International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)

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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)

ISHN 21st Annual Meeting:

Maastricht 1580/2, from

Plan now:
ISHN2016 | Maastricht, The Netherlands | 11 - 16 July 2016!

ISHN2016-Maastricht: Meeting Website
ISHN2016-Maastricht: Announcement Flyer/Poster
ISHN2016-Maastricht: First Announcement (includes links to Hotels)
ISHN2016-Maastricht: Maastricht Impressions (photographs)
ISHN2016-Maastricht: Organizing Committee

ISHN2016-Maastricht: Registration
ISHN2016-Maastricht: Program
ISHN2016-Maastricht: Abstracts

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

2015 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2015 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet" and mail or email it to the ISHN Webmaster (Online directory information will be updated and made available monthly).


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 2015, 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 during late 2014 and throughout 2015, your membership will be registered for January-December 2015 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: