Membership

All ISOLA members and all conference participants – panelists and individual contributors – must pay ISOLA membership dues.

Dues are payable on a two-yearly basis. Please note that this includes new members. Dues cover certain conferences expenses as well as post-conference services, website fees and maintenance and, when required, costs related to translation and to the publication of conference proceedings.

ISOLA has three categories of membership namely regular, life and honorary membership.

Regular membership is open to all persons who subscribe to the aims of the Society and upon the payment of annual dues.

Life membership is open to persons eligible for regular membership upon making a single payment, amounting to the sum of at least fifteen years of continued regular subscription, thereafter becoming exempt from the annual payment of dues.

Honorary membership is recognition of achievement and distinction. The Executive Council shall nominate and the General Meeting shall elect honorary members. The maximum number of nominees at a General Meeting shall not exceed two members. The number of honorary members is limited to 35 members at any one time.

ISOLA dues are indexed on the country income classification of the World Bank. Scholars and students living and working in High Income countries pay the full rate (100%). Dues are calculated in US Dollars as follows:

Full-time scholars (two years)

  • High Income – $100 (France, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)
  • Middle Income Upper Tier – $85 (Botswana, South Africa)
  • Middle Income Lower Tier – $65 (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria)
  • Low Income Scholars – $45 (Niger, Rwanda)

Independent scholars and students (two years)

  • High Income – $65 (France, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)
  • Middle Income Upper Tier – $55 (Botswana, South Africa)
  • Middle Income Lower Tier – $42 (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria)
  • Low Income Scholars – $30 (Niger)