People, Places, Practices Joint BSHM - CSHPM/SCHPM Conference

Country: United Kingdom

City: St. Andrews

Abstr. due: 30.11.2019

Dates: 06.07.20 — 08.07.20

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Organizers: British Society for the History of Mathematics and Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, in collaboration with HOM-SIGMAA, the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA.



People, Places, Practices, will showcase a broad range of approaches to the history of mathematics:

  • People allows discussion of the cultural roles of mathematical biography, the historiographic and technical challenges of writing mathematical biography, as well as more straightforward biographical approaches
  • Places provides for the influence of location, geographical, spatial, conceptual or cultural, on mathematics and mathematicians
  • Practices encompasses the ways in which mathematicians and mathematical practitioners work or have worked, along with the materials, devices, and ideas used

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Karen Parshall (University of Virginia)
  • Edmund Robertson (University of St Andrews)
  • Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College)
  • Brendan Larvor (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Serafina Cuomo (University of Durham)
  • Valeria Giardino (University of Lorraine)
  • Robin Wilson (Open University)

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