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2015

January 7, 2015:  "On The Shoulders of Giants: Newton Revealed," New York City

         Two deliveries of the talk are scheduled, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. As part of the "Math Encounters" series at the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), William Dunham (Muhlenberg College) uses Newton’s own words to expose the man behind the math, from his earliest known letter, through his exchanges with Leibniz, Locke, and others, to his most-quoted passage about standing on the shoulders of giants.


January 10-13, 2015:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Texas

         The "largest mathematics conference in the world" will include the following presentations and sessions on the history of mathematics and its use in teaching:

  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on Ethnomathematics in honor of Marcia Ascher (1935-2013), a leader in this field, organized by Janet Beery, Ximena Catepillan, and Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • MAA Contributed Paper Session on Original Sources and Archives in the Classroom, organized by Dominic Klyve and Amy Shell-Gellasch
  • AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, organized by Sloan Despeaux, Patti Hunter, Deborah Kent, and Adrian Rice
  • AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Poland: Interbellum, World War II, and Immediate Post-War Developments, organized by Mohammad Javaheri and Emelie Kenney
  • AMS Special Session on The Scottish Book, organized by Krystyna Kuperberg, R. Daniel Mauldin, and Jan Mycielski
  • MAA Invited Paper Session on The Mathematics of Rogers and Ramanujan, organized by Ken Ono.
  • POM SIGMAA Reception and Guest Lecture, “Mathematical Authority and Inquiry-Based Learning” by Matt Jones.
  • MAA General Session on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
  • MAA and AMS Invited addresses:

          * “Golden Numbers and Identities: The Legacy of Rogers and Ramanujan” by Ken Ono.

          * “Divergent Series and Differential Equations: Past, Present, Future…” by Christiane Rousseau.

          * “The Remarkable Journey of the Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrauss” by Richard Tapia.

  • MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group (HOM SIGMAA) Guest Lectures, organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch, presented by
    • Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth College) on the Erdős - Pomerance correspondence at the Archives of American Mathematics at UT-Austin, and
    • Kathy Clark (Florida State University) on Paul Dirac's mathematical papers at FSU.


January 20, 2015:  Gresham College Lecture, London, England

          Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Fourier's Series" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!


January 21, 2015:  Seminar on Epistemology and History of Mathematical Ideas, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France

          Michel Serfati (IREM, Univ. Paris 7 Diderot) speaks on the topic, "L’origine des mathématiques, selon Leibniz".


January 28, 2015:  Seminar on Epistemology and History of Mathematical Ideas, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France

          Régine Douady (IREM, Univ. Paris 7 Diderot) speaks on the topic, "Évolution des connaissances mathématiques des élèves en milieu scolaire. Libertés et contraintes de l’enseignant et de ses élèves dans leur relation à un certain savoir à enseigner. Une étude de cas."


January 28, 2015:  Penn Mathematics Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA

          In his lecture, “When Euler met L'Hopital”, William Dunham (Muhlenberg College) considers Leonhard Euler’s treatment of L'Hospitala's rule as found in Chapter 15 of his Institutiones calculi differentialis from 1755. David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Univ. of Pennsylvania: refreshments on the 4th floor at 4pm, followed by lecture on the ground floor, room A6, at 4:30pm.


January 30–31, 2015: ORESME Reading Group Winter Meeting, near Cincinnati, Ohio

          The Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group will hold its Winter Meeting at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Plans are to extend our discussion on the foundations of analysis by reading from Bernhard Riemann's Habilitationschrift of 1854. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries. Meetings usually are held in September or October and in January or February.


January 31, 2015:  Deadline for Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

          The AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to students in three categories, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduate, with at least one winning submission chosen from each category. The 2014 contest, sponsored by Math for America, has submission deadline January 31, 2015.


January 31–February 1, 2015:  ARITHMOS Seminar, Union College, Schenectady, New York

         This seminar will read E26, E54 and other early papers by Leonhard Euler concerning number theory.


February 4–8, 2015:  Ninth ERME Congress, Prague, Czech Republic

         CERME-9, the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), will be held February 4-8, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic. Includes a Thematic Working Group on History in Mathematics Education, with paper submissions due Sep. 15, 2014 and poster proposal submissions due Oct. 1, 2014.


