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This archive contains a list of mathematics history events held from mid-2009 to the present. Links may no longer be active. Please submit future Calendar items to Randy Schwartz.
For Future Mathematics History Events, see: Convergence Calendar
October 30, 2015 – March 18, 2016: Boole/Shannon Symposium and Lecture Series, Cambridge, MA
In conjunction with the centennial celebrations, these talks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focus on the contributions of the two well-known mathematicians and information scientists George Boole (Nov. 2, 1815 – Dec. 8, 1864) and Claude Shannon (Apr. 30, 1916 – Feb. 24, 2001).
January 6-9, 2016: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA
The "largest mathematics conference in the world" will include, among others, the following presentations and sessions on the history of mathematics and its use in teaching:
January 18 - July 29, 2016: John Dee exhibit, London, England
"Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee“ is an exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians (Regent’s Park, London) exploring one of Tudor England’s most extraordinary and enigmatic figures. Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee (1527–1609) continues to fascinate and inspire centuries after he entered the court of Elizabeth I. This exhibit explores Dee through his personal library. On display for the first time are Dee’s mathematical, astronomical, and alchemical texts, many elaborately annotated and illustrated by Dee’s own hand. Now held in the collections of the Royal College of Physicians, they reveal tantalizing glimpses into the "conjuror’s mind“.
January 19, 2016: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Babbage and Lovelace" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics-- Part 2”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat! The central figure of 19th-century computing was Charles Babbage (1791-1871), who may be said to have pioneered the modern computer age with his 'difference engines' and his 'analytical engine', although his influence on subsequent generations is hard to assess. Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of Lord Byron and a close friend of Babbage, produced a perceptive commentary on the powers and potential of the analytical engine; this was essentially an introduction to what we now call programming.
January 21, 2016: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Chris Rorres (Drexel Univ.) will present a talk, “The Law of the Lever: Archimedes vs. Mach". Over a century ago Ernst Mach, the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher of science, wrote a blistering criticism of Archimedes' celebrated proof of the Law of the Lever. Mach accused Archimedes of overusing his “Grecian mania for demonstration" and succeeding in his proof only “by the help of the very proposition he sought to prove". His attack drew the expected objections from many historians and philosophers of science who, in turn, accused Mach of not understanding the subtleties of Archimedes’ proof. Dr. Rorres will give his own interpretation of this controversy from a mathematician’s point of view, concluding with his belief that, while Archimedes did indeed prove something, it can hardly be called a proof of the Law of the Lever.
January 29–30, 2016: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, OH
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting at Northern Kentucky University. The focus will be on reading and discussing Emmy Noether’s Idealtheorie in Ringbereichen [Math. Ann. 83 (1921), 24-66], for which an English translation is available. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries for further details.
January 31, 2016: Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories-- grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate-- with at least one winning submission chosen from each category.
February 16, 2016: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Gauss and Germain" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics-- Part 2”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat! Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Possibly his most famous work was his book on number theory, published in 1801. After reading this book, the French mathematician Sophie Germain (1776-1831) began corresponding with Gauss about Fermat's last theorem, using a male pseudonym. Subsequently her interests moved to working on a general theory of vibrations of a curved surface which provided the basis for the modern theory of elasticity.
February 18, 2016: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Devon Room, on the second floor of the Connelly Center, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Lawrence D’Antonio (Ramapo College) will present a talk, “When Mathematicians were Rock Stars: the Academies of Science in the 18th Century". During the Enlightenment, the university was not the primary center of intellectual activity. Instead, the major institutions for mathematics and natural philosophy were the Academies of Science. The Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg Academies of Science and the Royal Society of London sponsored research, gave academy members opportunities to present their research in oral and written form, and encouraged communication among the prominent scholars during the Enlightenment. The duty of the scientific academies was to drive out superstition and ignorance by establishing secure knowledge, of which mathematics is the most perfect model. Mathematicians played central roles.
February 26-27, 2016: MAA Florida Section Spring Meeting, , St. Leo, FL
The annual meeting of the Florida Section of the Mathematical Assn. of America is scheduled this year at St. Leo Univ. and includes three history-related talks: Michael Reynolds (Indian River State College), “Russian Multiplication”; Frederic Zerla (Univ. of South Florida), “The Mathematics of Moorish Spain Seeps into Western Europe”; and Chuck Lindsey (Florida Gulf Coast Univ.), “The Nepohualtzintzin: A Closer Examination”.
February 27, 2016: BSHM Research in Progress Meeting, Oxford, England
Presenters at this annual meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM), to be held at Queen's College, Univ. of Oxford, will be research students in the history of mathematics and keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Johnston of the Museum for the History of Science, Univ. of Oxford.
February 29, 2016: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Visiting Gresham Professor of Computing Mathematics Tony Mann presents "Calendar Curiosities for 29 February" at 6 p.m. in the Museum of London. Arrive early to get a seat! Did Archbishop Whitgift really die on 29th February 1603? Why are there more Friday 13th's now than in the Middle Ages? How did a famous composer (who died on Friday 13th) manage to write all his 39 operas before his 9th birthday? and how can we explain the mysterious date of the death of St. Teresa of Avila? Examples will cast light upon the quirks of our calendar, and you'll also learn a quick way to work out the day of the week of any given date.
March 2, 2016: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Scheduled at Adelphi University. Alan Gluchoff (Villanova Univ.) speaks on "The Spread of Nomography in America from 1900 to 1925: Perspectives from Mathematics, Engineering, and Education". Nomography - loosely defined as the use of geometric ideas and constructions to build computational diagrams - is a mathematical discipline of French origin dating from the mid-19th century. Its absorption by the United States, beginning around 1900, is an interesting story of the diffusion of a mathematical discipline into a new environment, a story involving several communities in that environment. This talk examines its influence on the engineering, mathematical, and school communities and how the embrace of nomography affected and was affected by these parties. Societal trends favoring the use of nomography, and the roles of some familiar figures in American mathematical history (E.H. Moore, Frank Morley, O. D. Kellogg, and T.H. Gronwall), will be covered.
March 9, 2016: Celebrating the History of Women in Mathematics at Manchester, Manchester, England
This event, scheduled at 4:30-6 p.m. in the Alan Turing Building, School of Mathematics, Manchester Univ., celebrates the lives of three female mathematicians: Phyllis Nicolson, Hanna Neumann, and Bertha Swirles. Presenters include Peter Neumann (Queen’s College, Univ. of Oxford) on the life and works of Hanna Neumann, and Ruth Williams (Univ. of Cambridge) on the life and works of Bertha Swirles. Organized in association with the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM). To reserve a place at this event, e-mail Jenny Sloan.
March 15, 2016: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Hardy, Littlewood and Ramanujan" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics--Part 2”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat! The collaboration between G. H. Hardy (1877-1947) and J. E. Littlewood (1885-1977) was the most productive in mathematical history. Dominating the English mathematical scene for the first half of the 20th century, they obtained results of great influence, most notably in analysis and number theory. Into their world came the brilliant and intuitive mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), who left India to work with Hardy until his untimely death at the age of 32.
March 17, 2016: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Devon Room, on the second floor of the Connelly Center, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Peggy Kidwell (Smithsonian Institute) will present a talk, “A Mathematical Recreation for All Ages – Paper Folding Comes to American Mathematics ". In the 19th century, paper folding was introduced as a topic for children in the newly introduced kindergartens. At the same time, both questions about the foundations of geometry and attempts to teach the subject to a wider array of students led to new views on geometry teaching, particularly in secondary schools. These trends came together in a small book by Sundara Rao, an Indian civil servant working for the British government in Madras. Rao’s Geometrical Exercises in Paper Folding appeared in 1893, and attracted the attention of the German mathematician Felix Klein. Mindful of Klein’s comments, mathematicians W. W. Beman and David Eugene Smith prepared an American edition of the book, published in 1901. The small volume remains in print to this day. This talk traces the roots of Rao’s work in Froebel’s kindergarten movement, considers the contents of his book, examines the contribution of Beman and Smith, and discusses mid-20th century popularization of paper folding under the name origami.
March 18-19, 2016: MAA Indiana Section Spring Meeting, , Franklin, IN
The annual meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Assn. of America is scheduled this year at Franklin College. A few of the invited talks are history-related: Edray Goins (Purdue Univ.), “Indiana Pols Forced to Eat Humble Pi: The Curious History of an Irrational Number”; Colin McKinney (Wabash College), “Hoosiers, the MAA, and the Indiana Section”; and Jeffrey Oaks (Univ. of Indianapolis), "How to Think Like a Medieval Algebraist".
March 23, 2016: From Fibonacci to Da Vinci: The Italian Commercial Revolution, Derby, England
A talk by Fenny Smith (Gresham College), scheduled for 7:30 – 8:30 pm in Lecture Theatre OL1 in the main building at Kedleston Road campus, Derby University. Jointly organized by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) and the East Midlands Branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). The two Leonardos mark the approximate bounds of a period of prolific commercial activity in southern Europe, particularly in Italy, during which our modern numerals became known and accepted into everyday use. This talk traces the journey of the new numerals from India through the Middle East and into Europe, and explores their reception here, and why merchants of the time found them so attractive that they were prepared to make the considerable effort required to learn how to use them.
March 25-26, 2016: MAA Southeastern Section Spring Meeting, Birmingham, AL
The annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Assn. of America, scheduled this year at the Birmingham campus of the Univ. of Alabama, includes a Special Session on “What Hath Fibonacci Wrought?”, jointly organized by Brian Beasley (Presbyterian College) and David Stone (Georgia Southern Univ.). Over 800 years after the publication of the classic Liber Abaci, mathematicians remain fascinated with Fibonacci and the sequence bearing his name. Some have spent much of their professional lives working with Fibonacci numbers, while almost every mathematician has at least dabbled in the subject. This session includes presentations that feature interesting problems and applications of the Fibonacci sequence and its many relatives. Experts and dabblers alike are welcome.
January 7, 2015: "On The Shoulders of Giants: Newton Revealed," New York City
Two deliveries of the talk are scheduled, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. As part of the "Math Encounters" series at the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), William Dunham (Muhlenberg College) uses Newton’s own words to expose the man behind the math, from his earliest known letter, through his exchanges with Leibniz, Locke, and others, to his most-quoted passage about standing on the shoulders of giants.
January 10-13, 2015: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Texas
The "largest mathematics conference in the world" will include the following presentations and sessions on the history of mathematics and its use in teaching:
* “Golden Numbers and Identities: The Legacy of Rogers and Ramanujan” by Ken Ono.
* “Divergent Series and Differential Equations: Past, Present, Future…” by Christiane Rousseau.
* “The Remarkable Journey of the Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrauss” by Richard Tapia.
January 20, 2015: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Fourier's Series" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
January 21, 2015: Seminar on Epistemology and History of Mathematical Ideas, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France
Michel Serfati (IREM, Univ. Paris 7 Diderot) speaks on the topic, "L’origine des mathématiques, selon Leibniz".
January 28, 2015: Seminar on Epistemology and History of Mathematical Ideas, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France
Régine Douady (IREM, Univ. Paris 7 Diderot) speaks on the topic, "Évolution des connaissances mathématiques des élèves en milieu scolaire. Libertés et contraintes de l’enseignant et de ses élèves dans leur relation à un certain savoir à enseigner. Une étude de cas."
January 28, 2015: Penn Mathematics Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA
In his lecture, “When Euler met L'Hopital”, William Dunham (Muhlenberg College) considers Leonhard Euler’s treatment of L'Hospitala's rule as found in Chapter 15 of his Institutiones calculi differentialis from 1755. David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Univ. of Pennsylvania: refreshments on the 4th floor at 4pm, followed by lecture on the ground floor, room A6, at 4:30pm.
January 30–31, 2015: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting in Room 461, Mathematics-Education-Psychology (MEP) Building, Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Plans are to extend our discussion on the foundations of analysis by reading from Bernhard Riemann's Habilitationschrift of 1854. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
January 31, 2015: Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate, with at least one winning submission chosen from each category. The 2014 contest, sponsored by Math for America, has submission deadline January 31, 2015.
January 31–February 1, 2015: ARITHMOS Seminar, Union College, Schenectady, New York
This seminar will read E26, E54 and other early papers by Leonhard Euler concerning number theory.
February 4–8, 2015: Ninth ERME Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
CERME-9, the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), will be held February 4-8, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic. Includes a Thematic Working Group on History in Mathematics Education, with paper submissions due Sep. 15, 2014 and poster proposal submissions due Oct. 1, 2014.
February 7 - May 10, 2015: "Man Ray – Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare.", Washington, DC
The world-renowned Phillips Collection hosts this special exhibit, which includes mathematical models from the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris, alongside photographs of these models by Man Ray from the 1930s, and his paintings inspired by the models in the 1940s.
February 17, 2015: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Möbius and his Band" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
February 19, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Dr. Robert Bradley (chair, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adelphi Univ.) will speak on "L’Hôpital’s Synthesis of Calculus and Geometry." In this talk, he will describe l’Hôpital’s calculus, providing a variety of examples drawn from his forthcoming translation of Analyse des infiniment petits, a joint project with Sal Petrilli and Ed Sandifer.
February 21, 2015: BSHM Research in Progress Meeting, Oxford, England
Presenters at this annual meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM), to be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at Queen's College, Oxford University, will be research students in the history of mathematics and keynote speaker Adrian Rice of Randolph-Macon College.
March 4, 2015: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, New York
Lecture by Michael J. Barany (Program in History of Science, Princeton Univ.), “Intermediate Values: Augustin-Louis Cauchy and the Dusty, Contentious, Reactionary Origins of Modern Mathematics.”
March 7-8, 2015: American Mathematical Society Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, Washington, DC
This conference, to be held at Georgetown University, is scheduled to include a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, co-organized by V. Frederick Rickey (West Point Military Academy) and James J. Tattersall (Providence College).
March 13-14, 2015: Columbia History of Science Group Annual Meeting, San Juan Islands, Washington
The Columbia History of Science Group will meet in its usual rugged but scenic location. Paper proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2015. Registration deadline: Feb. 15, 2015.
