The 79th Indian History Congress (IHC) will be held at Barkatullah University in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh from 26th February 2019.
Earlier the 79th Indian History Congress was supposed to be held at Pune but was canceled citing financial constraints to host the congress.
The Indian History Congress will be held at Madhya Pradesh for the second time. Earlier it was held at 2011. Over 1,000 delegates including prominent historians are expected to participate in the IHC in Bhopal.
Indian History Congress was established in 1935 and it is the largest professional and academic body of Indian historians with over 10,000 members.
The primary objective of Indian History Congress is the “promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Indian history”. The Indian History Congress holds annual sessions on five sections namely:
1. Ancient India
2. Medieval India
3. Modern India
4. History of Countries other than India
The Indian History Congress stands for collaboration with historians throughout the world and promotes the study in India of the history of other countries.