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Scholarly Societies Project

Chronology of Scholarly Societies in the Project:
1900 - 1909

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Philosophical Association (APA)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT)
Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
Canadian Forestry Association (CFA) = Association Forestière Canadienne (AFC)
FDI World Dental Federation (FDI)
[The Federation was founded on 1900, August 15 as the Fédération Dentaire Internationale (FDI).]
Magyar Elektrotechnikai Egyesület (MEE) = Hungarian Electrotechnical Association
Ontario Library Association (OLA)
王立亞細亞學會韓國支部 = Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (RASKB)
Society for the Study of Diseases in Children
[The Society for the Study of Diseases in Children was founded in 1900. It ceased to exist independently in 1908, when it merged into the Royal Society of Medicine.]
  • Ceased in 1908.
Society of American Foresters (SAF)

British Academy (BA)
British Electrotherapy Society
[The British Electrotherapy Society was founded in 1901. 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.]
  • Ceased in 1909.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Danske Aktuarforening = Danish Actuarial Association
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik (DGGMNT) = German Society for the History of Medicine, Science and Technology
[The Society was founded on 1901, September 25 as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin und der Naturwissenschaften.]
International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI) = Association Internationale de Séismologie et de Physique de l'Intérieur de la Terre (AISPIT) [Founded in 1901 as Central Bureau of Siesmology (Bureau central de séismologie); reformed in 1922 under its present name.]
Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS)
Société Française de Psychologie (SFP) = French Society of Psychology

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Canadian Dental Association (CDA) = Association Dentaire Canadienne (ADC)
Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • ECS Webpage [Founded: 1902 as American Electrochemical Society]
New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS)
الجمعية الرمدية المصرية = Ophthalmological Society of Egypt (OSE)
Schweizerischer Verein für Vermessung und Kulturtechnik (SVVK) = Société Suisse des Mensurations et Améliorations Foncières (SSMAF) = Swiss Society for Surveying and Agricultural Engineering
Società Filosofica Italiana (SFI) = Italian Philosophical Society
Société Tunisienne des Sciences Médicales (STSM) = Tunisian Society of Medical Sciences
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) [Formerly: American Society of Zoologists (ASZ). Formed through a 1902 merger of two societies, the Central Naturalists and the American Morphological Society.]
Therapeutical Society
[The Therapeutical Society was founded in 1902. 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.]
  • Ceased in 1907.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) [ARI began in 1903 as the Ice Machine Builders of the United States.]
American Political Science Association (APSA)
American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)
Association of Applied Biologists (AAB)
Deutsche Aktuarvereinigung (DAV) = German Actuarial Association
[In 1899 the Deutsche Verein für Versicherungswirtschaft (German Union for Insurance Economics) was founded. In 1903 it established a mathematische Fachabteilung (Mathematical Section), which was later named the Deutscher Aktuarverein (German Actuarial Union). At the end of the 2nd World War, both societies ceased; but in 1948 the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Versicherungsmathematik (DGVM) (German Society for Actuarial Theory) was founded as a successor to the Deutscher Aktuarverein. And in 1993 the Deutsche Aktuarvereinigung (DAV) was founded; it works closely with the DGVM.]
Faraday Society
[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).]
  • ceased
International Dairy Federation (IDF) = Fédération internationale de laiterie (FIL) = Federación Internacional de Lecheria (FIL) = Internationaler Milchwirtschaftverband (IMV)
Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging (KNCV) = Royal Netherlands Chemical Society
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Vermessung und Geoinformation (ÖVG) = Austrian Society for Surveying and Geoinformation (ASG)
[The Society continues the activities of the former Österreichischer Verein für Vermessungswesen und Photogrammetrie, which resulted in 1973 from the union of the Österreichischer Verein für Vermessungswesen (founded in 1903) and the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie (founded in 1907).]
Philippine Medical Association (PMA)
Sociedad Geográfica de Colombia (SOGEOCOL = SGC) = Geographical Society of Colombia
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM)
South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) = Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese (SAISI)
["The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) was founded in January 1903 in Cape Town as the Cape Society of Civil Engineers. In 1910 it became a national body and its name was changed to the South African Society of Civil Engineers. It assumed a third designation in 1948 and in 1994 it merged with the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists. The name then changed to its present format."]
Sveriges Farmacevtförbund (SFF) = Swedish Pharmaceutical Association
Sveriges Läkarförbund (SLF) = Swedish Union of Physicians

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Association des Archivistes Français (AAF) = Association of French Archivists
Association des Médecins et Médecins-Dentistes du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (AMMD) = Association of Physicians and Dental Physicians of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
[The Association was founded in 1904 as the Syndicat Médical.]
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Bibliographical Society of America (BSA)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) = German Psychological Society [Founded in 1904 as Gesellschaft für experimentelle Psychologie; took its present name in 1929.]
Norske Aktuarforening (DNA) = Den Norske Aktuarforening (DNA) = Norwegian Actuarial Association
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS)
สยาม สมาคม = Siam Society (Thailand)
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP)
Svenska Aktuarieföreningen (SAF) = Swedish Actuarial Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Asociación de Ingenieros del Uruguay (AIU) = Association of Engineers of Uruguay
Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)
Danmarks Biblioteksforening (DBF) = Danish Library Association
Instituto de la Ingeniería de España (IIE) = Institute of Engineering of Spain
SAE International (SAE)
Schweizerische Aktuarvereinigung (SAV) = Association Suisse des Actuaires (ASA) = Swiss Association of Actuaries

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
[Founded in 1906 as American Society of Biological Chemists (ASBC). Took its present name in 1987 August.]
American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Association des Bibliothécaires Français (ABF) = Association of French Librarians
Botanical Society of America (BSA)
Classical Association of New England (CANE)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM) = German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology
[The Society was founded in 1906 as the Freie Vereinigung für Mikrobiologie.]
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) = Commission Électrotechnique Internationale (CEI)
Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)
Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (PSGBI)
Seismological Society of America (SSA)
World Veterinary Association (WVA)
[The Association was founded in 1906 as the Permanent Committee for the International Veterinary Congresses. In 1953 it became the World Veterinary Association (WVA).]

Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) [Founded in 1907 as International Association for the Prevention of Smoke. In 1915, the name changed to Smoke Prevention Association of America; and in 1950, Air Pollution Control Association (APCA). In 1988, it took its present name.]
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE)
American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE)
[On 2004, January 1, the Iron and Steel Society (ISS) (founded 1974) and the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE) (founded 1907) merged to form the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).]
  • ceased
Canadian Gas Association (CGA) = Association Canadienne du Gaz (ACG)
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) = Association des Pharmaciens du Canada (APhC)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS)
[The Association was founded in 1907 as the Classical Association of the Middle States and Maryland. By April 1909, it had assumed its current name.]
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN) = German Society for Neurology
[The Gesellschaft Deutscher Nervenärzte was founded in 1907. In 1935, the Nazi regime dissolved it and replaced it by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Neurologen und Psychiater; the latter was dissolved in 1955. In 1950 the former Gesellschaft Deutscher Nervenärzte was re-established as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie.]
European Orthodontic Society (EOS)
[The Society was founded on 1907, May 16.]
Illinois State Academy of Science (ISAS)
Music Educators National Conference (MENC) [Founded in 1907 as: Music Supervisors National Conference.]
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Tropische Geneeskunde en Internationale Gezondheidszorg (NVTG) = Netherlands Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health
Organization of American Historians (OAH) [founded 1907 as Mississippi Valley Historical Association]
Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft (ÖGG) = Austrian Geological Society
[The Society was founded in 1907 as the Geologische Gesellschaft. Since 1976, it has been known as the Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft (ÖGG).]
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
[In 1907, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) was formed through the merger of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (founded 1805) with several other specialist societies; a few others joined the merger in 1908 and 1909. Among those specialist societies that ceased to exist independently in the period from 1907 to 1909 were: Pathological Society of London (1846-1907), London Epidemiological Society (1850-1907), Odontological Society of Great Britain (1856-1907), Obstetrical Society of London (1858-1907), Clinical Society of London (1867-1907), Dermatological Society of London (1882-1907), British Gynaecological Society (1884-1907), Neurological Society of London (1886-1907), British Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Association (1888-1907), Society of Anaesthetists (1893-1908), Laryngological Society of London (1893-1907) Dermatological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1894-1907) British Balneological and Climatology Society (1895-1909), Society for the Study of Diseases in Children (1900-1908), British Electrotherapy Society (1901-1907), and Therapeutical Society (1902-1907).]
  • RSM Website
    Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH)
    [The Society was founded in 1907 as the Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 1920 it became the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.]
    Società Italiana di Neurologia (SIN) = Italian Society of Neurology
    香港律師會 = Xiāng Gǎng Lùshīhuì = Law Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)
    中国药学会 = Zhōngguó Yào Xuéhuì = Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA)

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
    American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
    American Phytopathological Society (APS)
    American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
    [The Society was founded in 1908 as the American Society for the Advancement of Clinical Investigation. In 1916 it became the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).]
    American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
    American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
    Association Française du Froid (AFF) = French Association of Refrigeration
    Bund Schweizer Architekten (BSA) = Fédération des Architectes Suisses (FAS) = Federazione Architetti Svizzeri (FAS) = Federation of Swiss Architects
    Dansk Kirurgisk Selskab (DKS) = Danish Surgical Society
    Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) [Founded as the Concrete Institute in 1908.]
    International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) = Institut International du Froid (IIF)
    Kartografiska Sällskapet (KS) = Swedish Cartographic Society
    대한의사협회 = Korean Medical Association (KMA)
    日本天文学会 = Nippon Tenmon Gakkai = Astronomical Society of Japan (ASJ)
    Paleontological Society (PS)
    Poultry Science Association (PSA)
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
    Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) = International Society of Urology
    [In 1908 the Association Internationale d'Urologie (International Association of Urology) was founded. It was dissolved in 1919 and transformed into the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU).]
    Société Suisse de Physique (SSP) = Schweizerische Physikalische Gesellschaft (SPG) = Swiss Physical Society (SPS)
    Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (STA) = Finnish Academy of Science and Letters = Academia Scientiarum Fennica
    Sveriges Tandläkarförbund (STF) = Swedish Dental Association
    Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (UASAL)
    [The Academy was founded on 1908, April 3.]

    Academia Nacional de Agronomía y Veterinaria (ANAV) = National Academy of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (Argentina)
    American Academy of Religion (AAR) [Founded in 1909 as "Association of Biblical Instructors in American Colleges and Secondary Schools"; in 1922 became "National Association of Biblical Instructors" (NABI); in 1963 assumed its present name.]
    American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS)
    Association for Women in Communications (AWC)
    [The Association was founded in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi. In 1972 it became Women in Communications, Inc. (WICI). In 1996, it became Association for Women in Communications.]
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) = German Society for Sociology
    Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (HAW) = Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
    Oklahoma Academy of Science (OAS)
    Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) [Founded in 1909 as the Canadian Guild of Organists, the name was changed to the Canadian College of Organists and the Designation "Royal" was granted in 1959.]
    Special Libraries Association (SLA)
    Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SAAWK) = South African Acadeny for Science and Arts
    中国地理学会 = Zhōngguó Dìlǐ Xuéhuì = Geographical Society of China (GSC)

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