Scholarly Societies Project

Data for Societies Founded from 1880 to 1899
211 Societies
195 Websites
Last Updated: 2007, September 13

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1880
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United States of
America
New York City
Academy of Political Science (APS) Website
United States of
America
New York City
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) Website
United Kingdom
London
Aristotelian Society Website
England
London
British Dental Association (BDA) Website
United States of
America
Lincoln
Nebraska Academy of Sciences (NAS) Website
Canada
Toronto
Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Website
Canada
Toronto
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) = Académie Royale des Arts du Canada (ARC) Website
United States of
America
Williston (Vermont)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Website

1881
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United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Website
United States of
America
Denver
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Website
Romania
Bucharest
Asociaţia Generală a Inginerilor din România (AGIR) (General Association of Engineers in Romania)
[The Association was founded in 1881 as the Societatea Politehnica (it had been preceded by the founding in 1876 of the Societatea de Ingineri si Arhitecti, which was evidently short-lived). In 1918 another association, the Asociatia Generala a Inginerilor din Romania, was founded. The two associations merged in 1949 to form the Asociatia Stiintifica a Tehnicienilor. From 1951-1962 it was called the Asociatia Stiintifica a Inginerilor si Tehnicienilor, and then until December 1989 it was called the Consiliul National al Inginerilor si Tehnicienilor. In 1990 it became once again the Asociatia Generala a Inginerilor din Romania.]
Website
United States of
America
Waltham, MA
Dante Society of America (DSA) Website
Norway
Oslo
Norges Apotekerforening (NAF) (Norwegian Association of Pharmacists) Website
England
London
Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Website

1882
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England
London
British Veterinary Association (BVA)
Website
Canada
Ottawa
Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) = Association Canadienne des Sciences Géomatiques (ACSG)
[Founded in 1882, at some in the past it was called the Canadian Institute of Surveying and Mapping.]
Website
England
London
Dermatological Society of London
[The Dermatological Society of London was founded in 1882. It ceased to exist independently in 1907, when it and several other medical societies merged with the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (founded 1805), to form the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
Germany
Berlin
Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (DBG) (German Botanical Society) Website
England
London
Egypt Exploration Society (EES)
["The Egypt Exploration Society was founded, as the Egypt Exploration Fund, in 1882....]
Website
Ireland
Dublin
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) Website
United Kingdom
 
Royal Forestry Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (RFS) Website
Canada
Ottawa
Royal Society of Canada (RSC) = Société royale du Canada (SRC) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale Belge d'Anthropologie et de Préhistoire (SRBAP) (Royal Belgian Society for Anthropology and Prehistory) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Sept.23]

1883
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United States
of America
American Society of Naturalists (ASN) Website
England
London
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
[Founded in 1883 as Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors. In 1891 its name became Sanitary Inspectors Association.]
Website
Scotland
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Mathematical Society (EMS) Website
United States of
America
New York City
Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Website
Austria
Vienna
Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik (ÖVE) (Austrian Electrotechnical Association)
[The society was founded in 1883 as Elektrotechnischer Verein Wien (EVW). In 1959 it took its current name.]
Website
Chile
Santiago
Sociedad Nacional de Minería (SONAMI) (National Society of Mining (Chile)) Website
France
Paris
Société des Electriciens et des Electroniciens (SEE) (Society of Electricians and Electronics Specialists)
[The Society is a result of a merger of two societies. One society had been founded in 1883 as Société Internationale des Electriciens, later changing its name to Société Française des Electriciens (SFE). The other society was founded in 1921 as Société des Amis de la T.S.F., and later changed its name to Société Française des Electroniciens et Radioélectriciens (SFER). In 1972 the two societies merged to form Société des Electriciens, des Electroniciens et des Radioélectriciens (SEE). And in 1985, the society took its present name.]
Website
France
Paris
Société Française d'Ophtalmologie (SFO) (French Society of Ophthalmology)
Website
Sweden
Stockholm
Svenska Kemistsamfundet (SKS) (Swedish Chemical Society)
Website

