International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
 


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Skyline of Rennes seen from the Cathedral

ISHN | 2021 and 2022


Read an important bulletin from the Rennes Organizing Committee and ISHN President Eelco Wijdicks
about revised plans for ISHN meetings in 2021 and 2022:


ISHN2021 Announcement 1 (18 February 2021)

ISHN2020 Abstracts (See Announcement 1)


Announcing a new series of neurohistory programs
hosted by Peter Koehler:


ISHN Monthly Virtual Programs


Past Annual Meetings

Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives
(open this link in New Tab or in New Page)



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 field.


ISHN Membership Directory

2021 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2021 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet" and mail or email it to the ISHN Webmaster.



 
HOW TO JOIN THE ISHN

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.

FULL MEMBERSHIP: 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:

Yuri Zagvazdin
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
Mayo Clinic
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
E-mail:  p.eling AT donders.ru.nl


[Former Officers]


 
ANNUAL MEETINGS



 
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:

At meetings held in odd-numbered years, the ISHN will award prizes for (1) Outstanding Article in the History of the Neurosciences and (2) Outstanding Student Essay in the History of the Neurosciences

At meetings held in even-numbered years, the ISHN will award prizes for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences.

Further information about the 2020 award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences may be obtained from the Chair of the ISHN Awards and Prizes Committee:

Delia Gavrus, PhD
Department of History
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada
E-mail: d.gavrus AT uwinnipeg.ca

The prizes will be awarded at the Society's annual meeting.

The Lifetime Contribution to the History of the Neurossciences Award may be given annually, at the discretion of the Committee.

Further information about the award for Lifetime Contribution to the History of the Neurosciences may be obtained from the Chair of the ISHN Lifetime Contribution Award Committee:

Dr. Axel Karenberg
History of Medicine and Medical Ethics
University of Cologne
Joseph-Stelzmann-Strasse 9
D-50931 Cologne
GERMANY
E-mail:  ajg02 AT uni-koeln.de

Award and Prize Recipients

For more details, see: Guidelines for ISHN Awards and Prizes



 
RESOURCES

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).



 
ISHN 20th Anniversary Video/Slideshow

ISHN 20th Anniversary Video/Slideshow
by Wendy Finger; first played at the 2015 annual meeting in Washington, DC
(running time 25:20 ; includes musical background)



 
NEWS

Revised Plans for ISHN2021

  • 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.

    Please read ISHN2021 Announcement 1 for details about revised plans.

    Sincerely,

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, MD, PhD
    ISHN President

    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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Last modified: 27 February 2021