February 7 - May 10, 2015:  "Man Ray – Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare.", Washington, DC

          The world-renowned Phillips Collection hosts this special exhibit, which includes mathematical models from the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris, alongside photographs of these models by Man Ray from the 1930s, and his paintings inspired by the models in the 1940s.


February 17, 2015:  Gresham College Lecture, London, England

          Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Möbius and his Band" (part of the series “Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!


February 21, 2015:  BSHM Research in Progress Meeting, Oxford, England

          Presenters at this annual meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM), to be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at Queen's College, Oxford University, will be research students in the history of mathematics and keynote speaker Adrian Rice of Randolph-Macon College.


March 7-8, 2015:  American Mathematical Society Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, Washington, DC

          This conference, to be held at Georgetown University, is scheduled to include a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, co-organized by V. Frederick Rickey (West Point Military Academy) and James J. Tattersall (Providence College).


March 13-14, 2015:  Columbia History of Science Group Annual Meeting, San Juan Islands, Washington

          The Columbia History of Science Group will meet in its usual rugged but scenic location. Paper proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2015. Registration deadline: Feb. 15, 2015.


March 13-15, 2015:  HPM Americas Section Spring Meeting, Washington, DC

          The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section will hold its Spring Meeting at American University in Washington, DC, Friday - Sunday, March 13-15, 2015. Submit abstracts by February 21, 2015, to David Roberts or via the HPM Americas website.
     In addition:

  • American University has an extensive collection of old and rare mathematics texts, which we hope to visit on Friday afternoon.
  • On Saturday afternoon we hope to tour the special exhibit, “Man Ray – Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare" which is ongoing at the Phillips Collection in Washington (see entry for Feb. 7 - May 10, above).


March 17, 2015:  Gresham College Lecture, London, England

          Gresham College Professor of Geometry Raymond Flood presents "Cantor's Infinities" (part of the series ““Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics”) at 1 p.m. in the Museum of London, Room EC2. Arrive early to get a seat!


April 1, 2015:  Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, New York

           Lecture by Maria Zack (Point Loma Nazarene Univ.) .


April 15-18, 2015:  NCTM Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

           At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics always includes several presentations and workshops on incorporating mathematics history into elementary and secondary school classrooms.


April 15 - June 17, 2015: "A History of Mathematics from Euclid to Weiss", Univ. of Reading, England

          This course, covering some of the key developments, moments, and personalities in the creation of mathematics over the last 2,000 years, meets on ten consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the London Road Campus of the Univ. of Reading. It is taught by Dr. Vasos Pavlika of the Univ. of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Organized by the Univ. of Oxford Dept. of Continuing Education.


May 3-7, 2015:  Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

          Topic #17 (of 22) for the 14th IACME (CIAEM) will be History and Epistemology of Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Conference languages will be Spanish, Portuguese, and English.


May 6, 2015:  Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, New York

           Lecture by Alan Gluchoff (Villanova Univ.).


May 9, 2015: Augustus de Morgan Meeting, London, England

          A celebration of the life and work of Augustus de Morgan (1806-1871), first President of the London Mathematical Society (LMS). Jointly organized by LMS and the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), this meeting will mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the LMS.


May 23, 2015:  Symmetry and Groups, Birkbeck College, Univ. of London, England

          This conference is to look at the history of symmetry and its study through group theory. Organized by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), and supported by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck. Speakers include Siobhan Roberts, Peter Neumann, Norman Biggs, Rob Curtis, and Sarah Hart.


June 10-13, 2015:  Joint International Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), European Mathematical Society (EMS), and Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática (SPM), Univ. of Porto, Porto, Portugal

          The meeting will include a special session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics.


June 20, 2015:  The Big Picture: A Celebration of 100 Years of General Relativity, Oxford, England

          This conference at Rewley House is to look at the history of the mathematics of space, from Newton until the present. Speakers include Jocelyn Bell Burnell (keynote), Rob Iliffe, Michael Hoskin, Jeremy Gray, Bob Lambourne, and Malcolm McCallum.


July 3-5, 2015:  "Leibniz-Scientist, Leibniz-Philosopher", Univ. of Wales Trinity St. David, Lampeter, Wales

          This conference aims to celebrate the work of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) in four broad areas: Metaphysics and epistemology, Mathematics and dynamics, Life sciences and earth sciences, and Ethics and theology.
 