1884
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United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Historical Association (AHA) Website
United States of
America
Gaithersburg (Maryland)
Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC)
[The AOAC was founded in 1884 as the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists. In 1965, to recognize the expansion of AOAC's scope of interest beyond agricultural topics, the Association's name was changed to the Association of Official Analytical Chemists. In 1991 its name became the AOAC International.]
Website
United Kingdom
British Gynaecological Society
[The British Gynaecological Society was founded in 1884. It ceased to exist independently in 1907, when it and several other medical societies merged with the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (founded 1805), to form the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
Germany
Berlin
Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG) (German Meteorological Society) Website
United States of
America
New York City
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
[Formed in 1963 by the merger of American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), founded in 1884, and Institute of Radio Engineers, founded in 1912 as a merger of two largely local radio organizations (Society of Wireless Telegraph Engineers, and Wireless Institute).]
Website
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Internationaler Entomologischer Verein (IEV) = International Entomological Union Website
Belgium
Brussels
Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging der Elektrotechnici (KBVE) = Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging van Elektrotechnici (KBVE) = Société Royale Belge des Electriciens (SRBE) (Royal Belgian Society of Electrotechnical Engineers) Website
Switzerland
Winterthur
Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Winterthur (NGW) (Scientific Society, Winterthur) Website
Scotland
Glasgow
Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) Website
Australia
Saint Lucia
Royal Society of Queensland (RSQ) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Sept.23.]
France
Paris
Société Mycologique de France (SMF) (Mycological Society of France) Website
England
Bradford
Society of Dyers and Colourists Website

1885
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United States of
America
Reston (Virginia)
American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
[Founded in 1885 as: American Association for Advancement of Physical Education; had several name changes between then and the present.]
Website
United States of
America
Nashville (Tennesee)
American Economic Association (AEA) Website
United States of
America
New York City
American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) Website
Germany
Straßburg,
then
Munich
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG) (German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Website
Germany
Frankfurt
Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) (German Agricultural Society)
Website
Germany
Weimar
Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar (Goethe Society in Weimar)
Website
Croatia
Zagreb
Hrvatsko Fizikalno Društvo (HFD) (Croatian Physical Society)
[Formed in 1990 from part of: Društvo Mathematicara i Fizicara SR Hrvatske (Society of Mathematicians and Physicists of Croatia), which was formed in 1949 as the successor to a society founded in 1885, and known variously as: Societas Scientiarum Naturalium Croatica, Societas Historico-Naturalis Croatica, and Hrvatsko Prirodoslovo Društvo u Zagrebu.]
Website
Netherlands
Voorburg
International Statistical Institute (ISI) Website
United States of
America
Columbus (Ohio)
Ohio Historical Society (OHS) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale Belge des Ingénieurs et Industriels (SRBII) (Royal Belgian Society of Engineers and Manufacturers) Website

