The International Society for the History of the Map—or ISHMap—was founded in late 2011 with the mission of promoting the study of map history.

The Society has an arrangement with Imago Mundi, Ltd. to provide reduced-rate subscriptions to the journal Imago Mundi, in print or online.

The Society is governed by a Constitution and By-Laws adopted in 2012.

The Society maintains a Twitter account (ishmap1) and co-sponsors H-Maps, a discussion group for map and mapping historians, whether members or the general public.