ISH 2026 Congress

UNAM Botanical Garden

We are pleased to announce that the next ISH meeting will take place during August of 2026 in Mexico City at the Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). This city is a vibrant cultural destination spot, with a plethora of world-class museums, artistic venues, fantastic culinary places, and rich architecture. With over 340,000 students registered in several campi across the country, UNAM is the largest university in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. The UNAM’s Central University campus in Mexico City was declared as a World Heritage Centre by UNESCO in the year 2007. Stay tuned for further details about the venue, accomodation and activities (gala dinner, excursions, amenities) that will take place during the congress.

Nos complace anunciar que el próximo congreso de la Sociedad Internacional de Himenopterólogos (ISH) tendrá lugar durante agosto del 2026 en la Ciudad de México, en el Instituto de Biología de la Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM). La Ciudad de México es un centro cultural vibrante y cosmopolita, con muchos museos de talla mundial, sedes artísticas, destinos culinarios extraordinarios y una rica y variada arquitectura. Con más de 340,000 estudiantes en varios campus, la UNAM es la universidad más grande de América Latina y una de las más grandes del mundo. El Campus central de la UNAM en la Ciudad de México fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en el año 2007.  Más detalles acerca de la sede, posibilidades de alojamiento, y otras actividades durante el congreso (cena de gala, excursiones y otras amenidades) serán informadas próximamente. 

Sincerely / Cordialmente

Alejandro Zaldívar Riverón
Jovana M. Jasso-Martínez
Ismael A. Hinojosa Díaz
Juana María Coronado Blanco
Ricardo Ayala Barajas

UNAM Library

Hamuli Winter 2023 Issue now available

Happy New Year, Hymenopterists! Whilst it’s now 2024 (apologies from your webmaster for being slow on the upload), you can read the final issue of Hamuli from 2023 here!

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Many thanks to our fantastic editorial team, Emma Kärrnäs, Cristina Vasilita and Louis Nastasi, for another engaging issue of the society newsletter!

New issue of Hamuli is here!

As our conference begins today in Romania, you can fill the spare time (or fill the empty Hymenoptera-shaped-hole in your heart if you are not at the conference) by reading the new issue of Hamuli!

This issue is the first from our wonderful new editorial team. We get the chance to meet Editor-in-Chief Emma Kärrnäs, Submissions Editor Cristina Vasilita, and Layout Editor Louis Nastasi in the new issue, so read on to learn more about the fantastic new team! A special thanks to our previous editor, Carly Tribull, for all their hard work on previous issues.

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Call for nominations: President-Elect & Student Representative

Dear ISH members,

The Nominating Committee is asking for your suggestions for candidates, which may be yourself or a third person, for the positions of President-Elect and Student Representative, which will become vacant later this year.

The President-Elect is a 2-year position, followed by 2 years as President, and then 2 years as Past-President. Of course, the position of President-Elect requires a high level of commitment, so the two final candidates that enter the election will have to agree first, but verifying their agreement will be the task of the Nominations Committee.

The Student Representative will serve for two years, and their responsibilities will include in particular:

  *   Preparing reports on ISH student activities to be presented at yearly business meetings

  *   Taking part in ISH Executive meetings

  *   Organising student lunches in connection with in person meetings

  *   Updating the student of ISH Facebook and Twitter accounts

  *   Helping with setting up student competitions

We are asking for suggestions of one or two persons who you think would be suitable for either position. Please send your suggestions by October 10, 2022 to the following addresses:

Miles Zhang: yuanmeng.zhang [at] (or another of us)

 The Nominating Committee

Petr Janšta

Miles Zhang

Dominique Zimmerman

ISH Symposium at ESA

Dear Hymenopterists,

There will be an in-person ISH symposium during the Entomological Society of America in Vancouver in November 2022:

Sunday 13 November 2022 13:30 to 15:30, followed by a social

Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 220


This year we are introducing an open session (from 14:10): this is an opportunity for ISH members to present work that would not have fitted well in the official ESA program, make short communications (or give a presentation if you missed the deadline for submission…); the format is open but presentations will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes. If it is Hymenoptera related we want to hear about it!

If you are interested please send a title and short abstract, to n.dale-skey [at] before 31 October 2022. The presentations in this session will not be included in the ESA program but will be circulated to the membership in advance of the meeting.

Hymathon 2022

Once again, the The International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH) proudly presents Hymathon, a 24 hour marathon of presentations relating to the order Hymenoptera!

31 March – 1 April 2022 (depending on time zone)

Held over Zoom, Hymathon will be separated into three sessions over multiple time zones. This year we also have a photo competition!

Make sure you submit abstracts by 1 March 2022.

More info and to register, head here!

New issue of Hamuli!

Get excited my hymenopterist friends, as the new issue of Hamuli, the society newsletter, is here!

Many thanks to our wonderful editor, Carly Tribull, for all her work putting the issue together.

You can find the new issue, along with previous recent issues, here (note you’ll need to be a logged-in financial member to view the page and download the pdf).