1886
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Germany
Lübeck
Anatomische Gesellschaft (AG) (Anatomical Society)
[A precursor to the Society was a section that existed from 1822 within the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte.]
Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本建築学会 (Architectural Institute of Japan)
[The society was founded in 1886 as the House Builders' Institute. In 1905 it became the Architectural Institute, and in 1947 it became the 日本建築学会 = Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai = Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ).]
AIJ Website
Belgium
Ghent
Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Taal- en Letterkunde (Royal Flemish Academy of Language and Literature)
[Founded in 1886 as the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Taal- en Letterkunde, the Academy took the name Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde (KANTL) (Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature) in 1972.]
KANTL Website
Netherlands
Wageningen
Koninklijke Landbouwkundige Vereniging (KLV) (Royal Society for Agricultural Sciences (Netherlands)) Website
United States of
America
New York City
National Audubon Society (NAS) Website
England
London
Neurological Society of London
[The Neurological Society of London was founded on 1886, January 14. The Society changed its name to the Neurological Society of the United Kingdom in 1905. It ceased to exist independently in 1907, when it and several other medical societies merged with the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (founded 1805), to form the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
New Zealand
Wellington
New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA)
["Its inaugural meeting was held in Otago in 1886. Ten years later, the Association became affiliated with the British Medical Association, and remained a branch of the BMA until 1967."]
Website
Norway
Oslo
Norske Lægeforening (NLF) (Norwegian Medical Association) Website
United States of
America
Research Triangle Park (North Carolina)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Website
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Sociedad Central de Arquitectos (SCA) (Central Society of Architects (Argentina)) Website
Yugoslavia
Belgrade
Српска Академија Наука и Уметности = Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti (SANU) (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
[The Друштво Српске Словесности (Society of Serbian Letters) was founded on May 31, 1842. The Society was suspended on January 27, 1864, and restored on July 29, 1864 under the name Српско Учено Друштво (Serbian Learned Society). On May 13, 1886 the Serbian Learned Society was suspended because of its dispute with the Minister of Education. The Law on the founding of the Српска Краљевска Академија (Serbian Royal Academy) was passed on November 1, 1886; all properties of the Society were transferred to the Academy. The Society was allowed to reopen on June 25, 1887, but was in difficulty and began a lawsuit against the Academy; this was resolved in 1892, when the Society merged with the Academy. In 1947 the Academy became the Српска Академија Наука (Serbian Academy of Sciences). At some later date it became the Српска Академија Наука и Уметности (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts).]
Website

1887
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United States of
America
Rosemont (Illinois)
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
[The AOA was founded in 1887. In 2003, it absorbed the Academic Orthopaedic Society, formerly the Association of Orthopaedic Chairmen, which had been founded in 1971.]
Website
United States of
America
Bethesda (Maryland)
American Physiological Society (APS) Website
England
London
Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Website
Canada
Cambridge, Ontario
Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Website
Canada
Ottawa
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)
[Founded in 1887 as the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, this Society became the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) = Institut Canadien des Ingénieurs (ICI) in 1918. In 1972, the original Society was officially re-established, with a slightly different name from the original: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering with a Website separate from that of the EIC/ICI Website.]
Website
Canada
Gloucester (Ontario)
Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) = Institut Canadien des Ingénieurs (ICI) Website
Colombia
Bogotá
Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros (SCI) (Colombian Society of Engineers) Website
Italy
Rome
Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (SIMI) (Italian Society of Internal Medicine) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale d'Archéologie de Bruxelles (SRAB) (Royal Society of Archeology of Brussels) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale de Chimie (SRC) (Royal Society of Chemistry (Belgium)) Website
Sweden
Stockholm
Sveriges Advokatsamfund (Swedish Bar Association) Website

1888
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Venezuela
Caracas
Academia Nacional de la Historia de Venezuela (ANHV) (National Academy of History of Venezuela) Website
Netherlands
Woerden
Actuarieel Genootschap (AG) (Actuarial Society) Website
United States of
America
Bethesda (Maryland)
American Association of Anatomists (AAA) [Founded in 1888 as Association of American Anatomists, it took its present name in 1908.] Website
United States of
America
Arlington (Virginia)
American Folklore Society (AFS) Website
United States of
America
Providence (Rhode Island)
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Website
United States of
America
Alexandria (Virginia)
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Website
Uruguay
Montevideo
Asociación de Química y Farmacia del Uruguay (AQFU) (Association of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Uruguay) Website
Australia
Adelaide
Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
[The association was founded in 1888 as the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 1930 it took its current name. For more information see: Macleod, Roy. The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the scientific enterprise in Australasia 1888-1988, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1988.]
Website
United Kingdom
British Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Association
[The British Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Association was founded in 1888. It ceased to exist independently in 1907, when it and several other medical societies merged with the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (founded 1805), to form the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
Japan
Tokyo
電気学会 = Denki Gakkai (Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)) Website
United States of
America
Boulder (Colorado)
Geological Society of America (GSA) Website
England
Westcliffe-on-Sea (Essex)
Guild of Church Musicians (GCM)
[Founded in 1888 as the Church Choir Guild.]
Website
United States of
America
Cheverly (Maryland)
Gypsy Lore Society (GLS) Website
Chile
Santiago
Instituto de Ingenieros de Chile (IIC) (Institute of Chilean Engineers) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
National Geographic Society (NGS) Website
New Zealand
Wellington
New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS) Website
Norway
Oslo
Norske Veterinærforening (DNV) (Norwegian Veterinary Association) Website
Belgium
Louvain
Société Philosophique de Louvain (SFIL) (Philosophical Society of Louvain) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Sept.23.]

