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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

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

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


July 25-26, 2014:  Longitudes Examined, Greenwich, England

          Designed for the general public, this international tercentenary conference on the history of the Board of Longitude and the determination of longitude at sea will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum.  It coincides with the opening of the museum’s major exhibition on Longitude.


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

          MathFest will include the following historical presentations:

  • "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.
  • Panel Discussion on "Writing for MAA Journals and Magazines," including Convergence, Saturday, Aug. 9, 1-2:20 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 4-6, 2014:  6th International Conference of European Society for History of Science, Lisbon, Portugal

          The 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS), to be held Sept. 4-6, 2014, at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, will include at least four special sessions on the history of mathematics, among a total of about 24 sessions on the history of science, technology, and medicine. Early registration is available until May 12 and standard registration until June 30, with late and onsite registration also available.


September 6, 2014:  Mathematics and the First World War, London, England

          This one-day conference, organized by the London Mathematical Society, will take place at De Morgan House. Register by September 1.


September 6-11, 2014:  British Science Festival, Birmingham, England

          The British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) plans to hold a session celebrating the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer's Melancolia I, which contains a 4x4 magic square, among other mathematical content, also to include a "magic show," tentatively scheduled for the first day of the festival, Saturday, Sept. 6. Watch the BSHM website for updates.


September 11-12, 2014:  Valediction to Jeremy Gray, Milton Keynes, England

          A meeting to celebrate Jeremy Gray's many achievements and his retirement from Open University. Gray and nine other eminent scholars in the history of mathematics are scheduled to make presentations.


September 16, 2014:  Gresham College Lecture, London, England

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


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

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


October 11, 2014:  Classic Open University Broadcasts on the History of Mathematics, Birmingham, England

          Hosted by Robin Wilson, this meeting features the screening of some classic TV programs from Open University, plus some commentaries.


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

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


October 17-19, 2014:  Joint Meeting of the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section and the Midwest History of Mathematics Conference (MHMC), Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana

          Download the Call for Papers and registration form here and watch the conference websites for additional details.


October 21, 2014:  Gresham College Lecture, London, England

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


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

          The topic for the 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, joint meeting of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM) and Gresham College will be history of statistics with featured speaker Eileen Magnello of University College, London, speaking at 6 p.m. on "Karl Pearson's Gresham Lectures on Geometry." 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 held jointly with the 24th biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association.


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

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


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

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


November 18, 2014:  Gresham College Lecture, London, England

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


December 5-8, 2014:  Winter Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), Hamilton, ON

          Includes a session on History and Philosophy of Mathematics, organized by Tom Archibald (Simon Fraser University).


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

          The Christmas Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, will include both talks by invited speakers and talks contributed by members. Guest speaker will be Lisa Jardine presenting "'More lives than a cat': Putting women's achievements back into the recent history of mathematics."


December 18-19, 2014: Research Workshop on Mathematical Readers in the Early Modern World, Oxford, England

          A two-day workshop will be held in All Souls College, Oxford, investigating how mathematical writing was consumed – read, used, responded to, and otherwise engaged with – in the early modern period. Proposals deadline is September 1, 2014. For more information, e-mail Benjamin Wardhaugh.

 

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, 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 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


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.”


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.


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 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.


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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