August 5–8, 2015:  MAA MathFest, Washington, D.C.

          MAA Centennial Celebration! To help the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) celebrate its 100th birthday, a joint meeting is organized by the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA (HOM SIGMAA), and the Philosophy of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA (POM SIGMAA). Keynote speakers for the gathering are:

  • Kenneth May Lecture: Karen Parshall (Univ. of Virginia)

  • POM SIGMAA Lecture in Philosophy: John Burgess (Princeton Univ.).

   As well as general paper sessions on the history or philosophy of mathematics, the meeting will also feature a number of focused sessions:

  • Special Session on Mathematical Communities

  • Special Session on the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Special Session in Memory of Jackie Stedall

  • Special Session in Honor of Karen Parshall.

Prospective presenters should submit abstracts (250 words or less) by February 15, 2015 to Prof. Maria Zack (Point Loma Nazarene Univ.), who will circulate them to the relevant members of the organizing committee. Once the abstracts are accepted by the committee, instructions will be given for how to submit the abstract to the Mathematical Association of America.


September 23-26, 2015:  Fourth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education (ICHME 4), Univ. of Turin, Turin, Italy

          Fourth in a series of research conferences on the history of mathematics education, whose themes have included geometry teaching, algebra teaching, teaching of calculus, interdisciplinarity and contexts, the modern mathematics movements, curricula history, development of mathematics education in specific countries, practices of teaching, mathematics textbooks, teacher education, and transmission and reception of ideas. Prospective presenters should submit abstracts (about one page with essential bibliography) via the conference website by March 15, 2015.


October 7-11, 2015:  Society for History of Technology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico


October 10-15, 2015:  Espace Mathématique Francophone (EMF 2015), Tipaza, Algeria

          This year’s conference, the sixth in a series of triennial symposia, will explore "Cultural Plurality and Universality of Mathematics: Challenges and Prospects for their Teaching and Learning". One of the strengths of mathematics lies in the universality of its results. Yet each mathematical concept first emerged in a particular cultural context, and was enriched by the contributions of various civilizations; for example, Northwest Africa was at a time one of the important areas of development and dissemination of mathematical knowledge. This dialectic between plurality and universality is found in several aspects in teaching and learning mathematics, which are central to the theme of this symposium. The language of the conference is French. For more information, see the general announcement and the Call for Papers from one of the conference working groups, Historical Dimension of Mathematics Instruction.


November 19-22, 2015:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California


November 19-22, 2015:  AMATYC Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2016

January 6-9, 2016:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA


April 13-16, 2016:  NCTM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 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.


Week of July 18, 2016:  History and Pedagogy of Mathematics Satellite Conference of ICME, Montpellier, France

          The International Study Group for History and Pedagogy of Mathematics quadrennial Satellite Conference (HPM 2016) of the International Conference on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) will most likely be held the week of July 18, 2014, at the Institut de Recherche sur l'Enseignement des Mathematiques (IREM), Universite Montpellier 2, France. Watch for exact dates and details of HPM 2016 in the HPM Newsletter, also available at the WordPress website.


July 24-31, 2016:  International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, Germany

          The 13th quadrennial International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13) will be held July 24-31 at the University of Hamburg, Germany. This conference always includes sessions on using the history of mathematics in teaching mathematics.

          The meeting will include:

  • a study group on The Role of History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education
  • a study group on The History of the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
  • an invited address by Michael N. Fried (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), "History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education: Can We Restore Mathematics as a Liberal Art?"
  • a thematic afternoon on the legacy of Felix Klein.


August 3-6, 2016:  MAA MathFest, Columbus, Ohio


November 3-6, 2016:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia


November 17-20, 2016:  AMATYC Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado

 

2017

January 4-7, 2017:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia


July 26-29, 2017:  MAA MathFest, Chicago, Illinois


Summer 2017:  25th quadrennial International Congress of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


November 9-12, 2017:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


November 9-12, 2017:  AMATYC Annual Conference, San Diego, California

 

2018

January 10-13, 2018:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, California


August 1-4, 2018:  MAA MathFest, Denver, Colorado


November 1-4, 2018:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington


November 15-18, 2018:  AMATYC Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida

 

2019

January 16-19, 2019:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland


July 31 - August 3, 2019:  MAA MathFest, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

2021

January 6-9, 2021:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, D.C.

 

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