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
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:
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
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
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
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).
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.
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