International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
 


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ISHN2014 Registration Form (PDF; revised June 2014)
ISHN2014 June Announcement: PowerPoint, Posters, Excursion, Banquet, and Tours (PDF; created June 2014)
ISHN2014 Final Program and Abstracts (PDF; created June 2014)
BASS-ISHN Program on 4 July 2014 (PDF; created June 2014)





Palais des Académies, Brussels (constructed 1825): Site of the ISHN2014 Conference
(Source: Geneviève Aubert, 2013)


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:

  • 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, the official organ of the society, is published by Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis). Now in its twenty-third year (2014), 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

2014 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2014 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet" and mail or fax it to the ISHN Webmaster (Online directory information will be entered and made available immediately; Printed directory listings will be published with the next directory update).



 
HOW TO JOIN THE ISHN

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.


For more information, please contact the ISHN Secretary:

Sherry R. Ginn
Liberal Arts and General Education
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, North Carolina 28027 USA

+1-704-216-3799 voice
+1-704-788-0578 fax
E-mail: DoctorGinn AT gmail.com

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

François Boller, President
Professor of Neurology
George Washington University Medical School
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 9-400
Washington, DC 20037
USA
+1-202-741-2700 voice
E-mail:  fboller AT mfa.gwu.edu

Paul B. Foley, President-elect
E-mail:  p.foley AT neura.edu.au

Sherry Ginn, Secretary
E-mail:  DoctorGinn AT gmail.com

Sherry Ginn, Treasurer
E-mail:  DoctorGinn AT gmail.com

Geneviève Aubert, Past President
E-mail:  genevieve.aubert AT uclouvain.be

Wayne Lazar, Member-at-Large (2011-2015)
E-mail:  jwayne314 AT aol.com

Marjorie Lorch, Member-at-Large (2012-2014)
E-mail:  m.lorch AT bbk.ac.uk

Stanley Finger, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
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

Malcolm B. Macmillan, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
E-mail:  malcolm.macmillan AT unimelb.edu.au


[Former Officers]


 
ANNUAL MEETINGS


 
AWARDS & PRIZES

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.

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

Further information about the 2014 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

Further information about the 2014 awards for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences and Outstanding Student Essay in the History of the Neurosciences may be obtained from the Chair of the ISHN Awards and Prizes Committee:

Dr. Paul B. Foley
Neuroscience Research Australia
Barker Street
Randwick, Sydney NSW 2031 AUSTRALIA
E-mail: p.foley AT neura.edu.au

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).


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:



 
NEWS

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 organizing 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.

  • The Jack Morton Auditorium is located within Georgetown University's Media and Public Affairs Building at 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052 USA.
  • The Jack Morton Auditorium is a fixed-seat venue with a capacity of 244 and offers full audiovisual support. It is an ideal location within easy walking distance of the Metro (Foggy Bottom Station), hotels, and restaurants.
  • Dr. Boller and his Local Arrangements Committee are working on plans for hotel accommodations, a gala dinner, special programs, and a program for accompanying persons. Details will be posted here and on the ISHN-L and HISTNEUR-L listservs as they become available.

International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) home page
http://www.ishn.org

Last modified: 28 July 2014