Membership is open to anyone interested in the Society's activities.
Annual Membership Dues
Regular Member International Member Contributing Member Retired or Student Member Life Memeber/Fellow
US $40 US $45 US $50 US $25 [no yearly dues]
Please making a contribution to the Student Prize fund when you pay your dues.
You may join/renew by mailing a check or money order or online, as described below. The online procedure is especially convenient for those outside of the USA.
To join using regular mail: Download this form, complete it, and send with a money order, check drawn on a US bank, or with a US international money order. The check or money order should be payable to: Society for the History of Discoveries. Mail to:
Dr. Mylynka Kilgore Cardona Executive Secretary – SHD 1140 Domain Drive, #5104 Austin, TX 78758 USA
Contribution to Student Prize included: $___________________
PayPal- Instructions for Use
SHD uses PayPal to allow individuals to easily join or renew their annual membership. This will be especially helpful for those who reside outside the United States. No longer will it be necessary to convert currency or worry about postage. Those of you in the U.S. will also find the payment of dues using PayPal a very simple method. The system allows you, via the internet, to send in your funds from your credit card to this e-mail address:
Here are the directions for using PayPal for the first time:
1. Signup for FREE persona laccount. If you live in the USA, use U.S. Account Registration. 2. If you reside outside the U.S., click on International Account Registration. Enter NO for Premier Account. 3. Under “Recipient’se-mail”enter: 4. Under “Amount”enter the amount you want charged to your credit card. 5. Under “E-mail Subject”enter SHD Dues YEAR – YOUR lastname (Example: SHD Dues 2017—Smith or SHD Dues 2017/2018—Smith). 6. Under “Note”enter your name, address, cell and work phone numbers, and e-mail address. This allows us to correctly account for your money transfer and verify/update our SHD records. Also let us know the amount of any Student Prize contribution you are making. And if you are a New Member, do let us know!
Please consider using PayPal when you send in your membership dues.
If you have any questions about this procedure, contact the Secretary: