15 February 2011

ISHN Calgary

The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) and The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Cheiron) are pleased to announce their first ever joint meeting from June16-19, 2011 on the campus of the University of Calgary. A workshop following the meeting will be held in the spectacular setting of Banff, Alberta from June 19 to June 23.

Historians, neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals with an interest in the history of the neurosciences and the behavioral sciences will gather in Calgary, Alberta in June of 2011. An exciting program with unique social events is on offer. Stay tuned to this site for the upcoming Call for Papers, Registration Information and more.

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Program Highlights:

In addition to the five keynote lectures the following highlights will form the framework of the conference:

- Introductory Lecture on the History of the Canadian West by the Head of the University of Calgary Department of History, Professor Warren Elofson

- Wuensche Lecture by 1981 Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. David Hubel (Harvard University) – this will be tele-transmitted, while Dr. Hubel has kindly agreed to give another lecture to ISHN and Cheiron. He will also be with the conference participants, attending the Banff Retreat with Workshops, for an evening session featuring his outstanding career in the neurosciences

- Evening lecture and piano presentation by and with Professor Axel Karenberg (University of Cologne)

- 1-2 sessions on educational and fictional films in the history of psychology and neuroscience, organized by a Cheiron committee and supported by ISHN members

- Reception in the new Taylor Family Digital Library with representatives of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, a book viewing of collection items from the past 500 years, and poster display of student posters

- A teaching panel on the history of psychology and neuroscience to exchange experiences with our colleagues from Cheiron and to discuss strategies and programs to promote student teaching and training in our field (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate)

- Award Banquet together with Cheiron at the Calgary Heritage Park Historical Village

- Public Lecture of Professor Elizabeth Lunbeck (Vanderbilt University) in the Calgary Downtown Centre

After our bus transfer to the Banff Centre for the Arts on June-19, 2011 the retreat in the beautiful setting of the Rockie Mountains will include the following workshops:

- "Mind and Body Medicine" Monday, June-20 (2011) - (Morning and Early Afternoon)

- "The 'Hard Problem' in History" Monday, June-20 (2011) - (Later Afternoon)

- "Eugenics and Psychiatry" Tuesday, June-21 (2011) - (One Day Workshop)

"Student History of Neuroscience Poster Workshop" - Wednesday, June-22 (2011) (Half Day or One Day Workshop -- depending on number of submissions)

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