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 Board of the Committee:


Prof. Tomasz Schramm (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)


Prof. Cezary Kuklo (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku)
Prof. Krzysztof Mikulski (Uniwersytet im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu)

Board Members

Prof. Beata Możejko (Uniwersytet Gdański)

Prof. Rafał Wnuk (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II w Lublinie)


Prof. Małgorzata Karpińska (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

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


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

Commission for the history of the Renaissance and Reformation

Commission for Historical Geography

Commission for the History of Women

Commissionfor the History of Book and Libraries 

Commission for the History of Culture

Commission for Urban History

Commission for the Comparative History of Christianity

Commission for the History of International Relations

Commission for the History of the Military

Commission for the History of Ancient Lithuania

Commission for the Auxiliary Sciences of History and Editing of Historical Sources

Commission for the Numismatics 

Commission for History Didactics

Commission for Public History

Commission for the Slavonic Historical Studies


2021 Agenda


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).