1889
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United States of
America
Jacksonville (Illinois)
American Dialect Society (ADS) Website
United States of
America
Chicago
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Website
United States of
America
San Francisco
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Website
United States of
America
Lanham (Maryland)
Entomological Society of America (ESA)
[The Entomological Society of America was formed in 1953 by the consolidation of the American Association of Economic Entomologists (which was founded in 1889) and the former Entomological Society of America (founded in 1906).]
Website
England
London
Institute of Marine Engineers (IMarE)
[The Institute was founded in 1889 as the Institute of Marine Engineers (IMarE). In 2001 it became the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).]
Website
Canada
Montréal
International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) = Union Internationale de Psychologie Scientifique
["The International Union of Psychological Science traces its history directly to the first International Congress of Psychology, which was held in Paris in 1889... [when] a permanent international committee was formed to assure the succession of International Congresses of Psychology and to provide organization for international psychology; the committee eventually evolved into the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)." It assumed its present name in 1965.]
Website
United States of
America
Rockville (Maryland)
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Website
Switzerland
Zürich
Schweizerischer Elektrotechnischer Verein (SEV) = Association Suisse des Electriciens (ASE) = Associazione Svizzera degli Elettrotecnici (ASE) (Swiss Electrotechnical Association) Website
Italy
Rome
Società Dante Alighieri (SDA) (Dante Alighieri Society) Website
France
Paris
Société Française de Dermatologie (SFD) (French Society of Dermatology) Website
United States of
America
Schaumburg (Illinois)
Society of Actuaries (SOA)
[Formed in 1949 by a merger of the Actuarial Society of America (founded 1889) and American Institute of Actuaries (founded 1909).]
Website

1890
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Italy
Genova
Accademia Ligure di Scienze e Lettere (Ligurian Academy of Sciences and Letters) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Sept.23.]
England
London
British Astronomical Association (BAA) Website
Germany
Berlin
Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) (German National Mathematical Society) Website
Germany
Munich
Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG) (German Zoological Society) Website
France
Paris
Institut des Actuaires (Institute of Actuaries)
[The Institute was founded in Paris on 1890, May 30 as the Institut des Actuaires Français.]
Website
Switzerland
Bern
Ökonomische und Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft des Kantons Bern (Economic and Public Welfare Society of the Canton of Bern)
[On 1890, January 1, this Society was formed through the merger of the Schweitzerische Gesellschaft in Bern (founded 1759) and the Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft des Kantons Bern.]
Website
Canada
Toronto
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) = Société Royale d'Astronomie du Canada (SRAC) Website
England
London
Royal Economic Society (RES) Website
Russia
St. Petersburg
Санкт-Петербургское Математическое Общество (СПбМО) [Sankt-Peterburgskoe Matematičeskoe Obŝestvo] (St. Petersburg Mathematical Society (SPbMS))
[The Society was first founded in 1890, and it ceased its first period of existence around 1905. In 1921, it was revived under the name Петроградское Физико-Математическое Общество (Petrograd Physical and Mathematical Society), later the Ленинградское Физико-Математическое Общество (Lenigrad Physical and Mathematical Society). In 1930, in the face of persecution, the Society decided to dissolve itself. In 1953, the Ленинградский Общематематический Семинар (Leningrad All-Mathematical Seminar, or Leningrad Mathematical Seminar) was organized, and filled the gap in the Society's existence to some extent. In 1959 the Society was resurrected as the Ленинградское Математическое Общество (Leningrad Mathematical Society), and later became the Санкт-Петербургское Математическое Общество (St. Petersburg Mathematical Society).
Website

