International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
Call for Abstracts (PDF; created December 2013)
First Announcement for ISHN2014 in Brussels (PDF; created October 2013)
Preliminary Program for ISHN2014 in Brussels (PDF; created December 2013)
Welcome to ISHN2014 in Brussels (PDF; presentation to members at ISHN2013)
Palais des Académies, Brussels (constructed 1825): Site of the ISHN2014 Conference
(Source: Geneviève Aubert, 2013)
Registration Package (Program and Registration Form) (PDF)
Accommodations (Hotel Reservations link)
Important Information about Travel and Visiting Brussels (PDF)
Abstracts (PDF) | Call for Abstracts (PDF)
First Announcement for ISHN2015 in Washington, DC, USA
Past Annual Meetings
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives
HISTNEUR-L: The History of Neuroscience Internet Forum
The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) was founded in Montreal on May 14, 1995. Its mission is to:
The Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives, the official organ of the society, is published by Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis). Now in its twenty-second year (2013), publishing four issues per volume, the Journal provides a forum for investigations in the field of neuroscience history, as broadly defined, including the history of basic, clinical, and behavioral neurosciences, ancient and non-western topics, and significant individuals, events, and technical advances. ISHN is a focal point for those interested in neuroscience history and offers, through its journal and annual meeting, opportunities to contribute to this rapidly growing field.
2014 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet
(PDF: 2 pages)
FULL MEMBERSHIP ($123.00 U.S. or 73 GBP or 100 Euros plus Value Added/Local/National Tax where applicable) in the ISHN includes all privileges of membership for calendar year January-December 2014, all mailings, and a one year subscription to the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. Note that membership is based on the calendar year; whenever you apply or renew during 2014, your membership will be registered for January-December 2014 and you will receive issues of the journal for that year.
To join or renew as a Full member, do only one (not both!) of the following steps:
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (Free) includes all privileges and mailings for the calendar year January-December 2014, but does not include an annual subscription to the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. The signature of a Faculty Sponsor (academic or research advisor, chair of the student's department, or a faculty member of the student's major department) is required as confirmation of the applicant's student status. Print and complete the STUDENT Membership application and renewal form and mail or fax it to the ISHN Secretary, Sherry Ginn.
GIFT MEMBERSHIPS in the ISHN may be arranged by using the GIFT Membership application and renewal form. Be sure to include the recipient's complete contact information, so that our publisher will address the journal properly. Please also send an email or a copy of the Gift membership form (without your credit card number and expiration date) to the ISHN Secretary, so a letter of welcome may be sent in a timely manner.
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The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences and its official publication, the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, offer the following biennial prizes to honor outstanding and distinguished scholarship in the history of the neurosciences:
At meetings held in odd-numbered years, the ISHN will award prizes for (1) Outstanding Article in the History of the Neurosciences and (2) Lifetime Contribution to the History of the Neurosciences (this award may be given annually, at the discretion of the Committee).
At meetings held in even-numbered years, the ISHN will award prizes for (1) Outstanding Student Essay in the History of the Neurosciences and (2) Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences.
For more details, see: Guidelines for ISHN Awards and Prizes
HISTNEUR-L: The History of Neuroscience Internet Forum is an electronic discussion group for exchanging information on any aspect of the History of Neuroscience. It includes announcements, inquiries and discussion on access to historical sources and their use and interpretation. Subscriptions are free and available to everyone interested in neuroscience history, including but by no means limited to historians, scientists, students, instructors, curators, publishers, archivists and librarians. The listserv is maintained for the benefit of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN), but is open to all (anyone with an e-mail account and an interest in the subject is welcomed).
NeurHistAlert: The late C.U.M. (Chris) Smith's annotated bibliographies of recent periodical literature in history of the neurosciences were derived from his regular column in Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. The cumulative bibliographies through 1 January 2010 are available here, with permission of our publisher:
ISHN2014 in Brussels, Belgium
Two hotels have been contracted for the 2014 meeting in Brussels. The Renaissance is the "headquarters" hotel, and the equally-nice (but without bar/pub or lounge) Chambord is the alternate. Rooms are available throughout the conference, and the weekend before and/or after. To make a reservation, go to: ISHN 2014 Accommodations (Hotel Reservations). See links, at beginning of this homepage, for programs and other information about the upcoming 2014 Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
ISHN2015 in Washington, D.C.
President-elect François Boller is overseeing the organization of the 20th annual meeting of the ISHN, which will be held 2 - 6 June 2015 in Washington, D.C. at the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University. The meeting will be sponsored by the Department of Neurology and by the Department of History of George Washington University.
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Last modified: 1 March 2014