INTERNATIONAL HERDER SOCIETY
At present, there are about 170 members from countries all over the world, such as Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the United States, Canada and Brasil. The IHS maintains close contact with other organizations such as the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), the Lessing Society, the Goethe Society, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts; the IHS is member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstätten.
As of now, seventeen biennial international conferences have been held in Monterey (1985), Stanford (1987), Charlottesville (1990), Bochum (1992), Weimar (1994), Monterey (1996), Madison (1998), Weimar (2000), Houston (2002), Saarbrücken (2004), Madison, Wisconsin (2006), Jena (2008), Notre dame (2010), Schloss Beuggen (2012), West Lafayette (2014), Kassel (2016), Parainen (2018) and Ottawa (2021). The papers of thirteen of these conferences have been published as books.
From 1996 on, papers have been integrated into the Herder Yearbook. As an affiliate society, the IHS organizes special sections at the annual national meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS). On an irregular basis, the IHS organizes sections on the annual meetings of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the German Studies Association (GSA).