1891
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Argentina
Buenos Aires
Asociación Médica Argentina (AMA) (Argentine Medical Association) Website
Australia
Adelaide
Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSA) Website
Hungary
Budapest
Bolyai János Matematikai Társulat (BJMT) (János Bolyai Mathematical Society) Website
Canada
Toronto
Canadian Education Association (CEA) = Association Canadienne d'Éducation (ACE) Website
Canada
Montréal
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) = Association Canadienne de l'Électricité (ACÉ) Website
Germany
Hamburg
Deutscher Verein zur Förderung des Mathematischen und Naturwissenschaftlichen Unterrichts (Förderverein MNU) (German Association for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Teaching) Website
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Koninklijke Vereniging van Archivarissen in Nederland (KVAN) (Royal Dutch Society of Archivists) Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本セラミックス協会 = Nippon Seramikkusu Kyōkai (Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ)) Website
United States of
America
Columbus (Ohio)
Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) Website

1892
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United States of
America
New York City
American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Psychological Association (APA) Website
England
London
Bibliographical Society Website
United States of
America
Honolulu
Hawaiian Historical Society (HHS) Website
England
London
Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM)
[The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM) was founded in 1892. On 26 June 2002, the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM) merged with the Institute of Materials (IOM) (founded 1869) to form the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3 = IOM³).]
 
Austria
Vienna
International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) Website
England
Manchester
Manchester Astronomical Society (MAS)
[Founded 1892 as the North Western Branch of the British Astronomical Association; reconstituted in 1903 under its present name.]
Website
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Nederlands Oogheelkundig Gezelschap (NOG) (Netherlands Ophthalmological Society) Website
Hungary
Budapest
Országos Magyar Bányászati és Kohászati Egyesület (OMBKE) (Hungarian Mining and Metallurgical Society) Website
Italy
Milano
Società Numismatica Italiana (SNI) (Italian Numismatic Society) Website
England
London
Society for Psychical Research (SPR) Website
South Africa
Johannesburg
South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) Website
Finland
Helsinki
Suomen Arkkitehtiliitto (SAFA) = Finlands Arkitektförbund (Finnish Association of Architects) Website
Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA)
[The Association began as a branch of the British Medical Association (BMA) established in Trinidad in 1892. In 1974, the branch became independent of the BMA, but affiliated with it; at that time it took its current name.]
Website

1893
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Argentina
Buenos Aires
Academia Nacional de la Historia - República Argentina (ANH) (National Academy of History, the Republic of Argentina)
[The Academy was founded in 1893 as the Junta de Numismática Americana. Towards the end of the century, it broadened its scope and became the Junta de Historia y Numismática Americana. At some later date, it became the Academia Nacional de la Historia - República Argentina.]
Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Fern Society (AFS) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Website
Australia
Melbourne
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Website
Bulgaria
Sofia
Българско Инженерно - Архитектно Дружество (БИАД) = Българското Инженерно Архитектурно Дружество (БИАД) = Bʹʹlgarskoto Inženerno Arhitekturno Družestvo = Bʹʹlgarsko Inženerno - Arhitektno Družestvo (Bulgarian Association of Civil Engineering and Architecture)
[On 1893, February 2, Българското Инженерно Архитектурно Дружество (БИАД) = Българско Инженерно - Архитектно Дружество (БИАД) (the Bulgarian Association of Civil Engineering and Architecture) was founded. In 1937, the БИАД was reorganized into the Съюз на Българските Инженери и Архитекти (СБИА). On 1949, March 27 the СБИА and six other technical organizations were incorporated into scientific-technical unions. In 1965 two independent organizations were differentiated: the Научно-Технически Съюзи (НТС) (Scientific-Technical Unions), and the Съюз на Архитектите в България (САБ) (Union of the Architects in Bulgaria). The НТС later became the Федерация на Научно-Техническите Съюзи в България (ФНТС) (Federation of the Scientific and Technical Unions in Bulgaria).]
 
