Cette année, du 28 juin au 2 juillet, la 6e Conférence de l’ESEH se tiendra à Turku.
A cette occasion, le bureau sera renouvelé. Les postes de président et un poste de vice-président sont notamment laissé vacants par Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud et Petra Van Dam, qui ont atteint la limite de leurs mandats (2 consécutifs).
Tout membre de l’ESEH peut candidater ou proposer la nomination de quelqu’un d’autre en contactant (en anglais) le responsable du Nominating Committee : David Moon, Durham University, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) avant le 12 avril 2011, en joignant un CV d’une page ou en faisant un lien vers une page internet perso, mentionnant les postes occupés et les principales publications.
Extracts from new ESEH Constitution:
7. The Board
7.1 The ESEH shall be governed by a board (‘the Board’). The Board consists of a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and five Regional Representatives appointed by the Council of Regional Representatives (see below 12). The Chair of the Conference Committee (see 13.5.4) also becomes ex officio a temporary member of the Board, until the next conference.
7.2. The President, the two Vice-presidents, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall be elected at every Ordinary General Meeting, which has to be held every two years, and shall remain in office until the day after their successors are elected.
7.3 They shall be elected at the OGM by a simple majority of those voting. These officers cannot simultaneously hold other functions within the Board. The President, the Vice-presidents, and the Secretary are eligible to be re-elected for only one further term in the same office. All these elections can be contested elections (see 13.4.2).
7.4 The RRs shall be elected at the OGM by a simple majority of those voting. They are eligible to re-elected for only one further term in the same office. These elections can be contested elections (see 13.4.2).
7.5 The RRs who are also members of the Board shall be elected by theirs peers at the meeting of the Council of Regional Representatives that meets immediately after every OGM. These officers cannot simultaneously hold other functions within the Board. Their terms as members of the Board shall begin the day after this election and end at the next OGM.
7.6 The offices of Board member and RR of the ESEH shall be unpaid.
8. Powers of the Board
8.1 The Board is entitled to act in the name of the ESEH and to carry out or authorize all actions and operations permitted to the ESEH according to the constitution which are not specifically in the domain of a General Meeting to decide.
8.2 The Board may utilize the ESEH’s funds and represent the ESEH in its promotion or defence.
8.3 Every member of the Board in the proper performance of his duties shall be liable for default, breach of duty or breach of trust and severe negligence solely. Board members responsible for judicial proceedings or for the organization of events on behalf of the ESEH shall be indemnified out the assets of the ESEH against any liability incurred by them in the proper performance of their duties.
8.4 The Board or any of its number as its members may determine may hold any assets or property (whether real or personal) in trust for the ESEH.
8.5 In order to establish links with external organizations the Board may appoint representatives to or from external organizations. Such representatives from other organizations have no vote in the ESEH.
9. Duties of the Board
9.1 The Board is responsible for setting up a project plan to further the objectives of the ESEH and for presenting it to the Council of Regional Representatives for approval. The Board is responsible for ensuring the pursuit of such projects. The organization of a biennial conference of the ESEH is considered a permanent project.
9.2 The President shall be responsible for execution of the Board’s decisions and for assuring the proper and effective functioning of the Society. He shall prepare the agenda of all business meetings and preside at them. He shall be entitled to appoint and remove members of the nomination committee and other committees, except where otherwise provided for in this Constitution. Together with the Secretary, he shall be responsible for the preparation of the biennial report.
9.3 The two Vice-presidents shall support the President in the exercise of his duties and take the place of the President as the situation requires. As far as possible, they shall be entrusted with a specific task or the pursuit of a specific objective, in accordance with decisions taken by the Board.
9.4 The Secretary shall prepare the minutes of all the business meetings of the Society and shall keep a record of them. Together with the President, he shall be responsible for the preparation of the biennial report. He shall give notice to all members of the time and place of the meetings of the Board and the Council of RRs (see art. 12), and the OGM, at least 40 clear days in advance. He shall send out lists of nominees to all members in advance of the election of officers; shall report election results to the membership; shall have charge of the corporate seal of the society; and shall notify all committees of their appointment.
9.5 The Treasurer shall deal with the accounts of the ESEH and, under the guidance of the President, shall maintain the list of members, effect all payments and receive all monies, and under instruction of the Board deal with the withdrawal, transfer and sale of all assets of the ESEH.
9.6 As far as possible the Board entrusts its members (both those elected by the Council of Regional Representatives and those elected by the OGM) with specific tasks, depending on the needs and current projects of the society. Among these tasks are, for example: Webmaster; Member of the Summer School Committee; Member of the Editorial Committee, etc. ‘