International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
 


How to Join the ISHN | Board of Directors | Membership Directory (PDF file) | Awards and Prizes | NeurHistAlert | News


ISHN 24th Annual Meeting:


Aula Parva Hall, Vilnius University

ISHN2019 | Vilnius, Lithuania | 8 - 11 July 2019

ISHN2019-Vilnius: First Announcement (includes Travel and Accommodations) [PDF]
Vilnius: Tourism and Convention website
ISHN2019-Vilnius: Conference Website [under construction]
ISHN2019-Vilnius: Call for Abstracts
ISHN2019-Vilnius: Student Travel Award application
ISHN2019-Vilnius: Registration Form and Payment



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 twenty-seventh year (2018), 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

2018 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2018 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 2018, 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 2018, your membership will be registered for January-December 2018 and you will receive issues of the journal for that year.

FULL MEMBERSHIP: Use the "Subscribe" page on our publisher's website: Taylor and Francis Online (use "Open Link in New Tab" or "Open Link in New Window" to go to this website). Select and complete the 1st (print only) or 4th (print & online) option for a "Personal" subscription. Full, personal membership in the ISHN includes a subscription to the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (Free) includes all privileges and mailings for the calendar year January-December 2018, 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

J. Wayne Lazar, President
Garden City South, New York
USA
E-mail:  wayne314 AT aol.com

Eelco F. Wijdicks, President-elect
E-mail:  wijde AT mayo.edu

Yuri Zagvazdin, Secretary
E-mail:  yuri AT nova.edu

[open], Treasurer
E-mail:  --

Douglas J. Lanska, Past President
E-mail:  douglas.lanska AT gmail.com

Marjorie Lorch, Member-at-Large (2015-2018)
E-mail:  m.lorch AT bbk.ac.uk

Stanley Finger, Member-at-Large (2017-2020)
E-mail:  sfinger AT wustl.edu

Paul Eling, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
E-mail:  p.eling AT donders.ru.nl

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


[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 2018 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 2018 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).


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:



 
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

News from ISHN2018 in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Douglas A. Lanska hosted the 2018 annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • J. Wayne Lazar (Garden City South, New York, USA) assumed the Presidency for 2018-2019 and will convene the 2019 annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • The 24th annual meeting will be at the Aula Parva and Senate Hall, Vilnius University, at Universiteto str. 3 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday through Thursday, 8 - 11 July 2019.

    Wayne reports: "The Republic of Lithuania is a NATO member and a member of the European Union since 2004. Its national currency is the euro. Vilnius, a city of about 500,000, is its capital and is the home of the University of Vilnius, founded in 1579 and a Faculty of Medicine founded in 1781. Direct flights are available to Vilnius from all major European cities and connecting flights are readily available from North America and Australia. There are many hotels (of different price ranges) available within easy walking distance of the conference site."

  • Eelco F. Wijdicks (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) was nominated and elected as President-elect (2018-2019), to be ISHN President for 2019-2020.

  • Yuri Zagvazdin (Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA) was nominated and elected as Secretary(2018-2021). The office of Treasurer currently is unoccupied.

  • Marjorie Lorch (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK), was elected as Member-at-Large for a term extending from 2018-2021.



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

Last modified: 11 August 2018