United States of
America
Lawrence (Kansas)
Cooper Ornithological Society (COS) Website
Denmark
Copenhagen
Dansk Geologisk Forening (DGF) (Geological Society of Denmark) Website
England
Sheffield
Geographical Association (GA) Website
United Kingdom
Laryngological Society of London
[The Laryngological Society of London was founded in 1893. It ceased to exist independently in 1907, when it merged into the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Keel-Neus-Oorheelkunde en Heelkunde van het Hoofd-Halsgebied (KNO) (Netherlands Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery)
[The Society was founded in 1893 as the Keel-, Neus- en Oorheelkundige Vereeniging. In 1977 it became the Vereniging voor Keel-Neus-Oorheelkunde en Heelkunde van het Hoofd-Halsgebied.]
Website
Norway
Oslo
Norsk Kjemisk Selskap (NKS) (Norwegian Chemical Society) Website
Malaysia
Sandakan (North Borneo)
North Borneo Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
[The Branch was founded in 1893, but became inactive in September 1897.]
 
Mexico
Mexico City
Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología (SMO) (Mexican Society of Ophthalmology) Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale des Beaux-Arts (Royal Society of Fine Arts) [No website
found, as
of 2003,
Sept.24.]
United Kingdom
Society of Anaesthetists (SoA)
[The Society of Anaesthetists was founded in 1893. It ceased to exist independently in 1908, when it merged into the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
United States of
America
Jersey City (New Jersey)
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Website
Germany
Mainz
Union der Deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften (UDAW) (Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities)
[The Union was founded in 1893 with the simple name of Kartell (evidently), and in 1940, under the National Socialists, it became the Reichsverband der Deutschen Akademien. In 1949, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Westdeutschen Akademien was founded as a successor to the Kartell, and in 1967 it became the Konferenz der Deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Two East-German academies later joined, the Sächsischen Akademie (in 1991) and the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie (in 1993). In 1998 the word Konferenz was replaced by Union; evidently, at some point, the phrase "in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" was also removed to reflect the fact that it contained more than West German academies.]
Website
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik (VDE) (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) Website

1894
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United States of
America
Kansas City (Missouri)
American Public Works Association (APWA) Website
United States of
America
Atlanta (Georgia)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
[In 1894, the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE) was founded; in 1954 it became the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE). In 1904, the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) was founded. In 1959 the ASHAE and the ASRE merged to form the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).]
Website
Czech
Republic
Česká Geografická Společnost (Czech Geographical Society)
Website
England
London
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
[The Society was founded in 1894 as the Society of Trained Masseuses (STM). In 1920, the Society was granted a Royal Charter; it then evidently took the name Chartered Society of Trained Masseuses (CSTM). In 1944, the Society became the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). In 1968 and 1970 respectively, the Faculty of Physiotherapists and the Physiotherapists Association Ltd amalgamated with the CSP. The Society of Remedial Gymnastics and Recreational Therapy merged with the CSP in 1985.]
Website
United Kingdom
Dermatological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
[The Dermatological Society of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1894. It ceased to exist independently in 1907, when it merged into the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
England
Wallingford (Oxfordshire)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) = Association Internationale des Sciences Hydrologiques (AIHS) [IAHS "...was established in 1922, incorporating the International Commission of Glaciers which had been set up in 1894..."] Website
Belgium
Brussels
Société Royale Belge d'Astronomie, de Météorologie et de Physique du Globe (SRBA) (Royal Belgian Society of Astronomy, Meteorology and Geophysics)
[The Society was founded in late 1894 as Société Belge d'Astronomie. In 1896 (or possibly as late as 1921) the name became Société Belge d'Astronomie, de Météorologie et de Physique du Globe. In 1980, it became the Société Royale Belge d'Astronomie, de Météorologie et de Physique du Globe (SRBA).]
Website
South Africa
Marshalltown
South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) Website
United States of
America
Northbrook (Illinois)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Website

1895
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United Kingdom
British Balneological and Climatology Society
[The British Balneological and Climatology Society was founded in 1895. It ceased to exist independently in 1909, when it merged into the Royal Society of Medicine.]
 
