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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 Janet Beery.

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2014

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:

  • MAA Invited Address by historian of mathematics William Dunham on "Heron, Newton, Euler, and Barney," Saturday morning;
  • MAA-AMS Invited Address by number theorist Carl Pomerance on "Paul Erdős and the Rise of Statistical Thinking in Elementary Number Theory," Wednesday morning;
  • MAA Guest Lecture by mathematics historian Fred Rickey on "The Notebooks of George Washington on Arithmetic, Geometry, Trigonometry, Logarithms and Surveying," Wednesday evening;
  • MAA Guest Lecture by mathematical philosopher Steve Gimbel on "Hermann Minkowski: The Quiet Genius," Thursday evening;
  • MAA Guest Lecture by former museum curator and now library director William Noel on "Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest," Friday evening;
  • MAA Minicourse on "Historical Role-Playing in the Mathematics Classroom," Thursday and Saturday mornings;
  • MAA Minicourse on "Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry," Friday and Saturday afternoons;
  • AMS Special Session on "History of Mathematics," Wednesday morning and afternoon, Thursday morning;
  • AMS Special Session on "Nineteenth Century Algebra and Analysis," Friday afternoon;
  • AMS Contributed Paper Session on "History of Mathematics," Saturday morning;
  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on "The History of Mathematical Communities," Thursday afternoon; and
  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on "Putting a Theme in a History of Mathematics Course," Saturday morning.


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 50th 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.

 

2013

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.

  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on Writing the History of the MAA, organized by Victor Katz, Janet Beery, and Amy Shell-Gellasch, Wednesday morning
  • AMS Session on History of Mathematics, Wednesday morning
  • Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection of the Archives of American Mathematics, organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch and Carol Mead, Wednesday afternoon
  • MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group Reception, Business Meeting, and Guest Lectures by Cynthia Woodburn on "Geometry and Baroque Architecture in Turin, Italy" and Keith Devlin on “Leonardo Fibonacci, Liber abbaci, and the rise of the modern commercial world,” Wednesday evening
  • MAA Minicourse on "Heavenly mathematics: The forgotten art of spherical trigonometry," led by Glen Van Brummelen and Joel Silverberg, Thursday morning and Saturday morning (pre-registration required)
  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on History of Geometry, Its Applications, and Their Uses in the Classroom, organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch and Glen Van Brummelen, Thursday afternoon
  • Panel on Using Mathematical Archives and Special Collections for Research and Teaching, organized by Janet Beery and Amy Shell-Gellasch with panelists Shirley Gray, Victor Katz, Peggy Kidwell, Dominic Klyve, Carol Mead, and Fred Rickey, Friday morning
  • AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, organized by Patti Hunter, Deborah Kent, and Adrian Rice, Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on Philosophy, Mathematics, and Progress, organized by Thomas Drucker and Dan Sloughter, Friday afternoon
  • MAA General Contributed Paper Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Friday afternoon
  • NAM Cox-Talbot Address by Genevieve Knight on "The Rest of the Story," Friday evening


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

  • Joel Silverberg:  “It’s a matter of perspective … and no simple matter at that”
  • Andrew Perry:  “Early American mathematics”
  • Lawrence D’Antonio:  “How much would you risk your life in order to save your life?  The smallpox inoculation debates”


Fri.-Sat., May 31 – June 1, 2013: Archimedes in the 21st Century, New York, New York

          The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University will host the conference, Archimedes in the 21st Century.  Organized by Chris Rorres, the conference will focus on 21st 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 350th 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.

