International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
 


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ISHN 23rd Annual Meeting:


Dittrick Medical History Center

ISHN2018 | Cleveland, Ohio, USA | 19 - 23 June 2018

ISHN2018-Cleveland: Conference Website
ISHN2018-Cleveland: Registration and Accommodation (not available yet)
ISHN2018-Cleveland: Travel (not available yet)



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-sixth year (2017), 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

2017 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2017 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 2017, 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 2017, your membership will be registered for January-December 2017 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 2017, 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-Treasurer, Sherry Ginn.

For more information, please contact the ISHN Secretary-Treasurer:

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
E-mail: DoctorGinn AT gmail.com


 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Douglas J. Lanska, President
Associate Chief of Staff for Education
VA Medical Center
Tomah, Wisconsin 54660
USA
and
Professor of Neurology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin
USA
E-mail:  douglas.lanska AT gmail.com

J. Wayne Lazar, President-elect
E-mail:  jwayne314 AT aol.com

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

Gül A. Russell, Past President
E-mail:  russell AT medicine.tamhsc.edu

Axel Karenberg, Member-at-Large (2015-2018)
E-mail:  ajg02 AT uni-koeln.de

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 ISHN Secretary-Treasurer Sherry Ginn after the ISHN2017 in Besançon, France

  • Douglas A. Lanska (Tomah, Wisconsin, USA) assumed the Presidency for 2017-2018 and intends to convene the 2018 annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • The 23rd annual meeting will be convened at the Dittrick Medical History Museum, located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, 19-23 June 2018. (Yes it is the same dates as this year!)

  • Wayne Lazar (Garden City, NY, USA) was nominated and elected as President-elect (2017-2018), to be ISHN President for 2018-2019.

  • Stanley Finger (St. Louis, Missouri, USA), was elected as Member-at-Large for a term extending from 2017-2020.

  • Duane E. Haines and Régis Olry received the award for Outstanding Article in the History of the Neurosciences for their extensive work over the years on their "NEUROwords" column in Journal of the History of the Neurosciences.



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

Last modified: 14 August 2017