International Society for the Study of Time  


New officers and council-members took office after each conference.

1966: Founding of the International Society for the Study of Time

Officers: Gerald J. Whitrow, University of London-Mathematics (President); J. T. Fraser, The Study of Time (Secretary); M. Satoshi Watanabe, Yale University-Physics (Treasurer)


1969: First Conference: Mathematisches Forschunginstitut, Oberwolfach, FederalRepublic of Germany; August 31-September 6, 1969.

Volume: The Study of Time: Proceedings of the First Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Oberwolfach (Black Forest)––West Germany. Ed. J. T. Fraser, F. C. Haber, G. H. Müller. New York & Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 1972.

Officers: M. Satoshi Watanabe, Yale University-Physics (President); J. T. Fraser, The Study of Time (Secretary)


1973: Second Conference: Lake Yamanaka, Japan; July 3-8, 1973 

Volume: The Study of Time II: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, Lake Yamanaka, Japan. Ed. J. T. Fraser and N. Lawrence. New York & Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1975.

Officers: David Park, Williams College-Physics (President); J. T. Fraser, The Study of Time (Secretary); Helen Green, Wesleyan University-Psychology (Treasurer)


1976: Third Conference: Alpbach, Austria; July 1-10, 1976.

Volume: The Study of Time III: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on the International Society for the Study of Time: Alpbach Australia. Ed. J. T. Fraser, N. Lawrence, D. Park. New York & Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1978.

Officers: Gert H. Müller, University of Heidelberg-Mathematics (President); J. T. Fraser, The Study of Time (Secretary); Helen Green, Wesleyan University-Psychology (Treasurer).


1979: Fourth Conference: “Beginnings and Endings”; Alpbach, Austria; July 1-10, 1979.

Volume: The Study of Time IVEd. J. T. Fraser, N. Lawrence, and D. Park. New York & Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1981.

Officers: George Ford, University of Rochester-English (President), J. T. Fraser, The Study of Time (Secretary); Lewis Rowell, Indiana University-Music (Treasurer).

Other Positions: Sharon Schwarze, Cabrini College-Philosophy (Newsletter Editor); Samuel L. Macey, University of Victoria-English (Membership Chair).


1983: Fifth Conference: “Time, Science, and Society in China and the West”; Castello di Gargonza, Monte San Savino, Italy; July 3-9, 1983.

Volume: Time, Science, and Society in China and the West: The Study of Time V. Ed. J. T. Fraser, N. Lawrence, and F. C. Haber. Amherst: U of MA P, 1986.

Officers: John A. Michon, University of Groningen-Psychology (President); J. T. Fraser (Secretary and Founder); Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law (Treasurer).

Council: Hans Ågren, University of Uppsala-Psychiatry; K. G. Denbigh, Council for Science and Society, London; George Ford, University of Rochester-English; Francis C.Haber, University of Maryland-History; Nathaniel Lawrence, Williams College-Philosophy; Lewis Rowell, Indiana University-Music; Hasanao Toda, Hokkaido University-Psychology.

Other Positions: Sharon Schwarze, Cabrini College-Philosophy (Newsletter Editor); Samuel L. Macey, University of Victoria-English (Membership Chair). 


1986: Sixth Conference: “Time and Mind”; Dartington Hall College, Totnes, England; July 4-11, 1986.

Volume: Time and Mind: Interdisciplinary Issues: The Study of Time VI. Ed. J. T. Fraser. Madison, CT: International Universities P, 1989.

Officers: Lewis Rowell, Indiana University-Music (President); J. T. Fraser, The Study of Time (Secretary and Founder); Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law (Treasurer).

Council: Jacob A. Arlow, Medicine; Anindita Balslev, Osborn Group; George Ford, University of Rochester-English; Jonathan D. Kramer, Columbia University-Music; John A. Michon, University of Groningen-Psychology; Helga Nowotny, ETH Zurich-Philosophy of Science.

Other Positions: Richard Martin, Amherst, Massachusetts-Publishing (Newsletter Editor); Samuel L. Macey, University of Victoria-English (Membership Chair).


