The International Society of Didactics of History promotes academic research and didactics of history by focusing on issues related to historical thought and consciousness, teaching and learning history, historical culture and initial and continuing education.

Is mission is to represent educators and other specialists in history teaching on five continents. Among its actions, the Society holds an annual congress, it also publishes a collective work every year and it is involved with various associations both at national and international level and it encourages the development of historical education and related fields including education for citizenship.