25th meeting of the International Society of the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN2021 Virtual)

9 Jul 2021 14:00 to 21:00


The 25th meeting of the ISHN will now be held VIRTUALLY by Zoom on Friday July 9th, as the meeting in Rennes had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

The meeting is FREE, but for organising purposes (limited Zoom capacity, which may need to be extended), please register using this link: ISHN 2021 VIRTUAL MEETING Billets, Le ven 9 juil. 2021 à 15:00

Instructions for joining (Invite link, Meeting ID and Passcode) will be sent by Eventbrite a few day prior to the event.


Please note that the times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST). We start at 3 pm Amsterdam/Paris; that is 2 pm in London and 9 am in New York).

15.00 – 15.45 Alastair Compston: Thomas Willis: neurology, the doctrine of the nerves

15.45 – 16.30

Jörg Jewanski (with Sean A. Day): From obscure feeling (1772) to synesthesia (1892): The rediscovery of the early history of research on synesthesia.
16.30 – 16.45 Break
16.45 – 17.30

Tilli Tansey: Henry Dale: physiologist, pharmacologist or neuroscientist?

17.30 – 18.15 Fernando Vidal: Brainfilms and Us
18.15 – 19.00 Donald Stein: A personal perspective on the history of treatments and recovery from brain injuries
19.00 – 20.30 Break
20.30 – 21.15 Douglas Lanska: Prusiner and the prion
21.15 – 22.00

Informal part of the program including Wendy Finger's presentation of 25 years of ISHN followed by toast and chatting.


More information: http://www.neurohistory.nl/ishn-2020-rennes/