1989: Seventh Conference: “Time and Process: Interdisciplinary Issues”; Glacier Park Lodge, Glacier National Park, United States; July 9-15, 1989.

Volume: Time and Process: Interdisciplinary Issues: The Study of Time VII. Ed. J. T. Fraser and Lewis Rowell. Madison, CT: International Universities P, 1993.

Officers: Samuel L. Macey, University of Victoria-English (President); John G. Weihaupt, University of Colorado, Denver-Oceanography (Executive Secretary until 1990); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder and Acting Executive Secretary starting 1990); Richard A. Block, Montana State University-Psychology (Treasurer).

Council: Albert I. Rabin, Michigan State University-Psychology; Charles Sherover, New York University-Philosophy; Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature; Wesley M. Stevens, University of Winnipeg-History; Lord Michael Young of Dartington.

Other Positions: Richard Martin, Amherst, Massachusetts-Publishing (newsletter editor until 1990); Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature (newsletter editor starting 1990); Lewis Rowell, Indiana University-Music (Membership Chair).


1992:  Eighth Conference: “Dimensions of Time and Life”; Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, France; July 3-9, 1992.

Volume: Dimensions of Time and Life: The Study of Time VIII. Ed. J. T. Fraser and M. P. Soulsby.  Madison, CT: International Universities P, 1996.

Officers: Helga Nowotny, ETH Zurich-Philosophy of Science (President), Lewis Rowell, Indiana University-Music (Executive Secretary), Richard A. Block (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder).

Council: Barbara Adam, University of Wales-Social Theory; Hans Ågren, University of Uppsala-Psychiatry; Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law; Olga Hasty, Princeton University-Russian; Rémy Lestienne, Centre National de la Research Scientifique-Neuroscience and Physics; Samuel L. Macey, University of Victoria-English; Albert I. Rabin, Michigan State University-Psychology.

Other Positions: Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature (Newsletter Editor); Robert Thornton (Membership Chair).


1995: Ninth Conference: “Time, Order, Chaos”; Saint-Adèle, Québec, Canada; July 2-8, 1995.

Volume: Time, Order, Chaos: The Study of Time IX. Ed. J. T. Fraser, Marlene P. Soulsby, and Alexander J. Argyros. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, 1998.

Officers: Albert I. Rabin, Michigan State University-Psychology (President); Jonathan Kramer, Columbia University-Music (Vice-President); Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law (Executive Secretary); David Burrows, New York University-Music (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder).

Council: Barbara Adam, University of Wales-Social Theory; Alexander J. Argyros, University of Dallas-English; Jens Brockmeyer, Claudia Clausius-University of Windsor-English; Paul A. Harris, Loyola Marymount University-English; Olga Peters Hasty, Princeton University-Russian; Rémy Lestienne, Centre National de la Research Scientifique-Neuroscience and Physics

Other Positions: Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature (Newsletter Editor)


1998: Tenth Conference: “Time at the Millenium: Changes and Continuities”; Evangelische Akademie, Tutzing, Germany; July 5-11, 1998.

Volume: Perspectives at the Millenium (The Study of Time X). Ed. Marlene P. Soulsby and J. T. Fraser. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 2001.

Officers: Rémy Lestienne, Centre National de la Research Scientifique-Neuroscience and Physics (President); Jonathan Kramer, Columbia University-Music (Vice-President); Thomas P. Weissert, The Agnes Irwin School-Mathematics (Executive Secretary); David Burrows, New York University-Music (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder).

Council: Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law; Claudia Clausius, University of Windsor-English; Sabine Gross, University of Wisconsin, Madison-German; Paul Harris, Loyola Marymount University-English; Martin Held, Evangelishce Akademie-Economics; Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature.

Other Positions: Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature (Newsletter Editor); Olga Hasty, Princeton University-Russian (Membership Chair).


2001: Eleventh Conference: “Time and Uncertainty”; Castello di Gargonza, Monte San Savino, Italy; July 1-7, 2001.

