Last Updated: 2007, January 11

Scholarly Societies Project

Chronology of Scholarly Societies in the Project:
1910 - 1919

American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
Association des Professeurs de Mathématiques de l' Enseignement Public (APMEP) = Association of Professors of Mathematics in Public Education
Geologische Vereinigung (GV) = Geological Union
Institute of Linguists (IoL)
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) = Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IGPF) = Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection (SIPT) [Founded in 1910 as International Society for Photogrammetry (ISP), it took its present name in 1980.]
Schweizerische Mathematische Gesellschaft (SMG) = Société Mathématique Suisse (SMS) = Swiss Mathematical Society (SMS) [The Society was founded in 1910 as a section of the Schweizerische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (now the Schweizerische Akademie der Naturwissenschaften).]
Sociedad Agronómica de Chile (SACH) = Agronomical Society of Chile
Sociedad General de Autores de la Argentina (SGAA) = Argentores = Argentine Society of Authors
Società Italiana di Psicologia (SIPs) = Italian Society of Psychology
Suomen Lääkäriliito (SLL) = Finlands Läkarförbund (FLF) = Finnish Medical Association (FMA)

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Association des Professeurs de Biologie et Géologie (APBG) = Association of Biology and Geology Professors
[The Association was founded in 1911 as the Union des Naturalistes (Union of Naturalists).]
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
Biochemical Society (BS)
Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN)
College Art Association (CAA)
Dansk Musiker Forbund (DMF) = Danish Union of Musicians
Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab (DSL) = Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab (DSL) = Danish Society of Language and Literature
Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft (DStatG) = German Statistical Society
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund (NAL) = National Association of Norwegian Architects
Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME) = Royal Spanish Mathematical Society
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ) = Portuguese Society of Chemistry
[The Society was founded in 1911 as the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ). In 1926 it became the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química e Física (SPQF). This situation lasted until February 1974, when it split into two societies: the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ) and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Física (SPF).]
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)
Suomen Silmälääkäriyhdistys (SSLY) = Finlands Ögonläkarförening = Finnish Ophthalmological Society

Asociación Química Argentina (AQA) = Argentine Chemical Association
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) = Association Canadienne de Santé Publique (ACSP)
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
International Pharmaceutical Federation / Fédération Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP) Webpage
ההסתדרות הרפואית בישראל Israel Medical Association (IMA)
Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF) = Hydrotechnical Society of France
South African Chemical Institute (SACI)
Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS)
Verkfræðingafélag Íslands (VFI) = Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland
中國工程師學會 = Zhōngguó Gōngchéngshī Xuéhuì = Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE)
[Founded in Kuang Chou in 1912, moved to Peiping to 1914, then moved to Taipei in 1951. In 1931, the Society took the name Chinese Institute of Engineers.]

American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)
Botanical Society of South Africa (BSSA) = Botaniese Vereniging van SA
British Ecological Society (BES)
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)
[The Institute was founded in 1913 as the Sanitary Inspectors' Association of Western Canada. In 1921 it became the Sanitary Inspectors' Association of Canada. In 1934, it became incorporated as the Canadian Institute of Sanitary Inspectors. In 1963 it became the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.]
Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) = Association Canadienne de Science Politique (ACSP)
Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) = International Federation of Consulting Engineers = Internationale Vereinigung Beratender Ingenieure
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) = Association des Produits Forestiers du Canada (APFC)
[The Association was founded in 1913 as the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (CPPA) = Association Canadienne des Pâtes et Papiers (ACPP). In 2001, February, its scope was broadened to include other wood products; at that time it took the name Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) = Association des Produits Forestiers du Canada (APFC).]
International Commission on Illumination (CIE) = Commission Internationale de l'Éclairage (CIE) = Internationale Beleuchtungskommission (CIE)
International Union of Radio Science (IURS) = Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI) [The International Union of Radio Science (URSI) is a Foundation Union (1919) of the International Council of Scientific Unions as the direct and immediate successor of the Commission Internationale de Télégraphie sans Fil which dates from 1913.]
Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM) = Italian Society of Radiology

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) [The predecessors of ACCA were "the National Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Association (NWAHACA) --established in 1914 to represent manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors--and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors of America (ARCA)--established in 1946 to represent contractors exclusively. In 1968, NWAHACA dissolved to merge with ARCA. Manufacturer members became part of what is now known as the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI)."]
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
[The Society was founded in 1914 as the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Society of America. It took its present name in 1921.]
土木學會 = 土木学会 = Doboku Gakkai = Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS)
National Communication Association (NCA) ["The National Communication Association was previously named the Speech Communication Association."]
Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Salt Institute (SI)
Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) = National Union of Antiquarian and Modern Booksellers
Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) = Association des Transports du Canada (ATC)
[The Association was founded in 1914 as the Canadian Good Roads Association (CGRA) = Association Canadienne des Bonnes Routes (ACBR). In 1970 it became the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) = Association des Routes et Transports du Canada (ARTC). In 1990, to reflect a broader mandate, it became the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) = Association des Transports du Canada (ATC).]

