Scholarly Societies Project

Data for Societies Founded from 1870 to 1879
70 Societies
60 Websites
Last Updated: 2007, February 6

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1870
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United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Website
United States of
America
Bethesda (Maryland)
American Fisheries Society (AFS) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Chambre Belge des Inventeurs (CBI) = Belgische Kamer van Uitvinders (BKU) (Belgian Chamber of Inventors)
[Founded in 1870 as the Chambre Syndicale pour la Protection des Inventeurs, in 1993 it took its current name.]
Website
England
London
Society of Biblical Archaeology
[The Society of Biblical Archaeology was founded on 1870, December 9, according to AnyDay-in-History: December 09. According to Scudder #465, the Syro-Egyptian Society of London (founded in 1844) was merged into the Society of Biblical Archaeology. This evidently happened in 1870 or somewhat later. It appears that in 1919 the Society of Biblical Archaeology merged into the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (founded in 1823). This latter contention is supported by two pieces of evidence. First, the Library Catalogues page at the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland includes the note: "Note: includes collections of the Library of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, merged with RAS, 1919." Second, according to a record in the University of Leicester Union List of Periodicals: "Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology London: Society of Biblical Archaeology, 1878-1918 [became Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland]".]
 

1871
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United States of
America
New York City
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Website
Uruguay
Montevideo
Asociación Rural del Uruguay (ARU) (Rural Association of Uruguay) Website
United States of
America
San Francisco
California Historical Society (CHS)
[Founded in 1871; revived in 1886.]
Website
Germany
Düsseldorf
Deutscher Verein für Vermessungswesen (DVW) (German Association of Surveying) Website
Sweden
Stockholm
Geologiska Föreningen (GF) (Geological Society of Sweden)
[The Society was founded in 1871 as the Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm.]
Website
England
London
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Website
England
Leicester
Mathematical Association (MA)
[The Association was founded in 1871 as the Association for the Improvement of Geometrical Teaching. In 1897, it became the Mathematical Association.]
Website
Germany
Karlsruhe
Oberrheinische Geologische Verein (OGV) (Upper-Rhine Geological Union) Website
France
Paris
Société Française de Graphologie (SFDG) (French Society of Graphology) Website

1872
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United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Public Health Association (APHA) Website
France
Paris
Association Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (French Association for the Advancement of Science) Website
England
Reading (Berkshire)
British Entomology and Natural History Society (BENHS)
["...founded in 1872 as the South London Entomological and Natural History Society..."]
Website
Denmark
Copenhagen
Medicinske Selskab i København (Medical Society in Copenhagen)
[This Society was formed in 1872 from the merger of the Kongelige Medicinske Selskab (founded in 1772 as Københavnske Medicinske Selskab) and the Societas Philiatrica = Philiatrien (founded in 1829).]
Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本アジア協会 = Nihon Aziya Kyōkai (Asiatic Society of Japan (ASJ))
Website
Poland
 
Polska Akademia Umiejętności (PAU) (Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences)
[According to its website, the Academy resulted in 1872 from a transformation of the Krakowskie Towarzystwo Naukowe (founded in 1815) into a national Academy. According to Kiger (1993), p.232-233, with the start of the Nazi occupation in the Second World War, and the later Communist control of the country, this Academy fell into a period of inactivity and was nearly disbanded and supplanted by the newer Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN), which had been established in 1952. In 1989, it was reactivated through an agreement between the surviving members of the pre-1952 PAU and the governing board of PAN according to Kiger (1993), p.233.]
Website
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Sociedad Científica Argentina (Argentine Scientific Society) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Oct.6.]
Belgium
Brussels
Société Centrale d'Architecture de Belgique (SCAB) (Central Society for Architecture in Belgium) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Oct.7.]
France
Paris
Société Mathématique de France (SMF) (Mathematical Society of France) Website

1873
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Colombia
Bogotá
Academia Nacional de Medicina de Colombia (ANMC) (National Academy of Medicine of Colombia) Website
Denmark
Lyngby
Dansk Matematisk Forening (DMF) (Danish Mathematical Society) Website
England
London
International Law Association (ILA) Website
Netherlands
Utrecht
Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap (KNAG) (Royal Dutch Geographical Society) Website
Ukraine
L'viv
Наукове Товариство ім. Шевченка [Naukove Tovaristvo ìm. Ševčenka] (Shevchenko Scientific Society (SSS))
["It is the oldest Ukrainian academy of arts and sciences whose activities have been the mainstay of Ukrainian culture for the last 120 years. Founded in 1873 in the city of L'viv, Ukraine, it was liquidated by the Soviet regime in 1939 and reestablished in Western Europe in 1947, in the United States in 1949, and in Ukraine in 1989."]
U.S. Website
France
Paris
Société Française de Physique (SFP) (French Society of Physics)
Website

1874
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Argentina
Buenos Aires
Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (ANCEFN) (National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences) Website
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Academia Nacional de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales (National Academy of Law and Social Sciences) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Oct.7.]
Norway
Oslo
Norske Sivilingeniørs Forening (NIF) (Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers) Website
Belgium
Liège
Société Géologique de Belgique (Belgian Geological Society) No website
found, as
of 2003,
Oct.6.]
England
London
Society for Analytical Chemistry
[The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) was formed in 1980 through the merger of four societies: (1) the Chemical Society (founded in 1841); (2) the Society for Analytical Chemistry (founded in 1874); (3) the Royal Institute of Chemistry (founded in 1877); and (4) the Faraday Society (founded in 1903).]
 

