Connecting European Neuroscience

European History of Neuroscience Seminars

A local spreading of knowledge on the history of neuroscience using seminars, organised in collaboration with neuroscience institutes throughout Europe, with a focus on the history of the 20th century.



Naples: two meetings are organised for the "Darwin Week" scheduled for the 12th February 2019 by Università degli Studi Federico IIStazione Zoologica di Napoli and ArciMovie on the the relationship between cinema and science:


Milan: A Seminar was held on 25 July at the Biblioteca Scientifica of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta. Prof. Richard E. Brown, member of the FENS History Committee, gave a lecture on “Why Study neuroscience history?”.








Paris: A seminar titled Augusta Dejerine Klumpke (1859-1927). Commémoration du 160e anniversaire de sa naissance was held on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière - Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris. This event represents a further step in the project WiNEu – European Women in Neuroscience, awarded by the History Committee in 2016 and published in 2017.

Further details about the event can be found here.


Paris: The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière - Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris organised a seminar titled Histoire des neurosciences au féminin, focusing on the history of women in neuroscience.












To know more about the previous activities, visit the Past seminars' page. 

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Enjoy reading the FENS manuscript

A Short History of European neuroscience - from the late 18th to the mid 20th century.