March 13-15, 2015: HPM Americas Section Spring Meeting, Washington, DC
The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section will hold its Spring Meeting at American University in Washington, DC, Friday - Sunday, March 13-15, 2015. Submit abstracts by February 21, 2015, to David Roberts or via the HPM Americas website. In addition:
March 14, 2015: MAA Eastern Penn. and Delaware (EPaDel) Section Spring Meeting, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Includes Invited Speaker Ezra (Bud) Brown (Virginia Tech Univ.), whose talk “The Many Names of (7,3,1)” will examine the (7,3,1) design, a single object that connects block designs in combinatorics, finite projective planes in geometry, round-robin tournaments and map colorings in graph theory, (0,1)-matrices in linear algebra, difference sets in number theory, error-correcting codes on the Internet, and the torus at the doughnut shop. Along the way, the audience will learn how Leonhard Euler was once spectacularly wrong, how P. J. Heawood was almost completely right, and what happened when Richard Hamming got mad at a computer.
March 17, 2015: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Cantor's Infinities" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
March 19, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Robert Naugle (Shepherd Univ. and Hagerstown Community College) will speak on "Archimedes, Codex C, The Method of Mechanical Theorems: Controversy."
March 27-28, 2015: MAA Illinois Section Spring Meeting, Northern Illinois Univ., Dekalb, IL
Includes a Plenary Address by T. Christine Stevens (American Mathematical Society), “Singing Along with Math,” about the New York Metropolitan Opera singer Jerome Hines (1921-2003), a math major who retained a lifelong interest in mathematics. She will discuss Hines’s mathematical background; why he kept working on mathematics even after he became a successful opera singer; and the first of his published papers from the 1950s, which described a new method for finding the roots of an equation.
April 1, 2015: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, New York
Lecture by Maria Zack (Point Loma Nazarene Univ.), “What can the Lisbon Earthquake Tell Us about the Connections between Mathematics, Urban Planning and Engineering in Eighteenth Century Portugal?”
April 10-11, 2015: MAA Allegheny Mountain Section Spring Meeting, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Includes Invited Speaker Barbara Faires (Westminster College and MAA), whose talk “The First 100 Years” will use the American Mathematical Monthly as a lens for highlighting the life of the MAA over its first century (1915-2015).
April 10-11, 2015: MAA Michigan Section Spring Meeting, Hope College, Holland, MI
Includes a plenary talk by Benjamin Collins (Univ. of Wisconsin – Platteville), “Basel and Beyond: An Incomplete History of a Famous Sum,” in which he will discuss Leonhard Euler’s first proof of the solution to the famous Basel Problem, as well as a few more recent proofs of it.
April 11, 2015: MAA New Jersey Section Spring Meeting, Monmouth Univ., West Long Branch, NJ
Includes Invited Speaker David Richeson (Dickinson College), whose talk “The Four Problems of Antiquity” will discuss the history of four of the most famous problems in mathematics (squaring the circle, trisecting the angle, doubling the cube, and constructing regular n-gons); and a Lunch Discussion Table on “Teaching a History of Mathematics Course,” led by Susan Marshall (Monmouth Univ.).
April 15-18, 2015: NCTM Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms.
April 15 - June 17, 2015: "A History of Mathematics from Euclid to Weiss," Univ. of Reading, England
This course, covering some of the key developments, moments, and personalities in the creation of mathematics over the last 2,000 years, meets on ten consecutive Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the London Road Campus of the Univ. of Reading. It is taught by Dr. Vasos Pavlika of the Univ. of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Organized by the Univ. of Oxford Dept. of Continuing Education.
April 16, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Marianna Bonanome (Borough of Manhattan Community College) and Margaret H. Dean (New York College of Technology, CUNY) will present a talk, “A History of Combinatorial Group Theory”. Modern group theory can be said to have been born at the beginning of the 20th Century, but World War I caused a hiatus in the study of group theory. In 1932, Wilhelm Magnus solved the word problem for one-relator groups, and combinatorial group theory blossomed from the 1930s through the '60s, laying the foundation for today’s research in the areas of geometric and probabilistic group theory, as well as public key cryptography and group theory. The speakers will address some of the personalities involved and the advances they made in group theory during the 20th Century.
April 17-18, 2015: MAA Rocky Mountain Section Spring Meeting, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Includes Featured Speaker William Dunham (Muhlenberg College), whose talk “Two (More) Morsels from Euler” will examine a pair of lesser-known results where Leonhard Euler’s genius was on full display, one from number theory, the other from analysis.
April 17-18, 2015: MAA Seaway Section Spring Meeting, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
This conference is scheduled to include a session on histories of local mathematics departments, co-organized by Toke Knudsen and Gary Towsley. The session is intended to be broad and to showcase what work people have done or are doing to document the history of a mathematics department. The aim is to inspire endeavors to preserve departmental history.
April 18, 2015: First National Math Festival, Washington, DC
Organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, the country’s first national festival dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics is a free and public celebration featuring dozens of activities for every age. The presentations, held at Smithsonian museums and other spots around the National Mall, range from hands-on magic and Houdini-like getaways to lectures with some of the most influential mathematicians of our time. Sessions involving historical or ethnomathematics include:
“Archimedes: Mathematical Superhero of the Ancient World”, presenter Matthew Kahle (Ohio State Univ.)
“Design a Kolam”, presenter Shanthi Chandrasekar (artist and teacher)
“Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art”, presenter Carol Bier (Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union)
“Maya Math Activity”, presenter Vilma Ortiz-Sanchez (National Museum of the American Indian).
April 18-19, 2015: MAA Southwestern Section Spring Meeting, held jointly with the New Mexico Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges (NMMATYC), El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX
This year’s theme is “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants-- Celebrating Mathematics’ Past, Present, and Future,” marking MAA’s 100th anniversary and AMATYC’s 40th anniversary. Entertainment for the Saturday Luncheon is a performance of “Count Her In!”, a play about the history of women in mathematics, presented by students from the Transmountain Early College High School in El Paso, TX.
May 3-7, 2015: Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Topic #17 (of 22) for the 14th IACME (CIAEM) will be History and Epistemology of Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Conference languages will be Spanish, Portuguese, and English.
May 6, 2015: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, New York
Lecture by Rob Bradley of Adelphi University on "L'Hôpital's Synthesis of Calculus and Geometry."
May 9, 2015: Augustus de Morgan Meeting, London, England
A celebration of the life and work of Augustus de Morgan (1806-1871), first President of the London Mathematical Society (LMS). Jointly organized by LMS and the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), this meeting will mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the LMS.
May 15, 2015: Third Biennial Irish History of Mathematics Conference (IHOM3), Belfast, Ireland
This gathering, to take place at Ulster University, is organized by Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth Univ.) and Mark McCartney (Ulster Univ.). Requests to register for the event (due by May 8), and abstracts for potential talks of 30 minutes in length (due by Apr. 13), should be sent to Mark McCartney.
May 23, 2015: Symmetry and Groups, Birkbeck College, Univ. of London, England
This conference is to look at the history of symmetry and its study through group theory. Organized by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), and supported by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck. Speakers include Siobhan Roberts, Peter Neumann, Norman Biggs, Rob Curtis, and Sarah Hart.
June 10-13, 2015: Joint International Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), European Mathematical Society (EMS), and Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática (SPM), Univ. of Porto, Porto, Portugal
The meeting will include a special session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
June 16, 2015: MAA Distinguished Lecture Series: "Where Sufficient Reason Isn't Enough", Washington, DC
Pre-registration required. Judith V. Grabiner (Pitzer College) presents this lecture at the MAA Carriage House. Euclid's Elements is a model of reasoning not only in mathematics but in philosophy, theology, and politics— but it rested on assumptions, one of which didn't seem self-evident. People kept trying to prove that assumption, and the ways they tried tell us a lot about the relationship between mathematics and society. The new non-Euclidean geometries of the 19th century challenged the authority of mathematics, undermined received ideas in philosophy and culture, and had a hand in the birth of modernism. Changes came not only from people like Gauss, Lobachevsky, Helmholtz, and Einstein, but also artists and philosophers. Looking at all of this will illustrate both how culture helps shape mathematics and how mathematics has shaped the modern world.
June 20, 2015: The Big Picture: A Celebration of 100 Years of General Relativity, Oxford, UK
This conference at Rewley House is to look at the history of the mathematics of space, from Newton until the present. Speakers include Jocelyn Bell Burnell (keynote), Rob Iliffe, Michael Hoskin, Jeremy Gray, Bob Lambourne, and Malcolm McCallum.
July 3-5, 2015: "Leibniz-Scientist, Leibniz-Philosopher," Univ. of Wales, Trinity St. David, Lampeter, Wales
This conference aims to celebrate the work of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) in four broad areas: Metaphysics and epistemology, Mathematics and dynamics, Life sciences and earth sciences, and Ethics and theology.
August 5–8, 2015: MAA MathFest, Washington, DC
MAA Centennial Celebration! To help the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) celebrate its 100th birthday, a joint meeting is organized by the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA (HOM SIGMAA), and the Philosophy of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA (POM SIGMAA). Keynote speakers for the gathering are:
Kenneth May Lecture: Karen Parshall (Univ. of Virginia), "'We Are Evidently on the Verge of Important Steps Forward': The American Mathematical Community, 1915-1950"
POM SIGMAA Lecture in Philosophy: John Burgess (Princeton Univ.).
As well as general paper sessions on the history or philosophy of mathematics, the meeting will also feature a number of focused sessions:
Special Session on Mathematical Communities
Special Session on the Philosophy of Mathematics
Special Session in Memory of Jackie Stedall
Special Session in Honor of Karen Parshall, followed immediately by a reception in her honor
Special Session on The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting.
Prospective presenters should submit abstracts (250 words or less) by February 15, 2015 to Prof. Maria Zack (Point Loma Nazarene Univ.), who will circulate them to the relevant members of the organizing committee. Once the abstracts are accepted by the committee, instructions will be given for how to submit the abstract to the Mathematical Association of America.
During MathFest week, the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in Washington is hosting events in honor of the MAA centennial:
On Aug. 4, a rare book exhibit (NMAH Dibner Library) as well as a set of short presentations on “Mathematical Objects at the Smithsonian” (NMAH West Wing Conference Center, First Floor). Space for both is very limited; you must RSVP to Amy Shell-Gellasch.
On Aug. 5-7, a rare book exhibit (NMAH Dibner Library) as well as “Engaging Minds: American Mathematics a Century Ago” (NMAH Education Conference Center), a small exhibit of artifacts related to the early days of the MAA and its founding members. Space for both is very limited; for the book exhibit, you must call the Dibner Library in advance at 202-633-3872; for the artifact exhibit, you must send an e-mail message to Peggy Kidwell, Curator of Mathematics.
September 14-15, 2015: International Conference on Ibn al-Haytham, Paris, France
This conference in Room II of UNESCO Headquarters, and an exhibition beginning the same day ("Ibn Al-Haytham: Contributions to the Islamic Golden Age of Science", foyer of Hall I, UNESCO Headquarters), are organized by the Ibn al-Haytham Working Group in conjunction with the United Nations International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). They focus on the heritage of Ibn al-Haytham and scientific advances of the Islamic Golden Age in today’s knowledge-based society. Often referred to as the “father of modern optics”, Ibn al-Haytham, who flourished 1,000 years ago, was a pioneering polymath from Basra (in modern-day Iraq) who made significant advancements in mathematics, optics, and astronomy, and helped lay the foundations of the scientific experimental method. Conference admission is free, but advance registration is required via the conference website.
September 17, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Karen Parshall (Univ. of Virginia) will present a talk, “Axiomatization and the Emergence of American Research Agendas in Topology, 1900-1940”. It was shortly after 1900 that Oswald Veblen at Princeton applied to projective geometry, and then to combinatorial topology, the axiomatic methods inherent in David Hilbert's Grundlagen der Geometrie. Robert L. Moore, first at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and then at the Univ. of Texas, Austin, encouraged a generation of American point-set topologists to approach their chosen subfield from this particular point of view. This talk will explore how this emphasis on an axiomatic mode of thought allowed members of the American mathematical research community to carve out research agendas in each of these two brands of topology and, in so doing, to begin to establish the U.S. as a player in the international mathematical arena.
September 18-20, 2015: LMS-EMS Mathematical Weekend, Birmingham, UK
An invited lecture on history of mathematics by Niccolò Guicciardini (Univ. of Bergamo, Italy) is planned as part of this international conference at Birmingham University, which celebrates the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and focuses on algebra, analysis, and combinatorics.
September 23-26, 2015: Fourth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education (ICHME 4), Univ. of Turin, Turin, Italy
Fourth in a series of research conferences on the history of mathematics education, whose themes have included geometry teaching, algebra teaching, teaching of calculus, interdisciplinarity and contexts, the modern mathematics movements, curricula history, development of mathematics education in specific countries, practices of teaching, mathematics textbooks, teacher education, and transmission and reception of ideas. Prospective presenters should submit abstracts (about one page with essential bibliography) via the conference website by March 15, 2015.
September 25-27, 2015: International Meeting of the Oughtred Society, Burlingame, CA
The Oughtred Society is dedicated to the preservation and history of slide rules and other calculating instruments. This year’s meeting is scheduled for the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame, CA. The theme is, “From Logarithms to Algorithms: Bridging 400 Years of Scientific and Computing Evolution,” reflecting both the recent celebration of the Quadricentenary of Napier’s work on logarithms as well as highlighting the importance of the Silicon Valley to computing and to the rapid advances in technology during our lifetimes. For more information or to inquire about submitting a paper (deadline June 1, 2015 for inclusion in the published proceedings), contact Proceedings Chairperson Bob De Cesaris.
October 3-4, 2015: American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fall Central Sectional Meeting, Chicago, IL
This meeting, held at Loyola University Chicago, includes a Special Session on History of Mathematics, organized by Steven Jordan (Loyola Univ. Chicago).
October 5, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Devon Room, Connelly Center, 2^{nd} Floor. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Robin Wilson (Open University, UK) will speak on “A Century of Graph Theory”. This talk covers the period from around 1890, when graph theory was mainly a collection of isolated results, to the 1990s when it had become part of mainstream mathematics. Among many other topics it includes material on the four-color problem, trees, graph structure, and graph algorithms. No particular knowledge of graph theory is assumed..
October 7-11, 2015: Society for History of Technology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
October 10-15, 2015: Espace Mathématique Francophone (EMF 2015), Tipaza, Algeria
This year’s conference, the sixth in a series of triennial symposia, will explore "Cultural Plurality and Universality of Mathematics: Challenges and Prospects for their Teaching and Learning." One of the strengths of mathematics lies in the universality of its results. Yet each mathematical concept first emerged in a particular cultural context, and was enriched by the contributions of various civilizations; for example, Northwest Africa was at a time one of the important areas of development and dissemination of mathematical knowledge. This dialectic between plurality and universality is found in several aspects in teaching and learning mathematics, which are central to the theme of this symposium. The language of the conference is French. For more information, see the general announcement and the Call for Papers from one of the conference working groups, Historical Dimension of Mathematics Instruction.
