Since its founding in 1941, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit educational organization, has received strong support from the health care industry and from pharmacy educators. AIHP offers special sponsorship opportunities for national associations and for schools/college of pharmacy to support AIHP’s pharmaco-historical mission and programming.
Founded in 2015, the purpose of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy’s National Association Sponsorship Program is to build mutually supportive relationships between AIHP and the major pharmacy organizations in the United States, consistent with the Institute’s role of serving the profession as a whole.
The National Association Sponsorship Program allows national pharmacy organizations to work together with AIHP to support the Institute’s mission of contributing to the understanding of the development of civilization by fostering the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge concerning the history and related humanistic aspects of the pharmaceutical field.
Read more about the AIHP National Association Sponsorship Program, including charter members, levels of support, and features of sponsorship.
Founded in 2007, AIHP’s Pharmacy Education Fund is a collaborative project between AIHP and American schools and colleges of pharmacy to promote and sponsor projects that advance AIHP’s pharmaco-historical mission and programming.
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy invites all schools and colleges of pharmacy to join AIHP’s Pharmacy Education Fund to promote the teaching of professional ethics and the teaching of the history and the social aspects of pharmacy in pharmacy education.
Read more about the Pharmacy Education Fund, including current members, projects funded by the Pharmacy Education Fund, and features of sponsorship.
The AIHP Gregory J. Higby Fund was established in 2018 upon the retirement of long-time AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby. The fund recognizes Greg’s many years of services to the Institute and helps to support, maintain, manage, and expand AIHP’s historical collections.
One of the Institute’s most significant activities is the continued collection and preservation of historically important documents, images, and other materials related to the history of pharmacy. AIHP’s historical collections make the Institute a unique center for historical research in the United States about pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. The maintenance and expansion of AIHP’s historical collections will allow the Institute to continue to attract researchers and scholars interested in learning about and studying the history of pharmacy.
Read more about the Higby Fund, including recent donors.
Please contact AIHP Executive Director Dennis Birke for more information about the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship Program, the Pharmacy Education Fund, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities tailored for your association, educational institution, organization, or company.
Dennis Birke, AIHP Executive Director, (608) 262-0251 or email@example.com
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.
Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.Read More
Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.Read More
Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):
July 22-26, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO.
August 30-September 2, 2023: Biennial Meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Oslo, Norway.
November 11-14, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Dallas, TX.
December 3-7, 2023: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Anaheim, CA.
January 4-7, 2024: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.