Last Updated: 2008, February 2

Scholarly Societies Project

Chronology of Scholarly Societies in the Project:
1930 - 1939

1930
All India Opthalmological Society (AIOS)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
Asociación Argentina de Cirugía (AAC) = Argentine Association of Surgery
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (AIB) = Italian Library Association ["The Italian Library Association was founded in 1930 as 'Associazione dei bibliotecari italiani' (Association of Italian Librarians)...."]
Econometric Society (ES)
Ένωση Ελλήνων Φυσικών (ΈΕΦ) = 'Enōsē Ellēnōn Fusikōn (EEF) = Association of Greek Physicists
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Institution of Highways & Transportation (IHT)
Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile (IIMCH) = Chilean Institute of Mining Engineers
International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (ICAE) = Commission Internationale du Génie Rural (CIGR)
International Gas Union (IGU)
International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) = Institut International des Sciences Administratives (IISA)
Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS)
Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Türk Pedriatri Kurumu (TPK) = Turkish Pediatric Institution
Türk Tarih Kurumu (TTK) = Turkish Historical Society
[The Society was founded in 1930 as the Türk Ocağı Türk Tarihi Tetkik Encümeni. In 1931 it became the Türk Tarihi Tetkik Cemiyeti (Society for the Study of Turkish History). In 1935, it became the Türk Tarih Kurumu (TTK) (Turkish Historical Society).]
Türk Veteriner Hekimleri Birliği (TVHB) = Turkish Veterinary Medical Association

1931
Academia Argentina de Letras (AAL)= Argentine Academy of Letters
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
[The Society was founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society. In 1966 it took the name American Association of Neurological Surgeons.]
British Pharmacological Society (BPS)
Genetics Society of America (GSA)
Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC)
International Council for Science (ICSU)
[The Council was founded in 1931 as the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). In April 1998 it changed its name to International Council for Science (ICSU).]
International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (IUPPS) = Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP)
[The Union was founded in 1931 as Congrès International des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (CISPP), but considers as its direct predecessor the Congrès Paléoethnologique International (CPI) (founded in 1865) which in 1867 became Congrès International d'Anthropologie et d'Archéologie Préhistoriques (CIAAP). In 1955 the association took the name Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP).]
Lietuvos Bibliotekininkų Draugija (LBD) = Lithuanian Librarians' Association
[The Association was founded in 1931, but suppressed in 1941 during the German occupation. It was revived in 1989.]
Music Library Association (MLA)
Mycological Society of America (MSA)
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC)
日本統計学会 = Nihon Tōkei Gakkai = Japan Statistical Society (JSS)
Sociedad Chilena de Oftalmología (SOCHIOF) = Chilean Society of Ophthalmology
[The Society was founded in 1931 as the Sociedad Oftalmológica de Chile. It later took the name Sociedad Chilena de Oftalmología.]
Society for Applied Microbiology (SfaM)
[The Society was founded in 1931 as the Society for Agricultural Bacteriologists.]
中国水利学会 = Zhōngguó Shuǐlì Xuéhuì = Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES)

1932
لمجمع اللغة العربية = Academy of the Arabic Language = Académie de la Langue Arabe
American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) [formerly (1960) American Association of University Teachers of Insurance]
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
Association of British Neurologists (ABN)
Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG)
Ένωση Ελλήνων Χημικών = Enose Ellenon Xemikon (EEX) = Association of Greek Chemists
National Dance Association (NDA)
Sociedad de Neurología, Psiquiatría y Neurocirugía de Chile (SONEPSYN) = Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery of Chile
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Союз Архитекторов России = Soûz Arhitektorov Rossii (SAR) = Union of Architects of Russia (UAR) [Within Russia, "the Union of Architects of Russia is a successor of the Union of Architects of the USSR which was created in 1932."]
Türk Dil Kurumu (TDK) = Turkish Language Society
[The Society was founded in 1932 as the Türk Dili Tetkik Cemiyeti (Turkish Language Investigation Society). In 1934 it became the Türk Dili Arastirma Kurumu (Turkish Language Research Society). And in 1936 it took the name Türk Dil Kurumu (Turkish Language Society).]

