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 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 22nd Annual Meeting:


Besançon, France


Plan now:
ISHN2017 | Besançon, France | 19 - 22 June 2017




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-fifth year (2016), 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

2016 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2016 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet" and mail or email it to the ISHN Webmaster (Online directory information will be updated and made available monthly).



 
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 during late 2016 and 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. 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, 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

Gül A. Russell, President
Professor
Department of Humanities in Medicine
Health Scineces Center, College of Medicine
Texas A&M University
TAM HSC Clinical Building I, Suite 1400
8441 State Highway 47
Bryan, Texas 77807
USA
E-mail:  russell AT medicine.tamhsc.edu

Douglas Lanska, President-elect
E-mail:  Douglas.Lanska AT gmail.com

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

Paul Eling, Past President
E-mail:  p.eling AT donders.ru.nl

Axel Karenberg, Member-at-Large (2015-2017)
E-mail:  ajg02 AT uni-koeln.de

Catherine E. Storey, Member-at-Large (2014-2018)
E-mail:  c.e.storey AT bigpond.com

Stanley Finger, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences (until 1 January 2017)
E-mail:  sfinger AT wustl.edu

Paul Eling, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences (as of 1 January 2017)
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 2017 awards for Outstanding Article 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:

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 2017 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:



 
NEWS

News from ISHN2016 in Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • Gül A. Russell (Bryan, Texas, USA) was nominated and elected as the new ISHN President for 2016-2017.

  • The 22nd annual meeting will be convened in Besançon, France, tentatively scheduled for 19-22 June 2017 (this is different from dates announced in Maastricht, because of conflicts in early July with the Tour de France). This schedule will also allow having a post-meeting tour on Friday, 23 June at La-Chaux-de-Fonds, the historical town of watches in Switzerland, and birthplace of Louis Chevrolet and Le Corbusier, with a private visit for interested ISHN members. The gala dinner likely will take place at the Citadel of Besançon, after attendees return from an afternoon tour at Arbois (Pasteur's birthplace and museum) and the UNESCO protected site of the salines of Arc-et-Senans..Local organization activities will be in the hands of Julien Bogousslavsky and Laurent Tatu, with the assistance of François Boller.

  • Douglas A. Lanska (Tomah, Wisconsin, USA) was elected as President-elect and intends to convence the 2018 annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Delia Gavrus (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) was appointed Chair of the Awards and Prizes Committee (for book, article, and student essay awards). Axel Karenberg (Cologne, Germany) continues as Chair of the Liefetime Contribution Award Committee.

  • Stanley Finger (St. Louis, Missouri, USA), recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Contributuon Award, will retire (as of 1 January 2017) as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. He will be succeeded in this role at the journal by Paul Eling (Nijmegen, The Netherlands).

  • Sherry Ginn presented the 2018 award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences to Stefano Sandrone and Marco Catani for Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience (Oxford University Press, 2015).


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Last modified: 4 October 2016