American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) [Founded in 1915 as "Medical Women's National Association (MWNA or National)" it took its present name in 1937.]
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Building Officials & Code Administrators International (BOCA)
[The Council of American Building Officials (CABO) was founded in 1972 as an umbrella organization for the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA) (founded 1915), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) (founded 1922), and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) (founded 1940). In 1994 the latter three associations created the International Code Council (ICC) to develop a single set of comprehensive, coordinated model construction codes that could be used throughout the United States and around the world. In 1997 the CABO was incorporated into the ICC. In 2002 the BOCA, the ICBO, and the SBCCI dissolved into the ICC.]
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Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
日本鉄鋼協会 = Nippon Tekkō Kyōkai = Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
中华医学会 = Zhōnghuá Yī Xuéhuì = Chinese Medical Association (CMA)

AACSB International - The Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
[The AACSB was founded in 1916 as the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. At some later time it became the AACSB - The International Association for Management Education. Probably in 2001, it took the name AACSB International - The Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).]
Academia Brasileira de Ciências (ABC) = Brazilian Academy of Sciences [Founded in 1916 as: Brazilian Society of Sciences.]
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
Astronomisk Selskab i Danmark (ASD) = Astronomical Society in Denmark
Endocrine Society (ES)
International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM)
[Formerly known as National Scale Men's Association. Took its current name around 1985.]
日本医師会 = Nihon Ishi-Kai = Japan Medical Association (JMA)
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Portland Cement Association (PCA)
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) ["The Society was founded in 1916, as the Society of Motion Picture Engineers. The T was added in 1950 to embrace the emerging television industry. "]

Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Matemáticas y Naturales de Venezuela (ACFMN) = Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela
Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA) [Founded in 1917 as National Association of Fan Manufacturers.]
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
American Dietetic Association (ADA)
電子情報通信学会 = Denshi Jōhō Tsūshin Gakkai = Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
[The Institute was founded in 1917 as the Architectural Students Association. In 1922 it became the Bombay Architectural Association. In 1929 it was reorganized as the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA).]
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Sociedad Argentina de Radiología (SAR) = Argentine Society of Radiology
[The Society was founded in 1917 as the Sociedad Médica de Radio y Electrología. At some later date it assumed its current name.]
Société de Chimie Industrielle (SCI) = Society of Industrial Chemistry
中国农学会 = Zhōngguó Nóngxuéhuì = China Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS)

American Gas Association (AGA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Ελληνική Μαθηματική Εταιρεία = Ellenike Mathematike Etaireia (EME) = Hellenic Mathematical Society (HMS)
Institute of Physics (IOP) [In 1918, the Institute of Physics was founded by members of the council of The Physical Society (which had been founded in 1874 as the Physical Society of London).]
Læknafélag Íslands (LFI) = Icelandic Medical Association
Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)
Національна Академія Наук України (НАН) = Nacìonalʹna Akademìâ Nauk Ukraïni = National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Optometrists Association Australia (OAA)

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
American Classical League (ACL)
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Association of University Teachers (AUT)
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) = Fédération canadienne des femmes diplômées des universités (FCFDU)
Dansk Medicinsk Selskab (DMS) = Danish Medical Society
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM) = German Society for Material Science
Genetical Society (GS) [also known as UK Genetical Society]
Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA) = Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA)
International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) = Association Internationale de Météorologie et des Sciences de l'Atmosphère (AIMSA)
[Prior to 1993 the Association was called the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.]
International Astronomical Union (IAU) = Union Astronomique Internationale (UAI)
International Federation of University Women (IFUW) = Fédération internationale des femmes diplômées des universités (FIFDU)
International Mathematical Union (IMU) = Union Mathématique Internationale (UMI) (dormant from 1936 to 1951)
International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) = Union Internationale des Sciences Biologiques (UISB)
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) = Union Internationale de Chimie Pure et Appliquée (UICPA)
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
Savez Inženjera i Tehničara Jugoslavije (SITJ) = Union of Engineers and Technicians of Yugoslavia
Stowarzyszenie Elektryków Polskich (SEP) = Association of Polish Electrical Engineers
Svenska Astronomiska Sällskapet (SAS) = Swedish Astronomical Society
Union Académique Internationale (UAI) = International Union of Academies (IUA)

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last modified: 2009, December 27

NEWS/EDITORIAL 2009, December 27
Fifteen Years of the Scholarly Societies Project

4157 Scholarly Societies, 3832 Websites
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Federations of Scholarly Societies [198]

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Standards [59]
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