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 organises annual calls for projects documenting the history and development of neuroscience. The best projects are selected for support of up to €1,500 (a detailed budget is expected).

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

The scope of the projects for 2019 is to celebrate the history of neuroscience around the globe, to coincide with the launch of the Global Brain Museum project.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 call for projects!

Winners of the 2019 call will have the opportunity to present a poster on their project at the History Corner at the FENS Forum 2020 in Glasgow.


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.