October 16–17, 2015: ORESME Reading Group Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, OH
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Fall Meeting at Xavier University. The focus will be on some central texts that illustrate G. W. Leibniz's development of the differential and integral calculus; see the website for more details. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
October 24, 2015: Doing Mathematics in Different Cultural Contexts: A Conference Honoring Professor Judith Grabiner, Claremont, CA
Pitzer College hosts this History of Mathematics conference on the occasion of the retirement of Dr. Judith V. Grabiner, the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor of Mathematics and a four-time winner of the MAA's Lester R. Ford Award. Speakers include Joseph Dauben, Jemma Lorenat, Karen Parshall, and Uta C. Merzbach. A dinner will be held after the talks.
October 24-25, 2015: American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fall Western Sectional Meeting, Fullerton, CA
This meeting, held at California State Univ. Fullerton, includes a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, organized by Jim Tattersall (Providence College) and Shawn McMurran (California State Univ. San Bernardino).
October 29, 2015: Women in Mathematics: A Celebration of the Bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, London, UK
To be held at Gresham College, with principal speaker Ursula Martin, Professor of Computer Science at Oxford Univ., on “The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace”. The additional speakers are Fenny Smith, “Hypatia— Sifting The Myths”; and Peter Neumann, “Hanna Neumann: A Mathematician in Difficult Times”.
October 29 – December 18, 2015: Exhibit Marking the Bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, Oxford, UK
Computer scientist Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815–1852), is best known for a remarkable article about Charles Babbage’s unbuilt computer, the Analytical Engine: it presented the first documented computer program, to calculate the Bernoulli numbers, and explained the ideas underlying Babbage’s machine. This display, in the new Weston Library, part of the Univ. of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, offers a chance to see Lovelace’s correspondence with Babbage, with scientist Mary Somerville, and with Augustus De Morgan, a leading mathematician and pioneer in logic and algebra, as well as her childhood exercises and mathematical notes. The exhibit is organized by the Bodleian Libraries and the Univ. of Oxford’s Dept. of Computer Science, working with colleagues in the Mathematics Institute, Oxford e-Research Centre, Somerville College, the Faculty of English, and TORCH.
See also the related symposium, Dec. 9-10.
October 30 - November 1, 2015: HPM Americas Section Fall Meeting, Amherst, MA
The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section will hold its Fall Meeting at the Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst, Friday - Sunday, October 30 - November 1, 2015. There will be a variety of talks on relations between the history and pedagogy of mathematics. Talks on experience with using history in mathematics classrooms are especially encouraged. Talks seeking comment on untested ideas for using history to teach mathematics are also welcome. Talks will be about 25 minutes long, followed by abundant time for discussion.
Submit abstracts by September 1, 2015, to David Roberts or via the HPM Americas website. You can also register for the meeting on the website.
November 4, 2015: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, New York
Laura Turner (SUNY New Paltz) speaks on "L'Hôpital's Analytic Representations and Generality in Mathematics in the Late 19th Century". Analytic representations of functions were widely employed and studied during the late 19th century. They appear in countless papers from this period, sometimes serving as helpful tools and other times as the focal point of an exposition. In spite of their popularity, however, the task of uncovering the reasons for their widespread use is largely uncharted territory. What is more, their very definition represents shaky ground, highlighting both the fluidity of these objects and the benefit to be gained from closer historical consideration. This talk explores precisely why studies of analytic representations were so widespread and the roles they served for different individuals, devoting particular attention to the circles of Hermite and Weierstrass and the reception of the body of results which together are known as the Mittag-Leffler Theorem. Analytic representations of functions were seen as foundational precisely because of their applications, some examples of which will be considered. What is more, by virtue of this foundational character, they forged a crucial bridge between analytic and developing synthetic methods by rooting new set-theoretic concepts in older, established fields.
November 5-7, 2015: Conference, “Ptolemy’s Science of the Stars in the Middle Ages”, London, UK
This conference, held at the Warburg Institute, is organized jointly by the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus and the Warburg Institute.
November 19, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 John Bukowski (Juniata College) will present a talk, “Christiaan Huygens' Later Work on the Hanging Chain (Catenary)”.
November 19-22, 2015: History of Science Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
November 19-22, 2015: AMATYC Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
The theme of the 41st annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges will be "Jazz It Up".
November 20-21, 2015: MAA Northeastern Section Fall Meeting, Wenham, Massachusetts
At this meeting, to be held at Gordon College, James J. Tattersall will deliver the Christie Lecture at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, evening on "Two Late Nineteenth Century Mathematicians." Jason Cordeira will present "Mathematics and Meteorology: The History of Numerical Weather Prediction and Modern Weather Forecasting," at 9 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 21 morning. Finally, on Saturday at 10 a.m., C. Edward Sandifer will receive the Howard Eves Award, given by the Northeastern Section once every five years for "Evesian" accomplishments in some or all of teaching, outreach, research in geometry and/or history of mathematics, and contributions to the Section.
December 1, 2015: CSU History of Mathematics Seminar, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Alexander Soifer (Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs) will give a talk, “The Scholar and the State: In Search of a Moral Compass”, at 11am in room Weber 201 at Colorado State University at Ft. Collins. The presentation will focus on his book, The Scholar and the State: In Search of Van der Waerden (Springer Birkhäuser, 2015), which follows B. L. van der Waerden and Werner Heisenberg, especially their lives and deeds in the Third Reich, and provides lessons that are of value in the world of today.
December 3, 2015: The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova, PA
To be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Saint Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova Univ. Following conversation and a light supper (donation: $10.00), beginning at approx. 6:30 or 6:45 Tom Drucker (Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater) will present a talk, “Two Thumbs Up: Gődel and Turing at the Movies". Kurt Gődel and Alan Turing were distinctive in aspects of personality as well as in their contributions to mathematics, logic, and computer science. Their tastes in movie-going can be criticized by those who might have wished them to prefer Fritz Lang, but they do give a flavor of their personalities. In addition to being viewers of movies, they have also both been portrayed on stage and the screen, and the way in which their work and personality have been captured adds to our understanding of the public appreciation of what is seen as the eccentricity of genius.
December 4-7, 2015: Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, Montreal, Quebec
The CMS Winter Meeting will include a paper session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics organized by Tom Archibald (Simon Fraser University) and a plenary lecture by mathematical philosopher Jamie Tappenden (University of Michigan). Tappenden will give the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Plenary Lecture.
December 5, 2015: BSHM Christmas Meeting, Birmingham, UK
Annual Christmas Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. Held jointly with the Birmingham and Midlands Institute. 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. An eclectic mix of talks on interesting historical mathematical issues.
December 8, 2015: Texts and Contexts: The Cultural Legacies of Ada Lovelace, Oxford, UK
This one-day workshop for graduate students and early career researchers is organized by Oxford University's Mathematics Institute and St Anne’s College. See also the related Symposium on December 9-10, below.
December 9-10, 2015: Symposium Marking the Bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, Oxford, UK
This conference at Oxford Univ. is aimed at a broad audience interested in the history and culture of mathematics and computer science, presenting current scholarship on Lovelace’s life and work, and linking her ideas to contemporary thinking about computing, artificial intelligence and the brain. A few of the speakers are Lovelace biographer Betty Toole, computer historian Doron Swade, graphic novelist Sydney Padua, and mathematician/ historians June Barrow-Green (Open University) and Judith Grabiner (Pitzer College). Other activities will include a workshop for early career researchers, a “Music and Machines” event, and a dinner in Balliol College on December 9, the eve of Lovelace’s 200th birthday. The symposium is organized by the Bodleian Libraries and the Univ. of Oxford’s Dept. of Computer Science, working with colleagues in the Mathematics Institute, Oxford e-Research Centre, Somerville College, the Faculty of English, and TORCH.
See also the related Celebration (London) and Exhibit (Oxford), both listed above for Oct. 29.
January 13–14, 2014: MAA Short Course on "Doing the History of Mathematics," Baltimore, Maryland
An MAA Short Course on “Reading, Writing and Doing the History of Mathematics: Learning the Methods of Historical Research” will precede the AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings (see January 15-18 entry below).
January 14, 2014: Annual Zamorano Lecture, San Marino, California
In his presentation, "Detecting Contemporary Book Forgery," at the Huntington Library in San Marino (near Pasadena), California, Nick Wilding of Georgia State University will explain how he proved that a number of copies of rare scientific books sold recently, starting with a copy of Galileo's 1610 Sidereus Nuncius that surfaced in 2005, are forgeries. Reservations required.
January 15–18, 2014: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland
The Wednesday-Saturday conference will include the following presentations on the history of mathematics and its use in teaching:
January 23, 2014: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
Nicholas Scoville of Ursinus College will speak at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 28, 2014: MAA Distinguished Lecture, Washington, D.C.
Bill Dunham will present "Your humble Servant, Is. Newton" at the MAA Carriage House, Tues., Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required.
January 31, 2014: Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate, with at least one winning submission chosen from each category. The 2014 contest, sponsored by Math for America, has submission deadline January 31, 2014.
February 7–8, 2014: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting Friday-Saturday, February 7-8, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read works by Bernhard Riemann in English translation. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
February 8–9, 2014: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, Connecticut
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Dedekind's "Nature and Meaning of Numbers." ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
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January 28, 2014: MAA Distinguished Lecture, Washington, D.C.
Bill Dunham will present "Your humble Servant, Is. Newton" at the MAA Carriage House, Tues., Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required.
January 31, 2014: Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate, with at least one winning submission chosen from each category. The 2014 contest, sponsored by Math for America, has submission deadline January 31, 2014.
February 7–8, 2014: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting Friday-Saturday, February 7-8, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read works by Bernhard Riemann in English translation. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
February 8–9, 2014: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, Connecticut
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Dedekind's "Nature and Meaning of Numbers." ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
February 20, 2014: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
Paul Wolfson of West Chester University will present "Planetary Orbits and the Calculus Controversy" at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
February 22, 2014: BSHM Research in Progress Meeting, Oxford, England
Presenters at this annual meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM), to be held Saturday, Feb. 22, will be research students in the history of mathematics and keynote speaker Jackie Stedall.
March 19, 2014: Deadline for 2014 HOM SIGMAA Student Essay Contest
Entries to the 11th annual MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group Student Writing Contest are due to HOM SIGMAA Prize Coordinator Dominic Klyve by March 19, 2014. Contact Dominic Klyve or visit the HOM SIGMAA website for more information.
March 19, 2014: BSHM - IMA Joint Lecture, Nottingham, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Brass for Brain: Lord Kelvin and Tide Prediction" at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Nottingham. This presentation is sponsored jointly by the British Society for the History of Mathematics and the East Midlands Branch of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications.
March 20, 2014: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
Fred Rickey of the United States Military Academy will present "Washington and Mathematics" at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
April 1, 2014: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery - and the Man Who Brought Them Together, Washington, D.C.
Colm Mulcahy will kick off this year's Mathematics Awareness Month, with its theme of "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery," with a talk about the life and work of mathematics writer and populizer Martin Gardner (1914-2010), to be presented at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 1 at 6:15 p.m. Registration required.
April 2, 2014: Pohle Colloquium on History of Mathematics, Garden City, New York
Lee Stemkoski will present "More on Euler's Contribution to Fermat's Last Theorem" during the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium on the History of Mathematics, Wed., April 2, at 4 p.m. at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.
April 3-5, 2014: MAA Texas Section Spring Meeting, Laredo, Texas
The 94th Annual Meeting of the Texas Section of the MAA will include talks on Saturday, April 5, morning by Harold P. Boas, the Texas Section's 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award winner, titled "From Plato's Academy to the Khan Academy," and by Scott Chapman, Editor of the MAA's American Mathematical Monthly, titled "Monthly Past, Monthly Present, and Monthly Future." The meeting will be held Thurs.- Sat., April 3-5, 2014, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.
April 4, 2014: Napier 400 Meeting: 400th Anniversary of Napier's Logarithms, Edinburgh, Scotland
This one-day Friday, April 4, joint meeting of the James Clerk Maxwell Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of John Napier’s Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio, will be held at at the Clerk Maxwell House in Edinburgh with an afternoon field trip.
April 4-5, 2014: MAA Allegheny Mountain Section Spring Meeting, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
The Spring Meeting of the MAA Allegheny Mountain Section, to be held Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, 2014, at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, will include the invited address, "Martin Gardner: Man of Mathematics, Magic & Mystery," by Colm Mulcahy, to celebrate the centennial of Gardner's birth (in 1914; he died in 2010) and to kick off Mathematics Awareness Month (April), for which the theme is "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery" (see April 1-30 entry, above).
April 4-5, 2014: MAA Ohio Section Spring Meeting, Toledo, Ohio
The Spring Meeting of the MAA Ohio Section will be held at the University of Toledo, Ohio, Memorial Fieldhouse Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, 2014. Two talks promising mathematics history are to be given on Saturday: "A Couple of Integrals, a French Friar, and a Wacky Experiment," by Chuck Groetsch, and "Ideal Prime Factors to Ideals: A Glimpse of a Structural View of Algebra," by Phil Blau.
April 4-6, 2014: Midwest Junto for the History of Science Meeting, Kirksville, Missouri
The 57th annual meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, April 4-6, 2014. Abstracts are due Feb. 21, 2014.
April 7, 2014: British Mathematical Colloquium Public Lecture, London, England
The 66th British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC 2014) will include a public lecture by Persi Diaconis on "The Magic of Martin Gardner" (1914-2010) to celebrate the centenary of Gardner's birth. BMC 2014 will be held April 7-10, 2014, at Queen Mary University of London.
April 9-12, 2014: NCTM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms.
April 1 - 30, 2014: Mathematics Awareness Month: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery
This year's Mathematics Awareness Month, with its theme of "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery," will celebrate the centennial of the birth of mathematics writer and populizer Martin Gardner (1914-2010). Watch the Mathematics Awareness Month website for one new activity per day during April 2014.
