Connecting European Neuroscience

History of Neuroscience Online Projects

This initiative aims to create a virtual public platform for hosting autobiographies, videos, pictures and other electronic materials relating to renowned neuroscientists and their work.

The FENS History Committee is launching its annual call for projects documenting the history and development of neuroscience.

The grants prioritise projects in which historic material such as films, photos, images or histological slides are presented on the web. Projects should be completed within 1-2 years and are posted on an online platform.

The best projects will be selected for support of up to €1,500 (a detailed budget is expected). 60% of the grant will be awarded at the beginning of the project, and the final amount will be transferred after completion.

The scope of the projects for 2020 is to celebrate the history of neuroscience around the globe.


Congratulations to the 2020 History Online Project Awardees


1. Prof. Dario Cantino and Prof. Marco Sassoe-Pognetto - Wachstum und Koerpergroesse - a Slide story

2. Dr. Indranath Chatterjee and Ms. Videsha Bansal - Uncovering the historic alleys of Neuroscience's growth in South Korea: A timelapse from the 17th century to date.

3. Dr. Silvina Diaz - Neuroscience in plastic arts

4. Mr. Nuno Ricardo da Fonseca Coelho - Egas Moniz – the Nobel Prize creator of cerebral angiography and pioneer of psychosurgery

5. Dr. Juan M. Espinosa-Sánchez - Lorente de Nó: From Neurohistology to Neurophysiology

6. Dr. Alexandra Proshchina - The collection of human brain development in the Research Institute of Human Morphology, Moscow

7. Dr. Dinesh Ramoo - Native Voices: Neuroscience among the First Nations of Canada

8. Dr. Richard Roche - An online catalogue of Trinity College Dublin’s Neuroscience Anatomy Museum

9. Ms. Tammy Strickland - In Vivo Models of Neurological Disease: A History


Get inspired by browsing through the online platform
view the list of past awarded projects


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Virtual platform

Access the virtual platform of history online projects, which includes autobiographies, videos, pictures and other electronic materials about illustrious neuroscientists of Europe and their distinguished work.


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The History Corner

An exhibition of posters on the History of European Neuroscience, held during major FENS meetings.


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Videos of History Seminar

Watch the seminar "History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex" on FENS Youtube Channel.

Learn about the work of Galileo in the 17th Century, the history of binocular vision or the stories hiding behind the histological slides in the Sherrington Box.