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2020


September 4, 2020: Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         This session of CSHPM's bi-weekly online colloquium series will feature Jean-Pierre Marquis, Professor of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal, who will speak on the topic "On Mathematical Style" beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Colloquium sessions are open to CSHPM members as well as the broader scholarly community. Participants are encouraged to become members (for as little as $10-$30/year, depending on your employment status), but it is not required. The talk will last 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A. For Zoom meeting details, visit the society's public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cshpmschpm) or calendar page (http://www.cshpm.org/meeting/CSHPMOnlineColloquium.php).


September 12–13, 2020:  Virtual International Meeting 2020 (slide rules), Cambridge, Massachusetts
This meeting will take place virtually.

          This gathering of slide rule collectors and scholars will be held via Zoom, with days running from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT. Events include attendee introductions, presentations, and an auction. Despite the deadline on the website, free registrations will be accepted up to the day before the conference by contacting Jim Bready or Bob De Cesaris.


September 14–18, 2020: XXXIX Scientific Instrument Symposium, London, England
This symposium will take place virtually.

          This conference has been converted to a virtual event for which registration will be free. Information on registration and the program will be available soon. The organizers report, "Paper presentations will be pre-recorded and available to view via the Science Museum website at your convenience during conference week. Live sessions (Q&As for the presentations, 'tours', and social time) will be held between 12.00 – 18.00 London time, to enable maximum participation across different time zones. The SIC AGM is likely to be held on Wednesday 16 September."  The theme is "Spaces for instruments".


September 17, 2020:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This talk will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the fall semester, with one speaker each month. The September talk will be presented by Laura Turner of Monmouth College, on E. V. Huntington. All seminar talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


September 25, 2020:   Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
The talk will take place virtually.

          This session of CSHPM's bi-weekly online colloquium series will feature Valérie Lynn Therrien, PhD Candidate in Philosophy at McGill University, who will speak on the topic "On Counting as Mathematical Progress: Kuratowski-Zorn's Lemma and the Path Not Taken" beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Colloquium sessions are open to CSHPM members as well as the broader scholarly community. Participants are encouraged to become members (for as little as $10-$30/year, depending on your employment status), but it is not required. For Zoom meeting details, visit the society's public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cshpmschpm) or calendar page (http://www.cshpm.org/meeting/CSHPMOnlineColloquium.php).


September 25–26, 2020:  48th Annual Miami University Mathematics Conference, Oxford, Ohio
This meeting has been postponed to September 2425, 2021.

          The theme of this year's meeting is History of Mathematics, and keynote speakers will be David Richeson (Dickinson College) and Glen van Brummelen (Trinity Western University, Canada). The conference will include the 47th Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Student Conference.


September 26, 2020:   ARITHMOS Reading Group Meeting
This reading session will take place virtually. 

           The group will meet via Zoom at 2 pm EDT to read from  Euler's Arithmetic Theorems; (E271). Contact Rob Bradley for details.

October 8, 2020:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This talk will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the fall semester, with one speaker each month. The speaker for October is Chris Rorres, on "Olympic Starting Lines, Pistons, and Black Holes". All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


October 14–16, 2020:  Seventh Biennial René Descartes Lectures, Tilburg, Netherlands

          Scheduled at the Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tilburg, this meeting features three successive daily lectures by Philip Kitcher (Columbia Univ.) focused on the topic “Pragmatic Naturalism: Progress in Science, Mathematics and Values”, accompanied by invited commentary and related workshops.


October 21, 2020:  British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)  Gresham Meeting–Maths & Money: From Gold to Bitcoin
This meeting will take place virtually.

        Lectures will be live-streamed, beginning at 11am ET, from Barnard’s Inn Hall, using a system which allows for questions from the online audience. Links will be provided on the BSHM website nearer the time. There may be an opportunity for a limited in-person audience at Barnard's Inn Hall. This will be confirmed at a later date.


October 23, 2020:   CSHPM Online Colloquia The Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CHSPM)

   This series of Online Colloquia is continuing into the Autumn. The October 23 session will feature David Orenstein and Michael Barany: Debate on the 1924 Toronto International Mathematical Congress. For regular updates on the programme, and joining instructions, see the News section of the CSHPM website http://www.cshpm.org/ or follow them on Facebook.
 

October 26–27, 2020:  British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)  Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference
This conference will take place virtually.

        Talks will be a mixture of technical content and personal testimonials. Confirmed speakers include Edray Goins (Pomona College),  Nkechi Agwu (CUNY, Tannie Liverpool (University of Bristol and Angela Tabiri (AIMS Ghana). At this conference all pre-recorded talks will be available during the first session each day. The questions and discussion sessions will be hosted in real time during the second session each day.