Volume: Time and Uncertainty. Ed. Paul A. Harris and Michael Crawford. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Officers: Rémy Lestienne, Centre National de la Research Scientifique-Neuroscience and Physics (President); Paul Harris, Loyola Marymount University-English (Vice-President); Thomas P. Weissert, The Agnes Irwin School-Mathematics (Executive Secretary); Victoria Koehler-Jones (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder).

Council: Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law; David Burrows, New York University-Music; Sabine Gross, University of Wisconsin, Madison-German; Carmen Leccardi, University of Milan, Bicocca-Sociology; Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature; Nicholas Tresilian, Artstation.

Other Positions: Jo Alyson Parker, Saint Joseph's University-English (Newsletter Editor); Michael Crawford (Volume Editor); Gus Koehler (Membership Chair).


2004: Twelfth Conference: “Time and Memory”; Clare College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; July 25-31, 2004.

Volume: Time and Memory: The Study of Time XII.  Ed. Jo Alyson Parker, Michael Crawford, Paul Harris.  Leiden: Brill, 2006.

Officers: Paul Harris, Loyola Marymount University-English (President); Nicholas Tresilian, Artstation (Vice-President); Thomas P. Weissert, The Agnes Irwin School-Mathematics (Executive Secretary); Robert Daniel, Saint Joseph’s University-French (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder).

Council: Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law; David Burrows, New York University-Music; Claudia Clausius, University of Windsor-English; John Cordes, University of Maryland-Communication; Koen DePryck, Education; Frederick Turner, University of Dallas-English.

Other Positions: Jo Alyson Parker, Saint Joseph's University-English (Newsletter Editor and Volume Editor); Claudia Clausius, University of Western Ontario-English (Membership Chair); Michael Crawford, University of Windsor-Biology (Volume  Editor); Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature (KronoScope Editor).


2007: Thirteenth Conference: “Time: Limits and Constraints”; Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, United States; July 28-August 3, 2007.

Volume: Time: Limits and Constraints: The Study of Time XIII.  Ed. Jo Alyson Parker, Paul A. Harris, Christian Steineck. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Officers: Paul Harris, Loyola Marymount University-English (President); Koen DePryck, Education (Vice-President); Thomas P. Weissert, The Agnes Irwin School-Mathematics (Executive Secretary); Robert Daniel, Saint Joseph’s University-French (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder)

Council: Mark Aultman, Westerville, Ohio-Law; Dawna Ballard, University of Texas, Austin-Communication Studies; Sabine Gross, University of Wisconsin, Madison-German; Erica Magnus, Theatre Arts; Christian Steineck, Zurich University-Japonology; Frederick Turner, University of Dallas-English

Other Positions: Jo Alyson Parker, Saint Joseph's University-English (Volume Editor); Claudia Clausius, University of Western Ontario-English (Membership Chair); Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature (KronoScope Editor); Mary Schmelzer, English (Newsletter Editor).


2010: Fourteenth Conference: “Time: Origins and Futures”; El Establo Conference Center, Monteverde, Costa Rica.  July 25-31, 2010

Volume: Time: Origins and Futures. Ed. Raji Steineck and Claudia Clausius. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Officers: Paul Harris, Loyola Marymount University-English (President); Jo Alyson Parker, Saint Joseph's University-English (Vice-President); Thomas P. Weissert, The Agnes Irwin School-Mathematics (Executive Secretary); Lanei Rodemeyer, Duquesne University-Philosophy (Treasurer); J. T. Fraser-Study of Time (Founder).

Council: Dennis Costa, Boston University-Italian; Michael Crawford, University of Windsor-Biology; Steven Ostovich, College of St. Scholastica-Philosophy; Marlene Soulsby, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton-German and Comparative Literature; Raji Steineck, Zurich University-Japonology; Frederick Turner, University of Dallas-English.


2013: Fifteenth Conference: “Time and Trace”; Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece; June 30-July 6, 2013.

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