1933
Academia Mexicana de Cirugía (AMC) = Mexican Academy of Surgery
Aluminum Association (TAAI) = The Aluminum Association, Inc.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)
American Crop Protection Association (ACPA)
Asociación de Ingenieros Químicos del Uruguay (AIQU) = Association of Chemical Engineers of Uruguay
[The Association was founded in 1933 as the Asociación de Química Industrial. Later it became the Asociación de Químicos lndustríales. It is now known as the Asociación de Ingenieros Químicos del Uruguay (AIQU).]
Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA)
Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS)
Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) = Association canadienne pour la santé, l'éducation physique, le loisir et la danse (ACSEPLD)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP) = German Society for Non-Destructive Testing [Founded in 1933 as a "Fördergemeinschaft" of the "Staatlichen Materialprüfungsamt Berlin-Dahlem." It became a formally registered society in 1937, when it took the name "Gesellschaft zur Förderung zerstörungsfreier Prüfverfahren" (GFZfP). Took the name "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren in 1966. Assumed its current name in 1975.]
Early American Industries Association (EAIA)
Institute of British Geographers (IBG)
[The Institute of British Geographers was formed in 1933 as a break-away from the Royal Geographical Society (founded 1830). In 1995 the two organizations merged to form the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).]
International Union Against Cancer (IUAC) = Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC)
החברה הפסיכואנלטית בישראל = Israel Psychoanalytic Society = Israeli Psychoanalytic Society
[The Society was founded in 1933, evidently as the Palestinian Society of Psychoanalysis, and later became the Israel Society of Psychoanalysis, sometimes known as the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society.]
Law Council of Australia (LCA)
ราชบัณฑิตยสถาน = Royal Institute (Thailand)
精密工学会 = Seimitsu Kōgakukai = Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE)
Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva (SEPD) = Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology

1934
Academy of American Poets (AAP)
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
American Musicological Society (AMS)
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Association Française de Génie Civil (AFGC) = French Association of Civil Engineering
[The AFGC was formed in 1998 by the union of the Association Française Pour la Construction (AFPC) and the Association Française de Recherches et d'Essais sur les Matériaux et les Constructions (AFREM) (founded 1948). The Association Française Pour la Construction (AFPC) had been formed in 1984 by the union of the Association Française des Ponts et Charpentes (AFPC) (founded 1934) and the Association Française du Béton (AFB) (founded 1971). In 1985, the Association Française Pour la Construction (AFPC) took over the activities of the Association Scientifique de la Précontrainte (ASP).]
สมาคม สถาปนิก สยาม = Association of Siamese Architects (ASA)
Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) = Association des Architectes Paysagistes du Canada (AAPC)
Dansk Selskab for Fotogrammetri og Landmåling (DSFL) = Danish Society for Photogrammetry and Surveying
[Formed in 1973 as the union of Dansk Fotogrammetrisk Selskab (Danish Photogrammetric Society), which had been founded in 1934, and the Society for Technical Surveying, which had been founded in 1971. Around 2000, the Dansk Selskab for Fotogrammetri og Landmåling (DSFL) merged with the Dansk Akademi for Stedbestemt Information (DAiSI) and the Dansk Kartografisk Selskab (DKS) to form the Geoforum Danmark - Selskab for Geografisk Information (Geoforum Danmark - Society for Geographical Information).]
  • Ceased
Dýralæknafélag Íslands (DI) = Icelandic Veterinary Association
Εταιρία Ελλήνων Λογοτεχνών (ΕΕΛ) = Etairia Ellēnōn Logotehnōn = Hellenic Literary Society
Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)
National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Norsk Psykologforening (NPF) = Norwegian Psychological Association
Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Uruguay (SGU) = Gastroenterological Society of Uruguay
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
中国电机工程学会 = Zhōngguó Diànshěn Gōngchéng Xuéhuì = Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering (CSEE)

1935
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
Association Luxembourgeoise des Ingénieurs (ALI) = Association of Engineers, Luxembourg
Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST)
Australian Institute of Environmental Health (AIEH)
भारतीय राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान अकादमी = Bhārătīyă Rāstrīyă Vijñyān Akādmī = Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
[Founded in 1935 as National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI). It took its current name in 1970.]
British Cement Association (BCA)
Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros (FEBRAE) = Brazilian Federation of Engineering Associations
Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR) = Association internationale de recherches hydrauliques (AIRH) = Asociación Internacional de Investigaciones Hidráulicas (AIIH)
International College of Surgeons (ICS)
Mining Association of Canada (MAC)= Association Minière du Canada (AMC) [Founded in 1935 as "Canadian Metal Mining Association."]
Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren (NVvA) = Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
Psychometric Society (PS)
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
[The society was founded in 1935 as the Association of Radiology of Australia and New Zealand. It took its present name in 1972.]
Sociedad Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecología (SOCHOG) = Chilean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología (SMC) = Mexican Society of Cardiology
Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SBOT) = Brazilian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)
[The Society was founded in 1935 as the Association of Industrial Medical Officers. In 1965, it became the Society of Occupational Medicine.]
Southern Sociological Society (SSS)
Unión Argentina de Asociaciones de Ingenieros (UADI) = Argentine Union of Engineering Associations
中国数学会 = Zhōngguó Shùxuéhuì = Chinese Mathematical Society (CMS)