April 11-13, 2014: HPM Americas Section Spring Meeting, Normal, Illinois
The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section will hold its Spring Meeting at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, Friday - Sunday, April 11-13, 2014. Normal is adjacent to Bloomington, Illinois, and can be reached by bus or train from Chicago, Illinois. Submit abstracts by March 14, 2014, to David Roberts or via the HPM Americas website.
April 14-17, 2014: British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME8), Nottingham, England
The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) will sponsor sessions on the history of mathematics on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, during BCME8, to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, with the theme "Building Bridges - Making Connections."
April 24, 2014: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
Shelley Costa will present "Theory of differences: How and why the most famous science writer in 19th century England could not get her mathematical text published" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
April 25-26, 2014: MAA Seaway Section Spring Meeting, Buffalo, New York
The Spring Meeting of the MAA Seaway Section, to be held April 25-26, 2014, at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, will include the special session, History of Mathematics in the Classroom, organized by Toke Knudsen and Gary Towsley.
April 26, 2014: Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics History Conference, Cullowhee, NC
The 7th biennial Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics (SMURCHOM VII) will be held Saturday, April 26 at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, adjacent to the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It will feature a keynote address by Caroline Ehrhardt of the University of Paris and talks and posters by students on the history of mathematics and on mathematics informed by its history.
April 26-27, 2014: 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C.
The third USA Science and Engineering Festival includes events across the U.S. during the 2013-14 school year and culminates in a Grand Finale Expo in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014.
May 7, 2014: Pohle Colloquium on History of Mathematics, Garden City, New York
Nick Scoville of Ursinus College will present "Topology and its history: Must there be a separation" during the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium on the History of Mathematics, Wed., May 7, at 4 p.m. at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.
May 10-11, 2014: Revolutions and Continuity in Greek Mathematics Conference, London, England
This two-day international conference will be sponsored and hosted by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, London.
May 13, 2014: IMA-BSHM Joint Presentation, Manchester, England
The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) and the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) will co-sponsor the talk, "Euler: 300 years on," by Robin Wilson on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Manchester Metropolitan University.
March 15 - June 22, 2014: Lost & Found: The Secrets of Archimedes Exhibit, San Marino, California
The Archimedes Palimpsest will be on display at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California (adjacent to Pasadena, California), from March 15 through June 22, 2014, in an exhibit titled "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes." The exhibit was organized by the institution that successfully stabilized and imaged the manuscript, the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Maryland).
May 25-27, 2014: CSHPM Annual Meeting, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) will be held with the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. A special session on "Early Scientific Computing" will be held in celebration of the 400th anniversary of logarithms. The Kenneth O. May Lecture will be given by historian of 16th through 18th century computing Michael R. Williams of the University of Calgary. Abstract deadline is February 10, 2014.
May 30-31, 2014: MAA Northeastern Section Spring Meeting, Johnson, Vermont
The Spring Meeting of the MAA Northeastern Section, to be held Fri.-Sat., May 30-31, 2014, at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont, will include an invited address by Mike Olinick of Middlebury College on "The Mathematical Legacies of Alan Turing" on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
June 7–8, 2014: ARITHMOS Reading Group Spring Meeting, Danbury, Connecticut
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Peano's "Principles of Arithmetic." ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
June 9-12, 2014: Nexus 2014: Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics, Ankara, Turkey
The 10th international, interdisciplinary Nexus conference for architecture and mathematics will be hosted by the Architecture Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, June 9-12, 2014. The conference always includes much history of mathematics, architecture, and of course the nexus of the two.
June 16-19, 2014: Joint International Meeting of AMS-Israel Mathematical Union, Tel Aviv, Israel
This 2nd Joint International Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Israel Mathematical Union, to be held at Bar-Ilan University and Tel-Aviv University June 16-19, 2014, will include special sessions on "History of Mathematics," organized by Leo Corry, Michael N. Fried, and Victor Katz, and on "Recent Trends in History and Philosophy of Mathematics," organized by Misha Katz and David Sherry.
June 21-22, 2014: Counting, Calculation and Measurement Summer Weekend, Oxford, England
The annual Summer Weekend of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) with the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education will be held Sat.-Sun., June 21-22, at Rewley House, University of Oxford, England. The topic will be "Counting, Calculation and Measurement: A Journey through Practical Mathematics."
June 23, 2014: Lee Lorch Memorial Celebration, Toronto, Canada
There will be a memorial celebration for York University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and civil rights activist Lee Lorch, who died Feb. 28, 2014, at the age of 98. The memorial will be held in the Winters College Dining Hall, York University, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014. Those driving from off-campus may find it convenient to enter the campus at Founders Road (Steeles Avenue east of Keele Street) and park in the Founders Road East Lot, from which it is a short walk to Winters College. This memorial has been made possible by funding and sponsorship from the York University Faculty Association. Prof. Lorch also had teaching stints at City University of New York, Fisk University, Philander Smith College, and University of Alberta in Edmonton. There will undoubtedly be many friends who cannot make it at the scheduled time. If so, they may wish to send a message to leelorchmemorial@gmail.com; every effort will be made to have such messages read out during the celebration.
June 24-26, 2014: Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Waltham, MA
This conference, organized by the IEEE, commemorates the work of MIT mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894 – March 18, 1964) on the occasion of the 50^{th} anniversary of his death.
June 25, 2014: Famous Mathematicians and Physicists from Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
This one-day joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) and the Institute of Physics will be held at Queen's University in Belfast on Wednesday, June 25.
June 27, 2014: BSHM-Clay Mathematics Institute Non-Western Mathematics Meeting, Oxford, England
This one-day joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) and the Clay Mathematics Institute, to be held in the Andrew Wiles Building, University of Oxford, England, on Friday, June 27, 2014, will include morning seminars and afternoon public lectures by Kim Plofker (mathematics of India), Joseph Dauben (mathematics of China), and Glen Van Brummelen (Islamic mathematics).
July 3-4, 2014: IMA Golden Anniversary Celebration, Manchester, England
The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a "Festival of Mathematics and Its Applications," to be held in the Alan Turing Building at Manchester University.
July 7-11, 2014: 5th Quadrennial International Conference on Ethnomathematics, Chidenguele, Mozambique
ICEM-5, to be held in Chidenguele, Gaza Province, Mozambique, will be co-sponsored by the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics, Southern African Study Group on Ethnomathematics, and Mozambican Study Group on Ethnomathematics.
July 11, 2014: Biennial Thomas Harriot Seminar, London, England
Celebrating the life and times of mathematician Thomas Harriot (1560-1621), the seminar will be held 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Birkbeck, University of London.
July 14-18, 2014: 7th European Summer University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Seventh European University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education will be held on the Emdrup Campus of Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will be sponsored by the International Study Group on Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM). Abstract deadline is Oct. 31, 2013.
July 16-19, 2014: International Symposium on the Work of Bernard Bolzano, Prague, Czech Republic
The Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the International Bernard Bolzano Society will hold "Bolzano in Prague 2014," an International Symposium on the Work of Bernard Bolzano, July 16-19, 2014, in Villa (Vila) Lanna, Prague 6, Czech Republic. Abstract deadline is April 21, 2014.
July 21-23, 2014: Euler Society Annual Conference, Austin, Texas
The Euler Society invites proposals for papers about Leonhard Euler's life and work to be submitted by May 30, 2014, for its annual conference to be held July 21-23, 2014, at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.
July 25-26, 2014: Longitudes Examined, Greenwich, England
Designed for the general public, this international tercentenary conference on the history of the Board of Longitude and the determination of longitude at sea will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum. It coincides with the opening of the museum’s major exhibition on Longitude.
August 7-9, 2014: MAA MathFest, Portland, Oregon
MathFest will include the following historical presentations:
August 13-21, 2014: International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul, Korea
Held every four years and sponsored by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will be in Seoul, Korea. A highlight of the Congress will be the awarding of Fields Medals.
August 14-19, 2014: Bridges Conference, Seoul, Korea
Bridges: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture will be held in conjunction with the International Congress of Mathematicians (see preceding event), at Gwacheon National Science Museum in Seoul, Korea.
August 25-30, 2014: Takebe Conference, Tokyo, Japan
A conference honoring the 350th birthday of Japanese mathematician Takebe Katahiro (1665-1739) will be held in conjunction with the International Congress of Mathematicians (see preceding two events), at Ochanomitzu University in Tokyo, Japan. The conference will feature traditional mathematics of East Asia and related topics.
September 4-6, 2014: 6th International Conference of European Society for History of Science, Lisbon, Portugal
The 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS), to be held Sept. 4-6, 2014, at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, will include at least four special sessions on the history of mathematics, among a total of about 24 sessions on the history of science, technology, and medicine. Early registration is available until May 12 and standard registration until June 30, with late and onsite registration also available.
September 6, 2014: Mathematics and the First World War, London, England
This one-day conference, organized by the London Mathematical Society, will take place at De Morgan House. Register by September 1.
September 6-11, 2014: British Science Festival, Birmingham, England
The British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) plans to hold a session celebrating the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer's Melancolia I, which contains a 4x4 magic square, among other mathematical content, also to include a "magic show," tentatively scheduled for the first day of the festival, Saturday, Sept. 6. Watch the BSHM website for updates.
September 11, 2014: Social Justice, Mathematics, and the Legacy of Lee Lorch, Washington, DC
Scheduled at 6:30 pm at the MAA Carriage House, three speakers will survey the contributions of Lee Lorch (the mathematician and civil rights activist who died earlier this year), the progress that has been made, and what still needs to be done. A reception will follow.
September 11-12, 2014: Valediction to Jeremy Gray, Milton Keynes, England
A meeting to celebrate Jeremy Gray's many achievements and his retirement from Open University. Gray and nine other eminent scholars in the history of mathematics are scheduled to make presentations.
September 16, 2014: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Fermat's Theorems" (part of the series “Shaping Modern Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
September 20-25, 2014: 3rd International Conference on History and Education of Modern Mathematics, Hangzhou, China
The conference, devoted to contemporary research in the history of modern mathematics and applications to pedagogy, will include four days of scientific sessions (Sept. 21-24) and one day of sight-seeing (Sept. 25). Titles and abstracts are due by April 15, 2014, and June 30, 2014, respectively, to Dr. Wang Chang.
September 25, 2014: Lecture on History of Mathematics in the Classroom, Manchester, England
A Student Teacher Lecture by Richard Simpson, Council Secretary of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM), "Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story – using ‘History of Mathematics’ in the classroom”. Organized by the North West Branch of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA).
October 2-8, 2014: 6th International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books and Records of Science and Technology (ISABRST), New York, NY, USA
Topics include the transmission of ancient Chinese mathematical books and mathematics. Hosted by the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.
October 11, 2014: Classic Open University Broadcasts on the History of Mathematics, Birmingham, England
Hosted by Robin Wilson, this meeting features the screening of some classic TV programs from Open University, plus some commentaries.
October 15-19, 2014: 7th Portuguese-Brazilian Meeting on History of Mathematics, Óbidos, Portugal
This conference, which alternates between locations in Portugal and Brazil, "brings together researchers and those interested in History of Mathematics from Brazil and Portugal."
October 17-19, 2014: Joint Meeting of the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section and the Midwest History of Mathematics Conference (MHMC), Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Download the Call for Papers and registration form here and watch the conference websites for additional details.
October 21, 2014: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Newton's Laws" (part of the series “Shaping Modern Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
October 30, 2014: BSHM-Gresham College Joint Meeting on History of Statistics, London, England
The topic for the 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, joint meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) and Gresham College will be history of statistics, with three talks scheduled.
October 31 - November 1, 2014: Fall Meeting of the Ohio Section of MAA, Springfield, OH
This year’s meeting, to be held at Wittenberg University, will include the following presentations and sessions on the history of mathematics and its use in teaching:
Check the section website for more information or for meeting registration.
November 6-9, 2014: History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
The annual HSS meeting will be held jointly with the 24th biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association.
November 6-9, 2014: Society for History of Technology Annual Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan
The annual SHOT meeting sometimes coincides in both time and place with the annual HSS meeting (see preceding event).
November 13-16, 2014: AMATYC Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
The theme of the 40th annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges will be "Mathematics: Music to My Ears."
November 18, 2014: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Euler's Exponentials" (part of the series “Shaping Modern Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
December 5-8, 2014: Winter Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), Hamilton, ON
Includes a session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, organized by Tom Archibald (Simon Fraser University).
December 6, 2014: BSHM Annual Christmas Meeting, Birmingham, England
The Christmas Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, will include both talks by invited speakers and talks contributed by members. Guest speaker will be Lisa Jardine presenting "'More lives than a cat': Putting women's achievements back into the recent history of mathematics."
December 18-19, 2014: Research Workshop on Mathematical Readers in the Early Modern World, Oxford, England
A two-day workshop will be held in All Souls College, Oxford, investigating how mathematical writing was consumed – read, used, responded to, and otherwise engaged with – in the early modern period. Proposals deadline is September 1, 2014. For more information, e-mail Benjamin Wardhaugh.
January 9–12, 2013: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA
The meetings, to be held Wednesday through Saturday, January 9-12, 2013, will include the following mathematics history sessions and events.
January 17, 2013: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
William Huber of Haverford College will speak at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 22, 2013: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "The Queen of Mathematics" at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
January 25-26, 2013: Oceanic Enterprise: Location, Longitude, and Maritime Cultures Conference, San Marino, California
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino (near Pasadena), California, will host the conference, Oceanic Enterprise: Location, Longitude, and Maritime Cultures, 1770-1830, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, along with an accompanying exhibit, Britain and the Sea: Maritime Drawings and Watercolors from the Huntington's Art Collections (through Feb. 18, 2013).
February 4, 2013: Gresham College Public Lecture, London, England
Tony Mann presents "Arithmetic by Computer and by Human" from the ancient Egyptians to the present day at 6 p.m. in Barnard's Inn Hall. Arrive early to get a seat!
February 6–10, 2013: Eighth ERME Congress, Manavgat-Side, Antalye, Turkey
CERME-8, the Eighth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), to be held February 6-10, 2013, in Manavgat-Side, Antalye, Turkey, will include Thematic Working Group 12 on “History in Mathematics Education.” Papers are due by Sept. 15, 2012, and poster proposals by Oct. 1, 2012, to Uffe Thomas Jankvist.
February 14, 2013: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
Chris Rorres of Drexel University will speak at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
February 19, 2013: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Are Averages Typical?" at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
March 1-3, 2013: HPM Americas Section East Coast Meeting, West Point, New York
The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section will hold its annual East Coast Meeting at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, from Friday, March 1, afternoon to Sunday, March 3, morning. The meeting will include an exhibit of rare books from the USMA Library. Send abstracts to Fred Rickey by Feb. 15, 2013.
