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2022


July 2, 2022:  History of Mathematics and FlightBritish Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)
Rescheduled from September 2020 and from September 2021.

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


July 6–14, 2022:  Virtual International Congress of Mathematics (ICM 2022)
This congress will take place virtually.

          The ICM 2022 program includes a total of 20 Sections. Of particular relevance to the study of the history of mathematics are:

  • Monday, July 11, 9:00–9:30: ICHM May Prize Lecture 1, Professor Christine Proust.
  • Monday, July 11, 9:30–10:00: ICHM May Prize Lecture 2, Professor Sonja Brentjes.
  • Tuesday July 12, 14:15–16:15: (Section 20) “Historical studies of all of the mathematical sciences in all periods and all cultural settings.”
  • Wednesday, July 13, 9:00–9:30: ICHM Montucla Prize Lecture 1, Dr Brigitte Stenhouse.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 9:30–10:00: ICHM Montucla Prize Lecture 2, Dr François Le.


July 18–22, 2022:  Ninth European Summer University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education, Fisciano (SA), Italy

          Sponsored by the International Study Group on Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM), this collection of intensive courses is scheduled at the University of Salerno. Read the first announcement here. Abstracts and proposals for all types of activities are due to [email protected] by November 30, 2021 (extended deadline).

         The deadline for submitting a proposal to present at either of the contributed paper sessions listed above is April 30, 2022.


July 22, 2022: Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         This session of CSHPM's online colloquium series will feature Ximena Catepillán, Professor (Emeritus) of Mathematics at Millersville University, who will speak on the topic "Ethnomathematics and Kinship Systems'" beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time. 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).


August 3–6, 2022:  MAA MathFest, Philadelphia, PA

          MathFest 2022, the annual Summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, is scheduled at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. The history-related events include the following:

  • HOM SIGMAA Business Meeting and Guest Lecture by Christine Stevens, Professor Emerita, Saint Louis University.
  • HOM SIGMAA Workshop: “Learning from History: Teaching with Primary Source Projects in Your Mathematics Classroom.” Organized by Abe Edwards (Michigan State University), Dominic Klyve (Central Washington University), Danny Otero (Xavier University), and Michael Saciolo (St. Edwards University).
  • Contributed Paper Session: “Complex Analysis: History, Pedagogy, Innovation, and Research.” Organized by: Russell Howell (Westmont College, [email protected]) and Mike Brilleslyper (Florida Polytechnic University, [email protected]).
  • Panel Session: “The Art of Publishing in MAA Journals [like Convergence!].” Panelists: Della Dumbaugh (American Mathematical Monthly), Dominic Klyve (College Math Journal), Amy Ackerberg-Hastings (Convergence), Allison Henrich (MAA FOCUS), Tom Edgar (Math Horizons), Deanna Haunsperger (Math Values Blog), Jason Rosenhouse (Mathematics Magazine).


September 9–10, 2022:  Reappraising the ‘Art of Counting’. An international symposium to celebrate 500 years of Cuthbert Tunstall’s De arte supputandi libri quattuor, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), University of Durham 

          A meeting to commemorate the 500th birthday of Cuthbert Tunstall's De arte supputandi libri quattuor (1522), the first printed work published in England devoted exclusively to mathematics. 


September 15, 2022:  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. In the September talk   Karen Parshall, Commonwealth Professor of History and Mathematics, University of Virginia will present American Mathematicians and World War II. All seminar talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


September 16, 2022:  Women in Astronomy, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)
This conference has a virtual component.

         A joint meeting with the London Mathematical Society and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications that celebrates women in astronomy in general and the bequest to the LMS of a rare book of astronomical tables, Urania Propitia, by Maria Cunitz from BSHM and LMS Member AEL Davies. Urania Propitia was published in 1650 and fewer than 25 physical copies are known to exist.


September 16–17, 2020:   ORESME Reading Group Meeting, Cincinnati, OH area

          This 43rd semi-annual gathering of the Ohio River Early Sources in Mathematical Exposition (ORESME) Reading Group, will be held at Xavier University.  Our focus this time is the work of Emil Artin (1898–1962), the Austrian-born algebraist who studied at Göttingen with Emmy Noether and Helmut Hasse, fled from Nazi persecution to the US in the 1930s, guided the dissertations of Serge Lang, John Tate and Tim O’Meara at Princeton in the early 1950s, and in 1958 returned to his professorship at Hamburg, where he worked with other doctoral students, including Hans Zassenhaus and Max Zorn. Organizers Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University) and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier University) welcome your inquiries.


September 19–23, 2022:  ICHME-7 Seventh International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, University of Mainz, Germany

          The conference host is Prof. Dr. Ysette Weiss, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Institut für Mathematik, Mainz, Germany. We are calling for papers for this seventh Conference, presenting original research on the history of mathematics education. See the conference website at: https://ichme7.uni-mainz.de. The main thematic issues of the Conference will be:

  1.  to compare recent research on the history of mathematics education at the international level;
  2.  to highlight and analyse the interrelations between the history of mathematics and the history of mathematics education;
  3.  to explore new methods of research, interpretation, and evaluation of sources;
  4.  to enrich the history of education with a comparative approach to the mathematical contents taught;
  5.  to take into account the sociological context to analyse the educational and professional scope of mathematics education;
  6.  to analyse the dissemination of conceptions and reforms in mathematical education internationally.