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG) (German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry)
[The Society was founded in 1895 as the Deutsche Elektrochemische Gesellschaft. In 1902 it took the name Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Angewandte Physikalische Chemie (German Bunsen Society for Applied Physical Chemistry), which it had for more than 40 years. After that, it evidently took its current name.]
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South Africa
Johannesburg
Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) Website
England
London
Institute of Sanitary Engineering (ISE)
[In 1895 the Institute of Sanitary Engineering (ISE) was founded; at some point this was succeeded by the Institution of Public Health Engineers (IPHE). In 1987, the IPHE merged with the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists and the Institute of Water Pollution Control to form the Institution of Water and Environmental Management. The group took its current name, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), in 1995.]
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Canada
Ottawa
International Actuarial Association (IAA) = Association Actuarielle Internationale (AAI) = Asociación Internacional de Actuarios = Internationale Aktuarvereinigung<
["The IAA is the continuation of the 'Comité Permanent des Congrès d'Actuaires' established in 1895 as an association of individuals, which was renamed the IAA in 1968."]
Website
Germany?
Stuttgart?
International Association for Testing Materials = Association Internationale pour l'Essai des Matériaux = Internationaler Verband für die Materialprüfung der Technik
[The Association was founded in 1895, and was in existence as late as 1914 (when its Proceedings ceased); it is possible that its activity ceased completely with the onset of WWI. (It should be noted that the ASTM was founded in 1898 as the American Chapter of the International Association for Testing Materials.) In 1927 a new international association bearing the same English and French names as the one founded in 1895 was founded; its names are given in various library catalogues as: Association Internationale pour l'Essai des Matériaux = International Association for Testing Naterials = Internationaler Verband für Materialprüfung. It is quite possible that this new association was intended as a replacement for the earlier association. This new association was still in existence in 1937, when it held its 2nd congress; it is possible that this association ceased with the onset of WWII. Finally, the founding in 1947 of RILEM may have been intended as a replacement for this 2nd association.]
 
England
London
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) Website
Netherlands
The Hague
International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) = Fédération Internationale d'Information et de Documentation (FID) [The Federation was founded in 1895. It ceased to exist in 2001.]  
Belgium
Koninklijke Vereniging van Belgische Actuarissen (KVBA) = Association Royale des Actuaires Belges (ARAB) (Royal Association of Belgian Actuaries)
[The Association was founded on 1895, January 8.]
Website
Ireland
Dublin
Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS)
[A group of Irish surveyors formed a branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 1895. In 1993, that branch became an independent body, the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS).]
Website
Germany
Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD) (Union of German Historians)
[The Union was founded in 1895 as the Verband Deutscher Historiker. It was refounded in 1948 as the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD).]
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United States of
America
New York City
American Guild of Organists (AGO) Website
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Asociación Odontológica Argentina (AOA) (Argentine Odontological Association) Website
France
Paris
Association Française d'Urologie (AFU) (French Urology Association) Website
United Kingdom
 
British Bryological Society (BBS)
[The Society was founded in 1896 as the Moss Exchange Club and assumed its present form in 1923.]
Website
England
Stourbridge
British Mycological Society (BMS) Website
Canada
Ottawa
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) = Association du Barreau Canadien (ABC) Website
Germany
Berlin
Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung und -prüfung (DVM) (German Association for Materials Research and Testing) Website
United States of
America
Lawrenceville (New Jersey)
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Website
Switzerland
Geneva
International Publishers Association (IPA) = Union internationale des éditeurs (UIE) = Unión Internacional de Editores (UIE) = Internationale Verleger-Union (IVU)
[Founded in 1896 as: Congrès international des éditeurs (International Publishers Congress).]
Website
Switzerland
Basel
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (SGV) = Société Suisse des Traditions Populaires (SSTP) = Società Svizzera per le Tradizioni Popolari (SSTP) (Swiss Society for Folklore) Website
United States of
America
San Francisco
Western Ophthalmological, Otological, Laryngological and Rhinological Association
[In 1896 the Western Ophthalmological, Otological, Laryngological and Rhinological Association was founded. It changed its name twice up to 1978, its latest name being American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AAOO). In 1978 the Association split into the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.]
 