March 2, 2013: Research in Progress 2013, Oxford, England
This one-day conference features presentations by doctoral students on their current research on the history of mathematics, along with a keynote lecture by the creator of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, Edmund Robertson of St. Andrews University. The conference is sponsored by the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
March 6, 2013: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium on History of Mathematics, Garden City, New York
Rob Bradley of Adelphi University will speak on "L'Hôpital, Bernoulli, and the First Calculus Book" at 4 p.m. (coffee at 3:45 p.m.) in Post Hall, Room 202, at Adelphi University.
March 8-10, 2013: Columbia History of Science Group Annual Meeting, San Juan Islands, Washington
The Columbia History of Science Group will meet in its usual rugged but scenic location. Paper proposal deadline: Jan. 21, 2013. Registration deadline: Feb. 15, 2013.
March 14, 2013: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
Tom Drucker of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater will speak at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
March 19, 2013: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Modelling the World" at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!
March 20-22, 2013: Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Wuppertal, Germany
This workshop, to be held at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, will begin Wednesday, March 20, at 2 p.m. and end Friday, March 22, at 1 p.m. Please contact Volker Remmert for more information.
March 29-30, 2013: MAA Intermountain Section Spring Meeting, Rexburg, Idaho
The conference, to be held at Brigham Young University - Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, will include an invited address on mathematics history by Robert Bradley of Adelphi University.
March 31, 2013: Submission deadline for PRIMUS special issue on ...
... the use of the history of mathematics to enhance the instruction of undergraduate mathematics. Submit articles to be considered for inclusion in this special issue of the journal Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS) to special issue guest editors Kathleen Clark and/orJohn Thoo.
April 5-6, 2013: MAA Allegheny Mountain Section Spring Meeting, Indiana, Pennsylvania
The conference, to be held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will include the invited talk, "Two (More) Morsels from Euler," by William Dunham of Muhlenberg College.
April 5-6, 2013: MAA Ohio Section Spring Meeting, Granville, Ohio
The conference, to be held at Denison University, will include the invited addresses, "Stefan Banach and the Scottish Cafe," by Barbara Faires of Westminster College, and "The Lady Tasting Tea: R. A. Fisher and the Statistical Revolution," by Wiebke Diestelkamp of the University of Dayton.
April 5-7, 2013: 56th Annual Meeting of Midwest Junto for History of Science, South Bend, Indiana
The Midwest Junto for the History of Science will meet at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, from Friday evening through noon on Sunday.
April 6-7, 2013: AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
The meeting, to be held at Boston College, will include a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics organized by James J. Tattersall and V. Frederick Rickey.
April 17-20, 2013: NCTM Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms.
April 18, 2013: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics, Pennsylvania
David Roberts of Prince George's Community College will speak at 6 p.m. at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
April 26, 2013: BSHM - Royal Statistical Society Jacob Bernoulli Meeting, London, England
The British Society for the History of Mathematics and the Royal Statistical Society will hold a joint meeting to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi at the Royal Statistical Society in London.
May 5, 2013: MAA Metro New York Section Spring Meeting, Farmingdale, New York
The conference, to be held on Sunday, May 5, at Farmingdale State College (SUNY), will include the invited talk, "The History of the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics in the United States," by Alan Tucker of Stony Brook University (SUNY).
May 18, 2013: BSHM Lewis Carroll's Mathematics Conference, Birmingham, England
The British Society for the History of Mathematics, the Lewis Carroll Society, and the Birmingham and Midland Institute will hold this joint conference on the mathematics of Charles Dodgson at the Birmingham and Midland Institute in Birmingham.
Fri.-Sat., May 31 – June 1, 2013: MAA Northeastern Section Spring Meeting, Danbury, Connecticut
The Spring Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America, to be held at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT, will feature three invited addresses on history of mathematics by
Fri.-Sat., May 31 – June 1, 2013: Archimedes in the 21^{st} Century, New York, New York
The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University will host the conference, Archimedes in the 21^{st} Century. Organized by Chris Rorres, the conference will focus on 21^{st} century mathematical developments on Fri., May 31, and on teaching mathematical and scientific inventions of Archimedes to secondary and undergraduate students on Sat., June 1. Pre-registration (required) is free at the conference website.
June 22-23, 2013: BSHM Geometry from Euclid to Einstein Meeting, Oxford, England
The British Society for the History of Mathematics and the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education will hold a weekend meeting / short course on the history of geometry at Rewley House, Oxford University. Pre-registration required.
July 11, 2013: BSHM John Wallis and the Parallel Postulate Afternoon, Oxford, England
The British Society for the History of Mathematics will offer three talks followed by a reception to commemorate the 350^{th} anniversary of a lecture by John Wallis on Euclid’s Parallel Postulate. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University.
July 22-28, 2013: International Congress for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Manchester, England
The theme of the 24th International Congress for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine will be "Knowledge at Work." The Congress, held every four years, will meet at the University of Manchester, England.
August 1-3, 2013: MAA MathFest and Euler Society and CSHPM Annual Meetings, Hartford, Connecticut
The Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), the Euler Society, and the MAA Special Interest Groups in History of Mathematics and Philosophy of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA and POM SIGMAA) will hold a joint meeting in conjunction with MathFest. Math history highlights will include the following events.
August 29–31, 2013: "19th Century Numbers" Victorian Studies Conference, London, England
The 2013 Annual Conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies will feature "Nineteenth Century Numbers.“ The conference will be held at the University of London and its themes are to include mathematics, statistics, geometry, time and technology, timetables and navigation, mass mobility, and computation.
September 25-28, 2013: 3rd International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, Uppsala, Sweden
3ICHME will continue the tradition of the successful 1ICHME and 2ICHME in Iceland (2009) and Portugal (2011), respectively. Abstract submission deadline was March 31, 2013, and registration deadline is August 28, 2013. Contact Johan Prytz, Department of Education, Uppsala University, for more information. Organizers include Prytz, Kristin Bjarnadottir, Fulvia Furinghetti, and Gert Schubring.
September 28–29, 2013: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, Connecticut
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss selections by Weierstrass and Dedekind. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
October 5-6, 2013: AMS Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
The meeting, to be held at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, will include a Special Session on History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching organized by Daniel Curtin of Northern Kentucky University and Daniel Otero of Xavier University.
October 10, 2013: Gresham College Lecture on "The Mathematics that Counts," London, England
Robin Wilson will present his and John J. Watkins' new book, Combinatorics: Ancient & Modern, during the presentation, "The Mathematics that Counts," at Gresham College, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.
October 10-13, 2013: Society for History of Technology Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine
SHOT returns to a smaller city for its 2013 annual meeting after its 2012 annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
October 12-13, 2013: AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The meeting, to be held at Temple University, will include a Special Session on History of Mathematics in America organized by Thomas L. Bartlow, Paul R. Wolfson, and David E. Zitarelli.
October 15, 2013: IMA Lecture on "Euler - 300 Years On," Birmingham, England
Sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Robin Wilson will present “Euler - 300 Years On” Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the University of Birmingham.
Sept. 18 – Nov. 23, 2013: Women in Science Exhibit, New York, New York
The exhibition, “Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine since 1600,” to appear at the Grolier Club in New York City from Sept. 18 to Nov. 23, 2013, will include mathematicians Emilie du Chatelet, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Sophie Germain, Sofya Kovalevskaya, Emmy Noether, and Florence Nightingale.
October 25-26, 2013: ORESME Reading Group Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Fall Meeting Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read two works by Karl Weierstrass:
Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February of each year.
October 31, 2013: Gresham College - BSHM Meeting on History of Computing, London, England
The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) will hold a late afternoon meeting titled "A History of Computing in Three Parts" at Gresham College, London. The third talk will be the annual Gresham-BSHM Joint Lecture by Doron Swade. See the Gresham College website for other upcoming mathematics-related talks.
October 31 - November 3, 2013: AMATYC Annual Conference, Anaheim, California
The conference theme will be "Math: There's no end to the fun!"
November 1-2, 2013: MAA Maryland-DC-Virginia Section Fall Meeting, Hampden-Sydney and Farmville, Virginia
The Fall Meeting of the MAA Maryland-DC-Virginia Section, to be held Friday-Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, VA, and Longwood University in Farmville, VA, will feature a workshop titled "A Beginner's Guide to Teaching a History of Mathematics Course" by Adrian Rice and Amy Shell-Gellasch on Friday afternoon and a talk titled "Commutativity and Collinearity: A Fundamental Connection Between Pappus and Diophantus" by Adrian Rice on Saturday afternoon.
November 4-8, 2013: Sources in the History of Mathematics Instructional Conference, Luminy, France
This short course, intended for young researchers in the history of mathematics, will take place at the Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques (CIRM) in Luminy, France (close to Marseille). Instruction will be in French and English.
November 12, 2013: IMA Lecture on Florence Nightingale's Mathematics, Birmingham, England
Sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Noel-Ann Bradshaw will speak on “Florence Nightingale: Using graphical statistical analysis to combat the spread of disease,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
November 14-16, 2013: 1^{st} European Autumn School on History of Science and Education, Barcelona, Spain
Themed “Sources and Resources for Educational Purposes in the Era of the Internet,” this conference on connections between history of science and science education welcomes graduate students, teachers, and scholars.
November 20-22, 2013: Novembertagung on History of Mathematics, London, England
This 24^{th} annual meeting especially for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers will be held at the London Mathematical Society’s De Morgan House in Russell Square, London. June Barrow Green of the Open University will deliver the keynote address. Register by August 31, 2013.
November 21-24, 2013: History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
This meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS) will mark the centennial of the history of science journal Isis.
November 27-28, 2013: International Seminar on History of Mathematics, Delhi, India
The International Seminar on History of Mathematics will be held at Ramjas College, University of Delhi, in Delhi, India. The conference is organized by Ramjas College and the Indian Society for History of Mathematics. Participants can easily coordinate attendance of both this conference and the next one.
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2013: International Conference on History and Development of Mathematics, Jaipur, India
The International Conference on History and Development of Mathematics (ICHDM-2013) will be held at JECRC University in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The conference is organized by JECRC University and the Indian Society for History of Mathematics. Participants can easily coordinate attendance of both this conference and the preceding one.
December 6-9, 2013: Canadian Mathematical Society Annual Winter Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) will include a special session on "History and Philosophy in Mathematics" organized by Tom Archibald of Simon Fraser University and Greg Lavers of Concordia University.
December 7, 2013: BSHM Christmas Meeting, Birmingham, England
The Christmas Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, to be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, will feature a celebration of Robin Wilson's 70th birthday, invited speakers, and talks contributed by members.
October 16, 2011 - January 1, 2012: Archimedes Palimpsest Exhibit, Baltimore, Maryland
The Walters Art Museum exhibit, "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes," which tells the story of the creation, recovery, and restoration of the Archimedes Palimpsest, runs through January 1, 2012.
January 4–7, 2012: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA
The annual Joint Meetings of the AMS, MAA, and several other professional organizations for mathematicians will include many events that feature the history of mathematics, including the following presentations.
January 19, 2012: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Thomas Bartlow of Villanova University will present "A Tentative Look at American Postulate Theory." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
January 20-21, 2012: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting Friday-Saturday, January 20-21, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read work by David Hilbert (1862-1943) in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
January 31, 2012: Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate, with at least one winning submission chosen from each category. The 2012 contest, sponsored by Math for America, has submission deadline January 31, 2012.
February 1, 2012: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Alexander Jones of New York University will present "An Ancient Greek Analog Computer: the Antikythera Mechanism" during the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
February 16, 2012: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Marina Vulis of Fordham University will present "Tales of Nineteenth Century Russian Mathematics." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
December 21, 2011 - February 26, 2012: Ingenious Innovations, San Jose, California
The Tech Museum exhibit, "Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered," which "celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars and scientists in the arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, optics, and medicine," runs through February 26, 2012.
February 25–26, 2012: ARITHMOS Reading Group Early Spring Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Chapter 3 of Lagrange's Lectures on elementary mathematics (in English translation). ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
March 3, 2012: BSHM Research in Progress Meeting, Oxford, England
The British Society for History of Mathematics will hold its annual meeting to showcase the work of research students in the history of mathematics on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Queen’s College, Oxford.
March 7, 2012: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Larry D'Antonio of Ramapo College will present "Whose Line Fits Best?: A Brief History of Linear Regression" during the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
March 9-11, 2012: Columbia History of Science Group Annual Meeting, Friday Harbor, WA
The Columbia History of Science Group will meet in its usual location, the University of Washington Marine Biological Laboratories at Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. This 30th anniversary meeting will feature a keynote address by historian of physics David Kaiser of MIT.
March 17, 2012: Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics History Conference, Cullowhee, NC
The Sixth Biennial Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics (SMURCHOM V) will be held Saturday, March 17 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Organized by Sloan Despeaux, it will feature a keynote address by Victor Katz and talks and posters by students on the history of mathematics and on mathematics informed by its history.
March 17-18, 2012: AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, Washington, D.C.
The American Mathematical Society 2012 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., will include a special session on Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics organized by David Roberts and Kathleen Clark.
March 22, 2012: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Robert Bradley of Adelphi University will speak on "The Origins and Contents of de l'Hospital'sAnalyse." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
March 23-25, 2012: Midwest Junto for the History of Science Meeting, Rolla, Missouri
The 55th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla March 23-25, 2012. Submit abstracts for 15-20 minute papers to Jeff Schramm by Feb. 23, 2012.
March 30-31, 2012: MAA Oklahoma-Arkansas Section Spring Meeting, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Historian of mathematics Judith Grabiner of Pitzer College will present the N. A. Court Lecture Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. She'll present "It's All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Science and Mathematics" during the Spring Meeting of the MAA Oklahoma-Arkansas Section, to be held Fri.-Sat., March 30-31, 2012, at Henderson State University in Arkadelphi, Arkansas.
March 31, 2012: Deadline for HOM SIGMAA Student Writing Contest
Please visit the MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group website or contact Herbert Kasube to obtain rules and guidelines for the 9th annual mathematics history paper contest for undergraduate students.