  • CSHPM Kenneth O. May Lecture by Jeremy Gray: “Henri Poincaré: Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher,” Saturday, Aug. 2, 1–1:50 p.m.
  • CSHPM-MAA Special Session: “Interactions Between History and Philosophy of Mathematics,” organized by Thomas Drucker and Glen van Brummelen, Saturday morning
  • CSHPM-MAA General Session: “History and Philosophy of Mathematics,” organized by Rob Bradley, Bonnie Gold, and Maria Zack, Thursday–Saturday

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:

  • Differentialrechnung, Ausarbeitung der Vorlesung an dem Königlichen Gewerbeinstitut zu Berlin im Sommersemester 1861 von H. A. Schwarz (Differential calculus, an elaboration of lecture notes at the Royal Technical Institute in Berlin in the summer semester of 1861 by H. A. Schwarz), as excerpted in Eléments d'analyse de Karl Weierstrass, by Paul Dugac, Archive for Hist. Exact Sci., vol. 10, No. 1/2 (28.VI.1973), 118-125; and
  • Über continuirliche functionen eines reellen arguments, die für keinen werth des letzteren einen bestimmten, differentialquotienten besitzen (On continuous functions of a real argument which possess derivatives at not a single one of their values), Königl. Akad. Wiss. (1872), Mathematische Werke II, 71-74.

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: 1st 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 24th 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.

2012

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.

  • Wed., Jan. 4, 8-10:50 a.m. & 2:15-6:05 p.m., and Thurs., Jan. 5, 8-11:50 a.m. & 1-3:50 p.m.: AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, organized by Craig Fraser, Deborah Kent, and Sloan Despeaux
  • Wed., Jan. 4, 8-9:50 a.m. & 2:15-5:55 p.m., and Thurs., Jan. 5, 8-11:40 a.m. & 1-3:40 p.m.: AMS-ASL Special Session on The Life and Legacy of Alan Turing will include some historical talks, especially on Wed. afternoon
  • Wed., Jan. 4, 8-9:25 a.m.: AMS Contributed Paper Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Wed., Jan. 4, 2:15-4:15 p.m., and Fri., Jan. 6, 1-3 p.m.: MAA Minicourse on "Study the masters: Using primary historical sources in mathematics teaching," led by Daniel Otero and David Pengelley
  • Wed., Jan. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group Reception, Business Meeting, and Guest Lecture by William Dunham on "Heron, Newton, Euler, and Barney," organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • Wed., Jan. 4, 8:30-9:30 p.m.: AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture, "A 250-year argument: Belief, behavior, and the bootstrap," delivered by Bradley Efron
  • Thurs., Jan. 5, 1-3 p.m., and Sat., Jan. 7, 1-3 p.m.: MAA Minicourse on "Reading original sources in Latin for the historian and mathematician," led by Kim Plofker and Stacy Langton
  • Fri., Jan. 6, 3:20-5:35 p.m., and Sat., Jan. 7, 8-10:55 a.m.: MAA Contributed Paper Session on “History of Mathematics and Its Uses in the Classroom,” organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • Fri., Jan. 6, 8-10:55 a.m., and Sat., Jan. 7, 3-4:55 p.m.: MAA Contributed Paper Session on “Writing the History of the MAA,” organized by Victor Katz, Janet Beery, and Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • Sat., Jan. 7, 8:30-9:55 a.m.: MAA General Contributed Paper Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics


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

 

2011

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.