1875
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Mexico
Mexico City
Academia Mexicana de la Lengua (AML) (Mexican Academy of Letters)
[The Academy was founded on 1875, September 11.]
Website
United States of
America
Minneapolis (Minnesota)
American Neurological Association (ANA) Website
Denmark
Copenhagen
Danske Landinspektørforening = Den Danske Landinspektørforening (DDL) (Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors) Website
United States of
America
Topeka
Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) Website
Ireland
Dublin
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) Website
Scotland
Edinburgh
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)
["The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland was formed in 1983 following an amalgamation of the Royal Sanitary Association of Scotland (founded in 1875) and the Scottish Institute of Environmental Health (founded in 1891)."]
Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Scientifique de Bruxelles (Scientific Society of Brussels) No website
found, as
of 2003,
Oct.6.
United States of
America
Wheaton (Illinois)
Theosophical Society in America (TSA) Website

1876
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United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Website
United States of
America
Chicago
American Library Association (ALA) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
[Founded in 1876 as: American Medical College Association; reorganized in 1890 under its present name.]
Website
India
Calcutta
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) Website
Denmark
Copenhagen
Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskabs (KDGS) (Royal Danish Geographical Society)
Website
England
London
Mineralogical Society (MS)
[Also known as the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.]
Website
England
London
Physiological Society (PS) Website
Spain
Madrid
Real Sociedad Geográfica (RSG) (Royal Geographical Society)
[The Society was founded in 1876 as the Sociedad Geográfica de Madrid. It took its current name in 1901.]
Website
England
London
Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (RSH) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale Belge de Géographie (SRBG) (Royal Belgian Society of Geography)
[The Society was founded on 1876, August 26 as the Société Belge de Géographie. In 1882, it became the Société Royale Belge de Géographie (SRBG).]
Website

1877
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England
London
Library Association (LA)
[In 2002, the Association merged with the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) (founded in 1958) to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).]
 
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)
[According to Otness (1998), this Society was founded in 1877 in Singapore as the Straits Asiatic Society. In 1923, it became the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. In 1964, it was renamed the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society and is located in Kuala Lumpur.]
Website
Jamaica
Kingston
Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ)
[The Association was founded in 1877 as the first overseas branch of the British Medical Association.]
Website
England
London
Royal Institute of Chemistry
[The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) was formed in 1980 through the merger of four societies: (1) the Chemical Society (founded in 1841); (2) the Society for Analytical Chemistry (founded in 1874); (3) the Royal Institute of Chemistry (founded in 1877); and (4) the Faraday Society (founded in 1903).]
Website
South Africa
Cape Town
Royal Society of South Africa (RSSA)
[Founded in 1877 as South African Philosophical Society. In 1908, it became the Royal Society of South Africa.]
Website
France
Paris
Société Française de Santé Publique (SFSP) (French Society of Public Health)
[The Society was founded in 1877 with a name whose English translation is Society for Public Medicine and Professional Hygiene. On January 12, 1910, it took a name whose English translation is Society for Public Medicine and Sanitary Engineering. On March 17, 1966, it took a name whose English translation is French Society for Hygiene, Public Medicine and Sanitary Engineering. On December 7, 1992, it took its current name. History notes are from the Society's website.]
Website
Belgium
Antwerp
Vereeniging der Antwerpsche Bibliophielen (Antwerp Association of Bibliophiles) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
June 6.]

1878
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France
Annecy, Savoie
Académie Salésienne (Salesienne Academy)
[The Academy was founded 1878, August 21.]
Website
United States of
America
Chicago
American Bar Association (ABA) Website
England
London
Folklore Society (FLS) Website
Denmark
Frederiksberg
International Federation of Surveyors (IFS) = Fédération internationale des géomètres (FIG) = Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure (IVV) Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本化学会 = Nihon Kagakkai (Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ))
["The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), initially named the Chemical Society, was founded in 1878 by twenty or so motivated and enthusiastic young scholars wishing to advance research in chemistry. Later it was renamed The Tokyo Chemical Society, and eventually given the present name of 'The Chemical Society of Japan'. In 1948 it merged with the Society of Chemical Industry, founded in 1898."]
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1879
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United States of
America
Boston
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Website
Denmark
Copenhagen
Kemisk Forening (KF) (Danish Chemical Society) Website
Ukraine
Kharkiv
Харківське Математичне Товариство = Харьковское Математическое Общество [Harkìvsʹke Matematične Tovaristvo = Harʹkovskoe Matematičeskoe Obŝestvo] (Kharkiv Mathematical Society) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Oct.6.]
Japan
Tokyo
日本学士院 = Nippon Gakushiin (NG) (Japan Academy) Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本工学会 = Nippon Kōgakukai (Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES)) Website
Italy
Rome
Società Oftalmologica Italiana (SOI) (Italian Ophthalmological Society) Website

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