April 13-14, 2012: MAA Ohio Section Spring Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio
The meeting, to be held at Xavier University in Cinncinati, Ohio, will include a special session on prominent mathematicians from Cincinnati, sponsored by the Section's Centennial Committee on the History of Mathematics in Ohio; a performance of Calculus: The Musical!, described as a "comic review of the concepts and history of calculus;" and an invited address by Jeffrey Lagarias on "Packing Space with Regular Tetrahedra" that promises a history of the problem from Aristotle to Hilbert to the present.
April 13-14, 2012: MAA Maryland-DC-Virginia Section Spring Meeting, Owings Mills, Maryland
The MAA Maryland - District of Columbia - Virgina Section Spring Meeting, to be held at the Owings Mills campus of Stevenson University, will include an invited address by Peggy Aldrich Kidwell, Curator of Mathematics at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, on "Mathematical Recreations and the History of American Mathematics." The meeting also will feature an invited address by Alissa Crans of Loyola Marymount University titled "Cracking the Cubic: Cardano, Controversy, and Creasing," to include an origami solution of the cubic devised during the 1930s.
April 13-14, 2012: MAA Rocky Mountain Section Spring Meeting, Denver, Colorado
The MAA Rocky Mountain Section Spring Meeting will include an invited address by Robin Wilson, professor emeritus of Oxford, Gresham, and Open universities, UK, on "The Great Mathematicians." The meeting will be held on the Auraria campus shared by Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Community College of Denver. Wilson is scheduled to deliver his talk on Friday, April 13, at 5 p.m.
April 14, 2012: MAA Southern California - Nevada Section Spring Meeting, Fullerton, CA
Historian of mathematics Judith Grabiner of Pitzer College will present "It's All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Science and Mathematics" at the Spring Meeting of the MAA Southern California - Nevada Section, to be held Saturday, April 14, at California State University - Fullerton.
April 18, 2012: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Jean-Pierre Marquis of the University of Montreal will present "Abstraction, Formalization and Axiomatization in Early 20th Century Mathematics" in the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
April 19-20, 2012: David Blackwell Memorial Conference, Washington, D.C.
The David Blackwell Memorial Conference will be held April 19-20, 2012, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Blackwell's life and legacy, including the advances he made in mathematics and statistics.
April 19, 2012: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Francine Abeles of Kean University will speak on "Hypotheticals, Conditionals, and Implication in Nineteenth Century Britain." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
April 25-28, 2012: NCTM Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms. Featured presentations will include Nick Jackiw of Key Curriculum Press Technologies on "Euclid's Elements: An Interactive Geometry Perspective."
April 27-28, 2012: Midwest History of Mathematics Conference, Whitewater, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater will host the Midwest History of Mathematics Conference Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, 2012. Featured speakers will be David Richeson (Davidson College, author of Euler's Gem) and Amy Shell-Gellasch (Beloit College). Talks in any area of history of mathematics are welcome; please send abstracts to Thomas Drucker (UW-Whitewater).
April 28-29, 2012: 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C.
The second USA Science and Engineering Festival includes events across the U.S. during the 2011-12 school year and culminates in an Expo and Book Fair on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2012.
May 1, 2012: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
John Hessler of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division will speak on "Complexity and Chaos in Medieval Cartography." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
May 2, 2012: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Salvatore J. Petrilli and Anthony Del Latto of Adelphi University will present "Servois' Contributions to Mathematics: His Algebra and Perpetual Calendar" in the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
May 4, 2012: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Robert S. D. Thomas of the University of Manitoba will present the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University on Friday, May 4. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
March 10 - June 3, 2012: MathAlive! Exhibition at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Designed for kids of all ages, this interactive exhibit focuses on applications of mathematics that appeal to school-aged children. Following its world premiere at the Smithsonian Institution International Gallery in Washington, D.C., the show is scheduled to travel next to Phoenix, Arizona (July 7 - Sept. 3, 2012) and Huntsville, Alabama (Sept. 22, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013). It is sponsored by the Raytheon Corporation.
May 27-29, 2012: CSHPM Annual Meeting, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics will be held May 27-29, 2012, at the University of Waterloo (and Wilfrid Laurier University) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, with special session "Mathematics and Computer Science" in honor of the centennial of the birth of Alan Turing. Turing biographer Andrew Hodges of Wadham College, Oxford University, will give the Kenneth O. May Lecture. The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) Annual Conference will be held concurrently.
June 7, 2012: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of R. A. Fisher, London, England
A one-day conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of R. A. Fisher (1890-1962) will be held at the Royal Statistical Society in London on Thursday, June 7. This is a joint meeting of Royal Statistical Society, British Society for the History of Mathematics, and British Society for the History of Science.
June 8-9, 2012: MAA Northeastern Section Spring Meeting, New Britain, Connecticut
The conference, to be held at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, will include invited addresses by Dick Jardine on "A President, A. Partridge, and Practical Mathematics" (Friday, June 8, 4 p.m.), Jeff Suzuki on "n Angry Men: Mathematics and the Jury Problem" (Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.), and Rob Bradley on "Render Unto Bernoulli: The Origins and Contents of de l'Hospital's Analyse" (Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m.).
June 8-9, 2012: Les ouvrages de mathématiques dans l'histoire, Limoges, France
The conference, "Les ouvrages de mathématiques dans l'histoire: Entre recherche, enseignement et culture" ("Works on mathematics in history: Between research, teaching, and culture"), will be held June 8-9, 2012, in Limoges, France. This will be the 19th symposium sponsored by the inter-IREM committee on epistemology and history.
June 9-22, 2012: MAA Mathematical Study Tour, Turin, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Italy
The 2012 MAA Mathematical Study Tour to Italy will visit Turin, Bologna, Florence, and Rome and will focus both on mathematical history and current mathematics and mathematicians.
June 23–24, 2012: ARITHMOS Reading Group Early Spring Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, June 24 at 12:30 p.m., to read (in English translation) selections from Indian and Islamic trigonometry and from Regiomontanus, On triangles. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
June 23-24, 2012: Turing’s Worlds: OUDCE-BSHM Joint Meeting, Oxford, England
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Alan Turing on June 23, 1912, this Sat.-Sun., June 23-24, 2012, meeting will celebrate Turing’s life and achievements. The meeting will be held at Rewley House, Oxford, and sponsors are the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
July 8-15, 2012: ICME-12, Seoul, South Korea
The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) will include presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into school and university classrooms among its many offerings.
July 11-14, 2012: 7th Joint Meeting of History of Science societies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The 7th Joint Meeting of the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS), and the History of Science Society (HSS) will mark the centennial of the history of science journal Isis. Session and abstract deadline is December 5, 2011.
July 16-20, 2012: History and Pedagogy of Mathematics Quadrennial Meeting, Daejeon, South Korea
HPM 2012, the quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, will be, as usual, a satellite meeting of ICME-12, the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), held the week after ICME-12. HPM 2012 will feature presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into school and university classrooms.
July 30–August 17, 2012: Aarhus Summer University: History of Mathematics, Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus University will host a summer course on the history of mathematics. The course is primarily for masters and Ph.D. students and will be taught in English.
August 2-4, 2012: MAA MathFest, Madison, Wisconsin
MathFest will include a Contributed Paper Session on "The History of Mathematics and Its Uses in Teaching and Learning Mathematics," organized by Kelli Slaten and Scott Guthery. Submit abstracts by April 30, 2012.
September 9-12, 2012: Mathematical Cultures Conference, London, England
The conference will be held at De Morgan House, London, England. Although it will focus on contemporary mathematical cultures, conference speakers Karine Chemla, Snezana Lawrence, and others will bring a historical perspective to the proceedings. Submission deadline: May 1, 2012.
September 15-16, 2012: Mathematicians and their Gods, Oxford, England
The meeting will be held at Rewley House, Oxford, and sponsors are the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
October 4-7, 2012: Society for the History of Technology Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) will hold its annual conference October 4-7, 2012, at the Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
October 6, 2012: History of Mathematics I: From Earliest Times to Isaac Newton, Leeds, England
This one-day meeting, to be held at the Open University Regional Office in Leeds, will consist of showing of "four classic Open University MA290 History of Mathematics programmes" with commentary by Robin Wilson. The event is sponsored by the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
October 17-20, 2012: Annual Social Studies of Science Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will meet with the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) October 17-20, 2012, at the Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark. The theme will be “Design and displacement – social studies of science and technology.” Open panel proposals are due Jan. 4, 2012, and paper and session proposals March 11, 2012.
October 19, 2012: For the Recorde: An Evaluation of the Life and Works of Robert Recorde, Tenby, England
This one-day conference, to be held at the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, will consist of presentations and discussion on the work of Robert Recorde, along with viewings of his books, includingThe Ground of Artes and The Whetstone of Witte. The event is sponsored by the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and by the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
October 26–28, 2012: History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) West Coast Meeting, Berkeley, CA
HPM Americas will hold its West Coast Meeting Fri.-Sun., Oct. 26-28, on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The meeting will include a visit to Berkeley's Bancroft Library to view rare books as well as to Math Midway at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Submit titles and abstracts for contributed papers to Kathy Clark by Sept. 26, 2012.
October 27, 2012: MAA Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Section Fall Meeting, Millersville, Pennsylvania
The Fall Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPADEL) Section of the MAA will include the talk, "On Euler's Theorem Relating Odd-part and Distinct-part Partitions," by James Sellers of Pennsylvania State University.
October 31, 2012: BSHM – Gresham College Lecture, London, England
The Annual Joint British Society for History of Mathematics – Gresham College Lecture will be given by Raymond Flood on James Clerk Maxwell. The lecture on Oct. 31, 2012, traditionally held at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.) at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London, will be preceded this year by the autumn meeting of the BSHM, to be held in the afternoon.
November 8-11, 2012, AMATYC Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
November 13, 2012: Lewis Carroll in Numberland, Derby, England
Robin Wilson will present his talk "Lewis Carroll in Numberland" at the University of Derby. The event is sponsored by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, East Midlands Branch, and by the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
November 17–19, 2012: International Conference on Science in Society, Berkeley, CA
The 4th International Conference on Science in Society is scheduled for Nov. 17-19, 2012, at the University of California, Berkeley.
November 15-18, 2012: History of Science Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
This will be a joint meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS) and the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA). PSA symposia and paper deadlines are, respectively, Jan. 5 and March 1, 2012.
December 8, 2012: BSHM History of Mathematics 2012 Day, Birmingham, England
This one-day conference, to be held at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, will consist of an "eclectic mix of interesting historical issues" presented by June Barrow-Green, Jim Bennett (Director, Oxford History of Science Museum), Peter Ransom, Ian Stewart, and others. The conference is a revival of the Christmas Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
December 12, 2012: Museum of Mathematics Opening Ceremony, New York City, New York
The Museum of Mathematics will hold its Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12). The museum's much anticipated Grand Opening to the public is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. MoMath promises "dynamic exhibits and programs [that] will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics."
December 21, 2012: End of a Maya Long Count of 5128 Years and Winter Solstice
January 6–9, 2011: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA
The annual Joint Meetings of the AMS, MAA, and several other professional organizations for mathematicians will include many events that feature the history of mathematics, including the following presentations.
January 20, 2011: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Eugene Bowman of Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, will present "Benjamin Robins' 'Treatise on Fluxions': An Early Response to Berkeley." This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
February 9–13, 2011: Seventh ERME Congress, Rzeszów, Poland
The Seventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), to be held February 9-13, 2011, in Rzeszów, Poland, will include a Thematic Working Group on “History in Mathematics Education.” Papers are due by Sept. 15, 2010, and poster proposals by Oct. 11, 2010.
February 11-12, 2011: MAA Florida Section Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida
MAA Polya Lecturer George Andrews will deliver the invited address “Adventures with Partitions” at the Annual Meeting of the MAA Florida Section at Valencia Community College - East Campus in Orlando, Florida.
February 17, 2011: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Alan Gluchoff of Villanova University will present "Status (Respect) in Mathematics: The Case of Nomography." This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
February 25-26, 2011: ORESME Reading Group Winter/Spring Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read work by Richard Dedekind on the theory of ideals. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
February 26, 2011: MAA Golden Section Annual Meeting, Santa Rosa, California
MAA Publications Director Ivars Peterson will deliver the invited address “Newton’s Clock: Chaos in the Solar System” at the Annual Meeting of the MAA Golden Section at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. The MAA Golden Section encompasses Hawaii, northern California, and northern Nevada.
February 27, 2011: Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate, with at least one winning submission chosen from each category. The 2011 contest, sponsored by Math for America, has submission deadline February 27, 2011.
March 2, 2011: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Craig Fraser of the University of Toronto will present “Abraham de Moivre and de Moivre’s Identity” in the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
March 4-6, 2011: Columbia History of Science Group Annual Meeting, Friday Harbor, WA
The Columbia History of Science Group will meet in its usual location, the University of Washington Marine Biological Laboratories at Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
March 5, 2011: BSHM Research in Progress Meeting, Oxford, England
The British Society for History of Mathematics will hold its annual meeting to showcase the work of research students in the history of mathematics on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Queen’s College, Oxford.
March 12-13, 2011: HPM East Coast Conference, Washington, D.C.
The Americas Section of the International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) will meet Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13, 2011, at American University. Check the HPM Americas website for additional information.
March 17, 2011: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Florence Fasanelli of AAAS is scheduled to speak. This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
March 18-20, 2011: AMS Spring Central Section Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa
The American Mathematical Society 2011 Spring Central Section Meeting at the University of Iowa in Iowa City will include a special session on History of Mathematics organized by Colin McKinney of Bradley University.
March 26–27, 2011: ARITHMOS Reading Group Early Spring Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, March 27 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Section 5 of L'Hospital's Analyse des infiniment petits in English translation. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
March 31, 2011: Deadline for HOM SIGMAA Student Writing Contest
Please visit the MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group website or contact Amy Shell-Gellasch to obtain rules and guidelines for the 8th annual mathematics history paper contest for undergraduate students.
April 1–2, 2011: Southern HoST Conference (SoHoST), Auburn, Alabama
The 5th annual Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine will be held at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, on April 1–2, 2011.
April 1–3, 2011: Midwest Junto for the History of Science Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska
The 54th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, on April 1–3, 2011. Submit abstracts for 15-20 minute papers to David Cahan by Feb. 22, 2011.
April 6, 2011: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Robert Bradley of Adelphi University will present “The Binomial Theorem from Newton to Cauchy” in the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
April 8-9, 2011: MAA Allegheny Mountain Section Spring Meeting, Clarion, PA
Danny Otero will deliver the invited address “Determining the Determinant (1693-1812): The Early History of a Sophisticated Idea” at the Spring Meeting of the MAA Allegheny Mountain Section at Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania.