1936
Academia Portuguesa da História (APH) = Portuguese Academy of History
[This Academy was founded on 1936, May 19, and first convened on 1938, January 9. It considers itself the legitimate successor to the Academia Real da História Portuguesa (founded 1720, went into decline around 1736).]
Academy of Management (AM)
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) [formed in 1948 by the merger of Limnological Society of America (founded 1936) and Oceanographic Society of the Pacific]
Asociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología (AAOT) = Argentine Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
[The Association was founded in 1936 as the Sociedad Argentina de Cirugía Ortopédica. In 1949, it took the name Sociedad Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumotología (SAOT). And in 1982, it became the Asociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología (AAOT).]
Asociación Odontológica Panameña (AOP) = Panamian Odontological Association
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) = Conseil Canadien des Ingénieurs (CCI)
Canadian Physiological Society (CPS) = Société Canadienne de Physiologie (SCP)
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) [Founded in 1936 as: Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists (CSLT). In 1997, it took the name: Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).]
Česká Gynekologická a Porodnická Společnost (CGPS) = Czech Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
Driftingenjörsförbundet i Finland (DIFF) = Association of Swedish Speaking Engineers in Finland
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) = Société Internationale de Mécanique des Sols et de la Géotechnique
Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA)
[The association was founded in 1936 as the Institute of Municipal Management (IMM). In January 2001 it became the Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA).]
Manitoba Library Association (MLA)
Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS)
Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura (SAH) = Argentine Horticultural Society
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Svenska Antikvariatföreningen (SAF) = Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
Unión Matemática Argentina (UMA) = Argentine Mathematical Union

1937
Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA)
[The Society was founded in 1937 as the Actuaries' Club of South Africa. In 1948, it took its current name.]
Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber (ATV) = Danish Academy of Technical Sciences
American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL)
American Society for Information Science (ASIS) [ASIS was founded in 1937 as the American Documentation Institute (ADI), and assumed its present name in 1968.]
American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT)
Anglo-Norman Text Society (ANTS)
Association of American University Presses (AAUP)
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) [founded in 1937 as Australian Institute of Librarians]
Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) = Société Canadienne d'Ophtalmologie (SCO)
Carolina Geological Society (CGS)
جمعية أطباء الأسنان المصريون = Egyptian Dental Association (EDA)
[The Association was founded in 1937 as a subdivision of the Egyptian Royal Medical Association (later the Egyptian Medical Association (EMA)). In 1960 it separated from the EMA and became an independent body.]
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
Rural Sociological Society (RSS)
Société Belge de Statistique (SBS) = Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek (BVS) = Belgian Statistical Society (BSS)
Société Française de Cardiologie (SFC) = French Society of Cardiology
Société Française de Microbiologie (SFM) = French Society for Microbiology
Systematics Association (SA)
[The Association was founded in 1937 as the Committee on Systematics in Relation to General Biology.]
Wildlife Society (TWS)

1938
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)
["The AAASS developed out of the Committee on Slavic Studies established by the American Council of Learned Societies in 1938. The Association was founded a decade later [i.e. 1948] for the purpose of publishing an American journal in the Slavic field, and in 1960 became a membership organization."]
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) = College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico
Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia (ETA) = Academia Scientiarum Estoniae = Estonian Academy of Sciences
Industrial Research Institute (IRI)
Instituto de España (IdE) = Institute of Spain
Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (KVAB) = Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
[The Academy was founded in 1938 as Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België. In 1971, it took the name Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België. And in 1998 it took its current name.]
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP) = Dutch Institute of Psychologists
[The Insitute was founded in 1938 as the Nederlands Instituut van Praktizerende Psychologen (NIPP). In 1968 it became the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP).]
Norsk Astronomisk Selskap (NAS) = Norwegian Astronomical Society
Ordem dos Médicos (OM) = Society of Physicians
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
[In 1938 the Ophthalmological Society of Australia (BMA) was formed; in 1969 it became the Australian College of Ophthalmologists; in 1977 it became the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists (RACO). In 2000 the College became the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.]
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID)
Society of University Surgeons (SUS)
Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS)
[The Society was founded in 1938 as Western Weed Control Conference (WWCC). In 1968 it took its current name.]

1939
American Finance Association (AFA)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) = Société canadienne de psychologie (SCP)
Centro Paraguayo de Ingenieros (CPI) = Paraguayan Engineering Center
Hrvatsko Kemijsko Društvo (HKD) = Croatian Chemical Society
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) = Assocation Internationale pour l'Etude de la Végétation = Internationale Vereinigung für Vegetationskunde
[The Association was founded in 1939 as the Association Internationale de Phytosociologie (International Phytosociological Society) in Marseille, but dissolved a few months later with the onset of World War II. It was founded again in 1947 in Hilversum, The Netherlands. In 1982 it took its current name.]
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging (KVCV) = Royal Flemish Chemical Society
Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
National Information Standards Organization (NISO) [Founded in 1939 as American National Standards Committee Z39; it assumed its present name in 1984.]
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Höhlenforschung (SGH) = Société Suisse de Spéléologie (SSS) = Swiss Speleological Society (SSS)
Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)
Vereinigung der Buchantiquare und Kupferstichhändler in der Schweiz (VEBUKU) = Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et du Commerce de l'Estampe en Suisse (SLACES) = Association of Swiss Antiquarian Book and Print Dealers
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