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The Convergence Calendar announces upcoming conferences, meetings, presentations, and events involving the history of mathematics. Please send Calendar items to Janet Beery.

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2014

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).


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 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 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 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 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 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 a talk on the history of mathematics by Robin Wilson on Tuesday, May 13, at Manchester Metropolitan University.


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.


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 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 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 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 14-18, 2014:  7th European Summer University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education, Copenhagen, Denmark

          The Seventh European University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education will be held on the Emdrup Campus of Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will be sponsored by the International Study Group on Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM). Abstract deadline is Oct. 31, 2013.


July 16-19, 2014:  International Symposium on the Work of Bernard Bolzano, Prague, Czech Republic

          The Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the International Bernard Bolzano Society will hold "Bolzano in Prague 2014," an International Symposium on the Work of Bernard Bolzano, July 16-19, 2014, in Villa (Vila) Lanna, Prague 6, Czech Republic. Abstract deadline is April 21, 2014.


July 21-23, 2014:  Euler Society Annual Conference, Austin, Texas

          The Euler Society invites proposals for papers about Leonhard Euler's life and work to be submitted by May 30, 2014, for its annual conference to be held July 21-23, 2014, at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.


August 7-9, 2014:  MAA MathFest, Portland, Oregon

          MathFest will include the following historical presentations: 

  • "The Founding of Pi Mu Epsilon 100 Years Ago," by Jack Graver of Syracuse University, Thursday, Aug. 7, 1-1:50 p.m. 
  • "Fibonacci and the First Personal Computing Revolution," by Keith Devlin of Stanford University, Friday, Aug. 8, 8-8:50 p.m.


August 13-21, 2014:  International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul, Korea

          Held every four years and sponsored by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will be in Seoul, Korea.  A highlight of the Congress will be the awarding of Fields Medals.


August 14-19, 2014:  Bridges Conference, Seoul, Korea

          Bridges: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture will be held in conjunction with the International Congress of Mathematicians (see preceding event), at Gwacheon National Science Museum in Seoul, Korea.


August 25-30, 2014:  Takebe Conference, Tokyo, Japan

          A conference honoring the 350th birthday of Japanese mathematician Takebe Katahiro (1665-1739) will be held in conjunction with the International Congress of Mathematicians (see preceding two events), at Ochanomitzu University in Tokyo, Japan. The conference will feature traditional mathematics of East Asia and related topics.


September 20-25, 2014:  3rd International Conference on History and Education of Modern Mathematics, Hangzhou, China

          The conference, devoted to contemporary research in the history of modern mathematics and applications to pedagogy, will include four days of scientific sessions (Sept. 21-24) and one day of sight-seeing (Sept. 25). Titles and abstracts are due by April 15, 2014, and June 30, 2014, respectively, to Dr. Wang Chang.


October 10-11, 2014:  Midwest History of Mathematics Conference, Crawfordsville, Indiana

          The 13th Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will be held on the campus of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 10-11, 2014. Watch the 13th Midwest History of Mathematics Conference website for additional details.


October 15-19, 2014:  7th Portuguese-Brazilian Meeting on History of Mathematics, Óbidos, Portugal

          This conference, which alternates between locations in Portugal and Brazil, "brings together researchers and those interested in History of Mathematics from Brazil and Portugal."


October, 2014:  HPM Americas Section Fall Meeting, San Jose area, California

          The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section plans to hold its Fall Meeting in or near Palo Alto or San Jose, Calif., on weekend dates to be announced, most likely Oct. 18-19. Watch the HPM Americas website for additional details.


October 30, 2014:  BSHM-Gresham College Joint Meeting on History of Statistics, London, England

          The topic for the Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, joint meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) and Gresham College will be history of statistics with featured speaker Eileen Magnello of University College, London. Watch the BSHM and Gresham College websites for additional details.


November 6-9, 2014:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

          The annual HSS meeting will be a joint meeting with the Philosophy of Science Association.


November 6-9, 2014:  Society for History of Technology Annual Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan

          The annual SHOT meeting sometimes coincides in both time and place with the annual HSS meeting (see preceding event).


November 13-16, 2014:  AMATYC Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

          The theme of the 40th annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges will be "Mathematics: Music to My Ears."


December 6, 2014:  BSHM Annual Christmas Meeting, Birmingham, England

          The Christmas Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, will include both talks by invited speakers and talks contributed by members.

 

2015

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


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. Congresses of ERME usually include a Thematic Working Group on “History in Mathematics Education.”


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

          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.


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.


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

          MAA Centennial Celebration! The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) and the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) will help the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) celebrate its 100th birthday.


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

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


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

 

2016

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


April 14-16, 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.


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


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

 

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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