April 9-10, 2011: AMS Spring Eastern Section Meeting, Worcester, Massachusetts
The American Mathematical Society 2011 Spring Eastern Section Meeting at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will include a special session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics organized by Jim Tattersall and Fred Rickey.
April 13-16, 2011: NCTM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms.
April 14, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
David Zitarelli of Temple University is scheduled to speak. This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
April 14-16, 2011: MAA Texas Section Spring Meeting, Tyler, Texas
MAA President David Bressoud will deliver the invited address “Stories from the Development of Real Analysis” at the Spring Meeting of the MAA Texas Section at the University of Texas at Tyler.
May 4, 2011: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Fred Rickey of the United States Military Academy will present "Logic in Warsaw, 1915-1939" during the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
May 6, 2011: BSHM–Gresham College Joint Meeting on Early Mathematics, London, England
This meeting, to be held Friday, May 6, 2011, at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London, will feature speakers on Greek, Roman, and Indian mathematics.
May 6–7, 2011: MAA Michigan Section Meeting, Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Spring Meeting of the MAA Michigan Section, to be held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, will include invited presentations by
May 25 - June 3, 2011: MAA Study Tour, Guatemala and Honduras
The 2011 MAA Study Tour, “Mathematics Among the Ancient and Modern Maya,” will visit Guatemala City, Copan (in Honduras), and the Guatemalan Highlands, with an extension trip to Tikal. Offered in conjunction with the Maya Exploration Center.
June 23–25, 2011: MAA Pacific Northwest Section Meeting, Juneau, Alaska
This meeting of the MAA Pacific Northwest Section, to be held at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, will include an invited address by David Bressoud (Macalester College) on “The Truth of Proofs” in which the speaker will use illustrations from the history of mathematics.
July 15–17, 2011: BSHM-CSHPM Joint Meeting, Dublin, Ireland
The Fifth Joint Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics and the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des mathématiques) will be held July 15-17, 2011, at Trinity College, Dublin. Organizers are John Earle, Adrian Rice, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, and Raymond Flood. Submit titles and abstracts to Tony Mann or Adrian Rice by March 1, 2011.
July 25–27, 2011: Euler Society Annual Conference, Kenosha, Wisconsin
The Euler Society invites proposals for papers about Leonhard Euler's life and work to be submitted by May 20, 2011, for its annual conference to be held July 25-27, 2011, at Carthage College on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
August 4–6, 2011: MAA MathFest, Lexington, Kentucky
MathFest will include a Contributed Paper Session on "The History of Mathematics and Its Uses in the Classroom," organized by Joel Haack, Pamela Peters, Pam Crawford, and Ximena Catepillan.
August 5–7, 2011: International Conference on Science in Society, Washington, DC
Submit titles and abstracts by June 21, 2011, for the 3rd International Conference on Science in Society, to be held August 5-7, 2011, at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
August 20–21, 2011: ARITHMOS Reading Group Summer Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Sections 9 and 10 of L'Hospital's Analyse des infiniment petits in English translation. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
September 17-18, 2011: Workshop on How to Read Historical Mathematics, Oxford, England
The British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) and Oxford University Department of Continuing Education (OUDCE) will hold a weekend school workshop on "How to read historical mathematics," to be led by Benjamin Wardhaugh, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at Rewley House, Oxford University, England.
September 23-24, 2011: ORESME Reading Group Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Fall Meeting Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24, at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read the famous paper of Galois on solvability of polynomial equations by radicals published in 1831. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
October 1-2, 2011: History and Pedagogy of Mathematics West Coast Conference, San Diego, California
The Americas Section of the International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) will meet Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, 2011, at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Submit titles, abstracts, and contact information to Kathy Clark.
October 2-5, 2011: 2nd International Conference on History of Mathematics Education, Lisbon, Portugal
The Second International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education will be held Oct. 2-5, 2011, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. Send titles and abstracts to Jose Manuel Matos by April 30, 2011.
October 8, 2011: British Society for History of Mathematics Autumn Meeting, London, England
The BSHM Autumn Meeting, to be held Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Science Museum in Kensington, London, will feature speakers Tony Mann, Kate Bennett, and Sue Pope.
October 19, 2011: Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Robin Wilson and Raymond Flood will deliver a lecture titled "The Great Mathematicians" on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London.
October 20, 2011: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Patricia Allaire of Queensborough Community College, CUNY, will present "Yours Truly, D. F. Gregory." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
October 24-28, 2011: International Colloquium on Heritage of Evariste Galois, Paris, France
This colloquium focusing on the heritage of the work of Evariste Galois, both from mathematical and historical points of view, will be held at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris, France. Sponsored by the Institut Henri Poincare and Societe Mathematique de France, it is one of a series of events celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Galois in 1811.
November 3, 2011: BSHM – Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Peter Neumann of Oxford University will deliver the Annual Joint British Society for History of Mathematics – Gresham College Lecture on Evariste Galois on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.) at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London.
November 3-6, 2011: History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio
The History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 3-6, 2011, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The Society for History of Technology (SHOT) also will meet in Cleveland Nov. 3-6 and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will meet in Cleveland Nov. 2-5.
November 5-6, 2011: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Viete's Introduction to the Analytic Art in English translation. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
November 10-13, 2011, AMATYC Annual Conference, Austin, Texas
November 17, 2011: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Chris Rorres of University of Pennsylvania will present "The Turn of the Screw: The History and Optimal Design of an Archimedes Screw." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
November 18-19, 2011: MAA Northeastern Section Fall Meeting, New London, CT
Fred Rickey will present "The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus: History, Intuition, Pedagogy, Proof" on Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. and Bill Dunham will deliver the Christie Lecture on "Two (More) Morsels from Euler" on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. during the 56th Fall Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the MAA.
November 19, 2011: MAA EPaDel Section Fall Meeting, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Rob Bradley will present "L'Hospital's Differentials and Cauchy's Calculus Reform" on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10:50 a.m. during the Fall Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the MAA.
December 7, 2011: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Marjorie Senechal of Smith College will present "False Starts in Biogeometry: Whatever Happened to D'Arcy Thompson?" during the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
December 8, 2011: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Brittany Shields of University of Pennsylvania will present "The Architecture of Mathematical Institutes: A Comparative Study of Gottingen and NYU's Mathematical Institutes under the Leadership of Richard Courant." This monthly seminar usually meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
December 10-12, 2011: Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, Toronto, Ontario
The CMS Winter Meeting, to be held at Ryerson University and York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will include a session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics organized by Tom Archibald, Craig Fraser, and Menolly Lysne.
January 13–16, 2010: AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA
The annual Joint Meetings of the AMS, MAA, and several other professional organizations for mathematicians will include many events that feature the history of mathematics, including the following.
January 21, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Eugene (Bud) Bowman of the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, on "Ghosts of Departed Errors: A look at Bishop Berkeley's The Analyst and the scientific community's initial response to it." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
January 29-30, 2010: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting the evening of Friday, Jan. 29, and the morning of Saturday, January 30, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY (near Cincinnati, OH). The group will read two articles by Joseph Wedderburn (1882-1948): “A Theorem on Finite Algebras”, Trans. AMS, Vol. 6, No. 3 (July 1905), pp. 349-352; and “Non-Desarguesian and Non-Pascalian Geometries”, Trans. AMS, Vol. 8, No. 3 (July 1907), pp. 379-388. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
February 10, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Scheduled speaker for the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University is Karen Parshall of the University of Virginia on "Algebra: Creating New Mathematical Entities in Victorian Britain." The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
February 18, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Steven H. Weintraub of Lehigh University on "On Legendre's Work on the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
March 3, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Scheduled speaker for the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University is Erik Tou of Carthage College on "Navigation in the Time of Euler." The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
March 6-7, 2010: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, March 7 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss selections from the Cohen/Whitman translation of Newton's Principia. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
March 13–14, 2010: HPM Americas Meeting, Washington, DC
HPM-Americas, the Americas Section of the International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM), will hold its Annual Meeting at the MAA Carriage House, 1781 Church St. NW, Washington, D.C., for the third year in a row. For information, use the link above or contact Bob Stein.
March 18, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Eisso Atzema of the University of Maine on "Beyond the Compass: The Mechanical Construction of the Conic Sections." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
March 20, 2010: Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics History Conference, Cullowhee, NC
The Fifth Biennial Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics (SMURCHOM V) will be held Saturday, March 20 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Organized by Sloan Despeaux, it will feature a keynote address by Adrian Rice and talks and posters by students on the history of mathematics and on mathematics informed by its history.
March 26-27, 2010: MAA Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Elon, NC
The MAA Southeastern Regional Conference, to be held at Elon University, in Elon, North Carolina, will include a Special Session on History of Mathematics with paper abstracts due by Feb. 28, 2010. Invited speaker Betty Mayfield will deliver the address, “Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler.”
March 26-27, 2010: MAA Oklahoma-Arkansas Section Annual Meeting, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
The MAA Oklahoma-Arkansas Section Annual Meeting, to be held at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, will include a talk by invited speaker Brian Conrey on the Riemann Hypothesis and its history. Conrey will deliver “Primes and Zeros: A Million Dollar Mystery” at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 26.
March 30, 2010: The History of Mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, Greenwich, England
This day-long workshop will showcase approaches to mathematics history used in British universities, including the MacTutor History of Mathematics website at St Andrews University (John O'Connor and Edmund Robertson) and Open University courses and materials (Robin Wilson).
March 31, 2010: Deadline for HOM SIGMAA Student Writing Contest
April 6-9, 2010: British Congress of Mathematical Education, Manchester, England
One of the themes of this conference, to be held at the University of Manchester, will be History of Mathematics. For further information about history of mathematics activities to be held on April 7, 2010, please contact Tony Mann.
April 6-9, 2010: Maths2010: British Mathematical Colloquium and British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Edinburgh, Scotland
One of the splinter groups at this conference, to be held at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh, will be in history of mathematics. For information on history of mathematics activities, please contact Noel-Ann Bradshaw.
April 7, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Scheduled speaker for the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University is architect John Clagett on "A Case Study of Applied Projective Geometry." The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
April 8, 2010: Smithsonian Institution Free Public Lecture, Washington, DC
Peggy Kidwell of the Smithsonian Museum of American History will deliver the free public lecture “Tools of American Mathematics Teaching,” Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art (behind the Smithsonian Castle). The presentation is sponsored by the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars.
April 8-10, 2010: MAA Texas Section Annual Meeting, Abilene, Texas
MAA Publications Director Ivars Peterson will deliver the invited address “Newton’s Clock: Chaos in the Solar System” at 9 a.m. and Keith Devlin of Stanford University the invited address “When Mathematics Changed Us” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, at the MAA Texas Section Annual Meeting at Abilene Christian University.
April 9-10, 2010: MAA Illinois Section Annual Meeting, Rock Island, IL
Invited speaker David Bressoud is scheduled to tell “Stories from the Development of Real Analysis” on Friday, April 9, 12:50–1:50 p.m., at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
April 9-10, 2010: MAA Southwestern Section and ArizMATYC Joint Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Joint Meeting of the MAA Southwestern Section and the Arizona Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, to be held at Scottsdale Community College, will feature two invited talks on the history of mathematics. Betty Mayfield of Hood College will discuss “Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler” and Pat McKeague will speak about “Islamic Math and Culture Across the Curriculum.”
April 10, 2010: MAA New Jersey Section Spring Meeting, Edison, New Jersey
Invited speaker Robert Bradley of Adelphi University will deliver the address “From Differentials to Limits: Fleeting Flirtations and Lingering Loyalties” on Saturday, April 10, at the MAA New Jersey Section Spring Meeting, to be held at Middlesex County College in Edison.
April 10, 2010: MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Spring Meeting, Claremont, CA
Ken Ono of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will deliver the invited address “Unearthing the Visions of a Master: The Story and Legacy of Ramanujan” at the MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Spring Meeting, to be held on Saturday, April 10, at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
April 16–17, 2010: MAA Ohio Section Spring Meeting, Kent, Ohio
Karen Parshall of the University of Virginia will deliver the invited address “The Internationalization of Mathematics in a World of Nations: 1800-1960” and MAA Publications Director Ivars Peterson the invited address “Newton’s Clock: Chaos in the Solar System” at the MAA Ohio Section Spring Meeting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
April 16–17, 2010: MAA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Fort Collins, Colorado
Invited speaker David Bressoud of Macalester College will present “Proofs and Confirmations: The Story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the MAA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
April 16–17, 2010: MAA Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting, Oshkosh, WI
Invited speaker Betty Mayfield of Hood College will deliver the address “Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at the MAA Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
April 21-24, 2010: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms.
April 22, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Alan Gluchoff of Villanova University on "The Introduction and Spread of Nomography in North America, 1900-1950." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
April 23-24, 2010: MAA North Central Section Spring Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota
MAA Publications Director Ivars Peterson will deliver the invited address “Newton’s Clock: Chaos in the Solar System” at the MAA North Central Section Spring Meeting at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
May 5, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Janet Barnett of Colorado State University-Pueblo will speak on “Abstract awakenings in algebra: Teaching and learning group theory through the works of Lagrange, Cauchy, and Cayley” at the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
May 20-22, 2010: History and Teaching of Mathematics Conference, Szeged, Hungary
Paper and poster submissions are due Feb. 28, 2010, for the History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics Conference, to be held at the University of Szeged, Hungary, May 20-22, 2010.
May 29-31, 2010: Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arab Mathematics, Tunis, Tunisia
The Tenth Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arab Mathematics will be held May 29–31 at the Cité des Sciences de Tunis, Tunisia. Paper proposal deadline is March 1, 2010, and registration deadline is April 15, 2010. For more information, please contact Mahdi Abdeljaouad.
May 29–31, 2010: CSHPM Annual Summer Meeting, Montreal, Quebec
The annual summer meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des mathématiques) will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
June 9–22, 2010: MAA Mathematical Study Tour: Spain and Portugal - POSTPONED
The 8th Annual MAA Mathematical Study Tour, titled “Mathematical Riches of Portugal and Spain,” has been POSTPONED to summer of 2011 with exact dates TBA.
June 13–15, 2010: Nexus 2010, Porto, Portugal
The 8th international, interdisciplinary, biennial Nexus conference for architecture and mathematics will take place Sunday-Tuesday, June 13-15 in Porto, Portugal. Hosted by the Faculty of Architecture (FAUP) and the Center of Mathematics (CMUP)/Faculty of Sciences (FCUP) of the University of Porto, Nexus 2010 is certain to have sessions that incorporate the history of architecture and mathematics.