October 27, 2020:   British Society for the History of Mathematics (BHSM)  2020 Thomas Harriot Lecture, Oriel College, Oxford
This talk (rescheduled from May 2020) will take place in-person.

         Larry E. Tise of East Carolina University will speak on “Thomas Harriot and the Creation of America’s First Illustrated Coloring Book”.


November 19, 2020: Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This talk will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the fall semester, with one speaker each month. The November seminar talk will be presented by John McCleary of Vassar College. All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


December 5, 2020:   Christmas Meeting and AGM British Society for the History of Mathematics (BHSM)

   This meeting will combine pre-recorded sessions with live Q&A online. The AGM will take place during the meeting as a live online session.


December 10, 2020:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This talk will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the fall semester, with one speaker each month. The December seminar talk will be presented by Larry D'Antonio of Ramapo College. All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


2021


January 6–9, 2021:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC
This meeting will take place virtually.


April 29–30, 2021:  British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)  Marriages, Couple, and the Making of Mathematical Careers
This workshop will take place virtually.

        This online workshop proposes to explore the role of marriage and other domestic partnerships in the lived practice and constructed memory of mathematics. Marriages, Couples, and the Making of Mathematical Careers


May 15, 2021:  British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)  History of Decision Mathematics Conference 
Rescheduled from May 2020.

          An all day conference that will be held at Birkbeck College, London. History of Decision Mathematics.


July 11–18, 2021:  14th Quadrennial International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-14), Shanghai, China
Rescheduled from July 2020.

         The ICME-14 program includes a total of 62 Topic Study Groups (TSGs). Of particular relevance to the study of the history of mathematics are these:

  • TSG 27, “The Role of the History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education”
  • TSG 55, “The History of the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics”


         See also the HPM satellite meeting (July 20–24, 2021, entry below).


July 12–14, 2021: Quinquennial BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM Joint Meeting, St Andrews, Scotland
Rescheduled from July 2020.

           Scheduled at the Univ. of St Andrews, this year with the theme "People, Places, Practices". Every five years, a conference is held jointly by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) and its sister society, the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des mathématiques) (CSHPM/SCHPM). This conference was postponed from summer 2020. Presenters of  papers accepted for the originally-scheduled dates in 2020 have been asked to confirm whether they wish to present in 2021. A second call for papers ay be issued in the winter 2020/21 if there is space remaining in the programme.


July 19–23, 2021:  Objects of Understanding: Historical Perspectives on Material Artefacts and Practices in Science Education, Flensburg, Germany
Rescheduled from June 2020.

          The conference will discuss objects that were explicitly designed for the purpose of science education such as teaching demonstrations and students’ experiments, models and collections of specimens, as well as the relationship between teaching and research instruments and collections, and the practices associated with them. It is sponsored by the Scientific Instrument Commission (SIC), the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group (IHPST), the International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) and Universeum, the European Academic Heritage Network. Proposals for individual papers of about 20 minutes and for posters are welcomed; submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to OoU-conference@uni-flensburg.de by October 15, 2020.


July 20–24, 2021:  10th Quadrennial HPM meeting, Macao, China
Rescheduled from July 2020.

           HPM 2020, scheduled at the Univ. of Macau in SAR Macao, China, is the 10th quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics—the HPM Group. It is a satellite conference of ICME-14 in Shanghai, China (see July 11–18, 2021, entry, above). The official languages of HPM 2020 are English and Chinese. The program includes plenary lectures, panels, workshops, and parallel sessions where participants present research reports, as well as poster exhibitions and exhibits of books and other didactical material.


July 25–31, 2021:  26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

           Scheduled at Charles University in Prague, this gathering is organized by the Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST). The theme of this year’s Congress is “Giants and Dwarfs in Science, Technology and Medicine”. The deadlines for submission of proposals are Apr. 30, 2020, for complete symposia, and Nov. 30, 2020, for stand-alone abstracts.


September 11, 2021:   British Society for the History of Mathematics (BHSM)  History of Mathematics and Flight
Rescheduled from September 2020.

           All day meeting at the Concorde Conference Center, Manchester Airport, Manchester, England. Includes an optional tour of the Concorde flight deck.


September 24–25, 2021: 48th Annual Miami University Mathematics Conference, Oxford, Ohio
Rescheduled from September 2020.

          The theme of this year's meeting is History of Mathematics, and keynote speakers will be David Richeson (Dickinson College) and Glen Van Brummelen (Trinity Western University, Canada). The conference will include the 47th Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Student Conference.


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