International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations

Our Mission and Goal

2019 Conference ~ Los Altos, CA USA

July 25th-28th, 2019 at

El Retiro San IƱigo, The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos


View Conference Planning Details HERE.

More details to follow


Welcome to the ISCSC Website


Message from Our



Mission: To provide means of cooperation among all persons interested in the advancement of the comparative study of civilizations.


Vision: Civilizations matter.


Goal: To achieve scholar recognition as the primary source of knowledge and wisdom on the comparative study of civilization.


Strategy: Organizing annual international conferences with scholar leaders of the comparative study of civilization and publishing Comparative Civilization Review, Conference Proceedings & Civilization Book Series.

The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations was founded in 1961 in Salzburg, Austria.

The ISCSC relocated its headquarters to the United States in 1970.

We are currently located at 7960 B Soquel Drive, Suite 394, Aptos, CA 95003 USA


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Looking Ahead


The ISCSC 49th Annual ISCSC Conference

is being planned for 2019. We are looking at California State University at Monterey Bay as a possible venue.


We are also exploring locations for our 50th Annual Conference in 2020, with Bangalore, India

as a possible venue.