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Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Academia Brasileira de Letras (ABL) (Brazilian Academy of Letters) Website
United States of
America
Chicago
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Website
Italy
Milano
Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana (AEI) (Italian Electrotechnical and Electronics Association) Website
England
London
British Institute of Radiology (BIR) Website
England
London
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
[Founded in 1897 as Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers and became CIBSE in 1976. It amalgamated with the Illuminating Engineering Society of Great Britain (founded 1909) in 1978.]
Website
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Entomologischer Verein Apollo (EVA) (Apollo Entomological Association) Website
Austria
Vienna
Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (GÖCH) (Austrian Chemical Society) Website
Australia
Sydney
Institute of Actuaries of Australia (IAA) Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本機械学会 = Nihon Kikai Gakkai (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)) Website
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Sociedade Nacional de Agricultura (SNA) (National Society of Agriculture (Brazil)) Website
Italy
Bologna
Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF) (Italian Society of Physics) Website
Yugoslavia
Belgrad
Srpsko Hemijsko Društvo (SHD) (Serbian Chemical Society) Website
Finland
Helsinki
Suomen Apteekkariliitto (SAL) (Association of Finnish Pharmacists) Website
Switzerland
Bern
Verband der Bibliotheken und der Bibliothekarinnen/Bibliothekare der Schweiz (BBS) = Association des Bibliothèques et Bibliothécaires Suisses = Associazione delle Biblioteche e delle Bibliotecarie e dei Bibliotecari Svizzeri = Associaziun da Bibliotecas, da Bibliotecaras e Bibliotecaris da la Svizra (Association of Swiss Libraries and Librarians) Website

1898
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United States of
America
Chevy Chase (Maryland)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Website
United States of
America
Fairfax (Virginia)
American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS) Website
United States of
America
West Conshohocken (Pennsylvania)
ASTM International
[The Society was founded in 1898 as the American Chapter of the International Association for Testing Materials (founded 1895). In 1902 it became the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). In 1961 it became the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). In 2002 (or possibly 2001) it became the ASTM International. (The historical information was gleaned from various editions of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards.)]
Website
Canada
Montréal
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) = Institut Canadien des Mines, de la Métallurgie et du Pétrole (ICM) Website
Denmark
Copenhagen
Dansk Selskab for Obstetrik og Gynækologi (DSOG) (Danish Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
[The Society was founded in 1898 as the Dansk Selskab for Gynækologi og Obstetrik.]
Website
United States of
America
Chicago
Medical Library Association (MLA) Website
United States of
America
Lexington (Massachusetts)
New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) Website
Italy
Roma
Società Italiana di Pediatria (SIP) (Italian Society of Pediatrics) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS) Website

1899
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United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Astronomical Society (AAS) Website
United States of
America
Westerville (Ohio)
American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Website
United States of
America
College Park (Maryland)
American Physical Society (APS) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Website
United States of
America
Washington, D.C.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Website
England
Carshalton (Surrey)
Institute of Refrigeration (IoR)
["The Institute was founded in 1899 as the Cold Storage and Ice Association...." It assumed its present name in 1944.]
Website
Japan
Tokyo
日本アクチュアリー会 = Nihon Akutiyuarii Kai (Institute of Actuaries of Japan (IAJ)) Website
Finland
Helsinki
Tieteellisten Seurain Valtuuskunta (TSV) (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies) Website

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