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Title:Codes of Ethics for Historians
Date of publishing:July 29, 2010
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Codes of Ethics for Historians



Antoon De Baets, "A Code of Ethics for Historians (proposal)", in Antoon De Baets, Responsible History (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009), 188-196.
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International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS/CISH), Constitution (1926; 1992; 2005) [E][F]
International Students of History Association (ISHA), Code of Conduct (s.d. [2021?]) [E]
Council of Europe, Quality History Education in the 21st Century: Principles and Guidelines (2018) [E][P]
EUROCLIO, Manifesto on High Quality History, Heritage and Citizenship Education: 15 Principles for the Recognition of the Distinctive Contribution of History to the Development of Young People
(2013) [
European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS), Guidelines for International Discourse on History and Memory [E]
Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations (ACPHA), Code of Ethics and Professional Standards for Professional Historians in Australia (June 2001) [E]; (August 2001) [E]; (2006) [E]; (2015) [E]
           Superseded Codes of ACPHA Member Associations:
              * New South Wales, Code of Practice (1999) [E]
              * Queensland, Code of Practice (1990) [E]
              * Western Australia, Code of Practice (1989-2004) [E]
Australian Historical Association (AHA), Code of Conduct (2003; 2006) [E]; (2010) [E]
—,  AHA Code of Ethics (no date) [E]
Oral History Association of Australia, (OHAA), Guidelines of Ethical Practice (1993; s.d. [2007]) [E]
Canadian Historical Association / Société historique du Canada, Statement on Research Ethics [2011] [E][F]; no date [E]
Journal "Storia della Storiografia / History of Historiography", Codice Etico (2017) [I] Ethic Code [E]
Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie voor Wetenschappen (KNAW; Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Richtlijnen voor historisch-wetenschappelijk onderzoek in opdracht (Principles for Commissioned Historical Research) (2007) [D]
Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap (KNHG), Position Paper Werkgroep Beroepsethiek (2016) [D]
New Zealand
National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ), Code of Ethical and Technical Practice (2001) [E]
Professional Historians Association of New Zealand/ Aotearoa (PHANZA), Code of Practice (1998) [E]
Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce  ["Good practices for review procedures in science"] (2011) [Polish]
South Africa
Center for Popular Memory, Interview Ethics (s.d.) [E]
Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA), Outline of a Code of Ethics for Oral History Practitioners in South Africa [draft] (2007) [E]
San Code of Research Ethics (2017) [E]
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte (SGG), Ethik-Kodex / Grundsätze zur Freiheit der wissenschaftlichen historischen Forschung und Lehre (2004) [G]
Société suisse d’histoire (SSH), Code d’éthique / Principes de la liberté de la recherche et de l’enseignement scientifiques de l’histoire (2004) [F]
United Kingdom
Oral History Society (OHS), Ethical Guidelines (s.d.) [E]
—, Copyright and Ethics (2003) [E]
— (Allen Ward), Is Your Oral History Legal and Ethical (s.d.) [E]
Royal Historical Society, Statement on Ethics (2004) [E] (2015) [E]
—, Statement on Good Practice for Historians (no date [2022?]) [E]
United States
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), Statement of Professional Standards and Ethics (2002) [E] (2007) [E]
American Historical Association (AHA), Report of the AHA Committee on the Rights of Historians (1974) [E]
American Historical Association (AHA), Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct: 1974 [E]; 1987; 1990 [E]; 1995; 1996; 1999 [E]; 2000; 2001; 2003 [E]; 2005 [E]; 2011 [E]; 2019 [E]; 2023 [forthcoming]
American Historical Association (AHA), Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship by Historians (2015) [E]
American Historical Association (AHA), Guidelines for the Incorporation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Work of the History Profession (2019) [E]
American Historical Association (AHA), Guidelines on Broadening the Definition of Historical Scholarship (2023) [E]
California Committee for the Promotion of History (CCPH), Standards of Professional Conduct (2006) [E]
History Relevance Campaign, The Value of History ([2015]) [E]
National Council on Public History (NCPH), NCPH Ethics Guidelines (1986) [E]; (2007) [E]; (2008) [E]; 2012 [E]
Oral History Association (OHA), Oral History Evaluation Guidelines, 1989; (1996) [E]; (2000) [E]; Principles and Best Practices for Oral History (2009) [E]
Organization of American Historians (OAH), Professional Integrity and the OAH, (2003) [E]
Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG), Principles and Standards for Federal Historical Programs (s.d.) [E]
University of Chicago History Departement, Statement from the Senior Members of the Department (2017) [E]; Mission Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (2017) [E]
Art History
College Art Association (CAA), A Code of Ethics for Art Historians and Guidelines for the Professional Practice of Art History (1973‒75; 1995) [E]
      Also on Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs (2004); CAA Statement on the Importance of Documenting the Historical Context of Objects and Sites (2004); CAA Standards for Retention and Tenure of Art Historians (2002; 2005; 2007); CAA Standards for Peer Review (2003)