September 23, 2022: Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         This session of CSHPM's online colloquium series will feature Teresa Kouri of Old Dominion University, who will speak on the topic “Stebbing and Common Sense” beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time. 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 23–24, 2022:  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. To register for or learn more about the conference, visit the Annual Mathematics Conference website. You may request information by email at [email protected] (Conference co-directors: Jane Keiser & Doug Ward).


September 28, 2022:  HOM SIGMAA First Wednesdays Virtual Speaker Series
The talk will take place virtually.

          Andrés Navas (Universidad de Santiago de Chile) will speak on “Khajuraho's magic square is a hypercube.” Contact Jemma Lorenat for Zoom details.


October 4–5, 2022:  Black Heroes of Mathematics, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)
This conference will take place virtually.

         A joint meeting with the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Isaac Newton Institute, the London Mathematical Society, and the Mathematical Association.


October 5, 2022:  Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
This colloquium may also be viewed virtually.

          Scheduled at 4:00 pm in Room 233 Science Building and preceded by coffee at 3:45 pm in Room 410 Science Building, Adelphi Univ. Sian Zelbo (Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Brearley School) will speak on “A Re-examination of the Nineteenth Century French Influence on American Mathematics Education through Textbook Author Charles Davies.”
          Contact Pat Allaire or Rob Bradley for further information, including Zoom details.


October 19, 2022: Gresham Lecture: Ideas of Proof in Mathematics, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)

          This is the BSHM's annual Gresham afternoon, comprising the Gresham Lecture, preceded by two supporting lectures. Visit the website to register and to watch previous lectures.
Speakers and Titles:

  • Richard Oosterhoff (Edinburgh), The Invention of Proof in the Renaissance
  • Fenner Tanswell (Loughborough), How Mathematical Proofs Are Like Recipes
  • Agathe Keller (University of Paris-Diderot), The Gresham Lecture: Let’s Decolonize the History of Mathematical Proofs!


November 2, 2022:  Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
This colloquium may also be viewed virtually.

          Scheduled at 4:00 pm in Room 233 Science Building and preceded by coffee at 3:45 pm in Room 410 Science Building, Adelphi Univ. Alexander Karp (Teachers College, Columbia University) will be the speaker.
          Contact Pat Allaire or Rob Bradley for further information, including Zoom details.


November 17–20, 2022:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

          The meeting theme is “Sustainability, Regeneration, and Resiliency,” and in-person and virtual options will be offered. The paper session sponsored by the Forum on the History of Mathematical Sciences is titled “Transmissions and Traditions of Mathematics” and features talks by Elizabeth Hunter, Julia Tomasson, and Alex Garnick.


December 3, 2022:   AGM and Christmas Meeting, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM),
This meeting will take place virtually.

          The BSHM's annual Christmas meeting will take place online this year, following successful online meetings in the past two years.The AGM will be held during the lunch break in the meeting.


December 7–10, 2022:  Quadrennial International Conference on Ethnomathematics (ISGEm)
This conference will take place virtually.

         Sponsored by the The International Study Group for Ethnomathematics, the seventh quadrennial International Conference on Ethnomathematics (ICEM-7) will be hosted jointly by academic institutions in the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea. This year’s theme is: Ethnomathematics: Embracing Diverse Knowledge Systems for Social Justice and Peace.

2023


January 4–7, 2023:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA

          The program includes the following sessions relevant to the history of mathematics and its uses in teaching:

  • AMS Special Session, “History of Mathematics,” co-organized by Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College), Adrian Rice (Randolph Macon College), Deborah Kent (St Andrews Univ.), and Danny Otero (Xavier Univ.).
  • AMS Special Session, “Current Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics,” co-organized by Bonnie Gold (Monmouth Univ.) and Kevin Iga (Pepperdine Univ.).
  • AMS Special Session, “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Past, Present, and Future,” co-organized by Jacqueline M. Dewar (Loyola Marymount Univ.), Thomas Banchoff (Brown Univ.), Curtis D. Bennett (Cal State Univ., Long Beach), Brian Katz (Cal State Univ., Long Beach), Lewis Ludwig (Denison Univ.), and Larissa Schroeder (Univ. of Nebraska Omaha).
  • AWM Special Session, “Celebrating the Mathematical Contributions of the AWM,” co-organized by Michelle Manes (Univ. of Hawaii), Kathryn Leonard (AWM), Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College), and Donatella Danielli (Ariz. State Univ.).
  • POM SIGMAA Guest Lecture by Russell Marcus (Hamilton College).
  • JMM Panel, “Hidden Figures Revealed: Reflections from Research on Black Mathematicians,” co-organized by Ranthony A. C. Edmonds (Ohio State Univ.) and David Goldberg (Math Alliance/Purdue Univ.).
  • Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons for Black Mathematicians and Women Mathematicians.

 

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