Urban History

Comm. for the Comparative History of Christianity

Comm. for the History of International Relations

Comm. for the History of the Military

Comm. for the History of Ancient Lithuania

Comm. for the Auxiliary Sciences of History and Editing of Historical Sources

Comm. for the Numismatics

Comm. the Slavonic Historical Studies

Under the aegis of Committee two periodicals are published: Acta Poloniae Historica (in co-operation with the Institute of History, in English), and Numismatic News (edited by our Commission for Numismatics).