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History of the Society

The Society was organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1991. On December 2, 1982, at the Entomological Society of America meetings in Toronto, Canada, a large group of hymenopterists met to discuss formation of an organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the Hymenoptera. From that embryonic meeting emerged The International Society of Hymenopterists.


Photo courtesy of Lubomir Masner. 1. ?, 2. Dan Sullivan, 3. Lubomir Masner, 4. Ron McGinley, 5. Jim Johnson, 6. ?, 7. Mike Sanborne, 8. Scott Shaw, 9. Arnold Menke, 10. Eric Grissell, 11. Gary Humphrey, 12. Henry Townes, 13. M. MacKauer, 14. Bill Mason, 15. Jim Carpenter, 16. Mike Sharkey, 17. ?, 18. ?, 19. Fred Bennett, 20. Roberta Boyle, 21. Gary Gibson, 22. Al Ritchie, 23. ?, 24. ?, 25. ?, 26. Jeff Cumming, 27. ?, 28. ?, 29. Chris Darling, 30. Norm Johnson, 31. Mike Hamerski, 32. ?, 33. Bert Finnamore, 34. Paul Marsh, 35. Gary Couch, 36. Virendra Gupta, 37. ?, 38. ?, 39. ?, 40. Sylvia Huggert, 41. Lars Huggert, 42. ?, 43. Henri Goulet, 44. Bob Wharton, 45. ?, 46. Steve Heydon, 47. John Huber, 48. Joe Shorthouse, 49. ?, 50. Bruce Bowen.

In 1990, an editorial board, composed of Arnold Menke, John Huber, Mark Shaw, and David Rosen, was elected to search for an editor and in 1991 David R. Smith was selected. The first issue was published in August 1992.

In 1991, the Society held a contest to create a logo. The winning design was submitted by Michael Prentice.

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