Open to students in the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions only.
The International History Olympiad has featured a competitive Historical Simulation since its inaugural event in 2015.
One Simulation topic will feature a non-Western historical theme from the Global South (i.e. from one or more of the countries in the inserted map on this page). The topic will be posted here in advance of the Olympiad.
In the Historical Simulations, students are given a character or role to represent. They are to some extent beholden to how such a character could have realistically acted, but negotiation skills are even more important. The narrative arc of the Historical Simulations need not follow the actual historical sequence of events. Rather, the conditions that presented themselves at the outset of each Simulation will begin with the conditions that existed at that point in history, but from there, the decisions of the students and the way that Simulation staff guide each Simulation along will determine how things progress.