International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
 


ISHN2022 | Rome | How to Join the ISHN | Board of Directors | Membership Directory (PDF file) | Awards and Prizes | News


Statement from the Board of the ISHN

More than an organization for scholars interested in the history of the neurosciences, the ISHN (International Society for the History of the Neurosciences) is a society of friends sharing common goals, including exchanging ideas and furthering education. It has warmly welcomed members from all over the world irrespective of regional politics and has served as a model for how people from different countries and backgrounds can respect and work with one another. As an academic society, we are committed to values of reason and tolerance, and believe diplomacy and dialogue are the only legitimate means of resolving divergences among nations.

We stand with other scholarly organizations wanting to help the victims of the invasion of Ukraine, and we support the courageous Russian academics and other dissidents opposing Russia’s aggressive actions.

Hence:

Registration fees will be waived for Ukrainian academics and students interested in the history of the neurosciences, to help them attend the ISHN meeting in Rome this June. They also are invited to apply for stipends to help cover other costs.

Should the income from our annual meeting exceed our expenses, the surplus will be donated to a humanitarian charity to help the innocent people displaced by Russia’s war rebuild their lives and their schools.





Museo di Storia della Medicina / Museum of the History of Medicine (Sapienza Università di Roma / Sapienza University of Rome)



ISHN2022 Poster   [PDF: 0.5 MB]

ISHN2022 Preliminary Program   [PDF: 0.9 MB]

ISHN2022 Registration Fees and Important Information   [PDF: 0.2 MB]
Discounted fees have been extended to May 15th!

ISHN2022 Registration Form (Online)
Please note: "ISHN2022 Registration Form (Online)" will connect to another website.
ISHN is using Pragma Congressi S.r.l. (Pavia, Italy) to manage ISHN2022 registrations and collect conference registration fees.


ISHN2022 Travel and Accommodations Information (updated April 22)   [PDF: 4.0 MB]
Includes added hotels, maps, and preliminary daily program information
Please be sure to read and heed "COVID-19 Instructions" on the final page of this information guide

ISHN2022/Rome on Twitter: @26thishn
Visit often; there are several museum images already shared

Questions or More Information:  ishnroma2022 AT gmail.com
Inquiries about the availability of Travel Funds are welcomed through May 15


ISHN2022 Call for Abstracts & Symposia (with active link to "Submit a Form")   [PDF: 0.8 MB]
abstracts submission closed 15 March 2022

ISHN2022 Preliminary Announcement   [PDF: 12.7 MB]



Spring and Summer 2022 schedule of ISHN's series of Neurohistory Programs
hosted by Peter Koehler:


ISHN Monthly Virtual Programs


Announcing a special video presentation on YouTube (34:23 duration)
prepared by Wendy Finger:


ISHN 25th Anniversary Video


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 thirty-first year (2022), 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

2022 Membership Directory - Personal Data Sheet   (PDF: 2 pages)
All new and continuing members should print and complete a "2022 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 2022, 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 2022, your membership will be registered for January-December 2022 and you will receive issues of the journal for that year.

FULL MEMBERSHIP: Print and complete the FULL Membership application and renewal form and email or mail it to the ISHN Secretary, Yuri Zagvazdin (yuri AT nova.edu). Please do not include any payment when you send the form to the Secretary! You then will receive a pro forma invoice from Taylor and Francis (our publisher, who manages membership and subscription credit card payments and accounting), to complete and pay.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (Free) includes all privileges and mailings for the calendar year January-December 2022, 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

Manon Auffret, President
Institut des Neurosciences Cliniques de Rennes
Rennes, France
E-mail:  manon.auffret AT gmail.com

[to be determined], President-elect
E-mail:  [to be determined]

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

Diane Friedman, Treasurer
E-mail:  dfriedman AT marian.edu

Boleslav (Slava) Lichterman, Past President
E-mail:  lichterman AT hotmail.com

Marjorie Lorch, Member-at-Large (2018-2024)
E-mail:  m.lorch AT bbk.ac.uk

Elisabetta Sirgiovanni, Member-at-Large (2021-2024)
E-mail:  elisabetta.sirgiovanni AT uniroma1.it

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

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


[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 2022 award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences may be obtained from the Chair of the ISHN Awards and Prizes Committee:

Douglas Lanska
E-mail: douglas.lanska AT gmail.com

The prizes will be awarded at the Society's annual meeting.

The Lifetime Contribution to the History of the Neurosciences Award may be given annually, at the discretion of the Committee.

Further information about the 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).



 
ISHN 25th Anniversary Video

ISHN 25th Anniversary Video
by Wendy Finger, 2021
(running time 34:23)

ISHN 25th Anniversary Video


 
NEWS

News from the ISHN Board

  • At a special online ISHN Board Meeting held on 29 March 2022 to consider the war in Ukraine, the Board asked for and received the resignation of ISHN President Boleslav (Slava) Lichterman, M.D. of IM Sechenov First Moscow State University (Sechenov University) in Moscow, Russian Federation from the office. President-elect Manon Auffret, Pharm.D., Ph.D. of Institut des Neurosciences Cliniques de Rennes in Rennes, France, assumed the position of ISHN President for the remainder of 2021-2022 and for 2022-2023.

  • Diane Friedman (Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) has accepted and assumed the office of ISHN Treasurer.


News from ISHN2021

  • ISHN President (2019-2021) Eelco Wijdicks presided at the 2021 meeting, held Remotely/Online via Zoom on 9 July 2021. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 annual meeting scheduled for Rennes, France, was cancelled; the 2023 meeting will convene in Rennes.

    The meeting was offered free of charge but required registration for the more than 60 attendees to receive the non-public Zoom link. Invitations were distributed to ISHN members as well as through professional societies including the AAN and WFN. Six invited papers were followed by an ISHN 25th Anniversary video tribute prepared by Wendy Finger. Attendees joined live from Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America; the meeting was not recorded.

    Elisabetta Sirgiovanni introduced plans for the ISHN2022 Meeting, which tentatively is set for June 14-18 in Rome, Italy. The illustrated, detailed ISHN2022 Preliminary Announcement is available on our website.

    Peter Koehler reported on the success of the new series, ISHN Monthly Virtual Programs, which will resume in Fall 2021.

    Peter Koehler noted that the editors of Journal of the History of the Neurosciences will receive training for the use of a new article submission platform, Scholar One. This platform will permit comprehensive acquisition of papers from authors, distribution and tracking for reviewers, and analysis of various parameters (including rejection rate) by the editors.

    Boleslav Lichterman assumed the chair as ISHN President at the conclusion of the meeting and will preside over our 26th conference in Rome in 2022. Manon Auffret became President-elect; Wayne Lazar is the new Treasurer; and Elisabetta Sirgiovanni began a term as Member-at-Large on the ISHN Board of Directors. [Since this announcement, personal reasons compelled Wayne Lazar to step down as Treasurer; a search is being conducted for his successor.]



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Last modified: 4 May 2022