June 26-27, 2010: ARITHMOS Reading Group Summer Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, June 26 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, June 27 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss selections from L'Hospital's Analyse des infiniment petits and Johann Bernoulli's Lectiones de calculo differentialium. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
July 10-19, 2010: Mathematical Tour of Greece
The State University of New York Ulster County Community College will sponsor a 10-day mathematical tour of Greece, with an optional July 19-25 extension trip to Sicily and Rome, to be led by Fred Rickey of West Point and Douglas Furman of SUNY Ulster.
July 19-21, 2010: The 2010 Euler Conference, Garden City, NY
The Euler Society will hold its ninth annual conference at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Paper proposals are due by May 15, 2010.
July 19–23, 2010: HPM European Summer University, Vienna, Austria
The Sixth European Summer University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education (ESU) will be held Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, at the Vienna University of Technology. This annual conference is sponsored by the International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM).
July 30, 2010: Philosophy, History, Sociology of Maths Workshop , London, England
This workshop, to be held at University College, London, on Friday, July 30, asks, “What does it mean to do the philosophy, history and sociology of mathematics in the 21st century?” The workshop is funded by the British Society for the History of Mathematics, UCL Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, and British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and hosted by UCL Science & Technology Studies.
August 5-7, 2010: MAA MathFest, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MathFest will include the Contributed Paper Session, “The History of Mathematics and Its Uses in the Classroom,” organized by Herbert Kasube, John Lorch, and Joanne Peeples. Submit abstracts by April 30, 2010.
August 25-29, 2010: 35th Annual 4S Meeting, Tokyo, Japan
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will hold its annual meeting Wednesday–Sunday, August 25–29, 2010, at the Komaba I Campus of the University of Tokyo. The meeting will be held jointly with the Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies.
September 14-19, 2010: British Science Festival, Birmingham, England
While the festival will feature many events throughout the week, the British Society for the History of Mathematics will sponsor “Pi-hunting – the story of a mathematical obsession” on Wednesday, September 15, at 3 p.m.
September 16, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Karen Hunger Parshall of the University of Virginia on "Algebra: Creating New Mathematical Entities in Victorian Britain." This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2010: Society for History of Technology Annual Conference, Tacoma, WA
The Society for History of Technology (SHOT) will hold its annual meeting Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, 2010, in Tacoma, Washington.
October 2, 2010: BSHM Autumn Meeting, Birmingham, England
British Society for the History of Mathematics Autumn Meeting speakers will include Peter Neumann on Galois, Jenny Rampling on John Dee, and Patricia Rothman on William Jones, along with shorter talks by other members. Submit titles and abstracts to Tony Mann by May 28, 2010.
October 8-9, 2010: ORESME Reading Group Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Fall Meeting Friday-Saturday, Oct. 8-9, at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The group will read the two papers in which Ernst Kummer (1810-1893) first introduced the notion of "ideal numbers." Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
October 11-24, 2010: USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C.
The first-ever USA Science and Engineering Festival, to be held Oct. 11-24, 2010, at venues throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area with satellite events throughout the US, will culminate in a Science and Engineering Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24, 2010.
October 13, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
George P. H. Styan of McGill University will present “Some comments on old magic squares illustrated with postage stamps” at the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
October 21, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Betty Mayfield of Hood College will present "Women, Mathematics, Euler and Undergraduates." This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
October 22-23, 2010: MAA Ohio Section Fall Meeting, Pepper Pike, Ohio
The MAA Ohio Section Fall Meeting at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, will feature invited addresses on mathematics and the arts, including architecture, design, music, and dance. John Stillwell of the University of San Francisco will make two presentations that also include mathematics history, “From Perspective Drawing to the Eighth Dimension” and “Hits and Memories: 1940-1970.”
October 23-24, 2010: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m., to read and discuss Chapter 4 of L'Hospital's Analyse des infiniment petits. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
October 23-24, 2010: HPM West Coast Conference, Pasadena, California
The Americas Section of the International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) will meet Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 23-24, 2010, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Huntington Library. Submit titles and abstracts to Dave Roberts by September 15, 2010.
November 3, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Joseph Malkevitch of the City University of New York Graduate Center will speak on “A Brief History of the Mathematics of Convex Polyhedra” at the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
November 4, 2010: BSHM – Gresham College Lecture, London, England
Patricia Fara of Cambridge University will deliver the Annual Joint British Society for History of Mathematics – Gresham College Lecture, “Getting the Big Picture,” Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.) at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London.
November 4-7, 2010: History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec
Submit paper, poster, and session proposals by April 11, 2010, for the History of Science Society (HSS) annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Submit proposals for 20-minute papers, especially those on mathematics in the Americas in the 18th, 19th or 20th centuries, for the panel, "Imagining Nationhood through Mathematics," to panel organizer Andy Fiss by April 7, 2010.
November 5-6, 2010: Fall Meeting of MAA Maryland-DC-Virginia Section, Fairfax, Virginia
Betty Mayfield of Hood College will present "Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler" during the Fall Meeting of the MAA Maryland - District of Columbia - Virginia Section at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
November 6, 2010: Joint Fall Meeting of MAA EPaDel and New Jersey Sections, Philadelphia, PA
Bill Dunham of Muhlenberg College will present the invited address, “Two (More) Morsels from Euler,” on problems from number theory and analysis (infinite series), during the Joint Fall Meeting of the MAA New Jersey Section and Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) Section at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
November 6-7, 2010: AMS Fall Southeastern Section Meeting, Richmond, Virginia
The Fall Southeastern Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, to be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, in Richmond, Virginia, will include the Special Session, "History of Mathematics: A Transnational Discourse," organized by Della Fenster and Frédéric Brechenmacher. The meeting also will include the special session, "Mathematics and the Arts."
November 11-14, 2010: AMATYC Annual Conference, Boston, MA
The theme of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference, to be held Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 11-14, in Boston, Massachusetts, is “Bridging Past to Future in Mathematics.”
November 18, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is John W. Dawson of The Pennsylvania State University on "The Role of Alternative Proofs in Mathematical Practice." This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
November 18-20, 2010: 4th International ESHS Conference, Barcelona, Spain
The theme of the Fourth International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, to be held Nov. 18-20 in Barcelona, is “The Circulation of Science and Technology.” The conference will include at least five symposia involving mathematics.
December 1, 2010: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Karen Parshall of the University of Virginia will speak on “Algebra: Creating New Mathematical Entities in Victorian England” at the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University. The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
December 4-6, 2010: Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, Vancouver, BC
The CMS Winter Meeting, to be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, will include a session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics organized by Tom Archibald and Glen Van Brummelen.
December 9, 2010: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Paul Wolfson of West Chester University is scheduled to speak. This monthly seminar meets in Room 103 of the Mendel Science Center at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, one Thursday per month at 6 p.m.
December 16-17, 2010: Symposium on History of History of Mathematics Research, Oxford, England
Leading scholars in the history of mathematics will consider the history of the subject, presenting papers on historians and historiography, during this symposium to be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 16-17 at All Souls College, University of Oxford. For more information, contact Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Future Mathematics History Events: Convergence Calendar
Through August 30, 2009: Galileo Exhibit, Florence, Italy
Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope, is an exhibition at the Institute and Museum of History of Science, Palazzo Strozi, Florence, Italy, in honor of Galileo’s first use of the telescope 400 years ago. It covers the astronomy of ancient Greece, Arab astronomy, and the work of astronomers Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler, and includes atlases, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculpture.
August 6–8, 2009: MAA MathFest, Portland, OR
The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, MathFest, will have many events featuring the history of mathematics, including the following.
September 17, 2009: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Craig P. Bauer, York College, on "Cryptology on campus during World War II." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
September 17, 2009: Huntington Library History of Science Lecture Series, San Marino, CA
In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, Noel Swerdlow, professor of the history of astronomy at Caltech, speaks on "Galileo and His Impact on Science and Astronomy" at 7:30 p.m. in Friends' Hall, Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, California.
September 19, 2009: BSHM Autumn Meeting, London, England
The annual Autumn Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London. Speakers will include Mary Croarken on “Nevil Maskelyne - the Seaman’s Astronomer”, A.E.L. Davis on Kepler, and Stephen Pumfrey on “Gilbert, Galileo and Lunar Theory”. Organizers: Noel-Ann Bradshaw and Tony Mann.
September 19-20, 2009: ARITHMOS Reading Group Fall Meeting, Danbury, CT
Readings in the History of Mathematics from Original Sources (ARITHMOS) will meet at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, beginning Saturday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. and ending Sunday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m., to read selections from the Cohen/Whitman translation of Newton's Principia. ARITHMOS meets three to five times per year, and is organized by Ed Sandifer, Rob Bradley, and Chuck Rocca.
September 28–October 1, 2009: Australian Mathematical Society Meeting, Adelaide
The Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. The program will include a special session on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, organized by Clemency Montelle, with speakers Eleanor Robson (UK), Clemency Montelle (NZ), Kathy Clark (USA), John Hannah (NZ), and Clare Bycroft (NZ).
September 28–October 3, 2009: Astronomy and its Instruments Before and After Galileo, Venice, Italy
In celebration of the UNESCO International Year of Astronomy, the International Astronomical Union and the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) Astronomical Observatory of Pavola, Italy, will hold this joint symposium on San Servolo Isle, Venice, Italy.
October 2–3, 2009: ORESME Reading Group Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, OH
The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Fall Meeting at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. The meeting will begin Friday, Oct. 2 with dinner (optional) at 6 pm and first reading session 8–10 p.m. It will continue Sat., Oct. 3 with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and second and final reading session 10 am–noon. Please contact the organizers for the selection to be read from Gauss’s 1809 Theory of the motion of heavenly bodies moving about the sun in conic sections (Dover, 1963). Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.
October 7, 2009: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
Scheduled speaker for the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University is Danny Otero of Xavier University on "Determining the Determinant." The colloquium usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and is followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
October 8, 2009: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Danny Otero of Xavier University presenting "Determining the Determinant." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
October 15, 2009: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is Frank Swetz on "Glimpses of Chinese Mathematics." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
October 30-31, 2009: MAA Ohio Section Fall Meeting, Gambier, Ohio
Invited speaker Judith Grabiner will deliver two addresses, “It’s All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Science,” Oct. 30 at 8 pm, and “Lagrange, Symmetry, and Space,” Oct. 31 at 11:50 am, both at Kenyon College.
November 2, 2009: BSHM–Gresham College Lecture, London, England
The annual British Society for the History of Mathematics – Gresham College Lecture, “Mathematics, motion, and truth: the Earth goes round the Sun”, will be given by Jeremy Gray on Monday, Nov. 2 at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London, with a reception from 5:30 pm and lecture at 6 pm.
November 6, 2009: IMA Conference on the History of Mathematics, London, England
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications will hold its first Conference on the History of Mathematics with speakers Jan van Maanen, Victor Katz, Benjamin Wardhaugh, Norman Biggs, Martin Campbell-Kelly, and Ioan James at the Royal Statistical Society, London. Organizers are Snezana Lawrence and Amy Marsh.
November 7, 2009: MAA Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware Section Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Invited speaker Betty Mayfield will deliver the address, “Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler,” at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
November 7, 2009: MAA New Jersey Section Fall Meeting, Morristown, NJ
Invited speaker David Cox will deliver the address, “Why Eisenstein proved the Eisenstein criterion and why Schoenemann discovered it first,” and also will lead a lunchtime discussion on “Using History in Mathematics Courses” at the College of Saint Elizabeth.
November 7–8, 2009: AMS Fall Western Section Meeting, Riverside, CA
The Fall Western Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, to be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7–8, at the University of California, Riverside, will include a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, organized by Shawnee L. McMurran and James J. Tattersall, on Sat., Nov. 7, 8:30–11 am and 3–6 pm.
November 9, 2009: Gresham College Maths and Music Series, London, England
On Monday, Nov. 9, at both 1 pm and 6 pm, lecturer Robin Wilson answers the question, “Why are pianos out of tune?” This lecture, to be held at Gresham College, Barnards Inn Hall, Holborn, London, explores tuning and temperament from the time of Pythagoras, via Isaac Newton and J.S. Bach, to the present day.
November 18, 2009: Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY
The speaker for the Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics at Adelphi University is Ethan Coven of Wesleyan University on "The Origins of Modern Symbolic Dynamics." The colloquium meets at 3:45 p.m., and will be followed by dinner with the speaker at a local restaurant.
November 19, 2009: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Independent scholar Shelley Costa compares the careers of l'Hopital, du Chatelet, and Agnesi in "Throwing the book at mathematical talent." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
November 20-21, 2009: MAA Northeastern Section Fall Meeting, Springfield, MA
Invited speaker Fernando Gouvea delivers the Christie Lecture on "The Dedekind Move in History and in the Classroom" at 9 am on Sat., Nov. 21, at Western New England College. The conference runs from 3 pm, Fri., Nov. 20 to 4:30 pm Sat., Nov. 21.
November 21, 2009: Motivations for Mathematics, London, England
An afternoon of talks in the Smith Centre of the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, by Robin Wilson, Allan Chapman (on "Mathematics, power, and peace: How navigators, surveyors, and instrument-makers laid out the world"), Snezana Lawrence, and David Singmaster.
November 26–28, 2009: Congress IX of the Italian Society of History of Mathematics, Perugia, Italy
The main themes of the conference, to be held at the University of Perugia, will be Mathematics in the Renaissance and Mathematics in the 20th Century. Organizer is Maria Clara Nucci.
December 5–7, 2009: Canadian Mathematical Society Meeting, Windsor, Ontario
The annual Winter Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society, to be held at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, will include a session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics organized by Tom Archibald.
December 10, 2009: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics
Scheduled speaker is John W. Dawson on "Development of Compactness." This monthly seminar meets at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, usually on a Thursday at 6 p.m., and begins with a light dinner.
December 12, 2009: BSHM Special December Lecture, London, England
Sponsored by the British Society for the History of Mathematics, Volker R. Remmert, Mainz University, presents “Visual representations of the mathematical sciences in the early modern period” at 2 pm on Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the Hardy Room, London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London.
December 16-18, 2009: Conference on Numeracy, Oxford, England
The full title of this conference, to be held at St. Anne's College, Oxford, is Numeracy: Historical, Philosophical, and Educational Perspectives.
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