Rules for Colloquia Organized under the aegis of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) 

      The Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art  (CIHA) wishes to support colloquia that are truly international and that promote communication and collaboration among colleagues working in different countries. As specified by its statutes, CIHA holds meetings of its Board during the Colloquia it sponsors, and, on some occasions, meetings of its General Assembly. These meetings are considered essential components of colloquia, broadening participation, enlarging the scope of the exchanges and contacts among researchers, and increasing the international relevance of the papers presented. 

      In order to have the support of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art, a colloquium organized by a national committee must satisfy the following conditions: 

1. The proposal to organize a colloquium must be sent to the CIHA Board at least 18 months before the planned date. When possible, a lead-up time of three years is desirable so that an application for a subvention can be made to the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH). 

2. The program of a colloquium may address topics that are specific and local, but only if they also refer to broader questions and contexts. 

3. At least 50% of the speakers must come from countries other than that of the organizer. 

4. At least 50% of the panel moderators must come from countries other than that of the organizer.  

5. The papers at the colloquium must be delivered in at least two of the five official CIHA languages (German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian). This condition can be met by providing simultaneous translation in at least two of the official languages. 

6. The program of every colloquium must include two meetings of the CIHA Board and, if necessary, two meetings of the General Assembly. 

7. The travel and accommodation costs of at least five members of the Board and the organizer of the next CIHA Congress must be paid by the national committee organizing the colloquium. Among the five members, the three officers (President, Secretary, and Treasurer) must be given  priority. The members of the Board are, however, asked to seek financial support for their travel from their own institutions. (This rule reflects changes made at a partial meeting of the CIHA Board held at Paris on 16 May 2005 and formally approved at the Board meeting held at the Los Angeles colloquium on 6 April 2006.) 

8. The colloquium organizers must send their signed agreement to satisfy all the regulations listed above, in writing, to the President of CIHA.