The CHIR is an international network of scholars from more than thirty countries. Its mission is to advance the study of the history of international relations through the cross-fertilization of ideas within the discipline. The CHIR’s remit is global and its historical range is without limitation in time. The CHIR links different disciplinary sub-fields and approaches to the study of international history and provides an open forum for communication of ideas and information between scholars. With its global range, the CHIR is ideally placed to provide links between separate national organisations dedicated to the study of the history of international relations.