The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) was founded in Montreal on May 14, 1995. Its mission is to:
improve communication between individuals and groups interested in the history of neuroscience;
promote research in the history of neuroscience; and
promote education in and stimulate interest for the history of neuroscience.
The Journal of
the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives (open this link in New Tab or in New Page),
the official organ of the
society, is published by Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis). Now in its thirtieth year (2021),
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
FULL MEMBERSHIP ($123.00 U.S. plus Value Added/Local/National Tax where applicable) in the ISHN includes all privileges of
membership for calendar year January-December 2021, all mailings, and a one year individual subscription -- both print AND electronic/online -- to the Journal of the
History of the Neurosciences. Note that membership is based on the calendar year; whenever you apply or
renew throughout 2021, your membership will be registered for January-December 2021
and you will receive issues of the journal for that year.
Print and complete the FULL Membership application and renewal form
and email or mail it to the ISHN Secretary, Yuri Zagvazdin (yuri AT nova.edu).
Please do not include any payment when you send the form to the Secretary! You then will receive a pro forma
invoice from Taylor and Francis (our publisher, who manages membership and subscription credit card payments and
accounting), to complete and pay.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (Free) includes all privileges and mailings for the
calendar year January-December 2021, 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 it to the ISHN Secretary, Yuri Zagvazdin.
For more information, please contact the ISHN Secretary:
College of Medical Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328 USA
E-mail: yuri AT nova.edu
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eelco F. Wijdicks, President
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
E-mail: wijde AT mayo.edu
Boleslav (Slava) Lichterman, President-elect
E-mail: lichterman AT hotmail.com
Yuri Zagvazdin, Secretary
E-mail: yuri AT nova.edu
Bart Lutters, Treasurer
E-mail: bartlutters AT gmail.com
J. Wayne Lazar, Past President
E-mail: jwayne314 AT aol.com
Marjorie Lorch, Member-at-Large (2018-2021)
E-mail: m.lorch AT bbk.ac.uk
Stanley Finger, Member-at-Large (2017-2020)
E-mail: sfinger AT wustl.edu
Peter J. Koehler, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
E-mail: pkoehler AT neurohistory.nl
Frank W. Stahnisch, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
E-mail: fwstahni AT ucalgary.ca
Paul Eling, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
ISHN2021-Rennes mirror site (hosted on neurohistory.nl) |
AWARDS & PRIZES
Annual and Biennial Awards and Honors
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:
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).
With the ongoing pandemic, flight restrictions, and delays in vaccination programs,
and after long deliberation and considering all feasible options, we have decided not
to hold a face-to-face or outside company-supported virtual meeting in Rennes in 2021.
Manon Auffret, Rennes Organizing Committee
Peter Koehler, Rennes Organizing Committee
Marc Vėrin, Rennes Organizing Committee
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, ISHN President
18 February 2021
ISHN/Rennes2020 will be ISHN/Rennes2021
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ISHN organizing committee for our meeting in Rennes in July 2020 has decided to postpone the meeting.
The current pandemic, with new ‘hot spots’ emerging throughout the world, will make international travel very difficult, and therefore we cannot hope for a safe meeting. A virtual meeting alternative, albeit considered, is not a viable or satisfying option.
We have a full program in place, and we will continue to work toward a successful meeting in Rennes 2021. Our program at that time will include the accepted abstracts from 2020, which will be sent in a later e-mail.
Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you all better times.
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, MD, PhD
27 March 2020
News from ISHN2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania
ISHN President (2018-2019) Wayne Lazar presided at the 2019 annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. Following the meeting, he wrote to members on ISHN-L, the society's listserv:
I want to thank all those who attended the ISHN Conference in Vilnius. We had interesting papers, good attendance at every session, pleasant accommodations,
informative discussions, and awarded two Student Travel Awards. And I haven’t heard any complaints—not that I’m asking for any.
What is more, thanks to Eglė Sakalauskaitė-Juodeikienė, local chairperson, we came in under budget.
We had four full days of papers and events. The marathon Wednesday session included papers, posters, a head up for the meeting at
Rennes, France in July of 2020, a bus trip to Trakai Island Castle, and an excellent Gala Dinner in pleasant surroundings with an
eventual sunset—about 22:30, I think. We arrived back in Vilnius after mid-night and had full—well, remarkably large—attendance at the 9:00 symposium Thursday morning.
Boleslav Lichterman is President-elect and will preside over our 26th annual conference in Rome in 2021.
We wish President Eelco Wijdicks well as he helps coordinate the conference in Rennes.
Two Student Travel Awards were granted: Tatijana Liakina from the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Institute of Clinical Medicine of Vilnius Medical School (Lithuania), and Bart Lutters from the University Medical
Center of Rotterdam (Netherlands), who is currently at McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
In addition, a special award was announced for Eglė Sakalauskaitė-Juodeikienė, honoring her outstanding contributions to organizing the meeting.
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