  • Thurs., Jan. 6, 8 - 11 am, 2:15–6:10 pm, and Fri., Jan. 7, 8 am–noon, 1–4 pm: AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, organized by Craig Fraser, University of Toronto, Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College, and Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
  • Thurs., Jan. 6, 8 - 11 am: MAA General Contributed Paper Session III consists of a dozen 10-minute talks on the history of mathematics.
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 9 - 11 am, and Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 - 11 am: MAA Minicourse on "The mathematics of Islam and its use in the teaching of mathematics," led by Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 2:15-4:15 pm, and Saturday, Jan. 8, 2:15-4:15 pm: MAA Minicourse on "Learning discrete mathematics via historical projects," led by Jerry M. Lodder, Guram Bezhanishvili, and David Pengelley, New Mexico State University, and Janet Barnett, Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 2:45-3:10 pm: Mary Gray of American University begins the AWM Alice Schafer Minisymposium with the presentation "Life in the Trenches with Alice: The Early Years."
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 5:30–7:30 pm: SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture. The Guest Lecture, 6:30–7:30 pm, will be "The Special Role of 'Cyphering Books' in the Early History of Mathematics Education in North America" by Ken Clements and Nerida Ellerton, Illinois State University.
  • Friday, Jan. 7, 10:35–11:55 am: MAA Panel Discussion on "Writing the History of the MAA's First 100 Years," with panelists Mary Gray, Warren Page, David Zitarelli, and Carol Mead; organized by Victor Katz and Janet Beery
  • Friday, Jan. 7, 1 - 4:15 pm: MAA Contributed Paper Session on “Treasures from the Past: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom,” organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch, Danny Otero, and David Pengelley
  • Sat., Jan. 8, 8-11 am, and Sun., Jan. 9, 8-11 am: MAA Contributed Paper Session on "New and Continuing Connections between Math and the Arts," organized by Douglas Norton, will include some presentations involving the history of mathematics.
  • Sat., Jan. 8, 8:30-10:40 am: AMS Session on History of Mathematics consisting of nine 10-minute talks
  • Sat., Jan. 8, 1-6 pm, and Sun., Jan. 9, 1-6 pm: MAA Contributed Paper Session on "Humanistic Mathematics," organized by the editors of the newly revived Humanistic Mathematics Journal, Gizem Karaali, Mark Huber, and Dagan Karp of the Claremont Colleges. The Saturday session especially will include some presentations involving the history of mathematics and of mathematics education.

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

  • Erik Demaine (MIT and MAA Polya Lecturer) on "Algorithms Meet Art, Puzzles, and Magic,”
  • Ivars Peterson (MAA) on "Möbius Madness,”
  • David Murphy (Hillsdale College) on "Euler’s Sum of Like Powers Conjecture: History and Related Problems,” and
  • Ping Zhang (Western Michigan University) on "Graph Theory – 275 Years and Counting.”

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.

 

2010

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.

  • History of Mathematics Special Interest Group (HOM SIGMAA) theme: Great Books of Mathematics
  • Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11–12, 9 am–4:30 pm: MAA Short Course on Exploring the Great Books of Mathematics, organized by Glen Van Brummelen and Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 8–11 am: MAA Contributed Paper Session on Mathematical Texts: Famous, Infamous, and Influential, organized by Fernando Q. Gouvea, Colby College, and Amy Shell-Gellasch, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2:15 pm-4:15 pm, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2:15 pm-4:15 pm: MAA Minicourse on The mathematics of Islam and its use in the teaching of mathematics, led by Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2:15 pm-4:15 pm, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2:15 pm-4:15 pm: MAA Minicourse on Learning discrete mathematics via historical projects, led by Jerry M. Lodder, Guram Bezhanishvili, and David Pengelley, New Mexico State University
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm: SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture. The Guest Lecture, 6:30–7:30 pm, will be by Reviel Netz, Stanford University, who will give an update on the Archimedes Palimpsest.
  • Thurs., Jan. 14, 9–9:50 am: MAA Invited Address by Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University, on "Reasonable effectiveness: Trigonometry, ancient astronomy, and the birth of applied mathematics"
  • Fri., Jan. 15, 1–6 pm, Sat., Jan. 16, 8–11 am, 1–6 pm: AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, organized by Craig Fraser, University of Toronto, Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College, and Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University

 

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.

 

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2009

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.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7:30–9 p.m.: Opening Banquet with speaker Ed Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University, presenting “Prove it again, Sam” in which Euler proves the same theorem in three ingenious ways
  • Thursday, Aug. 6, 1–3:20 pm: History of Mathematics Invited Paper Session, with talks by Fernando Gouvea, Charlotte Simmons, Jim Tattersall, Janet Beery, and Stacy Langton
  • Thursday, August 6, 8:00–9:30 pm: Reading of the Play Count, about the life and work of Georg Cantor, by authors John Martin and Timothy Craig and readers Bonnie Shulman, George Heine, and Hal Huntsman
  • Friday, Aug. 7, 8:30–11:45 am and 1–6:20 pm: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics, and Their Uses in the Classroom Contributed Paper Session, organized by Janet Beery, Bonnie Gold, Amy Shell-Gellasch, and Charlotte Simmons

 

 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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